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    new laguna aerator 123.64 wayfair.com just over 4 ft down and no air stones on it and only 3 hoses going .i did not use the airline they sent me I used my own .I hooked there airline hose on it but it is tiny and mine are the weighted kind plus i added a weight to them .plenty of power cord as the other power cords are only 6 ft
     

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Cool sissy!
     
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    The manifold is metal also and gosh is this thing is heavy and has nice rubber feet on it and it is very quiet also .My other one hummed and this one no noise and for the price it was a steal .I have to go get more airline and more check valves
     
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    great Sissy!
     
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    I figure maybe it would help people who may want an air pump to see this and see the price .I think we should have a post here for air pumps and pond pumps and rate them ourselves on gph,wattage, performance ,cost and what we found desirable in them and maybe even the flaws in them .It would be like a pond consumer affairs rating system .Give other ponders on here asking about pumps and stuff like where to find it and how it works
     
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    well finally uploaded 2 short videos of aggie and bert /rainy day pond sissy's pond on you tube
     
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    styrofoam crate I got at the dump free is good .going to use the half with no holes for my air pump
     

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Good idea, will keep it dry and quiet.
     
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    was out in my yard picking up rocks that are there yet again and look what i found .There were 3 stones also that look like they could be nice also.Any one know about stones.I also chipped a rock down to look like my home state any one know what state it is:)pic of my happy fish
     

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Pretty stones,whatever they are..............looks like some kind of fossils on some. Is it Louisiana?
    Your fish are sure enjoying your warm weather :X3:
     
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    nope my home state of NJ and yep they are fossils teeth marks on one and the others are precious stones
     
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    update on pond rebuild
     

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    That looks like some nice dark soil/mulch you have in the planted areas. Fish made a nice transition to their new pond. I see you have some of those silver balls also in there.
     
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    yep I paid 25 cents for 4 different sizes in a bag after Christmas .6 balls in total .I still have more bags of that black mulch to put in but have to get more retaining wall block and waiting because the manager of lowes told me they are going on sale the end of the month .Fish seem to like it .But now I am worried about all the foresting going on around here it is driving more animals my way .They are almost done clearing 600 acres of trees and they still have another 200 acres to go .
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    So those are just plastic balls then sissy? And they spin in your water tube just like Colleens do or are they just floating around w/ no water splashing on them? I want the ones that stay and spin in the stream of water flowing on them. Just wondering if yours will do that also.

    I don't like it when they start cutting trees around here either. They are doing it everyday here on that mountain right next to us. Makes big bare area's and looks awful. I hope that mountain is stable instead of like the one up the road from us that made that giant mudslide happen.
     
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    They spin when they get near the waterfall .I have to use waterproof silicon to seal up the ends .Aggie and bert like to push the balls around .I did put fish food inside one of them and took the hanger piece off of it so the food would spill out every time they rolled it or pushed it around the pond .They all attacked the ball once they realized food was in it .I got that idea from a toy pee wee and puddles has ,you put treats in it and they go nuts chasing it around .I think I would worry to jw with the rains you get and stripping trees like that can cause problems but also allowing the to get to tall can make them get top heavy and up root them also .But trees cut down the roots of them may die and rot and that would make the soil unstable also .2 sides to it and no one wins
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Just glad we are pretty far from the mountain and no river in between.
     
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    my pond today
     

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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Wow sissy you are really making a nice big planting area. That's gonna look so nice when finished. I see pretty flowers waiting to go in :)
     
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    yep phlox was on clearance shelf at lowes for 3 dollars and dianthus was there too for 3 dollars .Some of the phlox I planted on my 1 hillside .Should have bought more .I have to go there to pick up concrete block so will get more .
     
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