Enjoying pond life

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    This afternoon while feeding the Koi.... Sarah and I counted 10 pair of Dragonflies flittering around the pond.... They were all in pairs and chasing each other around plus a few other suiters trying to get into the action..... So with the Koi being Fruitful and multiplying (40+ babies).... Baby Toad frogs and Tree frogs everywhere..... And I have more Blue Tailed Skink than I ever had before..... Lilies and all plants have done great (beware the water cabbage I have thrown it away by the wheel barrow load) Clear water and consistent good numbers on ammonia and nitrates......I would have to say this first year ponding has been a complete success!!!!!! And we both love it
     
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    Sounds like you are reaping the rewards!
     
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    Now you really are 'hooked'!
     
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    Lol Meyer..... Even in the limited space that I have..... I have been rolling it around in my mind....I have the perfect spot for a long narrow Bog along side of our pool that would take the water from the pond to the pump and filter then to the Bog and then to the waterfall..... It's the perfect elevation and would work.... But scared to mention it to Sarah .... Afraid she would say "Let's do it ".... Lol
     
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    Really happy for you and Sarah :)
     
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    do it
     
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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    Look at it this way.
    You work diligently and earnestly at your job to make money. Why?

    To spend it, of course!!
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    I can't imagine life without pond. Nor understand people who want to get rid of them.
     
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    Can't take the $$ to the grave.

    I love my bog and it has cleared my water tremendously albit with a few tweeks. as most will say including iirc Meyer it is not a end all filter system. BUT IMHO it's a good start.
     
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    IMG_6725.JPG IMG_6726.JPG IMG_6727.JPG IMG_6728.JPG IMG_6729.JPG IMG_6730.JPG IMG_6732.JPG Ok... here's my idea.... get rid of the Crape Myrtles.... Put them in years ago for privacy for the pool but since I plenty of garden Now and the fact I have "Excellent Neighbors" now, no problem. So this area is perfectly level with the pool and just the right elevation to enter my waterfall. I would use the same block that I used on my pond. It would be about 22 ft long and 3 maybe 4 ft wide. Install up flow piping and use the pipe that is now feeding my waterfall as a drain along with a diverter valve to clean the Bog..... Realize much more research to do, but I think it would enhance the pool area and gives me another project to do.... Lol Jimmy
     
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    Happy to hear the pleasure it brings. Sounds like the wildlife is enjoying too. (y)
     
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    I really like your row of crepe myrtles but can also imagine it as a bog filled with plants also. Bet it would look nice.
    Love to have that pool in my back yard. :)
     
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    Am glad the pond is working well and proving satisfying, for both you and the wildlife.

    Now you're hooked - looking towards the next project.
     
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    I can see it now @Jimmy Gibson ! It would look beautiful from both sides!
     
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    Also have a big Ole Spider hanging out on my pond wall..... Caught one of my Dragonflies this afternoon
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I have these in the pond, with my ummmmmmmmm don't touch me reaction to spiders, I make sure they move away before they get near me. Some are over 3 inches counting legs. IMG_0065.JPG
     
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    Who needs fish?
     
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    Yep this guy counting legs is three inches plus
     
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    YIKES SPIDER :eek:
     
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