Hello from Northern California

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    Mr.Wizard

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    Hello Garden Ponds,
    My name is Matt, I live in a small town outside of Sacramento, Ca. I do not have a pond but I am in the process of tearing up my backyard and thought I would place a small goldfish pond in the corner. I will post about all that later, for now,... I just want to say Hello!
     
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    Hi Matt,

    I hope you are not getting hit with all these floods they are talking about on the news tonight. I don't have a pond yet either. Well, I do, but it is still in the box! In about a month I'll start working outside to get it set up. That's what I get for living in PA.
     
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    Howdy!
     
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    No flooding here. Hopefully it stays that way. I thought it would be a good time to dig but the dirt is so sticky I almost have to scrape it off the shovel!
     
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    Welcome! We live in the Land of the Red Clay... we ALWAYS have to scrape it off the shovel!
     
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    Funny, we do the same thing with the snow. Glad to hear you are out of the floods.
     
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    Wait -- what? Red clay in northern IL? I'm originally from central IL. I thought that evil orange stuff was only down here in the south!
     
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    Welcome to the forum! :)
     
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    Yup. We hit clay as soon as we sink a shovel into the yard. We've spent YEARS working on amending and improving the soil in the gardens and beds around our house.
     
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    Geology is so interesting. I know where I'm from, the dirt is just black and gorgeous! When I moved down here and tried to dig in this stuff, I wanted to cry!!!!!
    It is going to be 77 here on Friday. I can't believe it. This is weird, even for the south.
     
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    Hi, Matt! I am a new ponder, too. I am probably two weeks away from putting water in my first pond -- hooray! I don't know what I would have done without the help of the folks in this group. Wonderful people sharing their experience and expertise!
    Welcome!
     
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    Welcome and I would rethink the gold fish after you read how often they have babies .How big do you think you want the pond .
     
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    I am shooting for 350-400gallons. I may have to consider adding a small predatory fish to handle the babies
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Remember to check because some fish are banned in certain towns in California .Butt wigglers are great (fat fantails ) they don't breed and they sure are cute as a button .I always tell people to try them with small ponds .They come in nice colors also pics on durecell back up 615.JPG
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    Howdy fellow ponderer........ Come read, learn, ponddddd.
     
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    If your pond attracts frogs, they will help control the babies.
     
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    My son goes to college in Southeast Ohio, he came home and his Jeep was covered in red, said he was just "on the roads" there, I know he was 4 Wheelin' ,but still didn't know they had that red dirt up this far.


    Welcome to the forum Mr. Wizard!
     
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