New TV Show - Pond Stars

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    I tried watching this, but found the main guy pretty annoying. I even thought about watching it on mute. Lol!
     
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    I've been waiting for something like this. Knowing how TV is these days, it'll probably be dumb with over-dramatic scenes, but I'll still give it a try.
     
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    Up next on Pond Stars: The Pond Digger demolishes the wrong pond while filming "Ponds gone wrong!" and special dramatic footage of a snail out racing the spread of string algae!
     
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    I set my DVR
     
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    How did you watch it Priscilla? It doesn't air for a few days yet here.

    I've seen teaser trailers. Like most shows of this type I imagine they will create drama just to keep it interesting. I mean for us ponders, just watching the ponds get built would be enough, right? But for the general viewing public, they feel they need a dramatic element.

    I'll be curious to see how the anti-Aquascape folks review the show.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    My dvr is set and it's about a turtle pond this first episode.
     
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    Hey Priscilla, did you maybe see Pool Masters with the British accent guy? I have seen a few of his shows where they build all natural pools with plant bogs for the filter system. If this is the show I'll agree with you the guy does get a bit annoying. hehe
     
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    Yes, it must have been Pool Masters. There was too much pretend drama around the build and small side stories that tried to keep it interesting. And the guy was super annoying.

    But isn't there currently a pond building show? I'm sure I watched one and ended up changing part way through. But it could have been the pool building one.
     
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    The thing I don't like about modern TV is that this could be a perfect documentary about pond building, but just like everything else it will have a "reality" setting. Mid-way through the show there will be some staged disaster, and they'll say something like "I don't know if we can get this finished in time." and then they pull through at the last second... lol

    ...but, I watch Tanked all the time and I know what to expect from it, but at the end at least I get to see a nice fish tank, and that's really all I'm hoping to get out of "Pond Stars" is a nice pond at the end.
     
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    I watch Tanked on Netflix, they do some awesome work. Also watch My Cat from Hell. Learned all kinds of stuff about the kitty and the guys name Jackson Galaxy is one of the coolest names out there.
     
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    Anyone watch the first episode? IMO it was not really intended for the everyday DIY pond owner. Not hard to tell it promotes Aquascape. I didn't watch the entire show.
     
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    Yep it was not for the DIY'er but was kinda neat seeing what they did. I'm sure the show is to gain customers.
     
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    I'm sure that it will give the DIY'er plenty of ideas. From what I have seen from this forum, a lot of the DIY people can create ponds and environments that will make a lot of pros envious.
     
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    When they did that last part on the circulating stream w/ the falls they mentioned that the crates they put in there were like using plastic milk crates so they did add a little for the DIY. Anybody watching could figure out kind of what they are doing and then go google and find what they did. @Big Lou you shoulda watched it all cuz I really like that stream w/ the falls that circulated.
     
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    I loved the stream in the hillside. I can't wait to make more water stuff!!! I snarled at how quickly they would get the pond rocks placed and $$$ not being an issue thou....Oh well, life styles of the rich and famous pond owners. I love my little 1000 gal that produced blood sweat and tears out of me! I'm out of room for a larger pond but a DIY bird stream is rolling in the back of my mind for this winter.
     
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    Yep wishing now I had a hill here now to make one :)
     
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    I have not had the chance to watch the whole thing yet but what I saw I liked :)

    The stream and pondless waterfall was beautiful! They did a lot of planning and explaining about how and why they were doing certain things. The owners of the house specifically wanted a place that birds would be attracted to.

    Would be awesome if they did follow up shows down the road to see how people are doing with their ponds.
     
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    I know its a bit of an aquascape commercial. but the show is entertaining. and this one should be interesting....
    The Pond Stars meet the boys from Tanked! Certified Aquascape Contractors unite to build a pond for Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM's) Las Vegas, world headquarters. It's hot here but we are having a blast! Great group of guys!
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