Backyard pond

Discussion in 'Garden Pond Talk' started by Tombstone, Aug 5, 2017.

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    Got some rain water IMG_20170801_100711.jpg
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    big ol' pond ya got der!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Need a bit more rain! That is a huge pond
     
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    A few goodies for the pond IMG_20170824_142009.jpg .
     
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    Metal tank check before you install. Might be a toxic problem i will let the experts reply as I am not sure. Rather 2 days of waiting before your told you f-ed up.

    Other then that I wish I had a pond that big. Bentonite ? Or liner
     
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    Plastic covered by concrete, 25,000- 30,000 gallons
     
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    Something to think about, I have 19 Comet Goldfish and 7 American Bullfrogs.
     
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    Second coat, fish are in stock tank. Grass Carp came in seabird pop so I have around 70 fish.
     

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    Metal stock tanks are all I've ever used but all I stock are gold fish and/or koi. They seem to procreate like rabbits! For a long time I didn't even add any chemicals or keep up with water changes and still plenty survived (but I would not now neglect them as I unwittingly did then). I love that they hibernate in the winter (save money not feeding). Worse part of spring/summer/fall is keeping the pump unclogged, having to watch out for snakes in my tank before putting my hands in(!) and the water changes. I kid you not--one morning found a water moccasin in one of my water features and called police to come help me (small town) as posed a real a danger to me and my four footed pets. Luckily a snake handler was listening to police calls and arrived to catch and kill the snake easily. BTW, I am a live and let live person (will not kill non-venomous snakes) but not when danger is involved.
     
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    Some new pics of my leopard frog pond.
     

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    So I ended up using elasto- meric coating to seal the pond. Works great so far. Pond life is a few gold fish and native leopard frogs.
     
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    I saw you had a external pool pump is there a bio filter or bog of some sort?
     
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    That's a fine looking pond. Has it ever filled to the top? The wildlife must love it.
     
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