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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:44 am    Post subject: build a pond day usa Reply with quote

hi ,this is a build a pond day i took part in three weeks ago in the us ,my friend peter and the gang done it yours ponddigger


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photo no 1 nearly finished,we came in a few days later when the water cleared.we put fish in ,and landscaped around the pond.
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photo no 2 photo of waterfall and stream.the upflow filter and epdm rubber liner is covered with rocks and gravel to make them look natural
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photo no 3 peter ,salu and ryan digging out the pond in shelvs.the plastic box at the top of photo is called a upflow filter.the plastic box at the bottom of photo is called an american pond skimmer it is used to hold the pump,they are connected by a 2 in
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photo no 1 this a 11 by 8 pond with 4 foot stream and waterfall.the clay we dug out of the pond we use for the water fall
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and you are proud of that?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:07 am    Post subject: build a pond day Reply with quote

hi vulkan, yes because after a few days we went back ,the water was clear .we put some koi fish in ,we landscaped around the pond we also put some aqua plants in to the pond .the photo you saw was after one days work,not the finished job yours ponddigger
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:21 am    Post subject: Re: build a pond day Reply with quote

ponddigger wrote:
hi vulkan, yes because after a few days we went back ,the water was clear .we put some koi fish in ,we landscaped around the pond we also put some aqua plants in to the pond .the photo you saw was after one days work,not the finished job yours ponddigger

Where did all the dirt in the water go?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:08 am    Post subject: build a pond day Reply with quote

hi rockworld ,during the build we pump out the dirty water once or twice,so all is left is cloudy water , after a few days with the water flowing it clears it self yours ponddigger
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should considering using a pondvac to clear out all debris and dirt before final fill, this way you get clear water and importantly do not leave a residue of dirt and nutrients at end of pond
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:41 pm    Post subject: build a pond day day Reply with quote

hi ,thanks for the info. yours ponddigger
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:31 pm    Post subject: pond Reply with quote

hi nice little pond. neptune Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know the forum is quiet but do you two have to keep patting each other on the back?

That pond's too small for fish anyway.

Neptune of the Seas wrote:
hi nice little pond. neptune Very Happy


The optimum words being "little"

Its far too small for any fish, let alone koi. it also has no filtration.

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we put some koi fish in
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:09 pm    Post subject: pond Reply with quote

hi this pond has fish.it also has a filtration system.yours ponddigger Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:17 pm    Post subject: pond Reply with quote

hi some imfo on pond friltration neptune Very Happy Ponds

Ecosystem ponds can be easy to understand if you have a good grasp of what components go into a basic, functioning ecosystem. An ecosystem pond works with Mother Nature to provide food, shelter, and safety to the wildlife around it. It also provides you with an all-natural, low-maintenance piece of paradise. It's important to remember, however, that every piece of the ecosystem puzzle must be present in order for a true ecosystem to be in place. Eliminate one of these elements and you've got an unbalanced ecosystem that won't be so low-maintenance anymore. Check out the things you'll need to get your ecosystem pond fired up:

Circulation System is really just a fancy way of saying "pumps and plumbing." The proper size pump and pipe diameter are extremely important for the aesthetics of a water feature. More importantly, an efficient circulation system keeps the water moving and provides the necessary oxygen levels for healthy fish and plants.

Proper Filtration System includes the use of both a biological and a mechanical filter. A biological filter provides surface area for beneficial bacteria to colonize and remove excess nutrients from the water. A mechanical filter will not only pre-filter the water and house the pump; it will also skim debris from the water's surface to prevent the accumulation of organic materials on the pond floor.

Fish are an integral part of any ecosystem. Unfortunately, fish are often seen as creating a maintenance nightmare. Contrary to popular belief, fish will actually reduce pond maintenance, as they graze on string algae and bottom feed from the pond floor.

Aquatic Plants are Mother Nature's true filters. Plants are great for adding character to a pond by providing color and texture, but from a filtration perspective, they're second to none. Thriving from the excess nutrients in a pond and depriving algae of its food source, the aquatic plants in a water garden, given proper coverage, are critical for the overall health of the ecosystem.

Rocks, Gravel, and Bacteria have been a controversial element in the hobby for many years. Many enthusiasts have steered away from rocks and gravel out of fear that their system will become a maintenance nightmare. On the contrary, rocks and gravel will not only make your pond look more natural, they will also protect pond liners from UV light degradation and they provide tremendous surface area for beneficial bacteria to break down excess nutrients in the water and dissolved organic debris on the pond floor.

Having all these things in place makes all the difference in the health and success of your water garden. Use them and work with Mother Nature, not against her, for a chemical-free wonderland of water! The truth is that most people opt for the ecosystem way of water gardening because it's easier and it just makes sense. A low-maintenance ecosystem pond provides you with more free time to enjoy friends and family ... while gathered around your pond, of course
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its also odd how one replies then the other one does. And they still like to pat each other on the back.

ponddigger" Sat Oct 30 2010 7:09 pm wrote:
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Neptune of the Seas" Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:17 pm wrote:
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I guess it will be best to leave them patting each other on the back, and trying to convince everyone (and themselves) how good a couple of "overpriced buckets" sunk in the ground are.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:36 pm    Post subject: pond Reply with quote

hi vakan.thanks for the nice words yours ponddigger Wink
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