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Thank you @Tara :)

I hope the current is not too much for the water Lily, I really miss having them and I don't have room in the plant pool of my other pond
So, are you digging next year?:D
 

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Dog gone I was close but a big congrats to @Rex for getting closer! @Gemma you are gonna really enjoy that nice big pond come next Spring/Summer and so will your fish!
 
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So, are you digging next year
Goodness no, I would love more ponds, but it seems like I have a million and one things to do before even thinking of a new build. I will just enjoy looking at New ponds and fish here, and online.
 
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Filling day is finally here :D. @Gemma just imagine, new fish.
Acclimation time for the first two babies I got today, a blue matsuba butterfly and a doitsu kujaku.

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They are swimming around the whole pond, funny how the smallest one just follows behind
They are way nicer looking in reality that they come out in pictures
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I'm waiting on a couple more then I'm done shopping!
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Ah cute and they look so little in that huge pond! They must think they hit the jackpot!
 
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Ah cute and they look so little in that huge pond! They must think they hit the jackpot!
I really hope they like their new home! I worry that they have nothing to eat in a brand new pond, and are too shy to come up if I try to feed them....but I had to buy them now, they were so much cheaper and that way I'll have several months before I had to introduce my existing fish, any health issue should be resolved by then
 

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@Gemma there are always bugs, worms etc. that end up in the pond so I think they will be fine and if you throw a few pellets of food in now and then I think they will find them.
 
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Did you get those fish in the mail? Both fish are lovely ,but the long barbells on the butterfly koi make it extra pretty (i think). How do you manage to get anything else done, it's so hard to resist staring at New fish in a pond.
 
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@Gemma there are always bugs, worms etc. that end up in the pond so I think they will be fine and if you throw a few pellets of food in now and then I think they will find them.
I hope you're right about the bugs and worms, cause I tried the pellets, the water moves too fast they go straight to the skimmer
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Did you get those fish in the mail? Both fish are lovely ,but the long barbells on the butterfly koi make it extra pretty (i think). How do you manage to get anything else done, it's so hard to resist staring at New fish in a pond.
Thank you! Yes I got them from KTTW they showed up the next day, didn't seem to suffer the shipping, they went from the bag straight to exploring their new home, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they will be fine, I love them already!
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Thank you! Did you see the two potted Lily at the bottom of the plant tub? Do you think there's room for both? Do you anticipate the current to be too strong for those Lilies?
This reminds me of you!
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Very nice job on your new pond @Gemma !
Thank you so much!
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Thank you! Did you see the two potted Lily at the bottom of the plant tub? Do you think there's room for both? Do you anticipate the current to be too strong for those Lilies?
This reminds me of you!
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lol I felt that way yesterday grooming the large ponds lilies. I still have 10 lilies to groom. The hot tub pond, the 1000 gallon pond. One jumped its pot, almost didn't think I would be able to grab and drag, it was darn heavy and less then a foot of roots out of the pot.

I would move them more towards the steps a bit away from the water fall. If they don't like it you will know. The main thing they don't like is splash. The current might drag the leaves to the water fall. The wall between that plant pond and the big pond.
 

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@Gemma you can put a floating tube ring in the pond and throw the pellets in there as then the skimmer can't suck them up.
I made one once and just used whatever I had on hand to connect the two ends together. I tied it to one place in the pond so it could not float away.

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My new GinRin Oshiba ...very chubby for being only 6" to 8"
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That is a gorgeous fish @Gemma looks like a polished steel grey. Will it change color as it grows do you think?
 

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