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@GBBUDD and @brokensword haha Will get some better pics, not much on pics in case you hadnt noticed. Will try to get some at different angles, also will get some pics of the terrapins, once they are out. Have only seen a few of them once so far this year
don't you know? SOME of us have to live vicariously through others...heh, hence why WE need to see whatcha doin' a lot clearer! Ya know, if you're weren't doing something so good, there wouldn't be such a clamor for better pics!!
 
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How's things going?
 

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some pics of what I’ve been up to, got it seamed together and seems to be holding water pun intended.
Had a hose leak when I moved the pump over to the intake bay and had to couple two hoses together. Think I may be losing a bit of water between new big and pond as it is doing the usual wicking water up between the liners, but no biggie that is why I didnt finish the waterfall right away.

just have some edging to finish, the fence, then waiting on the nets to show up before I will remove the safety fence I got around the pond and in the connection between the two to prevent the larger fish from becoming heron bait. The little guys are on there own that can get through the fence in the water.
Thanks to @GBBUDD on giving me more tips on seaming as well. It went pretty well only had one area that got a wrinkle and was a little tricky.
 
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Now there's a man who knows how to make a shore line look natural. Nice work @Jhn NICE WORK. I LOVE the varying heights step in and outs and the jagged edge water creeping behind the common edge and the misc boulders. On the bottom. Aquascape should ask you for some tips . Wish I could have helped more I could have picked up some tips. Looks great .....
? Under some of the gravel along the sides is there liner there too ? Is that for planting or so no plants grow.
 
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looks great, jhn! Is this the pond where your diamondbacks reside? Once you're done, how about some turtle/turtle in pond pics?
 

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Now there's a man who knows how to make a shore line look natural. Nice work @Jhn NICE WORK. I LOVE the varying heights step in and outs and the jagged edge water creeping behind the common edge and the misc boulders. On the bottom. Aquascape should ask you for some tips . Wish I could have helped more I could have picked up some tips. Looks great .....
? Under some of the gravel along the sides is there liner there too ? Is that for planting or so no plants grow.
Thanks.... All of the gravel, has liner under it, but only some of it is deep enough andwill have water below the gravel for plants to grow in, the rest is as you guessed to keep plants from growing. Like I said I greatly appreciate your advice, it would have been fun to have a fellow ponder helping and if you are in the area on a road trip come on by and hang out for abit.
 

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looks great, jhn! Is this the pond where your diamondbacks reside? Once you're done, how about some turtle/turtle in pond pics?
Yes, it is where some reside, I just saw the first one the other day poking its head out from under a log in there. Once they are out and about more will get some pics of them. I can get some pics of the 3-4 year old terrapins they are in the raised 1800 gal. Pond and have been out basking already On sunny days. They are still a little skittish, since they just kind of woke up, so if they see me walking over they all slide into the water to hide.
 
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geez @GBBUDD gave me a sad face for saying it is looking good....................

@Jhn love how it has all turned out!
Whoops I did what?

Guess that what I get for trying to type on the phone without my glasses.

Sorry about that.

Hey I hadn't upset anyone lately, guess I was due,

This covid bs is finally coming to terms. Though a coach in NH got fired yesterday for not insisting kids in sports, track in particular wear masks. That singles tennis did not need to either. There's a huge difference between science and paranoia.
 
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@Jhn
Do you have to feed the diamond backs daily ?
 

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Do you have to feed the diamond backs daily ?
Sometimes, most of the time every other day. Usually in order to feed the turtles, I have to feed the fish to distract them, especially the little whale my channel cat has become, it is like having a moving food skimmer in the pond the way it inhales food. During the warmer months when the terrapins natural food is active ie crabs and fish, clams, mussels, I bring them home and freeze them then hand feed the turtles with this a couple times a week.
 
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Guess I'll have to wait they are beautiful.
 

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They are some very beautiful turtles..... Update, somehow the bog has a hole in it somewhere, (not sure if it was from me or it had a hole in it I missed from the start) about 10” down from the spillway into the pond. So will need to move a bunch of gravel and trybto find it or just tear out the liner, and put in another one. Fortunately this liner is separate from the main pond liner, so not the end of the world either way. Just more work....
 
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That sucks ............. Yea it is possible to get a liner with a pin hole . for the expansion i put on last year i got three liners and two had tears from shipping and the third did have a defect in the rubber, did you use a decent underlayment against the timbers?
 

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This is the bog that I just put in with the new addition, it is just in the dirt. It must have come with a hole I missed, because I used 8oz underlay below and above it so I doubt I caused a tear or hole, never know though. Either way going to have to shovel the gravel back out of it, and see what I can find, it drops

The other one I put in last year is doing fine, no issues with it.
 
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Have any luck finding the leak?
 
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Here is a gratuitous terrapin shot for @brokensword

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This one is an ornate dbt, so it comes in for the winter as this is a southern climate species. Another week or two it can go back outside with its northern buddies. Saw two of the males the other day in the main pond, but they where gone by the time I came back out with my phone. So figured this can tide you over until they are out and about more.
 

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