Garden Ponds item created by RobAmy, Feb 2, 2014
RobAmy updated Rob & Amy's Pond
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RobAmy, refresh my memory, do you guys have an Oase filter?
Never mind, I looked and it's a Savio. Now you've got an additional "waterfall filter" in there, what is that?
Absolutely love this pond! The shallow but wide stream is my favorite part! It's exactly what I would want if I went with a really natural looking pond and didn't worry about technicalities. Like... Do you have any predator problems seeing as the sides are gradually sloped and stepped?
Thank you for the comment. I wanted the shallow stream for the birds and wide for the visual effect. The stream is my favorite part. The pond has a step but that is for the rock edge then it slopes. I have 2 planting areas that used up some of that stepped area also. I have had a Great Blue Heron a couple of times but that is the only issues I have had. The fish have multiple cave areas also. We do have raccoons and such but they have never been an issue. A woodchuck will eat a few of the pond plants in the stream and on the edge. So far to date very few issues with any type of animal. I think the size of the pond also helps because they have enough area to swim away with depth and width. My dogs help too
@RobAmy what's the depth of your stream? And it looks like you did a slight ledge at the edge before it runs into the pond with the liner and then put down stone over the top of it?
The stream varies in depth from 2 inch to 6 inches, this is the actually the water depth. The sides are more like 8" in depth. It looks like a ledge but actually what I did is made pooling pockets so the stream would keep getting wider with the water flow. The streams starts at 22 inches then goes to 6 feet. The water flows about a 1/2 inch over the stones where in exits into the pond. Yes the liner is higher on the edges for the entire stream but not by much. the depth is at 6 inches at the deepest but the entire stream has crushed stone so the water flow over the top is about 1/2 inch to about 2 inches max over the entire stream except where the large stones are obviously which the water flows around. Hope that makes sense. If not please let me know and I will try to explain it differently. I never truly measured the depths so they are approximate numbers but I am close.
Also do not let the pictures confuse you. I have the stream liner down first only to test my pooling pockets out. I pulled back the stream liner then lined the entire pond then overlapped the stream liner over the pond liner.
Very nice pond.
QUESTION: HOW DID YOU, HOW DOES ONE TAKE A PANORAMIC VIEW OF A WIDE POND?
YOU WERE ABLE TO DO SO SUCCESSFULLY.
WE HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO DO SO. WE LOVE LOVE LOVE OUR POND-WATERFALL BUT CAN'T CAPTURE THE WHOLE VIEW.
You have to take multiple pictures and overlap them when you do. Then stich them together with a program like Adobe Photoshop. The pond picture was a total of 6 pictures. The reason you overlap is so the program can align the pictures correctly. Some point and shoot cameras and cell phones take okay pano shots too.
I find most of the panoramic you take using a point and shoot or phone camera have distortion in the image - like looking through a fish eye. haha!
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