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dewalltheway 06-04-2012 06:27 PM

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....

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...y/P6043624.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...y/P6043625.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...y/P6043626.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...y/P6043627.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...y/P6043628.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...y/P6043629.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...y/P6043630.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...y/P6043631.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...y/P6043633.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...y/P6043632.jpg

hydrophyte 06-04-2012 06:34 PM

That looks awesome!

chad320 06-04-2012 06:40 PM

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!

Green Leaf Aquariums 06-04-2012 06:42 PM

Its cool!!!

dewalltheway 06-04-2012 08:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hydrophyte (Post 1889168)
That looks awesome!

Quote:

Originally Posted by chad320 (Post 1889179)
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!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Green Leaf Aquariums (Post 1889183)
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.

wacky 06-04-2012 09:13 PM

Sweet pond .......... really nice!!!

AirstoND 07-01-2012 12:23 AM

Do you know how to design natural hiding crevices so that racoons, birds, or other crites can't get pond fish?

dewalltheway 07-04-2012 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by AirstoND (Post 1924082)
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.

dewalltheway 07-04-2012 01:59 PM

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.

xenxes 07-04-2012 04:38 PM

Do you have two pumps in here? One powering the waterfall, one the fountain?

dewalltheway 07-05-2012 02:38 AM

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Originally Posted by xenxes (Post 1928733)
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.

xenxes 07-06-2012 06:11 PM

Looks amazing :), approximately how many gallons?

dewalltheway 12-30-2012 02:56 AM

Some wintertime pics I just took of the pond.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...y/PC295045.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...y/PC295049.jpg

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p...y/PC295052.jpg

MiniFishRoom 12-30-2012 02:58 AM

Looking Awesome!

Msheresy 12-30-2012 05:00 AM

That's very pretty! Especially with the snow.


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