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    sissy sissy

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    what kind of lights and they need super sealed as everyone know on here they leak .If they get hot they will make the water hotter during the summer .I went with down lights much nicer than a light glaring up at you .You could still tuck some rocks around them to hold them in place .Remember when you pull your rocks don't pull them all at once you don't want to release to much stuff into the water at one time .You may need extra filtering after you take a few out to pick up all the fine stuff floating .My lights are attached to the under side of my bridge and at my water falls .I think it is much clearer looking down as you don't see the fine floating stuff .Addy has hers in the pond because she has cameras on her pond and in the water
     
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    A big LED light shining down on each end of the pond would solve that and give you light out there for you to see .
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    don't know why some of my pics when I load them from MY MEDIA do that but ever since the update they take the full screen up .
     
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    the lights i got are jeboa 15x 12 LED Pond Lights 12V (Low Voltage) with auto on/off sensor. they have a weighted base on them if you put them on the base standing like they are supposed to, they point straight up you can adjust them for a slight angle but not much so i laid them in there side ways so they point straight across i think it would lokk awesome if there was a way to mount them on the wall most of my rock stick out far enough on the sides to hide them
     
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    oh and they are not hot
     
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    If you can find gaps in the rocks you may be able to tuck them in .I gave up on in the pond lights .I even sealed them with silicon but that only held up for 3 months .So I used LED landscape lights and a light on a stake that has LED bulb in it that is in holder
     
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    well i got them for a steal so well se how long they last it wont be a huge loss
     
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    Sorry its been so long i have been very busy but i finally this weekend got to get in the pond and get all the rocks out and holy cow was there alot i had no idea how many were in there. i tested the water and took a pic of how clear the water is and a couple of before and after rock removal and night pics 100_4959.JPG 100_4958.JPG 100_4951.JPG 100_4952.JPG 100_4972.JPG 100_4964.JPG 100_4970.JPG 100_4969.JPG 100_4966.JPG 100_4967.JPG
     
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    oh and one of my waterfalls is still under construction i had a bunch of vegetation that had run its roots through everything and was making water drain out so i had to take the hole thing apart and i have not had time to put it back together
     
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    I figured out how to get my lights in the pond to stay on the walls and face out, i took some old coat hangers and cut the straight part off and made brackets that slide under the rocks on the side of the pond and holds them up and in place and hooked the other end on the lights so now it looks awesome i will take some pics tonight and post them later
     
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    New picks of the fish playing and night pics


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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Neat idea w/ the coat hangers. Pretty pond and lights look great and you have lots of nice looking koi too!
     
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    thanks
     
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    love the pond and wish i could do a drive by and steal your extra rocks .to hold pond lights side ways go to a hardware store and by plastic strapping and this way you don't have to worry about metal .It is cheap and used to hang pvc plumbing and has holes in it every couple of inches .I had some left when they put the abs sewer lines in my house .For 50 feet it cost 6.95 here .They use the plastic because it is cheaper and 9 years of holding up the sewer lines and no problems with it
     
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    i kinda wish you could to and ill have to look into that cause that is a little of a concern of mine they are painted so i think they will be fine for a while but thats a good idea
     
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    You will find a use for the rocks wait and see .There are all kinds of uses for them .The strapping comes in metal and plastic ,some times you have to ask as the plastic one in lowes was near electrical and in home depot it was near plumbing .I think waterbug posted a pic of something like it on here .
     
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    Today is a sad day this weekend I found a new fish store that has a very nice selection and they take good care of all there stuff. I bought a big 1 foot pleco for the pond the guy said that it would do fine out there. The fish was in a pond setting already but it was inside well I put him out there and let him acclimate till he was the same temp and let him in he was doing good for the first day bit the last two nights it has been close to freezing and my pond is arround 48-52 degrees well I think this was a bit to cold for him yesterday when I got home I found him and he was not moving bit still breathing so I ran and made a holding tank for him inside the house and put a tank heater in there and slowly raised the temp to about 72 over the cours of 6 hours he was still breathinglast night but I was to late and this morning he didn't make it :'(
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    So sorry yak, guess now you know you can't put those guys out till it warms way up and then ya gotta bring them in when its cold and then good luck in catching them when they are warm and well cuz they are quick!
     
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    gosh I would go back to that guy he must have just wanted to make a sale .sorry but they are out there
     
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    I agree sissy as the guy did say it would do fine out there and it sure did not!
     
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