Hi All. New member here...

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    Sarcasticshrub

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    Started this obsession.. er, I mean journey into ponds around 2007. At least that is when I started digging.

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    No idea what I was doing, I just started digging...

    Hole sat there till the winter of 2014 when I started doing something with it.
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    Now, spring is just about to pop and the plants are showing signs of life again (so are the weeds, unfortunately).

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    Looking forward to seeing what everyone here brings to the table and learning more about this obsession I fell into. ;)
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    You've done well grasshopper.
     
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    JBtheExplorer Native Gardener

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    Welcome to the forum, and that is an awesome pond!
     
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    Tula

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    Welcome, you have a beautiful pond!
     
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    Looks good. Welcome.
     
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    Very nice! Welcome!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome to our group! Nice looking hole!
     
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    cas

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    Love your pond. How many gallons is it?
     
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    sissy sissy

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    Welcome and we offer no intervention :)love your pond
     
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    Great to have you here! (y)
     
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    Sarcasticshrub

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    Approximately 4,000 gallons.
     
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    sissy sissy

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    How many and what kind of fish do you have .You are teasing us ,we want to see more
     
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    Beautiful job (y)(y)(y)(y)
     
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    Thanks to all for the kind words!

    At first, I was going to forgo fish till the pond matured but necessity required keeping mosquito larva down till I could get back to working on the pond, so I popped around 10 comets in there (Horray for 10 cent fish!). You can kinda see the orange in the top right of the bottom tier. That's rainwater after a quick April storm. Entire surface was a wiggling mess.

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    Not too long after this picture they had babies but a blue herring wiped out 20+ fish in the fall. Now, there are 11 comets, three shubunkin and a Chinese high fin banded shark (sorry, no picts on the PC I'm on right now). Oh, frogs and tadpoles abound. Hatched somewhere around a thousand about a month ago, now there are about 100 larger ones roaming around (pict below is from 3/9/16).

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    Future plans are for more shubunkin and a couple more sharks, maybe a couple of otehrs, depends... right now I'm waiting for the plants to kick in before worrying over the string algae that's been a never ending story. Small steps.
     
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