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Hello, I'm in western Massachusetts and have finally persuaded my other half to create a stream/waterfall/pond in our back yard. We're thinking about using a stock tank for bog filtration, creating a short stream with some amount of drop to make beautiful music, and feeding into a relatively small pond around 5x10 feet. Our interests are primarily in attracting frogs and toads, enjoying the sounds of running water, and having a beautiful cool place to dip my feet in the water during the summer months. I'm an avid gardener so the plants/landscaping will be easy. Bring electricity and building a retaining wall to get enough height for the waterfall will be harder. Affording and schlepping all the rock will be the hardest part. Lots of questions to come.
 
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Sounds nice what you are wanting to build. A few little fish will help keep the skeeters away.
 

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Welcome, run your ideas and questions by everyone here. There are plenty of very knowledgeable people willing to share.
 
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Welcome neighbor.
At least you should dig up a few rocks along the way.
Best advice I can give your already on that path is ask questions before you start all to many times people come in . I started digging my new pond a week ago what do you think . And all too often the answer is if you had done this it would save labor and dollars. Either a nicer looking final project.
 
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Hah, plenty of roots but not a single rock to be found. Our neighborhood (near the CT river) used to flood before the Army Corps of engineers built a dike after the 1938 flood. Flood waters brought topsoil from all around town. So we have terrific soil for growing! But no rocks.
 
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Know the area well spring field use to flood baddd. Use to go to those wetlands for wildlife photography
 
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