My New Patio Pond

  1. CindiL

    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

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    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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    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.
     


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    Gorgeous! I'm jealous Cindi
     
  4. Dadio

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    Bravo!!!
     
  5. BubblySkootch

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    Beautiful little pond!
     
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    CindiL

    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

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    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.
     
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    CindiL

    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

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    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

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    Looks amazing :)
     
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    Sweet home.
     
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    Lol, where I live, I'll have to many kids splashing in it. Town homes ain't no place for a pond. lol
     


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

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    That is LOVELY. Well done, you!
     
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    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

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    Lots of room back there for a tent!
     
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    What a perfect addition to a beautiful yard! Well done!!
     
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    Beautiful!
     
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    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

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    Thanks! 4 years and countless dollars later on the landscaping..........
     
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    Looks really nice. Alison;)
     
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    CindiL Fishlore Legend Member

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    Put in my new night time lights and a timer
    Foamy some from dosing Prazi Pro for all my new inhabitants (13 minnows and 4 comets).

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    My first water hyacinth bloom!

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    So beautiful
     
  20. Dadio

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