:regular_waving_emot\n\nHey Hey!\n\nSo I have a few questions to tackle about my new pond. But before the questions, let me give you some back ground. TTFR means Toodle Tuff Ferret Rescue. It's a little early to call myself a rescue but I do have my non-profit status filled out. My guys come from all places and health. Some were abandonded completely, one even on the road, and the others come from loving homes that could not long take care of them.\n\nThese guys deserve the best I can give them. A few years ago I saw a outside enclosure for these guys and wanted one. But I just never built one. In early jan, I lost one of my special kids to insulinoma. His death shed light for my thoughts on giving them the best enrichment as possible. \n\nSo..I started out with a small run, to a 4 x 5, to a 6 x 6, and now possible a 8 x 8. The pond feature is part my dream, and part ferret fun. I would love to build a shallow stream that curves down to a fall into a pond. The fall may be concret with rocks but the banks are going to be a beach of rocks. Inside the curve of the stream will be another bank. I got this idea from how the river rolls by my parents house. The outside is deep while everything falls in to make a sand bar.\n\nA pump-> It has to be solar with a battery and a fairly long cord to the panel. I was looking at solar generators. Could a generator and pump work beter than the solar battery pump?\n\nHas anyone ever tried this?\n\nMy plan to attack the pond is to get my foundation in the rough and lay down my plastic netting. Cover the netting and than start working on getting the outline of the pond.\nShould I use sand to help sculpt the edges? The fill dirt will be compost from the manure pile mixed with leave matter that had been run through the leaf cruncher attachment of a tractor.\nWhat about if I could line the sides that are going to be straight with bricks to get stability?\nOnce padding is down and the liner is completely set, and tested, I am going to use concret to do rocks like bricks to build the side by the waterfall.\n\nMy role model for my pond is marie. She made a pond for her weasels and I really aim for something just as natural.\n[URL]http://trickytrixie.tripod.com/pond-construction/pondconstruct.htm[/URL]\n\nI also will be having some small minows in the pond and wanted to know what to feed them.