What does your pond look like ... Today?

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    morewater President, Raccoon Haters International

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    The iguana in the picture is a common green iguana, like what you would buy in a pet store. We have two rare species found only here, the blue iguana and the rock iguana. The blue is very cool.[/QUOTE]

    Ugly suckers. Dinosaurs. We saw herds of them in Mexico this year. Do all of them have that missing piece on the tail. I just noticed it. DSC01570.JPG DSC01567.JPG
     
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    A year ago today I had an idea. I didn't know exactly how I was going to do it, but I knew I wanted a pond to go there. I can't wait to see what changes in the next 365 days.
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Nice change!
     
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    WOW!!! That was just great everybody!! I loved to see all the pictures, made me feel good to see others still had snow and cold... misery loves company!! ha ha ha!

    Mitch you should be thawed out by summer... Jeepers, you got a ton of snow this year and we sure had lots of extreme cold this year compared to last year.
     
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    I posted this on the newbies board, but I figured I'd put it here, too. This pond came with the house I purchased in January, as well as at least an inch of leaves, six dead frogs, several dead fish, a broken pump and a filter clogged with 25 pounds of muck. I'm nowhere near finished yet and plan to add more plants once my nursery gets them in stock, but I'm pleased with my progress so far considering how badly neglected it was. IMG_2109.jpg
     
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    morewater President, Raccoon Haters International

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    I'm dubbing it "White Water". Sure seems a lot smaller than when I last saw it. Do ponds shrink?

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    ha ha ha! The hole in the ice makes the pond look smaller. My snow and ice is all gone today and weather is 37 F (+3C) :)
     
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    morewater President, Raccoon Haters International

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    Are you sure it didn't shrink? I'm worried. My wife tells me that lots of stuff shrinks when it gets really cold.

    Was 11C here yesterday and sunny, 8C today.....could be up to 12C/sunny tomorrow.
     
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    Ponds must shrink, because I'm always reading about people needing to make them bigger.

    Drilled the ice again today.
    Still 10 inches thick.:meh:

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    sigh! one of these days you will see water...................if not fill a bowl with water set it out by the pond...............
     
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    Mine before
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    Keep up the good work.
     
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    Wow what a difference. The hard work shows
     
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    morewater President, Raccoon Haters International

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    How long between the photos, taherrrman? That's quite the hillside renovation.
     
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    10 years. Thanks
     
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    How well do the pond breathers work & how much electricity do they use?
     
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    They kept running all winter, despite our -40 temperatures. They use about 40 watts each.
    I can't say how well they kept the pond aerated because I have no way to test the water.
    The pond bottom water temperature did not go below 38F. (5 foot depth)
    I liked the fact that the pond had a safer solid ice cover. I wasn't worried about any animals falling in.
    With a trough heater you will have thin ice around it which could be dangerous.

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    WOW all your ponds are amazing.

    Hi i am new to this forum and after only ten minutes of looking around i am already getting helpful tips. At the minute my pond is suffering from an algae bloom i have today installed a UV sterilizer so fingers crossed in a few days i should see some difference is there any other advice that i could do to help this process along.

    Thank you in advance :)
     
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    Hey, I've been on these forums for a year today!

    Here's how my pond looks today. Nothing new with it, though I did move the lilies and cattails up to the top step. I'm pretty much leaving it sit until I decide if I can expand it this year or not.
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