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First summer with the pond and I have been slowly tweaking and adding to it. I have not done anything with the filter fall area as I want to completely redo that area. I will shorten it up in height and maybe widen it and split the falls up. Not sure yet but will wait till next spring for that I think.

Anyway, I added a planting bed on the east side.

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Last weekend I finished the edging around the pond and added river rock. Would of maybe used smaller river rock but we had a pile of this size so I went with it.

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Fish have been doing well.
And I have one small fry I just spotted a few days ago!! Its about 1" long I think. So far I have only noticed the one that must of hid well. Not much cover for fry to hide in my pond as I only have lilies and some sickly looking WH in there right now. I do have a few marginals that are trying to get established.

Don't have a pic of the fry but here one of a few of my fish.

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Still lots to do!
 
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Thanks Fishin. It's a work in progress. Learning as I go from all you guys with great ponds!

I have a big heard of 10 goldies. Opps 11 now I have a fry. :) Don't plan on adding any till next spring when I can get my QT tank going again.
 

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Great looking pond, love the rock work
 
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Thanks everyone. I am really enjoying this pond. Hard work but very relaxing at the same time. Summer is winding down here so I need to read up on what to do to get ready for winter.
 

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I just pull my pump (external) add a aerator, sink the lilies. Usually towards the end of november, depends on how early it starts getting and staying down in the freezing temps. Lilies are sunk as soon as they die back.
 
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I do not have a pond aerator. I have a regular aquarium one that I use while it was very hot. Scared to leave it out if it may rain. That it might short out or something and shock the fishies. I should pick one up that is rated for outdoor use?
 
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That's all I use too Haver, Its a great big one that I had for my 80 gallon aquarium. To use it at my pond I took an old metal case for an old drill that went bad. It was about the size of a brief case, I used a drill to drill vent holes on the sides of the box and a big one for the cord to pass thru and some for the air lines, then I hid it under a landscape rock--its kept the aerator dry and weatherproof thru 2 full years now, good luck Tim K.
 
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Hmmm maybe I just need to find a weather proof case and can get by with that. Think I need a bigger one though. Do you use this through the winter months as well?
 
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Sorry Haver79 for taking so long to get back to you--just saw your post directed to me today---yes I run it year round inside the drill storage box--originally just intended to run it only in the winter to keep a hole in the ice since I don't use a heater but liked it so well I just leave it running year round
 

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