My new pond (Help and advice appreciated)

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    MitchM

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    Hmm
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Oh so pretty @Gags and love the addition of sparkling lights!
     
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    The filter has been running now for around 3 weeks.

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    The glass on the right was week 2

    The glass on the left week 3

    Looks like I'm getting tannin build up. Do you think it's worth adding some Activated Carbon to my filter outlet going into the waterfall reservoir?
     
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    more big rocks :)

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    quilt batting in a crate with a small pump in an area where the water will run back into the pond will work .I use quilt batting every spring .I even use it in my stock tanks when I move babies to it to be given away 100_7171.JPG
     
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    Lowered the left hand bank and added the turf to make a grassy pool. Also finished of the reservoir at the top and added some moss and shrubs etc to finish it off. Just need nature to run its course now and for the plants to grow in the pond and in the rocks and waterfall to break the stones and rocks up a bit.

    Roll on March when I can add some fish :)

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    All is looking great and looks like the new grass is growing good right up to your pond edge. Gonna have to keep that grass well watered around the edge over that liner. We have two septic tank holes down about a foot covered w/ stainless steel covers to protect so dirt won't fall in in case the plastic covers crack. Every year when it gets warmer I have to water the heck out of those two spots or they yellow up fast. You would think w/a foot of dirt over them it would not do that but yep it does.
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Beautiful !!
     
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    Will be nicer once the stones have weathered a bit and the plants start to grow :)
     
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    bought a bag of watercress from Tesco £1

    Rooting well

    Will transfer to my reservoir to act as a secondary filter

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    WOW really love the pond and the way you placed the rocks on the hill makes it look more natural
     
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    Perfect! Watercress is every pond's best friend for filtering. Remember it loves moving water - even if it's just a gentle flow, it does better where there is movement.
     
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    It should like it in here then, Its constantly moving :)

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    Yup! That's ideal!
     
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    A log . All mossy and completly rotten and should fit well around the northern bank :) Takes two men as it’s a heavy log :p

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    Got to love logs here and there because they add that natural look
     
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    What a great find @Gags (y)
     
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