Hello from Shenandoah Valley :)

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    Have been "lurking" for quite some time, and wanted to ask some questions, so joined :) I've had my pond for a couple years with lots of problems, and thought it was time to ask some pros. I have a approx 450 gallon pond with 7 goldfish.
     
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    sissy sissy

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    Oh my you are near my favorite place springdale water gardens .You are so lucky , :razz: oh welcome
     
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    I am? LOL I thought the closest water garden place was Harper's in Harrisonburg. Where is Springdale? Oh and good to "see" another Virginian :)
     
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    340 Quarry lane greenville va .I have to travel but worth it they have a websight also just google springdale water gardens in va and sign up .They are really cheap my neighbor last time we went bought a waterfall weir and it was around 24 dollars
     
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    sissy sissy

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    I live closer to NC border than where you are but it is worth the trip .I first stop at concrete world near Lynchburg and then take the back way to springdale .
     
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    I'll check out their website, thanks Looks like I need to find a profile pic. I have been coming in this forum and reading, trying to get my pond to where it looks decent and isn't so much work! I've been close to filling in the hole a couple times. Maybe I can find the answers in here.
     
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    sissy sissy

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    Well saw your post in colleens canada ponds and grasses are the way to go I planted them up near one of my waterfall filters in baskets and did they clean
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    I use plants in my filters also works great
     
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    Thanks for the pics sissy, they look like just regular grasses? What do you have them planted in? I built a big bio filter last year, what a job! Went exactly by instructions, but it just didn't work.Took it apart, and just have the prefilter to my pump until yesterday. Got a small bio filter with UV now. So will see if that helps clear up my water. But it's ugly, so will have to make something to disguise it. I have it at the edge of the pond now, but would like to move it back into the flowerbed somewhere. Got to see if it's going to work first. But I'm excited about the grasses, just need to get some. Getting late in the season to start anything really.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    [​IMG] to our group! I filter only with a bog, a big bog, but it works great. Lots of plants, no green water, no algae.

    We will love to help you gets yours in better shape. Just love shenandoah valley, spent lots of time hiking camping down there in va.
    love hummingbirds too!
     
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    Wow sissy, that looks exactly like the filter I built, I even stacked the very same edgers around it, just like that. But I never could get it to work. Not re building that thing again, but glad yours is working for you. Got fingers crossed this Fish Mate works
     
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    Aw, thanks for the welcome addy. Looks like I need to get a profile pic? Yes, love my humbirds! They will be going south before long, and will miss them, bad.:(
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I lived in arizona for years, one thing we got, which I loved, where hummingbirds. I would go though a large feeder of sugar water a day esp when they were migrating. Lots of different varieties, colors.

    Here we have just the ruby throated, which are beautiful, but the only ones that come around. They must be getting ready to migrate, eating like little hogs. Ignored the feeder all summer, now I have to fill both each day.
     
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    I have a tank inside and a liner around it so if it does leak it flows right back into the pond .The liner is up around the sides and lays over one of the rows of retaining wall block .Still have lots of hummers here 4 feeders going and they are either close to empty or empty every day .I only fill them half way
     
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    Great to have you here, welcome to the group! :wave:
     
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    Thank you Becky :)
     
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    have you checked out springdale gardens they are having some great sales right now and if you sign up on line you get extra savings .I wanted to go but Hillsville flea market is coming up and i have to go find the bargains again
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    Wow, love those urns! Thanks sissy, will go check out the site :)
     
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    Do you go to the hillsville flea market it is only 2 times a year labor day and memorial day week ends .Well actually 4 days but great bargains .
     
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    Love those little hummers, reminds me I need to fill my feeder as it ran out yesterday while at the fair.
     
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    Whoa sissy! Wish I was closer, that looks right up my alley. Gotta LOVE Flea Markets!
     
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