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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-04-2012, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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Dewalltheway's Outdoor Water Garden

Well...after over a year of working on this thing, I finally finished up my water garden. Here are some pics....




















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That looks awesome!
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Very nice! I see a filter box or something on the far end. Can you elaborate on it a bit? How many GPH is your pump pushing? You waterfall is nicely covered in water!
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Very nice! I see a filter box or something on the far end. Can you elaborate on it a bit? How many GPH is your pump pushing? You waterfall is nicely covered in water!
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Its cool!!!
Thanks guys!

The filter...you ready....homemade! I will take a pic of it and post, but I used a rubbermaid container and cut eggcrate for dividers. I used AutoCad to draw the skimmer parts and had the company I work for laser out them out of stainless steel that you see in the front. The container is surrounded by 1/2" styrofoam insulation to protect it in the winter for freezing.
I will have to look again on the pump to see how many GPH it is pumping but I wish it was a little more.

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Sweet pond .......... really nice!!!
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Do you know how to design natural hiding crevices so that racoons, birds, or other crites can't get pond fish?
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Do you know how to design natural hiding crevices so that racoons, birds, or other crites can't get pond fish?
You can use black corragated pipe and stack rocks over it or when you are stacking the rocks, leave voids for them to go into.

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This may get redone next year. I really wish I did more research and viewing about how to do waterfalls before I did mine. I do not like how I can see my liner and the waterfall does not create enough sound because it hugs the stone and doesn't drop off them. I also would like to dig it deeper. Things you learn when you do your first one, I guess.

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Do you have two pumps in here? One powering the waterfall, one the fountain?
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Do you have two pumps in here? One powering the waterfall, one the fountain?
Yes..you are correct. I have one in my filter box for the waterfall and the other just sits on the bottom for the fountain.

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Looks amazing , approximately how many gallons?
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Some wintertime pics I just took of the pond.






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Looking Awesome!

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That's very pretty! Especially with the snow.


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