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Here is my summer pond, not need deep enough for over winter. Previous house owners made a pond out of concrete over chain link fence. Didn't want to smash and tear it all up so working with what I have.

This is how it looked 2 years ago. I wasn't happy with the waterfall so decided to overhaul it.

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This is how she sits now.

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that looks good i ahve a small pond it stays green most of the time have some very old goldfish in there i think some maybe older than my kids
 

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We had a goldie make it to 15 years!! He died last fall...but he did leave us with several generations of kids!!!!
 
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I have a proper filter this year and plan to get some lillies so it should help with the green a bit. The pond gets a lot of sun every day and less than 2ft and wide so just asking for algae. I get rid of my goldies in the fall and buy a new crop of feeders in the spring. Someone with a pond always shows up to get them.
 

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Mine will be going soon. Nice fantails, I let each of the grandkids pick one for us to keep. Lucky me!!! only 2 grandkids!!!!!!!!!!!!!..and I can swap them out now and then to keep my stocking low.
 

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??? my pond goes thru a greening every spring for about 3 weeks....as the filter bacteria gets up to speed (once the water temp gets to around 50 F ). Now is crystal clear...you may need to up the filtering.
 
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I've been battling it since I started the pond, I'm hoping the lily pads will help and a proper filter. We will see how it goes, when it's less than 2ft and a lot of surface area I'm fighting a loosing battle.
 

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They will help...also my pond is not in direct sun for very long each day, also have lilies and a large beech tree shading it 50%.
 
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Here she is with the water flowing, current stock is 1 common goldie, 1 fantail 1 redcap oranda, and 3 koi to come. Before anyone jumps on me for keeping koi in a small pond they are 3.5"-4" and will be sold to someone with a larger pond come fall. The pond is 10ftX6ftX2ft so at there current size they will not be cramped. Will add pictures of the fish when they aren't so shy.

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Added a water lilly today, pictures to follow once it spreads out a bit. The pads are overlapping due to being in the nursery bin.
 
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