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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-14-2011, 03:11 PM
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Do you have a raccoon problem? They will wade in water, but not swim. They used marginals as stepping stones to try for fish until I moved the pots away from the side.
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 05:26 PM
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We just kept a pellet gun by the window.. the raccoons didnt seem to like that, and eventually they learned not to come by.
Nice pond by the way.
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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-27-2011, 02:00 AM Thread Starter
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I think raccoons or something might have been snooping around. Some of my rocks had shifted a bit. Then again could have been my kids. All eight of my fish still remain. So my fish caves and structure must be working.

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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 03:56 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I just went out to count my fish and instead of 8 I have 11 (quite possibly more). A couple of the little ones are two inches already. Even the adult koi grow amazingly fast. They have almost doubled in size since I put them in spring.

Plants are doing well, especially water lillies and cattails.

Only negative is the electrical usage of that 10 amp waterfall pump running 24 hours a day. Worth the price though. I love the pond.

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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 04:00 AM
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Very nice pond! What do you do with your koi in the winter?

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