Going for it! phase one 12,000 gallon pond.


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Thanks cas.
Its getting there, waiting for warm weather so i can go nuts with elephant ears up in the bog. Planting a mini jungle I HOPE up there this year. we will see.
 
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Your I hesitate to call it a "pond" as it's truly a complete wetland, marsh, pond and bog all rolled into one, is truly spectacular. It will give you untold hours of enjoyment year round.
 

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I would love to see an aerial view of the pond now. I don't know how you got it before. Stood on your roof?
 
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It's funny but with the new extension on the pond it has made for more a complete change all around.. The water level is stable no ups and downs because of the rain capture system.
The fish are going nuts i have one fish close to 24" i would say and he just kinda swam around before rather slowly dove to the bottom to munch on the algae just did everything slow. but now the fish are flying from one end to the other and in line schooling " very cool" I INTRODUCED Marestail and it is cranking as well i almost want to fast forward to fall to see what the final product is going to look like this year. it's going to be hard to go back on the road and not sit by the pond at night.

I'll see if i can get that pic for you tomorrow @cas. i have been wanting to get that shot myself.
 

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I'll see if i can get that pic for you tomorrow @cas. i have been wanting to get that shot myself.

That is going to be an awesome shot of your pond with the new extension. Very cool and interesting that the add on actually changed your fishes behavior.
 
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Yellow outline is the main pond
Dark blue is waterfalls all around 1 foot
Light blue is upper pond
Green is the stream
Purple is the small bog
Red is the main snorkel centipede bog
And i forgot the stagnant bog which is the area separating the yellow lines upper left
Brown is the underground cistern

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pond expansion (1 of 1).jpg

 
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Epic build it has come a long way and beautiful sound. Great work man. I am truly impressed I will wade through the progress as soon as I figure how to go backwards 1 page at a time but well done my friend.
 

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What a great video! I was going to comment earlier that I wanted to come to your place and walk around your pond because I wanted to take in all the details. That video is the next best thing! You did a great job pausing long enough to let me take it all in! I don't know how you got all the way around without stepping on your plants. Just loved it. Can't wait to see the same 'walk thru' when the plants start growing.
 
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What a great video! I was going to comment earlier that I wanted to come to your place and walk around your pond because I wanted to take in all the details. That video is the next best thing! You did a great job pausing long enough to let me take it all in! I don't know how you got all the way around without stepping on your plants. Just loved it. Can't wait to see the same 'walk thru' when the plants start growing.
The video does not do it justice, you can't see the different types of mosses growing at the waters edge, some of the ferns that are getting established, There's one spot that's pretty cool a big old bull frog dug back some moss and made a little den for himself " a perfect fit a nice little pocket " But your welcome anytime.
 

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I actually did notice some of the mosses - especially the ones along the garage side. I was thinking of how I could do something like that.
 
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Very nice pictures!
We had a sneaky snake visit today. A garter snake, nothing venomous thank goodness. He slithered through the rocks and stuck his little head down for a drink of pond water. Cute little guy. He was a good size for a garter snake. Maybe 18" long.
 

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I love seeing our snakes, really don't see them often
 
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Thanks Lisa
Its both a blessing and a curse. Alot of people don't know how to deal with me on the outside biker dude. But one who takes pictures of birds, bees, bunnies and flowers go figure. the wife calls me a knight in tarnished armor. I don't goo around pushing buttons but once I feel attacked ruh roh... And today I know we are at war its the fat cats who have sold us out and the dozen countries who are buying them out selling us off. When I see people going with the flow. buying into the fake news who cut out only the little peices they want and leave out the full story it gets the juices flowing. There's so much wrong today. Fortunately not all is lost so long as hairdresser care about feeding there families over a governor or judge who had his pride stepped on who have no clue. Whoops I'm ramblin .

Thanks for the compliment. I know I'm liking what I am seeing glad others can enjoy it as well. Mother nature puts on the show I just try to build the stage.
 

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