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Welcome to our group!

Check the construction thread there are a lot of DIY filters you can make that work well.
 

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English Gardens has a limited supply. Not familiar with any place near/at Whitmore Lake. Google, perhaps can help.

My pond is enclosed (screened) and until I totally blocked all the small entrances, my frogs would leave, too. Had 2 leopard frogs go awol that way...
 

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The place was owned by Richard Tuttle I think. I think it's closed.
 

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We put the slate back in the waterfall, it needs another pump. I bought on, I want to add another, I'd like to put a filter on this one.
 

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Best thing about more than 1 pump is if one goes out you always have back up .I learned the hard way the first year I had my pond and pump went out and it was a mad rush to find one in a rural area .I have 2 laguna pumps and have back up for them also .2900 gph and 2400gph and best thing is combined wattage use is only around 115 watts because laguna pumps do not use as much wattage as they advertise .The bigger the hose and the cleaner you keep the cage .I can see the usage chart when I signed up to my utility company and registered everything in my house .Took forever to list everything but well worth it .
 

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I didn't think I would find the ground cover, a Garden Supply had some left over from a job.
Put some flowers and plant in yesterday, now just let it grow. What's a good filter thread here to check out?
 

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Plants in, got it all mulched in, it's as good as it's going to get. I'll do a pic In the AM. And I need info on my timer.
 

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I found a Turtle that was in the road, so I put him in my pond. I wonder if he will stay.
 

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I found a filter at Lowes, I may get it, and I see my frigs stayed, the turtle looks like he took off. There is a big Pontiac across the street from me.
Back to the filter, any good ones you recommend? Pics would be nice, I'm all new yo this pond thing. Lol
 

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I made a custom light weight wood frame today, I'll put screen on then when the lawn guts come a t when the leaves fall I can easily lay it on. It should keep a lot of the junk out.
 

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Neat take a picture of it so we can all see it!
 

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Nice. Do you have frogs? Keep it slightly high so they can get out, I see you do have drop downs on the corners.
 

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Your rite, I'll have to,space it up, I put 7 frogs in, 1 likes the pond, I don't see any more or the turtle. Lol
It's really for the fall and when my knuckle head lawn guys come by, they blow all the crap in the pond.
 

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Tell the knuckle heads you are not paying them if they blow stuff into the pond, it is real easy to mow the other direction. I do it all of the time.
 

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I haven't got on them yet for pond , but the shed and garage they like blowing dirt in. But I will, I have a small have a pool skimmer to take just floating junk off the top.
I let too many leaves in in the fall, it was nasty in the spring. I'd like to put some water plants in but what do you do with them in the winter?
 

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