Hello from Dallas Texas

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    If you take some of the rocks out of the bottom the fish will have more room I do not have rocks on the bottom they just hide bad stuff .Most on here do not have rocks on the bottom .
     
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    I have 7 babies but they will go to there new homes soon .Goldfish breed way to much .I try to take the fish eggs out that the fish do not eat so I don't get anymore .I think in over 8 years I have given about 30 babies away to people with ponds around here
     
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    what do yall have on the bottom cause i think it would be boring if there wasnt anything or is it better all around to take the majority of them out
     
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    so do you just have gold fish or do you call your koi gold fish
     
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    The muck hides the liner .Mine aggie broke one of the bags of crushed oyster shells that I use to stabilize my ph and pond .
     
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    glass of water from my pond and test kit and fish.pull a glass from your pond and it will show you just how clear your water is
     

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    I'm with Sissy -- ROCK ENVY!!

    And where did you get the name "smack a yak?"
     
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    it took me forever to think of it, my last name is yakel alot of people call me yak for short. I wanted something original. LoL
     
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    It brings to mind, "Whack-a-Mole." I had visions of you mountain climbing in the Himalayas, beating off yaks & Yetis along the way!
     
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    You are lucky to have such a great pond included with the house. Enjoy :) Love the pups too :)
    BTW, Sissy, did you take a sneak picture of my test kit? it looks just like yours. My ph has always been at 8.0 - 9.0 why I don't know, why is the sky blue LOL? but it has worked. :)
     
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    mine is always around 9 and fish seem healthy and pond seems fine so I go with the flow .Why upset the system .If you leave your door unlocked I walk in and sneak pics
     
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    Welcome. I started my pond July 4th 2011. My hubby talked me into putting rocks on the bottom of the pond, said it looked more natural. This summer I took all the rocks off the bottom because I have pine trees close and a mountain maple tree that they dropped needles and leaves into the pond. Trying to get the leaves and needles out of the pond with having rocks on the bottom was a challenge. Now it is so much easier to net that stuff out of the pond.
     
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    you got it turtle i was just trying to keep that on the down low i dont want everyone knowing how awesome i am. LOL
     
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    yea the more i think about it the more i want to take most of them out except i was thinking of making a couple little caves just for some places to hide/play
     
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    Your fish will adjust to the ph, the thing that hurts them is when it swings up and down. Mine sits low, 7ish.
     
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    thats what i have read everywhere and thats why i havent used anything to change it i have just been trying to keep it as clean as possible and let it do everything by it self naturally
     
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    caves are great I have some on my plant ledges and just put the plants on top of the rock roof of them to hide them more this way fish have a place to hide from predators .Plus it gives some of my plants places to sit higher out of the water after i raised the sides up .Makes a great cave in the middle of the pond to sit your pump also that way if you get a hose leak it will not drain the pond to the bottom and kill your fish .
     
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    A belated welcome from me too! :wave:
     
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    Your pond sounds like it is doing just fine and don't worry about that # for your ph. Ph can go up and down too from morning to night. Yours is just fine and if your fish are doing well then that's a good sign. My pond is 3&1/2' deep so I can't really see the bottom much and I have plants that float over the top in the Summer. I don't have any rocks on my pond bottom as I find it easier to net out the muck that accumulates down there w/o them getting in my way. You can leave a few down there for hiding spots and just work around them. Well you can leave as many as you like really but just makes it harder to clean. Some muck down there is ok to leave tho as fish like to poke around at it and it shouldn't harm your water if not horrendous amts of it. Love all your nice pix of your pond and it looks very nice w/ clear water and happy fishes :razz:
     
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    Once it warms up out side i was going to pull out the majority of them out cause its a big pain in the butt to clean everything there are a tone of rocks in there i do look forward to the day when it is easy to clean. I do have a question i just got some underwater lights a little while ago and was wondering if there is a way to attach them to the liner or if yall have any good ideas on how to mount them i just have them laying in there with rocks holding them in place and here is a pic of it at night its with a cell phone so its alittle hard to see IMAG0091.jpg IMAG0092.jpg
     
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