Pond therapy, Central Florida

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    Daniel J Chaplin Pond Therapy

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    IMG_20180509_201607510.jpg IMG_20180518_175908-EFFECTS.jpg Image_055.jpg received_10210719339013645.jpeg IMG_20180707_232056.jpg IMG_20180707_232047.jpg IMG_20180707_232128.jpg IMG_20180707_232029.jpg IMG_20180707_232105.jpg IMG_20180706_010511.jpg IMG_20180709_075615.jpg IMG_20180709_075604.jpg IMG_20180707_232121.jpg IMG_20180707_232128.jpg IMG_20180707_232047.jpg This is a pond I started a couple years ago I rescue plants from friends houses or places I've been. I currently have two koi fish one butterfly and I'm not sure of the other about a hundred Rosy Reds and at least a Hundred Mollys and their breeding all the time . I hope enjoy the pics I will send more.....
     
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    Hello and welcome! Lovely plants! How big is your pond!
     
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    Daniel J Chaplin Pond Therapy

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    It's about 15' long, 6' wide , only about 18" deep at it's deepest spot
     
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    Daniel J Chaplin Pond Therapy

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    I flush the pond I'm currently using a well and the water quality is very good I do this at least once or twice a week .
     
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    Welcome to our group! Nice and pretty pond!
     
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    Daniel J Chaplin Pond Therapy

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    Thank you, it is my lil' Oasis
     
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    You rescue plants? I don't think I've ever heard of it referred to that way before! Welcome!
     
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    welcome here and yes ponds can be relaxing and enjoyable at times and frustrating other times ;)
     
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    Hello. Thanks for showing your pond. Plant rescue, that's great. I may put out an add online that I rescue plants, as my poor garden is a tad bit bare. Who knows I may get lucky.
     
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    Daniel J Chaplin Pond Therapy

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    The only time I've been frustrated is when Blue Herons ate 28 gold fish .They were all 8"-10" inches. But luckily they had previously layed eggs and I had 52 babies :) .That's the cycle of life..... Since than I have created tunnels and a bridge and many other places for them to hide.
     
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    Daniel J Chaplin Pond Therapy

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    I've always had a fascination with watching plants and animals grow, sometimes I go on a ride through the forests here in Florida looking for species I've never seen before .one time I put sea weed (lake weed) iny pond and all of my baby goldfish died, never again will I do that.
     
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    Daniel J Chaplin Pond Therapy

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    ohh forgot to mention, the water from my well is 72 degrees all year round, so in the winter it does rarely fall below 30 degrees, I thinking about trickeling water all winter long
     
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    I learned the hard way do not run your to much .I had to pull my pump and replace it .I even added a bigger pressure tank so the pump does not have to come on as much .Even wish I had put a bigger one in but did not think I could lift it onto the platform .Those well pumps are not cheap and mine is 400 feet in the ground .Jet pumps are easier because they are at least accessable
     
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    Daniel J Chaplin Pond Therapy

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    I agree with you, but it only gets cold for maybe a few weeks out've the year. I lost a few fish this winter, hopefully I have better luck this winter :)
     
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    Sorry your fish died. Here's a picture for you. I'm all ways out looking at various plant species and where and how they grow. This is taken a mile from my house.
     

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    Daniel J Chaplin Pond Therapy

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    That's awesome
     
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    Daniel J Chaplin Pond Therapy

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    That's beautiful
     
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    Every year they get larger, and more have grown.
     

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