New member, first pond build

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    lauraleellbp

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    Hi!

    I'm in the planning stage of building my very first pond! It's not going to be huge- only about 400 gallons- and I'm considering stocking it only with native fish and plants. As I live in SW Florida, there's lots around to give me ideas!

    I may be a newbie to ponds, but I'm an avid aquarist and have had fish tanks since I was very young. My current passion is freshwater planted tanks, and I have 4 planted tanks going right now- a 90gal, 46gal, 29gal, and 10gal.

    I look forward to meeting ya'll, learning more, and hopefully getting some more experienced feedback on my pond plans as my project evolves.

    TIA
    Laura Lee
     
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    Hi Laura Lee ... Welcome.
     
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    hi! I am new to this also
     
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    hi
    i just wanted to say i dont know how much room you have but i will tell you we redid our pond 3 times! so make it as big as you can and i bet it will be great. Ours went from 5 by 8 to 17 by 8 lol so you will upgrade alot but at first it will seem expensive at times but just keep going.

    ~marino~
     
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    Thanks for the advice!

    This pond is very limited for space as it's right up next to the house and bordered on all sides by walls and a sidewalk- so if I ever do decide to expand, it would have to be a new pond in a different location- which is unlikely with our current property. We have an acre and a quarter, but most of it is zoned protected wetlands so we won't be touching it. What isn't protected is full of limerocks bigger around than I am tall!
     
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    hi im new to and starting a new pond i live in the uk
     
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    Welcome folks. I am new as well.
     
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