We are new to ponds

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    CdnPond

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    Hi, we are very new to ponds, aquatic plants and fish. Our pond was built November 2016 by a pro ...my husband and I did the planting this spring and we added a few gold fish. We live in Zone 3 in Canada (Southern Alberta). Looking forward to learning from all you experts.....as we do have some issues right now.
    Gary & Cec
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome to our group! We have Canadians here that keep ponds up there in the cold country.
     
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    Welcome and a few on here from Canada that will really be a great help
     
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    Welcome and like addy and sissy said, we've got some great Canadian pond keepers here :)
     
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    Welcome!
    If you're looking for a supplier of plants that do well in our climate, have a look at Bearberry Creek Water Gardens http://www.bbcreek.ca They're located up near Sundre.
    Of course we would like to see pictures of your pond, and let us know what issues you are having.
     
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    Issues? WE LOVE ISSUES! And ponds! And fish! And people! haha!

    Share some pictures and some pond specs - we love to help!
     
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    Welcome. People on this forum are glad to help. There is a lot to know about keeping a pond.
     
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    Welcome to GP! :)
     
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    Are you also in zone 3
     
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    Thanks....our main issue is with algae so we will post on that thread & also on UV clarifiers.
     
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    2 or 3, depends on the weather. Where are you in Alberta?
     
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    We are south of Calgary and 45 minutes north west of Lethbridge....some nursery people have told us we are also zone 4......this year not sure.....we have had 21 days in July tempertures of 30 degrees Celcius and over ...up to 37......this is not normal for us.
     
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    Welcome to Gardenpondforum!
     
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