Rust protection for composting tank with Dura-Rubber  liquid rubber

 gardening & AQUAPONICS 


Toxin Free Aquaponics & Gardening 

Dura-Rubber liquid rubber can be used for so many purposes that a gardener is only limited by his or her imagination. For example, Dura-Rubber make building custom hydroponic or aquaponic systems a snap.

Materials that were once impossible to use in hydroponic systems (wood, metal, etc.) can now be given a coat of Dura-Rubber liquid rubber and they become a safe harbor for plants and/or fish. This makes designing and building custom hydroponic systems much easier given the grower is no longer limited by the building materials. Custom hydroponic systems can now be built out of anything, not just five gallon buckets and PVC piping (but if you are using PVC piping it can also be coated with Dura-Rubber to protect it from UV light).

Many soil gardeners and practically every hydroponic gardener use some sort of water reservoir. Thin plastic totes that were once a disaster waiting to happen can be reinforced with a coating of Rubberizeit!™ Dura-Rubber to withstand holding large volumes of water.

Aquaponic systems that are free of toxic materials produce fresh organic fish and vegetables that are also free of toxins. Be sure that all of the materials chosen for an aquaponics system are non-toxic or that the portion of the material, which comes in contact with the water in the system, is coated with RubberizeIt!™ Coatings.

Yes, with Dura-Rubber, that rusty old galvanized feed or water trough can become a fish tank or grow bed. Now any vessel or container can become a fish tank or grow bed with Rubberizeit!™ products.

Why Dura-Rubber Liquid Rubber Products are the Best Choice

Perfect for your full-custom aquaponics set-up, Rubberizeit!™ Dura-Rubber Rubber Coatings eliminates folds and wasted excess material. When comparing the cost per square foot of Dura-Rubber Coatings with other commercially available pond liners the material lost in the folds must be considered.

Rubberizeit Dura-Rubber for rust protection
Dura-Rubber liquid rubber coating for fence post

Non-Toxic Wood Fence Posts 

Several years ago, lumber treated with chromated copper arsenate (known as CCA) was considered the answer to applications where wood is exposed to the elements. With longer life than rot-resistant species like redwood, you could purchase it almost anywhere, and manufacturers said the treatment chemicals, though toxic, safely stayed put in the wood. The main plus for DIY'ers is the chemicals didn't harm plants, unlike creosote and pentachloro-phenol, two previously popular wood preservatives.

Without a non-toxic fence post treatment, people were forced to use pressure treated lumber for applications where the lumber is direct buried or exposed to the elements. By applying Rubberizeit!™ Dura-Rubber (which are paintable) on non-treated lumber, you create a watertight seal which is also suitable for direct buried applications. Therefore, eliminating the need for pressure treated lumber. You can also apply to treated lumber to keep it from leaching.

What are you gaining by using a non-toxic fence post treatment?

In the pressure-treating process, lumber is sealed in a tank, and air is extracted, which creates a vacuum. Then a solution containing chromium, copper, and arsenic is added. Because of the vacuum, the chemicals are carried deep into the wood. All three chemicals are toxic, however, chromium and copper don't raise many concerns. It's arsenic that is worrisome.

In the photo we used non-toxic Dura-Rubber as a fence post treatment and apply it to untreated lumber to create a fence. We sealed the posts with Dura-Rubber and also coated the area of the post and rung where the two meet (to create a gasket). We then coated the tops of the posts as well as the tops of the rungs to prevent water ingress through the top surface. After all the Liquid Rubber had cured, we painted the fence with a charcoal exterior grade latex based fence & deck stain.

In addition to Gardening & Aquaponics  Dura-Rubber Liquid Rubber Coating Solutions work well with:

DIY Plywood Aquariums
Plasti Dip Your Car with Dura-Rubber 
Swimming Pools 
Horse Stalls