|08-24-2014 07:32 AM|
Hi, long time no see..
Umm, I have started this year work on my pond and im really enjoy it because its such multi technical project. You have to do some dirt work, wood work, good planing, electricity, plumbing, concrete and rebaring and so on.
Curently, it looks like this
Now im waiting for garden to be cleared of vegetables so i can continue to dig and put dirt od parcel with vegetables.
I can also post HDIGH (How Did I Get Here) pictures.
Its rainy summer so pistia is huge, almost 30cm in dia (about 1 ft).
|02-12-2012 11:16 PM|
|02-12-2012 10:31 PM|
This is current situation
And this is plan
That smaller pond will be shallow bog, connected on same level with semi deep canal and deep pond with a slope going deeper (5ft) away from house. That wood deck will be about 2-3 feet over the pond for hiding equipment. That deck closer to house will be with bricks and theres 2-3 steps for going to lower lever (brick deck will be higher). For privacy screen ill use Virginiana 'Skyrocket'. Its narrow and tall.
For the fauna ill want some kois and maybe some regular goldies and for plants irises, water lily, cyperus papyrus and such. Filtration i intend to use the lower the possible with light fish load. Filtration pit will probaby be below that wood deck.
Pond and bog will have concrete collar with red bricks for paving and dont know yet for that walk... Maybe bricks too, will see
|02-12-2012 03:56 PM|
|Kworker||This makes me dream of my fantasy indoor pond with a huge school of clown loaches and lots of other schooling fish .. and a sea world style horizontal viewing window.. lol. Your layout looks awesome|
|02-12-2012 02:03 PM|
|menoseloso||man wow. that looks totally amazing. I really love that idea of the connecting pond that looks natural. what are you planning on stocking in it? how about flora? what type of substrate? MGOCPS with clay? that would really get anything growing especially with sunlight. again, nice plans you got there!!|
|02-12-2012 11:50 AM|
I am writing series of articles about pond equipment, for local aquarium forum, and i need a photo of bottom drain to put it in the article. So if anyone has his own closeup picture of bottom drain and would like to share please post it here or sent it to my pm.
Im also making plans for this year about making big pond, here is what it would look like:
|01-06-2012 07:32 PM|
|h4n||Ic, hope for the best come spring!|
|01-06-2012 02:07 PM|
Tub is old and made of 1/3 inch of cast iron, so i dont expect cracks, but checking regulary.
Its not really so cold here in Croatia (as image of ice would suggest) but these external ponds freeze much more that dug-in ones and they need much more time to unfreeze. In dug-in ones a earth is keeping it warm.
But all that ice is almost melted since temperatures are now at average about 40F
|01-06-2012 11:30 AM|
wow thats pretty neat!!
you didnt drain it this year? no cracks so far?
|01-06-2012 10:18 AM|
Ice from about 2 weeks ago
In the meantime, lastyear youngsters are growing in aquarium (parents are below all that ice)
|08-23-2011 10:15 AM|
|08-22-2011 06:48 PM|
Here are a couple of drawing to help you understand what I mean.
Use may use these as you wish.
|08-21-2011 03:26 PM|
Ill think about that solution
|08-21-2011 02:35 PM|
Actually I ws thinking more like large stone boulders bigger than one's head.
The cultered stones are actually colored concrete made to resemble the stones the size of one's head only they are half the weight and split so that they have a flat side to them.
|08-21-2011 02:29 PM|
Some more picture
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