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Hello dear pond friends!

Impressed of all seen pond pictures, it HAS to be nature love/soul related, it is my case ! and glad to share pictures of my baby. Now my breakfast and favorite spot in my house :giggle:. No ending joy since I am discovering the water cycle and plants related.
A little dry around waiting for the rain season, delayed for a couple of weeks now...
 

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What an idyllic garden you've created! Just beautiful! I'm curious as to what the ceramic(?) things are with pots placed on top of them.
 
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Nice pond! How old is it?
Thanks for the comment
I started bugging it just in july this year (see the pictures)! and did the first water leak test in late august, fortunately with positive results.
So, I could say the ponds birth was september this year, no less :giggle: and I am slowly aproaching to an acceptable water cycle.
I am absolute newbie and habe lots of fun
 

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Beautiful landscaping and surrounding views!
Thanks. Has to do a lot with the place where I live. It is a small, quite, welcoming village in the Andes.
In the neighborhood we have a protected natural reserve called Huacarpay...the model for water cycle in very big :giggle:
Interesting!
 
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What an idyllic garden you've created! Just beautiful! I'm curious as to what the ceramic(?) things are with pots placed on top of them.
Thanks for the comment...never ending arrangement improvement fun.
The pond is just 3 month old and of course still im progress.
What you see are kind of wood stoves and ceramic pots used in rural areas. They can be carried any where but they could also be insulated with wet soft earth for a fix place in a kitchen. They really work.
The picture o your pond spectacular...congrats
 
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lookds like a swimming pool conversion
Hi GBB
First of all I'd like to be a koi in your pond! It's great and surely the result of lots of optimistic work ! CONGRATS
All your recommendations, pictures and clips are absolutely important for a newbie like me :giggle:, very grateful for that.
It might be necessary (for me at least) to have a drone view (bird view) of your lay out for better understanding of all features and their interaction.
My pond is just 3 month old, and pond from the very beginning. Planned to be a water garden only, for ornamental local plants. not for fish...yet. Couple of pictures. It is made of a 4" bottom/wall of cement.
The bottom with a ramp from 1m to 0.5m deep, ending with a 2 step exit (recommended for the case a small kid or a dog fall into the pond).
The stones on top of the cement for colonization of nitro-bacteria... I hope.
The drain and level control is removeable and goes back to the sand trap of my irrigation pump, or back to a small river when the pump is not running.
Replenishing of evaporation water (very intensive in my place, 10,000 feet high and very sunny) and in general direct with river natural water via the irrigation pump.
Sofar ok in the process of reaching the water cycle.
Will very much appreciate comments of a high experienced top pond owner !!
Amen
 

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Thanks for the praise,
I'm glad the showcase was informative for you. but you did a heck of a job on your own.

I hear you that it is your favorite, I fully understand. A new window being cut in next to my recliner that will be looking out to the pond is now on the short list.

The reason I thought it was a conversion was the vertical walls and the drop down to the water. I have seen where others solution to lessening the 30,000 gallon pool was to simply not fill it up. The drop down to the water is ideal as a heron deterrent.

10,000 FT ? Do you have any birds at that elevation that you have to worry about if you were to add fish? Sure, I bet you have eagles and such but the ponds to small for them them to fish it. And if one did try it a simple piece of rope twine, fishing line across the middle of the pond would end that problem.
 
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