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post #31 of 52 Old 12-10-2013, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
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I'm going to have to retake some more pictures...my old camera that has been dropped on the deck of the boat.... dropped into the snow while taking pictures on mountain hikes and generaly abused didn't take great pictures last night,( I have to blame something for my lousy photo taking) i didn't realize how poor most of them were until i down loaded them.. but I have a few.. it was snowing when i took them...
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post #32 of 52 Old 12-10-2013, 10:11 AM
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you've started something now..
maybe we should have a christmas thread about decorating
the ponds and tanks for the holiday season ?
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something seeded for you next filter.
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post #33 of 52 Old 12-10-2013, 10:19 PM
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Oh it looks lovely!! The snow and the lights are perfect! Trust me, it's really hard to get pictures of lights. I took like 50 pictures trying to get one of my boyfriend's 19 foot tree. None of them came out.

Willow, I've seen people decorate their tanks, and it's usually really cute! Lights and tinsel and everything!
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post #34 of 52 Old 12-11-2013, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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never give up!

I took pictures in every setting until my finger refused to push the button... I got a few... this time I took one from the street.. that jumbled pile of rocks is a beautiful water fall in spring and summer...but I have to deconstruct it to put the cover on...

I'm thinking of adding a "spring seep" above it this spring and have a "brook" run into the pond as well.. I hate cutting grass ( actually my wife cuts it I just trim around the pond) so any grass I "reclaim" is good by me... I figure a rock bottom wil add to the biological filtration as well...

Last night, I stopped by the LFS to get some root tabs for my plants on way home from work.. there in the plant tank was 3 comet goldfish ( about 5") up for adoption... I soooooo wanted to take them home.. but timing was not good...if it had been a month and a half ago they would have had a new home...sometimes I hate winter...on a high note.... there staring at me with longing eyes was a silver half dollar sized angelfish.. bright silver with jet black bands.. GORGEOUS... I lost mine last month when she got stuck in a hole in the mopani root looking for goodies a month ago.... she looked right at home amongst the water sprite and amazon sword this mornign when I se the dinner table... my tank is right at max for the size/amount fish I have.. for now everything is safe, as i can maintain <10ppm of nitrate... thanks to the plants and weekly water changes... but they arn't getting any smaller... best excuse I can think of to get a bigger tank
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post #35 of 52 Old 12-11-2013, 08:34 PM
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The less grass the better I say, too! I don't plan to have a yard. I want a pond with some plants around it! And probably a rain garden and a carnivorous plant bog. I can tell you I love my brook around the pond; the sound is just so soothing. And imagine a cute little bridge over it, too!

Your second picture is my favorite! I love you neighbors lights in the background, too! So pretty! Thank you so much for sharing!
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post #36 of 52 Old 12-12-2013, 05:53 AM
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oh how lovely it looks

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #37 of 52 Old 01-20-2014, 12:45 AM
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I want to do a yard pond like that.. but a little bigger, with talipia in it.. and for the duck to swim in.. but I read that you couldn't have enough filtration to handle the mess duck make..
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post #38 of 52 Old 01-28-2014, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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ducks make a big mess.. I have many bird visitors.. all song birds.. I've seen huming birds go to the lillies on several occasions... they( the song birds) often take baths under the water fall... my pond is tiny... I have a small home made bio filter that handles everything quite well... the plants over run the place in summer and keep it in balance...they keep it cool.. they provide food for the fish and a hiding place for the frogs...and help handle fish waste...

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post #39 of 52 Old 01-28-2014, 02:16 PM
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You've inspired me roccus! When spring comes, in another 4 months, I'm going to make a small 8' round pond. The roof assembly looks like a challenge though. Maybe a screen house or some type of canopy...
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post #40 of 52 Old 04-13-2014, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Took the winter house off the pond...

yesterday... this morning ...I saw one of my frogs made It through the winter. He was sitting on the ledge warming himself in the afternoon sun...

the goldies all were looking for a meal..... the plants all have new shoots... I may try and get them on the margin this week..
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