My New Patio Pond

Discussion in 'Ponds' started by CindiL, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. CindiL

    CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    My first pond! It's an above ground cedar plank lined 165g pond. I have 4 Comets and a dozen rosy red minnows. A tetra 450g pond pump and filter.

    This is one of those projects that was actually as easy as promised in the advertising. Took me about 90 minutes to assemble and fill with water. Waited until today to move my fish from their 30g bin.

    Plants are floating hyacinths, a couple of lilies that are submerged and will take awhile to get
    up to the surface, umbrella grass floating and some starters of mini cattails yet to show themselves. Thank you Dadio for your advice.

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  2. Geoff

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    Wow, that is just beautiful! And so is your yard and landscaping! Congrats on the pond, I can see why you're so happy with it.
     
  3. Dragones5150918

    Dragones5150918Well Known MemberMember

    Gorgeous! I'm jealous Cindi
     




  4. Dadio

    DadioWell Known MemberMember


    Bravo!!!
     
  5. BubblySkootch

    BubblySkootchValued MemberMember

    Beautiful little pond!
     




  6. OP
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    CindiL

    CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    After seeing your 4,000 gallon pond re-do, (which is absolutely gorgeous! you need to call Home and Garden and be on their cover or on HG TV, they must have a ponds show too!), I had to chuckle at my tiny little patio project. Appreciate the help though because I would've made mistakes right from the beginning.

    I already wish I had the 300g ha ha but this will be the perfect size if we ever downsize to a smaller place. I love that it can be easily disassembled, (since there are no nails or screws) and taken with.

    Speaking of Home and Garden, I had a neighbor many years ago who had a beautiful back yard pond he built himself and they came out and his pond ended up on the cover of their magazine. It was pretty cool. His was beautiful but nothing in comparison to yours.
     
  7. OP
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    CindiL

    CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    You can always get one ;) Maybe when you get all this other stuff figured out there might be a small pond in your future! Their 60 is perfect for a deck! lol

     
     
  8. kluggy

    kluggyValued MemberMember

    Looks amazing :)
     
  9. Protim Sarkar

    Protim SarkarWell Known MemberMember

    Sweet home.
     
  10. Dragones5150918

    Dragones5150918Well Known MemberMember

    Lol, where I live, I'll have to many kids splashing in it. Town homes ain't no place for a pond. lol
     
  11. KwigWell Known MemberMember

    CindiL can I live in your back yard? WOW
     
  12. maggie thecat

    maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    That is LOVELY. Well done, you!
     
  13. OP
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    CindiL

    CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    Lots of room back there for a tent!
     
  14. el337

    el337Fishlore LegendMember

    What a perfect addition to a beautiful yard! Well done!!
     
  15. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Beautiful!
     
  16. OP
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    CindiL

    CindiLFishlore LegendMember

    Thanks! 4 years and countless dollars later on the landscaping..........
     
  17. aliray

    alirayFishlore VIPMember

    Looks really nice. Alison;)
     
  18. OP
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    CindiL

    CindiLFishlore LegendMember

  19. PeacefantasyWell Known MemberMember

    So beautiful
     
  20. Dadio

    DadioWell Known MemberMember

    Aah, the pond bug has bit. LOL Won't be long now and I bet you'll be renting a backhoe ;)
     






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