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Discussion in 'Newbies to Garden Ponds' started by shad3rd, Aug 7, 2013.

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    shad3rd

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    Well my little pond is finished. It is not very big. It gets 6+ hours a day of bright summer sun. The water turned...well not a very nice color; green mud. I was ready to buy "UV filters for Dummies."

    But I keep reading the forum. Put in lots of plants! Don't clean the Bio-Falls, let it alone! Use quilt batting! Don't overfeed the fish!

    So I bought the plants, did not touch the filter, used quilt batting in the skimmer box changing it twice a day and put the fish on a diet.

    My water is sparkling clear. My six fish are happy I have a nice backyard water feature.

    I think I will buy a little bench so I can sit and read by my pond.

    Thanks,

    Rich
     

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    Looks real nice. Congrats.
     
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    Very cute, looks great.

    Reading anything good? ; )
     
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    haver79

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    Cute pond. Enjoy its addicting!!
     
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    slakker AKA Mike

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    Very nice!
     
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    Fishylove

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    Very pretty!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Way to go! Glad people here were able to help you get your pond to a happy place. It sure is looking very nice. Get a comfy bench feet up, pillow, little drink table, enjoy!
     
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    Nice pond.
     
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    sissy sissy

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    just takes time and testing the water and some work . :cheerful: lots and lots of patience
     
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    Jason

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    Awesome Job :claphands:
     
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    Koigal50

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    Oh so nice. The easiest way to clam yourself, is to sit by your pond. Peace.
     
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    sweet!
     
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