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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Nice area!
     
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    I put my filter right inside the liner if it even leaks it leaks right back into the pond
     
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    Burd Pond Scum

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    Ok! I'll look into the filter, not sure where to start, We just got everything all cleaned up, I got like 4 bags of debris for the waterfall and the planter. Spent the whole afternoon cleaning up the area. It looks pretty good now, I'll pull out the pump and take a look at it. I didn't remove it for the winter, I didn't know I had a pump in there. Lol
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum! :)
     
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    Burd Pond Scum

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    Hey thanks,


    Do you think the pump is bad, I left it in there all winter?
     
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    Only thing to do is drop it in, plug it in and see.
     
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    Burd Pond Scum

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    image.jpeg We put some tadpoles in the pond last week.
     
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    Burd Pond Scum

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    Someone told me the Weasel killed the Frogs.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    :eek:, lol I always thought the life cycle of a frog was interesting.
    From a fish (practically) to a creature that (sometimes depending on type) dwells and lives on land!
     
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    I do always want a Beer when I sit by the pond, hmmmmm


     
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    Anyone have a pic of the filter I want to use? I just bought a small pump if I don't run the waterfall. Does it just go inline?
    I got a smaller version of the Blue pump I had for my pool cover. Little Giant brand.
     
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    To help clean it up you can put a milk crate in the waterfall area and put quilt batting in it and hose from the pump in it to catch everything .Just hose off the quilt batting and put it back in the crate
     
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    IMG_7608.JPG Once the ground cover fills in it's not too bad. Here's a night shot, I sealed around the waterfall tube, so the slate is ready to get put back.
     
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    Very nice picture at night! I like frogs too. It's always been a battle for me to keep frogs in my pond because they tend to wander off....
     
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    Burd Pond Scum

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    I had 7 last year, I put 3 of those in. Sad they all died over the winter. Maybe a heater?
     
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    I found out Royal Tropical Birds on Woodward ave now has pond supplies, and tests water, I'll have to stop out.
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    I'm from Oakland Co as well; try going to Grass Roots off I-275 (I forget the city but it's about 45 min south of Royal Oak) as they have lots of good things you'll be tempted to put in your pond. Good advice too, though I'm a minimalist and keep it as simple as I can, letting nature handle much of the filtering. One very important concept is to know the nitrogen cycle; it'll explain a lot what stages pond owners go through and when you understand, the questions become easier as well as the answers!

    Michael
     
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    sissy sissy

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    And here I can't keep frogs away .With all the rain the frog sounds have been deafening at night .
     
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    Burd Pond Scum

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    That's strange, I had 7 in there and they didn't make a sound.
    I'll have to check out that place.
    Does English Gardens have and pond supplies?
     
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    We used to go out to a guys place, he had Strange plants, Cacti, A butterfly tent and pond plants. Whitmore lake area? Out off 23, I can't remember the name of the place. There were 3 places we would hit, my sister used to love going out there, one place had Peyote plants, they were inmarked, I noticed it, it's a Cactus, I bought one. Still have it. Lol
     
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