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Old 06-25-2009, 06:53 PM   #11
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I don't have a picture but I did a waterfall no pond though thought about how nice it would be to have coy pond too. But with my grandson and Bear my Newfie hound there would be no fish left alive. Bad enough he thinks its a water bowl
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:00 PM   #12
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Nice pond, Yooper – the fish and your bleeding heart look quite happy.

Winters aren’t terribly harsh here in Delaware, so my fish winter over in the bottom of a 3’ deep section of the pond.

 
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:55 PM   #13
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You can find some of my pond pics here:
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:20 PM   #14
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Hot damn Roger! That's a beautiful garden. Would assume that costed a pretty penny1
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:26 PM   #15
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It cost a bit, but not too bad since a lot of the stuff was "rescued".

All of the large beams making up the planter area came from a demo project. The large circular pond that makes the waterfall is an old satellite dish covered in roof sealer. A lot of the plants came from houses that the state bought to tear down.

 
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:16 AM   #16
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Tartar sauce!

I want a pond also, nice to know you can heat it though!

How do you keep the bacteria levels down, chemicals?
I don't use any chemicals at all. Just a bio-filter and a filter in the pump (like a skimmer). There is enough water in there that the nitrates don't build up at all. One is about 3.5 feet deep, and one is smaller around but a bit deeper in the middle. I have no idea how many gallons of water it holds, but it's definitely enough for the goldfish (don't have koi), a couple of blue gills, and a few frogs that showed up.

Mine is very cheap and simple, and I drool over the more beautiful ones. I really don't want to do anything much in the way of maintanence, though, so I kept it very simple and easy. One of the great things is that when it's hot, it attracts birds like crazy. We have a big variety of songbirds coming in for a bath and a drink, and it's fun to watch them.
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:16 AM   #17
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Now this is what life is about. Peace and liberty. Ponds and homebrew. Very chill. This was my indoor pond I had for about two months before I had to move.


 
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:39 PM   #18
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For the winter if you throw a trough heater in that is wrapped in a bit of screen it will keep a decent amount open. i live in minnesota and have never brought my four 15'' koi my catfish or numerous goldfish in for the winter, they go pretty domant and it looks pretty cool to see the open water and fish with the snow banked 2-3 feet on the sides... and the fish thrive, the first year i had the pond the i brought the fish in, two small koi a goildfish and my catfish and all but the catfish died

 
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:07 PM   #19
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[QUOTE=YooperBrew;1400289] I have no idea how many gallons of water it holds, but it's definitely enough for the goldfish (don't have koi), a couple of blue gills, and a few frogs that showed up.
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:18 PM   #20
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For those nights you just don't know what to make for dinner?
They're not quite filetable size yet.......................

Just for fun. There are some minnows in there, too, and some snails. I have no idea where they came from, though!
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