New pond. Plants are the only filtration. We have 8 goldfish.

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    I really like that! Nice arrangement of rock sizes under the water, it has a cool look. When those plants grow bigger it'll have a great softening appeal to all the stonework, it's the situation my pond is in now too - new pond, new small plants.

    How many gallons would you estimate that to be? How deep is the central deep zone?
     
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    Welcome and why do ponders have a rock obsession .I do like the bigger rocks in the pond .You have 8 goldfish now but soon lots more
     
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    Thanks, the pond is about 1800 US gallons, the deepest spot is 2' deep.I dug it out by shovel... Ugh. Always wanted a pond, I have done everything myself. It is a lot of fun. How is your pond doing?
     
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    You know what your pond reminds me of desert landscaping .Took me awhile to realize it
     
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    Nice looking pond. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Welcome to our group! Very nice pond, love the rock work
     
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    Welcome! :coffee:
    I love the rock layout under the water and the edging of the pond, but I would suggest you take up all that desert theme on the outskirts and make a pretty garden to give it a more natural feel. Otherwise I like it. :whistle:
     
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    Good morning. Thanks. I got a smokin deal on the rock that's why you see so much of it. About 12 tons total. The goldfish were doin the nasty in the Mares tail a few days ago, may have some new kids on the block soon. This is an awesome site with a ton of pond info.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Nice,Dude, you are like a level 17 Pond Jedi! Looks like you have made a lot of cool ponds.
     
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    Thanks,for the advice..will do.
     
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    I like the landscaping around it because if you ever get heavy rain it will filter the water before it goes into the pond .Pond seems bigger since there is no beginning or end to it ,It reminds me of a mountain area pond I have seen here
     
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    I like the desert look, but then again I lived in the desert for quite a few years. It looks like a pond that is spring fed by one of those rare springs out in the desert.

    I might add a few plants around to maybe break it up a bit, but to me a nice clean look! And I LOVE plants.........lol
     
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    Thanks, still have lots to do.
     
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    Welcome!
    2 feet deep? Where in Canada are you?
     
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    Some of colleens are not that deep ,but now she making a couple of them deeper .She is in Canada
     
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    She also uses a ~1500 watt heater and doesn't care about the electricity cost (because her hubby pays it)

    The point is though that most places in Canada will freeze a 2' depth to the ground? Thus the location matters...
     
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    She works also but I think she sad her utility rates are lower .
     
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    Howdy. Coquitlam, BC. Pumps run 24-7. Freezing is not a problem.
     
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