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did you build those @Mike in Vermont ? I don't see any water movement are they earthen and left on there own ? Breeding some champion koi in there?
 
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did you build those @Mike in Vermont ? I don't see any water movement are they earthen and left on there own ? Breeding some champion koi in there?
I did. They are about 26 to 27 years old. Currently, there is about 50 GPM of spring water running through the ponds. I also have an aerator. No liner, just natural clay. They are strictly trout ponds, and I have raised trout to 12 pounds or so.
 
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I did. They are about 26 to 27 years old. Currently, there is about 50 GPM of spring water running through the ponds. I also have an aerator. No liner, just natural clay. They are strictly trout ponds, and I have raised trout to 12 pounds or so.
Any rare species
Very cool you must have a couple hundred
 
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Very cool you must have a couple hundred
Nothing rare. There are Brook Trout in the upper pond, and Brown and Rainbow in the lower one. The upper pond is low on fish due to Osprey, other predators, and unusually warm water last year. I have 50 Brook Trout ordered for the upper pond, and 50 Rainbow for the lower one.
 
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I tried ferns, they don't like our full blasting sun.
 
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I tried ferns, they don't like our full blasting sun.
I've only planted a couple of ferns. The vast majority of the ones we have growing around are wild volunteers that have just shown up. Most of them do stick to the edges of the forest & the slightly shadier spots, but I have a few that have grown in our south facing, steep hill garden that's comprised of mostly sandy soil in full blazing sun. Totally NOT where I'd think a fern would be happy, but I figure if they planted themselves there, they have no one else to blame. And they seem to do just fine wherever they sprout up. (shrug) I won't complain. I love them!
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I bought ferns that should have made it, took some ferns from woods, no go, they all die. So gave up lol None have ever shown up
 
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