New to forum, not new to fish

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    Limeymotors

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    Hello. My name is Duncan . I live in Lower New England. Hobbies are old motorcycles, tropical fish, gardening, and now pond fish. I have a small 600 gal pond with shubunkin and comets. Almost everything I do is homemade D.I.Y. on the cheap. Im enjoying the forum so far. Hoping to help where I can. Thanks -Duncan
     
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    Hi Duncan. Welcome to GPF!
     
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    Welcome Duncan! You will like it here, lots of friendly helpful people. I am also a gardener, tropical fish keeper (angels and discus) and have just finished a new pond.
     
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    Welcome Duncan, have you started planning to winterize your fish and pond?
    I'm also cheap, I mean DIY....
     
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    Welcome and I am a fellow cheap everything also .It does not have to be expensive to build a pond .The liner and pumps are always the biggest cost you will spend .
     
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    smhi.gif Welcome to the group!
     
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    Welcome @Limeymotors ! I am also big on DIY, but somehow my DIY ends up costing me more than if I hired it out! But it's all fun anyway - and I learn a lot along the way!
     
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    But isn't it so much more gratifying
     
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    It is indeed! It's a hobby and hobbies cost money!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome to our group!
     
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    I recently finished the big dig of my new pond. Several people told me "You know there are men who would have dug that hole for you". But it is my hobby and interest, I want to do it myself!
     
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    I did all of mine and it was hard but to much fun to remember all the dumb things I did each time .Like getting stuck under the liner when I put it in the pond .It was easier to spread the liner out by getting under it when I do it by myself .Each time I had my liner destroyed i went a little bigger
     
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    Ladies dig?
    I'll need to introduce a shovel to the wife this weekend :D
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    lol I dug my entire pond(s) stream, hauled all the rocks, honey was working at the time. Did have my tractor to help me.
     
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    Some of us sure do! I have dug several ponds and planted hundreds of bushes and trees. My shovels and wheelbarrows and work gloves are all very well used here.
     
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    Mine was my shovel and I and come winter it is my snow shovel and I .I bought 2 new ones for this winter since I got them real cheap the end of winter .Work gloves what are they ;)Every tree and shrub on my 3 acres i planted myself That is 39 trees and 46+ shrubs and not sure how many flowering plants over the years .It just comes with owning property .I should have bought a small tractor ,but that is what I should have done but not what I did .But I can be proud of what I have done .Everything but the house I built or like the front porch and the carport which I had a hand in building .
     
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    Fall project is to dig 40 holes for deer fencing. Power augers can't get through my basalt boulders so need to be done by hand. Just need a dry weekend before we start to freeze.
     
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