New guy/pond redo

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    gliebig

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    I bought a house that had a koi swamp. Ok, just a swamp....
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    We cleaned it out and got it running...
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    I wound up purchasing a bunch of koi and a filter system from someone who was closing down the pond. We had that running for a bit, then one day, I saw a heron poaching my fish. The pond was only 2.5' deep at its deepest point. I tried fake heron's, a motion sprinkler, but the bird kept coming back, so I chose to make the pond bigger and deeper...
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    A lot deeper. :)

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    Filled it up...

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    Redid the plumbing and added UV.
    Ordered some rocks...
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    That's how it sits now. Just waiting for this stupid weather to stabilize a bit. The plan is to build a couple waterfall features on the ledge that we discovered while digging it out. The coping edge will get smaller rock and plants to soften it up.

    C'MON SPRING!!!!
     
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    Wow, great project. Your doing a great job. Looking forward to seeing the progress.
     
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    Welcome and nice work .What are you going to do about your friend that visits .
     
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    It's a straight drop from the edge down almost 6ft. I'm not going to give him any place to stand.
     
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    Welcome to the forum! Great to have you here :)
     
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    Nice pond! Where do you live? Just wondering how long spring is going to take to get to your place.....
     
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    Now that's a project! It is going to look spectacular, can't wait to see more pics.
     
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    Welcome. Your pond project looks beautiful...I think we're all ready for Spring :)
     
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    I'm in Md....freezing my butt off today.
     
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    I have to say I am glad there was not chance of having smell O pic on puters.Just looking at that first pic makes me want to puke .We are at 59 now and dinner is in the oven so taking a rest after running out and taking the wood out of my truck .Next take garbage to dump and look at that fixer upper house and think about an offer and know it won't be what they are asking .By the way how many friends will you have to bribe to help you move those rocks :);)
     
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    Most of the rocks aren't bad, just those 5 larger ones. We'll probably rent a small excavator for that like what we used to dig out the pond.
     
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    BTW that is one good size tree that has been taken down
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Nice work! Welcome to our group! What part of Maryland? We are out in Frederick.
     
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    There was a bigger one next to it. They were dropping too much junk in the pond.
     
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    Bel Air
     
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    Oh my gosh! That's amazing! You've got a great eye! I see now why you were asking about bonding the rock to the liner.
     
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    Ooh, aah........purty...............
     
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    Beautiful. Can't wait to see the pictures when it is done.
     
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    Haven't done anything since last post but hopefully we'll resume the build in the next week or two.
    I picked up this piece of driftwood my friend gave me. I may incorporate it on the shallow ledge or behind the pond. Pretty neat piece.
    I was thinking it would be cool to see a couple turtles perched on it/swimming in the pond. Has anyone put a couple painted turtles in their pond? Is it safe? If so, what would you feed them? wood.jpeg
     
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    In my case, they ate the coy pellets and never really messed with the fish. You never know though, maybe someone else will tell you different. I guess as they get bigger, you'll have to watch their nails. You don't want them puncturing the liner.
     
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