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    Waterbug

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    Words like "freeze" is relative. There's a big difference between a few days of -5C and weeks of -20C. If you don't say what your temperature range is I can't really offer any suggestions for fish. Sorry.
     
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    We did not understand well, I understand what you mean to say, during the winter with us in the average temperature is between five and ten degrees, sometimes it happens to be two days in winter temperatures below five degrees, for example today is twelve degrees.
     
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    That's no problem. Might get a little ice, but that's no problem for cold water fish. You have to stay away from tropical fish unless you move them inside for the winter. Goldfish would be fine.
     
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    thanks for the advice, I wanted to ask you something, I got an external filter with a UV lamp wiltec (10000L / h, 11W UV lamp....), I want to take a submersible pump with a flow of 4000L / h, a friend said to me that the pump of 2000L / h is quite good not bigger.so what you think?
     
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    I too used the dirt from the dig to form my waterfall. To support the large flat stone I placed cement blocks down. Hope I did the photos right.



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    very nice, that turned out wonderful.
     
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    Thanks addy. Nothing like what I've seen in your pond pics, geeeeez.

    I was hoping it would help the new comer dahavishnu with some ideas.
     
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    I love your water fall and the bear still makes it a focal point .
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Just looks so nice kougs, turned out perfect! I think I've taken mine apart and rebuilt it so many times that the fish think I'm nuts. "Oh no here she comes again.............oh well we get to pick at the tiny hairs on her legs again, yippee!"
     
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    Oh my jw, TMI. Hehehehehe r
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    sending her razors.............
     
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    Thanks to all of you who have welcomed me and given advice and photos!! Sorry it took so long to reply. I feel like a putz because I have never joined any type of forum before and frankly I'm a little lost because I don't know how to navigate in here. I'm sure I will figure it out though, please bear with me.
    I got my pond kit today and will begin building my waterfall this weekend. I have a few friends with ponds to give me a hand (or advice) plus I have been watcing a lot of videos so I am confident of the outcome. I'm sort of a workaholic and try to stay busy all the time so my posts may not come on a regular basis, but I will be updating progress when I can.
    BTW kougs, I love the bear with the salmon in his paws (I hope they are not your koi)...where can I get one? NIce pix as well...very helpful. I gotta get more rocks!
    Anyway, all of your pond photos are great and I hope mine turns out half as nice as what I have seen here.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I got a really nice iguana statue and a parrot in a ring from there. Got a floating gator too but had many problems w/ it. I take mine in during the winter cuz the wind would knock the parrot around like crazy swinging from my porch roof. Just wouldn't order maybe something that has to float in the water like the gators as mine had little holes and sank. Sent me a new one and it's head sat totally lopsided in the water so they ended up just refunding me on it. Was finally able to patch the gator w/ glue gun and super glue after a million tries. He is still floating. The 2nd one sits on the floor in my computer room. Don't know how to fix a lopsided floating head. They didn't want them back and said to toss them if I wanted.

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    Welcome! This is how I did mine..it's sort of a makeshift bog as I lined the blocks with plastic to keep the moisture in. Here's some pics for ideas.
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    Holy cow j.w. those things look so real!
     
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    this looks very nice show us pictures when you finish it all
     
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    Very nice, Rebel! Love your ideas. I will be making a new waterfall and would love to have a stream, but it will be hard to do since my property is FLAT! Building new pond for the goldies, let the koi keep the original pond to themselves, but this will all have to wait until spring. But, loving seeing ideas on here all winter long!
     
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    Country find some dirt and bring it in .I did that with my cart and used concrete block to make the area more stable and help make the waterfall.I filled the concrete block up with dirt and used rebar I pounded down inside the block to hold it in place .Easier than using concrete and if I want to make it bigger it is easy to do
     
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    [sup]Actually I did use block to layer up my wier (spelling weir?) anyhoot and hid it with the pavers. Didn't turn out to bad since my ground is flat too I think. Adding the waterfall actually made my pond look bigger, since it's only 8x6. So far everyone who has seen it in action really liked it (phew) so I'm kinda pleased with it. If "someone" in the household wasn't so darn fired up about pre-formed I would have kept the boys digging! He found out that after I finished it lol, but still pleased with the end result (just yes wish it was a bit bigger) so the illusion of the added space with the bog helps I guess. I don't percieve it as just popping up out of the ground, but someone else might think it looks unnatural.[/sup]
     
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