What does your pond look like ... Today?


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I’m glad you’re safe and sound, Queen of Animated gifs!
Our dear friends up in Ferndale aren’t so fortunate. The Nooksack River flooded them out of their home. Whatcom county has the worst flooding in over 130 years.
Thank you and thanks to @brokensword he pronounced me Queen,lol!
So sorry for your friends losing their home. They will have to start all over which will not be easy for them I'm sure.
My sister lives up in Sedro Woolley and they were surrounded by water. Two lakes right below her turned into one. People were picking up Salmon swimming across the roads from a stream that flooded. She is safe tho too as up on a hill that overlooks all the mess.

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29 koi moved in, 7 koi separated to sell, old media moved over, still need to redo the old filter setup in a temporary spot for winter, for 3 total filters.
Temporary net put up. Will be ordering and installing framework for a permanent net over whole area and shade cloth will be added as needed.
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Thank you and thanks to @brokensword he pronounced me Queen,lol!
So sorry for your friends losing their home. They will have to start all over which will not be easy for them I'm sure.
My sister lives up in Sedro Woolley and they were surrounded by water. Two lakes right below her turned into one. People were picking up Salmon swimming across the roads from a stream that flooded. She is safe tho too as up on a hill that overlooks all the mess.

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Looks like when i was out in West Virginia EVERYTHING in West Virginia is in a flood zone . Crazy place you need mining insurance just incase you and your home disappear into an old mine
 
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Looks like when i was out in West Virginia EVERYTHING in West Virginia is in a flood zone . Crazy place you need mining insurance just incase you and your home disappear into an old mine
Just glad we live up a 300ft hill! Never will I ever live in a place where the floods could get me.
 

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Pond equipment porn alert!

Santa Clause came early yesterday and brought me a new filter. Oddly, he wasn’t in his usual red and white suit and was driving a brown and yellow truck instead of a red and gold sled pulled by reindeer.

He knew I needed this. The old filter was leaking real bad.
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Pond equipment porn alert!

Santa Clause came early yesterday and brought me a new filter. Oddly, he wasn’t in his usual red and white suit and was driving a brown and yellow truck instead of a red and gold sled pulled by reindeer.

He knew I needed this. The old filter was leaking real bad.
Watch out for that tubing it is not the best . they call it kink free but it is prone to blowing.
 
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Dang how many hours of scooping did that take. I'll be having my fun tomorrow
Honestly, it was maybe an hour. Scooping the surface doesn't take as long as having to go around & hand-pick them off the shelves (which I'll wait on until the trees are done dumping! Once for that chore is enough. lol)
 
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I wait to do the shelves until the spring. the massive oak i have not far from the pond, those leaves don't like the vac. But after soaking for 4 months they soften up they definitely are still holding up and not decaying, just much easier to get them out of the pond then.
 
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GBBUDD, For some reason this isn’t letting me reply directly to the message above.
gbbudd said: Watch out for that tubing it is not the best . they call it kink free but it is prone to blowing.

I had this problem with the tubing. Helps if you don’t completely twist the tubing around when inserting barbed fittings. Just enough to open the coiling to get the fittings in without stressing or rupturing the plastic. If you have a heat gun you can warm the plastic enough to where it’s more pliable and easier to work with.
 
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GBBUDD, For some reason this isn’t letting me reply directly to the message above.
He typed the reply in the reply box, so the system does not see that as a message you can reply to. You could copy paste his reply and post it that way.
 

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We got our first layer of ice on all of the ponds. Morning temp is 19f Pond water temp (big pond) is 46f
 
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no ice at my house 300 miles north THANK GOD we had frost yesterday but its 50 + here tomorrow
 

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