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Old 12-08-2014, 11:17 PM   #76
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Spring fed pond - Step 6: Landscaping and Lighting


We got our first snow just before Thanksgiving and I grabbed this shot of the pond. The fish are all tucked in for their winter's nap and the bubbler is in place to keep the oxygen levels up and a spot clear of ice. They say "See you in March".

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Old 03-09-2015, 09:57 PM   #77
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It has been a very cold, snowy winter this year in NY. The bubbler held its own keeping a hole in the ice up to Jan, but then prolonged weeks not breaking the 20 degree mark and lots of snow led to this scene on Feb 22. You wouldn't even know there was a pond there by looking at it:



We finally had a warm day this weekend and the fish saw light for the first time in at least a month yesterday when the bubbler broke back through! (The smaller holes in the snow to the right are just from where the lights are melting the snow...). I'm crossing my fingers that most of the fish were able to make it somehow. I expect it will still be a couple of weeks before the snow melts enough to look for them.

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Old 03-09-2015, 10:07 PM   #78
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Wow! amazing project!
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:48 PM   #79
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Spring is getting closer...the turkeys dropped by to visit this morning. Yesterday I saw 3 surviving fish swimming by. Hopefully the rest are still hiding out under the ice somewhere.



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This makes me want to finally go through with taking out my 400g preformed pond and make a bigger pond. Great build!
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Old 05-30-2015, 02:09 AM   #81
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Default Day and Night... May flora and fauna at the pond

Hanging out in the mint

I'm not afraid of meat-eating plants!

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Old 05-30-2015, 02:24 AM   #82
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Wow! Sure has come a long way!
Thank you for continuing to keep updating your project.
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Old 05-30-2015, 02:34 AM   #83
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dont know how ive missed this thread, just read through the whole thing. what a great build!!! I love it!
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All the fish made it through the winter, as did many a frog. However I haven't seen any sign of the turtle. I still have loads of work to do on the pond in June. I need to stop being lazy and using the hose to top it off and instead get that trench dug so that the spring can give it fresh water daily. I just know that won't happen without earning some blisters. I also plan to get some volcanic stone down as mulch soon, but eh, more blisters on the way...
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I have serious pond envy now...
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:35 AM   #86
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I have been battling green water this spring and finally broke down and put a small uv filter in last Wed. I didn't expect miracles, but thought that I did start to see some improvement by Saturday morning. I was going out of town overnight so I cleaned out the filter and bio balls in the waterfall weir and the prefilter on the uv system before I left. When I got home Sunday night the water level had dropped by about 5-6 inches so I shut down the waterfall all week assuming a major leak had started in the plumbing or rockwork. Today was the first sunny day all week so tonight I turned on the falls just long enough to give the plants in it a soaking. To my surprise, water was spilling over the top of the weir! Turns out that the weir filter completely plugged up with dead algae in just 24 hours. I am very relieved that I won't need to tear apart the falls. The uv filter kept running since Sunday and it has almost completely cleared the water now. My skepticism about the abilities of uf filters is gone, but I am going to carefully check my weir filter morning and night until I am sure there won't be anymore near catastrophes emptying the pond from plugged filters...
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