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    Nature & Wildlife Thread

    you don't HAVE TO pray, @j.w ; just get your a** and vehicle on over and start loading up; Mich will be glad to give you whatever you want!
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    Brokensword's bit of pond heaven

    well, how very nice of you to say, Relic! Much appreciated! You have to remember I started with a much more modest vision and I heartily believe LPS is real, so as time goes on, no doubt you'll enhance and tweak until that tarp is a figment of your imagination! I think each pond means so much...
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    Brokensword's bit of pond heaven

    thank you very much! Sure do wish I'd done this sooner in life, but then maybe I wouldn't have had as much time to enjoy it back then! Hopefully some of MY ideas can help others in THEIR dream pond version!
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    CW's Back Yard Water Garden Begins!

    I think it's feasible, GB; I've tried using a hose from the house (and that was the problem, to which your post is relevant) and DID clear some out but it did seem like a lot of work for little gain. This method was from a pond professional and I actually talked to him (AFTER the fact...
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    Brokensword's bit of pond heaven

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    Brokensword's bit of pond heaven

    I've had a couple requests, so am initiating a pond build showcase. Mostly pics with some added commentary where necessary or if/when I get time!
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    Large Lilly pads

    basically, pull them up, take them out, cut off tubers beyond the growing points, repot and replace, or throw out the quantity you think is too much. As far as size of lilies/leaves, there ARE miniatures--just do a google search. Most water lilies (hardy) can take up to 6' of surface are if...
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    CW's Back Yard Water Garden Begins!

    the way you backwash a bog is to use the POND PUMP (assuming a large enough one here) to push water DOWN through the bog stone and the debris are forced to the lower depths (breaking loose any planar debris on the bottom of the pea gravel layer) and then into a centipede structure (this can be...
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    Gauntlet picked up

    heh, well then, I'll have to find a 'measured' response to this now, I guess! tis turkey day and all I'll say; from arena's floor and knowin' da score-- j dubs still queen fer all dat means, now drop the mic... turds jus ain't right! @j.w ; didcha notice? That the great big anigif god of...
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    Thanksgiving Day under the tent pond pic! Upper temp is the air, lower is the water. Still working on my new waterproof case for UW cam; hopefully by the week's end!
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    Gauntlet picked up

    @j.w ...and here's MY repsonse! "don't look to sharp" hey? Whatcha say now, j.w???? :cool: (sowwy I was tardy but had to work the last couple days! Enjoy! I'd say eat 'crow' but well, you can just sub in turkey for the day, hey? Merry Thanksgiving! )
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    WELL Mr Heron came back!

    and THAT'S why the wife should ALWAYS be involved with BIG anniversary presents, hey???:D
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    Brokensword's bit of pond heaven

    sorry, cas, I missed this! Very kind words, I thank you! The benefit of having it enclosed eclipses the detriment of an open-air view. It takes away a lot of most other ponders' predator issues. And I never really gave that a thought when I first built it. Happy to have stumbled into the...
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    Otters..... #@£%!!

    sorry for your loss; otters are like the kiss of death for a pond. I think only electric fencing will keep them away.
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    I'm always hearing from Mgt about run-amokers trolling the hallowed halls of GPF on a regular basis now...sigh; so much cleanup, you know? :D:D
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