My Deck Pond From the Start

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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    That looks like it should work.
     
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    Nick83 Jack of all trades, Master of none.

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    Excellent! Now to start acquiring lumbar and supplies. I have a week in December to build it and surprise my wife with a new bog lol
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I love mine! Keeps my pond in perfect condition. Never have green water, string algae has no chance in either big pond. The small slow flow, warm, ponds get a bunch of it. I leave it for the critters, the bees use it as a landing board for drinking.
     
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    Oh nice, I hope that I can build it to be as efficient. Right now my pond itself has enough plants to keep it healthy and starve out any algae blooms at the moment. I'm sure adding a dedicated bog will really help.
     
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    Since this is my first winter or the lack of(zone9), I'm going to leave my Lillie's in the pond. Is there anything I should be doing other than removing the dead pads. Should I cut the tubers down or just let it ride out the season? One of my Lillie's is still producing flowers. One is about to bloom in the next couple of days and there's another slowly coming up to the surface.There's still baby pads popping up. I'm just curious as to what and if I need to be doing more than what I'm already doing aside from pulling the dead pads.
     
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    i leave mine in. just trim back the dead. you can sink them if you wish. I just leave them where they are.
     
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    In your zone your lilies may just keep growing and flowering all year round. I would just experiment and see - keep trimming the dead and dying pads and see how long the plant keeps going. If they do keep growing, you'll have to divide them at some point, but 1st year plants should be fine for now.
     
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    IMAG2158_1.jpg A flower blossomed this morning. Cororado Lilly. There's another coming up right beneath the surface.
     
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    They still look pretty good! I'd let them keep blooming!
     
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    Yea, it's still pretty warm and sunny here so this is a nice holiday treat.
     
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    I’m envious! It’s early winter here, I’ve stopped feeding my fish, my plants have died back, and now comes the time of dull brown and grey. I’m trying to find good lilies for my area, that will cover a good portion of the pool next year, but not all of it.
     
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    Yuck, such a depressing season. I would be miserable without the sun all year and flowers blooming through the winter, well most of it. :cool:
     
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    I'm thinking maybe this spring I'm going to add some floating plants with more flowers to give the pond a little more color.

    Aside from adding flowers in the spring I'm going to start building the raised bog/equipment enclosure after Christmas. That will leave me plenty of time to pick out which plants I want to fill it with when construction is complete.
     
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    See you are in OK, does it snow in Oklahoma City? I might be driving down there in the coming weeks if I can work out a price on a car. Will likely fly in and drive back to NJ
     
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    It snows maybe a light dusting in late December, mostly Jan-Feb, sometimes into March. We might maybe get enough to roll up a few snowballs, if you work hard and have enough space, maybe even a short snowman.
     
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    The temperature has been really out of whack for the past week with lows in the upper to mid 30's at night but rising up to the 60's and 70's during the day. I've been able to keep the water between 55 and 60. My GF and the pleco are all still very active. The air is gradually going to get warmer over the next couple of days with 80° coming into the forecast. I wish old man winter would get his act together!!! IMAG2185.jpg
     
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    I feel you Nick83. It's jackets and fuzzy hats in the morning and t-shirts in the afternoon.
     
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    Well it's another shorts and T-shirt day so I thought to spend some time out on the deck and take a couple pictures of my shubbie. He's looking kind of big in the belly region and likes to play with the comet but can't keep up with its lightning fast swimming abilities lol. IMAG2207.jpg IMAG2208.jpg
     
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    Another short movie I put together today.
     
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    Nice filming @Nick83 and your fish look like they love all that vegetation to swim around in. Beautiful fish!
     
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