Calling for pictures and description of Meyer Jordans pond!

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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    Okay, That's what I thought but wasn't sure ;)
     
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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    Very nice, Meyer.
    Do you do all the work yourself or do you have helpers/employees as well?
     
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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    As a general rule, I have employees that help on installations, but because this was going to be mine and was constructed more as a laboratory than a decorative feature, I wanted everything to be exact. I hand-placed each and every stone used in this project with the exception of the large specimen boulders. A little over 40 tons of rock!!!.
     
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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    Need to finish up the initial construction tour with the streams and settling pools. HPIM0010.JPG HPIM0012.JPG HPIM0016.JPG HPIM0014.JPG
    Top photo is the last settling pool with a center planting island.
    Second photo is the second of two settling pools in the Eastern stream.
    Third photo is the first of the two settling pools in the Eastern stream. Eastern stream has very low water velocity.
    Final photo is the sole settling for the Western stream. This pool is 2 feet deep. Water velocity in this Western stream is about triple the velocity of the Eastern stream.
    The combined total length of the streams is about 100 feet. Over half of this is under high canopy Pecan and Oak trees. In order to approximate Nature as closely as possible leaf litter is allowed to fall into the streams.The initial decomp takes place in the actual stream beds and completed in the settling pools which catch and retain the suspended solids. By the time the water leaves the final lower circular settling pool almost all of the suspended solids have been removed. These settling pools along with the streams provide varying micro-habitats and food sources for a diversity of micro- and meio-organisms. Some of which are washed downstream eventually reaching the main pond basin providing added variety to the Koi's natural diet. Also because the leaf litter is, in fact, recycled, trace minerals and elements are added back to the water column. This system has proved out over the years as a way to establish a truly balanced, self-sustaining aquatic eco-system.
     
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    It looks like you have very sandy soil. Can you post some more recent photos? Have you hidden the exposed liner?
     
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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    Here is a 'walk-through' portfolio approximately one year later.
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    Are the cinder block ponds all on the same filtration system?

    Would you mind explaining how you built those and how many gallons of water each hold?

    Thanks
     
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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    Each tank is independent. They are lined with 45 mil EPDM with a channeled and sloped bottom. Each is provided with a submersible pump and aerator. The tanks on the right side of the photos are for plants, those on the left for fish. The fish tanks have a constructed compartment on one end that houses the biofiltration media (bags of lava rock) that is fed by an upflow system that empties into the main chamber of the tank via a spillway.
    Tank capacity varies from about 300 gallons to 1500 gallons.Water depth is 1.5 feet in all tanks.
     
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    Very nice. How long did it take for you to build? Do you know the approximate number of gallons for your natural pond / stream?
     
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    Thanks Meyer

    Are the tanks planted?
     
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    I love your 'Beware of Attack Fish' sign! :LOL:

    On a more serious note, it's looking beautiful (y)
     
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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    About 4 months, give or take, for the pond and stream. I was in no hurry as I wanted it to be technically correct. The entire system is about 4,400 gallons with a total water surface area of about 700 sq/ft.
     
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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    Yes. All plants are potted with the exception of the Oxygenators.
     
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    One more question for you

    The eighth picture down has a brown cylinder can, what is it?
     
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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    It also appears in 3 of the other photos. It is a trash receptacle with a cigarette ash bin on top.:LOL::LOL:
     
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    OMG! That's what I *thought* it was but then I was like well *maybe* it is something for the pond :rolleyes: :LOL:
     
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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    Yea, I try to encourage people NOT to pollute my waters like they pollute all of the other waters on Earth.
     
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    Gotcha ;)

    So is that at your place of business? I was thinking it was your house and that was why I was thrown off by a trash can in your yard.
     
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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    It is both.
     
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