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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    Water lilies are coming out of hibernation.
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    Fountain at night.
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    Rearranged some of the plants. Can’t wait until the water lilies start taking off.
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    What is your weather like ... today

    Severe weather is expected tomorrow across much of Texas. Tomorrow might be a storm chase day for me. (I'm active in the Skywarn community) Pray for us!
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    What is your weather like ... today

    That Th a lot of rain and close to our record breaking total in 2015 making that the wettest year for North Texas. I will say though, be careful what you wish for as far as dry weather. That could mean drought and/or wildfires. Here in Texas we do experience wild precipitation swings where...
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    New I added a waterfall box to the end of the pond. This is the output from the pressurized bio-filter. They're nice little waterfall headers. I'm planning on buying another when my supplier gets them in stock and having a tiered waterfall setup. I'm planning on planting marginals in the boxes...
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    Bluelab water quality monitor?

    Yesterday I discovered a local store that specializes in hydroponics and they have a bunch of cool stuff. (I know I'm in trouble). Anyways, I got a catalog of hydro/aquaponics and looking through I found the Bluelab Guardian Monitor Connect. Even though this is a pricey gadget, I've been looking...
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    My pond today.
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    What does your landscaping around your pond look like?

    About as good as one might get with a patio setup.
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    Books?

    The thing is reading books helps get ideas on certain techniques and practices. I still learn and sometimes searching for stuff on Google doesn't exactly give me what I'm looking for. Sometimes it's fun to read on the subject without the Internet.
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    What is your weather like ... today

    While my main weather station is at my friend's house I have a little one set up on our apartment patio. Not the best place for one but it works. Hot, sunny and muggy is what we got.
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    What does your pond look like ... Today?

    I brought a bunch of stones and pavers from out old house and set them up along the boarder of the garden. Also managed to get some pictures of the fish today.
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    Fish attacking water clovers.

    I've caught them red handed. We also have snails in the pond so they might be doing their part too. I'm planning on adding some waterfall boxes on the other end. The waterfall boxes are big enough to accommodate the clovers. BTW, how do I mitigate the snail problem?
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    Books?

    Since I was a kid I've been into water gardening and have collected a number of books over the years even long before I built my first water garden. I have a question though, it seem the good stuff was published back in the 90's and early 2000's but more recently it seems the only books on the...
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    Fish attacking water clovers.

    I added fish several weeks ago but recently added additional plants including water clovers and the fish seem to be singling them out and attacking them. My water clovers (that I spent 12$ on!) aren't looking half as good as they did when I bought them. I feed my fish as much as I can but still...
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