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    Hello all my name is David and in my searching around I found this fun and informative forum. My pond is a bit different as it is about 1 acre and is a ton of work... I am coming to this site mainly for plant information. I know this is a daunting task but I cant seem to find much elsewhere. I need some to help with the nutrient levels, but really want to improve the look of my pond and the area around it.
    I know that water chemistry will also be similar so I am looking for that type of info as well.
    Thanks and I look forward to learning and hope I can share as well.
    Dave
     
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    Welcome! Do you have any pictures of your pond?
     
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    I do have more as well of course. I enjoy it and have added aeration in the deeper portion early this spring. I am about 17 feet deep. So I have a big canvas to work with. One end is shallow and may pose a problem unless I can get some good plants in place. I am fighting some FA that I am trying to get under control.
    Thanks for the welcome
    Dave
     
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    Hello and welcome to our group. Wow, how nice, and huge! Do you have wildlife that use the pond? That would be so neat to watch all the different critters!
     
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    Yep it is interesting and I have all the usual suspects. In the pond I have a mix of fish I enjoy feeding and watching, A ton of tadpoles and now some small frogs. Then the bigger bull frogs, with all these it can get quite "noisy" lol but it is all relative. A few ducks and coots pass thru and stay for a while but I haven't gotten to the point to keep them around. Still working on that.
    We do live out in the country so we see our share of other wildlife that comes thru.
    Dave
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Bass? :eek:
     
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    What a gorgeous view! Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Welcome and have you checked to see if you have a local pond information sight for your area .I know here in Va they provide al farm pond owners with access to info and even free natural pond plants to help the ponds they own survive .I know the guys I have talked to that I take frogs and tadpoles to call there county services department
     
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    What a lovely gigantic pond and property!
     
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    Yes I have bass, blue gill and catfish.
    I have looked locally without much luck. You have me curious again I will look some more as I have heard there is some help.
    Yes it is big and a nice view to wake up to. I'm working for it to be more than just a farm pond. I want our family to enjoy it.
    Thanks for the warm welcome. I know it's totally different than most in here but we enjoy it and will continue to beautify it.
    Dave
     
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    I would recommend Pond Boss Forum. This is an amazing site loaded with expert advice from professional and long-time fishery pond owners.

    http://forums.pondboss.com/
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Welcome, also I will say that you will find many people here who give you fresh new ideas on how to decorate your pond, artificially or naturally. Either way I wish you the best of luck on your pond journey.
    Tip: Bass love making beds under lily pads in shallow waters.
     
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    Thanks Meyer I am on there as well and yes they do fit my pond a little better I guess but I wanted to expand some. I'm the same user name if you are in the as well.
    @DutchMuch I'm always looking for new ideas. And yes I want some hardy lilies for those bass...
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome to our group! Great sized pond, and what a neat property!
     
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    Welcome to GPF! Very nice pond. There are some people here that have a broad range of knowledge about all types of ponds. How long have you been in the country? It looks really beautiful!
     
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    @CometKeith I grew up in the country and have always like nature and all that goes with it. I built this house about 11 years ago and hoped to have a nice pond eventually. It is getting there with lots of hard work as you all know. Ponds of all sizes take lots of effort.
    I have browsed around and there are lots of neat and beautiful ponds on here. I can tell there is lots of work gone into each one of them.
    Thanks
    Dave
     
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    Can I ask do you have a pond aerator or a windmill aerator >there is guy here that has a great looking pond he built and built a bridge over it and now makes money to help the pond by renting it out fr graduation pics and wedding pics on the bridge .My niece and nephew both had there pics taken there .Great way to make money off a pond to improve on it .He even as lights on the fountain for night pics
     
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    I have bottom diffusers for aeration. These only pump air to these diffusers causing a lift in the water. When placed in the deep portion it will cause the pond water to mix from the top to the bottom. This allows more oxygen in the entire water column bottom to top.
    The fountains are nice but can get pretty spendy. For the true mixing like I am trying to get the bottom aeration is the best in my case.
    Dave
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum! Wish I had your view :)
     
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