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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-01-2011, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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Just a teaser... (This pond is actually not mine, merely a freinds. I am however stocking and taking care of it, so I figured it was worth a journal!


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Wish we lived closer together, getting ready to get rid of some golds and supposed to be gettin some baby coi from a friends pond. Love that pond by the way!

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Looks like a fun project. Planning on using some riparium plants? Too bad we northern state people can't enjoy year-round outdoor ponds... :/

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Lilies and lotuses would look great in this pond, given it's shape and size. The pond looks about 12" deep. do you have more photos?
What are the pump and filter size? It looks like it's a good pump the waterfall is really going.

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Wish we lived closer together, getting ready to get rid of some golds and supposed to be gettin some baby coi from a friends pond. Love that pond by the way!
Aww! That would have been awesome! The pond owners have a bunch of little kids that love looking at the fish. I just feel back because they are always hiding and there are only 4!

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Looks like a fun project. Planning on using some riparium plants? Too bad we northern state people can't enjoy year-round outdoor ponds... :/
I am deffinately adding plants. Hands down! They are actually coming today. Here is a list of the plants I ordered:

Corkscrew Rush
Yellow Iris
Dwarf Cattail
Lizard Tail
Black Gamecock

I have all the planting materials and baskets ready as well.

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Lilies and lotuses would look great in this pond, given it's shape and size. The pond looks about 12" deep. do you have more photos?
What are the pump and filter size? It looks like it's a good pump the waterfall is really going.

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Hey thanks FIT BMX! I would love to add some lilies, but unfortunately, since the pond is only a little over one foot deep, I don't think that they would fair well. I am probably going to give them a try anyway though.

As far as filteration and such, I am not sure about the filter size. I am pretty sure it is made by EasyPro though. Media wise, there the waterfall container is filled with bagged lava rock and some misc. mechanical media.




I do not any more pictures at the moment... but if all goes as planed, I should have plenty later today!

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looks good, i think terrestrial scaping around it would bring it out the best. with some assorted riparium style plants in the water to soften up the edges a bit

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looks good, i think terrestrial scaping around it would bring it out the best. with some assorted riparium style plants in the water to soften up the edges a bit
The landscaping company is in charge of that, and I don't think they are going to do anything. So, I'll just have to do what I can!

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Too bad it's not a deep pond so you can leave the golds there over the winter. I hear the Wisconsin Winters are pretty nasty.

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Too bad it's not a deep pond so you can leave the golds there over the winter. I hear the Wisconsin Winters are pretty nasty.
Totally! I had to over winter the poor fish in a 20g... I am going to get them a bigger tank for next winter though.

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Nice Jake! That's cool that you're going to be taking care of a friend's pond.
Keep the pictures coming.

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Nice Jake! That's cool that you're going to be taking care of a friend's pond.
Keep the pictures coming.
Thanks Philip! And I will! Just waiting (im)patiently for FedEx to get me my package of plants....

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Almost all lilies( even the biggest of hardy lilies) will grow very nicely in just 6" of water. A lutes will grow with just 1 or 2" of water above the crown of the plant, or some even with the crown just above the water like in a bog.
Good luck, and keep a close watch on the kids when they are around the pond!!!
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How is this pond made? I really like it is there a liner or is it concrete and sealed?
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How is this pond made? I really like it is there a liner or is it concrete and sealed?
It's a liner, with plastic in/out flows.

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That is fun. I like the formal rectangular shape.
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