New here..my ornamental "pond"
Nothing huge 8' X 12' X 30" (sump) 12"X12" margin with average depth of 24"...like my aquariums .. I only want something I have time to spend to maintain it correctly...
I dug an old stump out and instead of makeing another rock garden, i installed a water feature/pond..
I run a home made bio filter made from a planter basketr, coarse "P" stone and scotch brite pads ...pumps are are a pair of 600 GPH little giants, one feeds the water fall.. the other the spitter...the electrics are housed in the planter... the pond is in it's 10th year of exsistance...
evrything in it is a derivative of the original planting/stocking.. I try and maintain 12-14 fish... when the fish out grow the pond, I give them to my son inlaw for his HUGE pond..leaving the "seed" that has hatched the prior year....I ocasionaly "trade" fry with other pond keepers in the area so I can keep the "in breeding" to a minimum..
I live in a pine forrest and have a removable screen house i put over the pond during extreme needle sheds and during the winter...
I dug a few more pictures from my cell phone...
Such a sweet little pond! I love it - it looks like right at home by your garden! 10 years and counting - that's amazing to me! Who lives here? You mentioned that there are 12-14 of them, but did I miss what they are?! Looks like baby goldies!? Thanks for sharing your pics!
Awww! Grandpa Louie! ^__^
Neat, just neat! I can imagine that you must be very attached to him by now!
You'll have to see if you can convince him to pose for his picture one of these days at feeding time, I'd love to see the granddaddy of them all!
It'll have to be in the spring ... the pond is "buttoned" up for the winter... all plants pruned and moved to deep water, filter moved to margin and only one pump is used as a bubbler to keep the bacteria alive during the winter while keeping a breathing hole open to allow the escape of amonia...it was 26 degrees at my house this morning... i wont see them again until April :cry:
And I KNEW that! lol. . . it's so sad to shut down for the winter, neh? Well. . . you'll just have to promise to stick around until spring heads our way again! LUCKY US!
I'll post a picture of the cover I built...
Its a screen house so sunlight and fresh air can get in but snow and leaves can not...
I'll be here in the spring ( unless I croak or something)... I've got a salt water tank to build!
this is what it looks like a few weeks after i open it up in the spring... perrenial flowers steal the show.. at least the water fall is easy to see..
i've really enjoyed seeing your pictures,and would love to see more
after winter time. :-D
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