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    Need help planning

    One thing to think about, that sandstone is soft, especially when wet for prolonged periods. Nice for a rock garden, not so much for a pond. You might see about other types of rock that won’t break down so fast to be the bulk of the non visible portion. Go take a scenic drive, you’ll find rock...
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    Hello everyone.

    Go up 412 twords Branson. Along the way, explore the ozarks, find rocks!. And down in hot springs, you can go crystal digging. Lots of nice quartz.
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    Whatcha doing today?

    Sigh. Another potential replacement assistant manager has quit. So I give up, but when I was texting my boss that I’d keep the job, just on overnights, trying to find a solution for my concerns about counting money when I’m in the store alone, the district manager was there and called me. She’s...
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    Hello everyone.

    What part of ar? I used to live in Harrison, I miss all the rock!
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    Whatcha doing today?

    I think my animals are crazy. Ziggy apparently thinks he’s a bird, he likes to sit on my shoulders. Sky thinks she should be held and loved any time she’s not busy playing, new rescue cat has beef dubbed Diana, thinks her food bowl needs to always have food in it. Yeah, I can’t think of a single...
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    Purina catfish food

    Nice to know I was somewhat right about catfish, but they are a vary varied species. Globally so. Having been a big fan of River Monsters with Jeremy Wade, maybe I saw mostly the ones that prefer the meaty diet! On that note, I’ll never ever have a Wells catfish! If it gets big enough to eat me...
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    Whatcha doing today?

    Work week again, have to wear masks at work, again. Frustrated that others aren’t doing their jobs fully. The first two days back are the worst, I’m trying to play catch-up, those shifts are an hour shorter, and we get truck in. So, needless to say, it’s all frustrating. I’ve got to stop trying...
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    Purina catfish food

    Purina has a bad rap in pet food, lots of fillers and byproduct. Read the ingredients. If they kind of match other koi foods, give it a try. But I believe ( believe, not know for sure) that catfish are largely carnivores, where koi prefer plant based foods with some protein. I would strongly...
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    Pump selection: Is it really this simple?

    All I can think of is a wombat in helmet with a rifle, ww2 style, headed off to fight!
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    Algae problem

    Do you have neighbors that can sprinkle it for you or younger ( adult or mature teen) family that visit? The problem as I see it, is that the water has too many nutrients, and nothing but algae to devour them. At this point, chlorine isn’t effective. The algae is thriving. Request from a friend...
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    Mixed pond fish

    Stop feeding them all. I’m American, and not sure about temp conversion, but you want water temp, not air, to be higher than 40s ( Fahrenheit) for longer than a few days to be feeding them. When they hide out for winter, undigested food can just sit in their guts, go bad, and cause problems. If...
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    Pump selection: Is it really this simple?

    You know, I’ve got to ask, are you ausi military? With a name like yours, that’s my first thought!
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    Pump selection: Is it really this simple?

    An alternative to buying a big pump is to have two smaller ones, so two that are roughly the gph of your pond volume. It’s something I’ve been thinking of, as a “ just in case”, one goes down, you’ll have one this still moves water.
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    How to stop rocks from sliding into steep sided small pond

    I’d suggest setting up an aquarium and moving the fish into that for a period of time if you go mortar route. Then you can rinse, drain, rinse and let sit, drain, and test the water until it reads normal.
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    Do koi do better with a cold water period?

    And that is why I’d only do summers up there!
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