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A New Pond in the Pocono Mountains

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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    A New Pond in the Pocono Mountains

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    Gemma

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    looks great! what of fish are you going to put in it?
     
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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    Since it is only 425 gallons, and since I don't want to kill anything too expensive early on :(, I'll probably go with Comets and/or Shubunkins.
     
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    With that size of pond you're pretty much limited to goldfish - too small for koi. It'll be fun to watch you put this together! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    My pleasure, @Lisak1. I'll be sure to keep this thread updated with info and pics once we start the process in March.
     
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    remember they do breed fast ,you don't want to get overstocked .I would look into fat fntails they seem to not breed much and they sure are fun to watch those butt wigglers
     
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    I have a koi pond, but I just had to have a couple of shubunkins too in there , they are so colorful, I love them!
     
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    Amazing design of your pond, it is very beautiful and attractive. I really appreciate your work. Thanks for sharing such a beauty.
     
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    Just got notification that my pond is shipping today from British Columbia, CA. It is scheduled to arrive next Thursday. I know this is just a "foot bath" for many of you, but it's an "ocean" for me! :)
     
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    I started out with a preformed and look where I am at now;) .I am going to put in a preformed on the other side of my porch for my lotus plants this year
     
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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    I know; that is what I am afraid of....a severe case of pondisitis. :eek:
     
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    It happens and you don't see it coming .I have taken several ponds out here for realtors so they could sell the houses .Ponds are not a selling point here and preforms are mostly what I have taken out .2 were liner ponds ..I already am thinking about the mistake I made doing this pond even when I had to rebuild it this time I thought about ordering a truckload of dirt to fill in the hole .I am not getting any younger and taking care of this place by myself is getting to me .But it was my dream retirement house at the time .I had dirt and a house when I started out in 2004 and everything I did here was done by my 2 hands .Even all the rocks on the hill were place by me all around 7-14-15 054.JPG all around 7-14-15 057.JPG
     
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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    That's a lot of work! I know from first hand experience because when we first moved here in 1995, I built rock walls up the driveway and across the front in addition to a couple of retaining walls out of rock from scratch.. All rocks were hand loaded into my wheelbarrow and placed on the wall by me. Two carpal tunnel surgeries and 20 years later, at almost 61, I could not imagine doing anything like that now; it would kill me.

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    In the past I had redone 4 houses and swore I was never going to do it again .But seems we never learn .This is a modular house and when the basement was done and cranes placed the house and then back fill and septic tank install it was all dirt .I will never do that again .After hubby had his heart attack it was all left up to me .Those walls really fit the house well and yep rock hauling is no fun and a lot of work and love you put into your house and property .My house I left behind in NJ had to be all redone and the new owners just left it all go to heck
     
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    I like the rocks (Pennsylvania's Number 1 Crop!). Our farm house was built in 1860. Back then, there were no concrete blocks or preformed wall blocks, so they fit well.
     
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    I love a shovel in my hand and stacking large rocks. I think it's in our DNA. It's why we are never done, ye ken?
     
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    Love those rock walls!
     
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    @DeepWater I'm at an age where I hope it has been diluted in my DNA!

    @cas That last wall with the steps in it collapsed a couple of years back during Hurricane Sandy. I saw it shifting slightly outward at the bottom after each winter. I suspect water was getting down in it and freezing, pushes the bottom courses forward. Then, we had so much rain during the hurricane, the whole thing came down (the high part near the house).. We have since rebuilt it and the staircase is now slate.
     
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    Here rocks grow i think .I am still picking up buckets of rocks .I filled my rain garden area with 2 feet deep of stones from my property .
     
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    I always tell people rocks are our Number 1 crop here in PA.
     
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