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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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I've had Tom the turtle for 19yrs. He washed up in our pool after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. What do your ponds look like?








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Thanks, good eye orchidman

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does it have a name or is it a noid? what color? there is one like that at a garden center, over their waterfall structure, it was dazzling!
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Can't remember the name but it's purple

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Pond got a haircut and planted some stems...hopefully they root well and grow out over the summer




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I like all those plants, looks great.
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That's actually an insane story about your turtle!

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Here is my pond, just finished the rocks waterfall and most of the back filling yesterday. the rocks at the base were so heavy they smashed the edge of the pond down about 4", so now he have to dig down and lower the rest down, luckily we raised up the ground 8" before we started.




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Really like the waterfall! Are you going to plant it? Or just keep fish?

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I am growing some tropical water lilies from seed( it's a lot cheaper than plants), they are just starting to come up I will see if they make it? I have 3 gold fish that are out growing my tank, so they will test it too see if it is safe for more fish. The pond only cost $250 the pump cost the most and you can pick rocks up along the side of the road out here in Kansas, and we built the filter.
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Found out today that the waterfall is leaking around the back, so I put a
lot of silicone there and we will see if it still leaks. When it's no longer leaking, I will put in the three gold fish.
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