Recent content by Laurnarose

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    waterfall
  2. 2021 my pond

    2021 my pond

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    1126211147d.jpg

    my fish
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    Adding height to preformed pond

    I had two preformed ponds side by side for years until they cracked so I ditched them. Dug the hole deeper to make one larger pond. Used some sand, pond lining fabric and then the good black epdm liner. I wanted the level to be above ground to see my fish while sitting at the patio table. So I...
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    Should I be concerned about the Eucalyptus seeds falling in the pond

    Thank you Stephen, I hear what you are saying about searching the web. I tried it but came up with nothing relevant. The dropping of seeds (and I am going to say it is Billions of tiny seeds because my entire back yard is one inch thick with the things) has been going on for 3 days. Fortunatley...
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    Should I be concerned about the Eucalyptus seeds falling in the pond

    I have a Fifty foot, fifty year old eucalyptus tree near my 1200 gallon koi pond. The Santa Ana winds are blowing and thousands upon thousands of seed pods are falling everywhere. More than I have ever seen before in all the years I have lived here. I have never had trouble with this in the...
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    Summer heat and hight ammonia levels.

    Here is a little video to show off my fish. Those baby fry from two years ago are getting big. My pond is a third below ground and 2/3 above ground. I have a 20 inch retaining wall holding the liner. I thought of either getting red bricks or flagstone to go over the top edge of the liner to...
  8. 2020fishpond

    2020fishpond

  9. fishpond2020a.mp4

    fishpond2020a.mp4

    2year old fishpond with improvements
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    Summer heat and hight ammonia levels.

    I would love to give an update. My pond is doing wonderful, the fish are happy and for the first time in two years the water is crystal clear. I had enough liner all the way around to add two rows of 4in tall blocks to raise the pond level 8inches total. I added in a Axiom skimmer 5000 GPH with...
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    Summer heat and hight ammonia levels.

    I am running a the pond guy solidlfow g2 pump model 2000 split to two Fish mate 600 pressure filters with uv light and one 850 pump from lowes going to a third fishmate 600 pressure filter. I clean those every week. I had those from my prior ponds so I did not buy new ones when I strated this...
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    Summer heat and hight ammonia levels.

    My pond is 2years old, 1100gallons 3.5 feet deep. I have way too many fish. The five original 18-24inch butterfly koi and about 23 4-7inch 2year old butterfly koi that hatched right after I built this new pond. Nevertheless my pond has been self balancing with lots of plants until this week. We...
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    PH level for temparary tank different than the pond.

    Last night I added around 150 gallons 2 separate times and this morning I added the same two times a couple hours apart. I have about 8 inches to go to reach the top. Using prime in the prefill water each time and I have added one tablespoon of baking soda each time. Currently the fish a...
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    PH level for temparary tank different than the pond.

    Pond emergency! I get home from work, its 1am. I go outside to check the pond before going to bed and it is nearly empty. A few curses, my anxiety level is through the roof, when I found one pressure filter laying on its side and a nice trail of wet dirt leading off down the yard. Dogs must have...
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    PH level for temparary tank different than the pond.

    Thank you MitchM. At last, this morning my water test ammonia levels are at 0, that is zero. Yay! I was getting worried there. Now for the nitrates tests. NO2 is 0.5 and NO3 is 5.0. I have three floating water-hyacinths and some water feather fern, my two water lilies are finally starting to...
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