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  1. TheFishGuy

    Above Ground Pond ( not mine this time! )

    I officially started, not my pond, but I am building it ( and most likely maintaining ) so I better not screw it up! Dimensions are around 4x4x2, with a 1x1x4 bog that will sit on top of the main pond, providing some nice planting area, filtering, and some cover for the few goldfish that the...
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    What do you think of aquascape - the company

    So I have been an aquascape loyalist for a couple years now, but recently have been noticing that while they do have some great pumps and other products of that sort, they have started introducing a whole bunch of other things that you “have” to use to have a balanced and healthy pond, which I...
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    deptg of bog for small plant focused pond?

    I may not be allowed to put any more ponds on my property, but our family friends want a small ( a couple hundred gallons is what I am thinking ) plant focused pond, and quite honestly they love their neighbors hideous pond, so when they asked me to construct it I didn't have many concerns. I...
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    Not My Tank - Goldfish in 1.5 gallons........

    First off This is NOT MY TANK, I would never keep goldfish in 1.5 freaking gallons, might as well just convert it to a lizard at that point. However, one of my family friends was "having some problems with there fish. I tried to help by explaining that the to things they tested for ( ph and...
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    Any Saltwater fish people? I cant get ammonia to go away.

    As some of you may know, A couple months ago I got a saltwater aquarium, 20 gallons, added sand, and a mix of dry and live rock. Waited a month, expecting that the ammonia released from decomposing organisms on the dry rock to get cycled out, and be ready for fish and coral. I added my first...
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    I messed up on my new pond :(

    Yup, I messed up, big time. so here I am happily ( more like tiredly but whatever ) shoveling dirt away, when I take a step back and realize there is simply no place for a waterfall or anything around the pond to balance it out from the ugly path my mom is requiring on one side of it. I have...
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    Joining the shubunkin club + a few questions about water lillies

    Hello again all, so my local pond store is shutting down the outside area for the winter my mom ( the only one who can bear the prices ) got off work early, soooooo it equaled the perfect combo to make a trip into the skecthy side of town for the pond store. I picked up 2 giant 7- 8 inch (...
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    Turtle requirements?

    hello all! as you may know I am greatly expanding the size of my pond, and was wondering if it would be possible to include a couple turtles? I have zero experience with them, and dont know If I am just being completely oblivious and they need much more than I could provide for them. the pond...
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    My “Final Pond” build thread

    Hello all! So I have had a couple of different main ponds in the past, and last year went with a new spot, I have since decided I do very much like the new spot, and because I have 2 koi who do need a much bigger place than what I have right now ( 600 gallons ) and I have been thinking about...
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    Waterfall Leaking - how to temporarily reconstruct

    hello all! so falls starting, racoons visiting, and also racoons diggin up part of the plantings around the waterfall, and doing something to the placement of the waterfall that made it start leaking. so I had to turn it off, the pond is pretty boring now, so I would like a way to sorta...
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    Will be inactive

    Hello all! It has been a hot second since I last posted, and the reason being that my lfs has had a ich breakout in lots of their tanks, and conveniently I happened to buy a large batch of fish for my 60 gallon community tank right before they realized the problem, so I am in the midst of...
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    URGENT pond loosing water quick

    As you may know I have a 600 gallon pond with a waterfall, I went camping for the last couple of days, and Income back to bright green water, all of the waterfalls off, and all my biological filters dried out, soooo I plug me back in, because a storm tripped the circuit breaker, and low and...
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    Age Limit

    as many of you may know, I am only twelve years old, last night I was reading the rules on the sight and it said only 13 and above, I dont know If I have to leave or not, if I need to leave until I turn thirteen, I will still be posting and reachable on my Website, and you can contact me there...
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    Pond Redo 2020-2021

    hello everybody! as you may know I am redoing my pond, orrigonally this was set to take place starting next year, but I was rumaging around in my pond stuff in the shed, and I came across a nice ( 20 mil ) pond liner! It was a little smaller than I would have liked, but with some redesinging, I...
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    My pond

    This is an automatically generated discussion thread for the pond showcase "my pond ( summer 2020 )". Please add to the discussion here.
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    DIY floating planter!

    I got a bunch of watercress today! it was only like $2 at whole foods, and I coundnt decided where to place it in the pond so I used an old floating island design I had from a science project and now I have a floating watercress island! I will post links to materials for anyone interested! this...
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    missing shubbies

    hello! I have recently moved my shubunkin goldfish outside, along with a couple of babie koi, this morning, no shubunkins to be found, but both koi still their, I am not sure if they are slower than koi or something like that, most likely a raccon, because they live on our property, but they...
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    Best plants for mostly shaded pond?

    I have a mostly shaded pond, it gets a couple hours of sunlight in the morning and another hour or so in the evening, and I recently decided for all your guys es help that I would love to do a bunch of aquatic plants, but dont know which ones are more shade tolerant than others, I have been...
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    why is my pond never loosing water?

    hello! I am not completly new to water gardening, but what I am new to is never loosing water, I have had several ponds, but my current one hasent lost a single inch of water for over a month, it is outdoors in colorado, and the only thing I can think of happening is the sprinklers putting water...
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    any low cost sugesttions for my pond?

    here is my pond, do you have any sjjestions that could make it nicer but would be a pretty low cost?I do have a UV clarifier that should hopefully get the water more clear sometime soon
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