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post #71 of 111 Old 10-09-2013, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Well my koi babies will stay in the pond as long as Mom still lives in this house. Which is approximately another 5 years. At that time I hope to have my own home and a yard I can at least put them in a large above ground pool. I might not have the money for a pond yet, but I'll make do! I want these babies with me for a long time!
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post #72 of 111 Old 10-18-2013, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Welp, I cut all the iris down today and removed the tropicals. I decided not to let the water hyacinth and water lettuce overwinter in the pond. If we get a cold winter, I don't want a ton of stuff rotting in the pond. I'll just buy some more come next spring. We didn't get to it today, but tomorrow the net goes over the pond.

A couple last pictures before the pond is covered up. I was playing with rocks in the waterfall and made a cute little stack! No pictures of the koi, tho, because the pond was cloudy from tearing out plants and stuff. According to my sister I smell like a swamp! :D



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post #73 of 111 Old 10-18-2013, 06:06 PM
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lol that made me laugh...i so know that swamp smell...
i'm thinking of chucking out some weed from my pond,but i don't
know what to do with it,it seems such a waste,
i'll be putting the net over my little ditch soon too,as the magpie keeps
trying to steal this years youngsters.
i must dig out a picture for you.
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sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #74 of 111 Old 10-18-2013, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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I actually compost the plants I pull from my pond. They go in the pile with all the leftover food stuffs from my house. It gives as GREAT topsoil.

I would LOVE to see pictures of your pond! I love all pond pictures!!
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post #75 of 111 Old 10-19-2013, 03:56 AM
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i had trouble finding the pictures last night don't understand
i've done something to them,tidied them away probably..i will find
them though.
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post #76 of 111 Old 11-05-2013, 04:14 PM
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heeehee, behind, as usual. . .
Your little rock pile is sooooo ZEN! ^_^
G'night, Koi babies! Sleep softly 'til spring blooms again. . .
*missesKoi*
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post #77 of 111 Old 11-05-2013, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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Welp. Maybe I have just one more picture of the pond. While I was out taking pictures of the carnivores I got a fun angle on the koi pond. Shows you just what my backyard looks like, too!


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post #78 of 111 Old 11-05-2013, 11:40 PM
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So pretty, I want to move further north. Florida doesn't get pretty in the fall.

Brace Yourself.....Winter Is Coming
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post #79 of 111 Old 11-06-2013, 05:00 AM
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ummm excuse me…pictures of the Carnivores ……gulp !
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when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
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something seeded for you next filter.
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post #80 of 111 Old 11-06-2013, 12:01 PM
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HUZZAH for one. last. shot! All tucked in and snuggled down. . .

I want to live in your backyard! PLEASE!!! Got any caves?
I promise you'll never even know I'm there. . . o.O


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ummm excuse me…pictures of the Carnivores ……gulp !
Lol, don't worry, Willow - they won't eat YOU! >.<

Izzy has an amazing collection of carnivorous plants, look here if you haven't seen them (or if you have, look again!)! For being deadly (to buggies!), they sure are gorgeous!

. . . just one more reason why I'm determined to move in! ~.^
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