POTM January 2018 Winner

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    Ian Administrator

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    Congratulations to @brokensword for winning the January 2018 Photo of the Month! (y)

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    Great pic and a worthy winner!
     
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    Congrats ....Great pic
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    Thanks everyone; appreciated. Took this one when I didn't mind getting out in the snow as much. Looking at the thermometer, I don't expect I'll be taking any recent snow pics anytime soon!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    doing my victory dance (heavy tongue in cheek!)

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    I leave my pump on all winter. I was told to do this as the water would become very acidic if I switched it off! Was this correct?

    Lizabeth Harris.
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    actually no, that is incorrect. Acidity is caused by decaying organic matter or if your source water is already acidic. Over time, most ponds become more acidic for the above reason. Proper Kh and Gh numbers will keep the ph (ph is a measure of acid/base solutions) balanced, but you'd need to test your water first. The reason most keep their water/pump moving is to help alleviate the effect of ice on the surface and/or to keep a hole open. Many don't have any water movement at all (or, very little) but create the same effect with either aerators/deicers/or pond breathers. You have to be careful that if you have a waterfall, that it doesn't freeze and divert water out of your pond (in the winter).
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Great picture!
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    thanks, addy; sometimes you get insight as well as luck, you know? Now, I'll be shut out of February's contest as since my pond is enclosed, not a lot of visitors, you know? Heck, had to import both frogs and turtles just to up the inhabitant count!

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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    dankë, Lisa!
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    thank you, Sir!
     
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    great pic makes me feel cold
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    thank you, Angel & Gemma!
     
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    Donna Saverino MI My first Grandchild

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    Makes me proud to say I'm your neighbor. My husband who is also into photography says Magnificent!
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    well, thank you and your husband very much! I can't really hold a candle to some of the pics I've seen from RobAmy, but then, I think he's had more practice! Still, I get lucky sometimes! Btw, this was taken at Cranbrook Gardens, right up the road from you; you should visit if you're into really nice nature scenery. This particular area is the Japanese gardens. Really, really nice area ALL times of the year as Cranbrook has statuary and ponds to augment the scenery. For the past few years, to get in has been free...you should check it out if you haven't been there!


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