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Got a little update! The pond liner has not shown up yet, so I am at a bit of a standstill, but I am doing what I can.

I got a ton of pea gravel:
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Loaded into our half ton truck that made an interesting ride home.

I have yet to get any larger cobbles for the base layer, so that will probably happen sometime this week.

I also impulse bought some goldfish.
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For reference you can see a smaller fancy goldfish in front of the two orange ones. Those are some massive fish!

They were a great price and I can never resist enormous goldfish. I can’t put them in the pond right now due to tempature, so I will slowly acclimate them down over the course of about two-three weeks.

Here is their current setup for temperature adjustment:

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Just started following you, as a fellow Coloradoan I hope to learn from you as only those who have been here an extended time appreciate the temperature extremes and shifts. I am curious as to your elevation and have you selected any plants for your bog yet?
 

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Just started following you, as a fellow Coloradoan I hope to learn from you as only those who have been here an extended time appreciate the temperature extremes and shifts. I am curious as to your elevation and have you selected any plants for your bog yet?
Thanks! I am at around 5000 feet, not at the top of any mountains but it does still get fairly cold.

I have some irises that were planted in a little pea gravel pocket last season, so those will be going in first. After that I am not sure, I would love cattails, but I know those puncture liner with their roots. I could also go with more creeping jenny, corkscrew rush, and hardy grasses, though I have a lot of those in the pond already.
 

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I haveth another update! American Tilapia delivered the liner. They completely messed up the size but gave me almost double the liner so I am deffinitly not complaining. I ordered a 14x8 and got a 14x14!

I am kinda with GBBUDD as far as this material goes, it looks like a tarp, I don't trust it for one second. I hope yall were right that this stuff can actually hold water!

here is the big giant liner:

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I haveth another update! American Tilapia delivered the liner. They completely messed up the size but gave me almost double the liner so I am deffinitly not complaining. I ordered a 14x8 and got a 14x14!

I am kinda with GBBUDD as far as this material goes, it looks like a tarp, I don't trust it for one second. I hope yall were right that this stuff can actually hold water!

here is the big giant liner:

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looks like the weather today will be great for pond building! So exciting!
 
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They completely messed up the size but gave me almost double the liner so I am deffinitly not complaining. I ordered a 14x8 and got a 14x14!

Nice. Didn’t even know you could buy an 8’ width. Thought they only sold in 5’ increments. Probably easier to send you a bigger one that’s laying around than cut down.

I am kinda with GBBUDD as far as this material goes, it looks like a tarp, I don't trust it for one second. I hope yall were right that this stuff can actually hold water!

I would test fill before rocking, but would not worry about the quality of material. The fact that it’s a woven material is about the only thing it has in common with a tarp. I don’t even see a factory seam in your liner, so (y).
 
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Nice. Didn’t even know you could buy an 8’ width. Thought they only sold in 5’ increments. Probably easier to send you a bigger one that’s laying around than cut down.



I would test fill before rocking, but would not worry about the quality of material. The fact that it’s a woven material is about the only thing it has in common with a tarp. I don’t even see a factory seam in your liner, so (y).
this website ( and flordia tilapia, but they are the same company ) is the only place I could find an 8X14, hence why I went with them! After inspecting it more closely, I can see how well each of the woven strands seems to be joint together, and there is no seams. I will deffinitly do a water test though.
 

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@TheFishGuy , you need to start a new thread and retire from posting on this one! Every time I glance at the title that includes the words, “final pond,” my heart sinks. My initial thought is always, “OH NO!” …..or change the title. (said jokingly, of course — but it does catch me off guard every time….)
 
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After a couple of weeks of no progress, I finally have some. I got the bog edges rocked in and did the waterfall. I still have to raise the bog edges and foam the waterfall, along with folding and cutting the liner. I am happy with the progress though!

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