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Taking The Fish Out Of The Pond.... 17 Replies

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Comment by mo puff on August 3, 2015 at 7:09am

WOW Freddie! I am sure it is bee UUU Ti FULLLLL! cant wait to see your pics!

Comment by Freddy J. Hill on August 2, 2015 at 9:26pm

Been kind of lost for the last year.  So busy with gardening and working on computer, I forgot to check in with my friends.  Back yard is officially rebuilt.  It has hosted 3 tours this year with the Master Gardener bus tour in September.  Will try to  get pics up or check my Facebook page.

Comment by Victoria Gordon on August 2, 2013 at 10:11am

After the rebuild of the itty bitty pond, I can report there is (so far) no reappearance of the string algae. Whoo Hoo! I keep getting rid of the snails except for 2 large ones.  Wow, really have to keep my on eye on those guys.

Comment by Victoria Gordon on July 25, 2013 at 6:23pm

Dittos mo puff. Go Freddy!  On the that thin sliver of a bright side, this is your chance to incorporate all that you've learned through the years and maybe change those areas that were never quite what you wanted.  I look forward to seeing your ponds and gardens reborn.

Comment by mo puff on July 22, 2013 at 10:42am

Go Freddy GO! Youre getting done just keep pushing forward!

Comment by Freddy J. Hill on July 21, 2013 at 10:09pm

Most of the structures are gone now. Our house is just finished.  All future designs will be toward handicapped maintenance beds.  Haven't mowed the back yard since before may 20. Waiting for some cool days to begin working, so far it has all been plant rescue.

Comment by Victoria Gordon on July 21, 2013 at 8:27am

Oh Freddy, I am so sorry.  Did the tornadoes take out your entire pond?  Is there anything left for you to work with? Do you have to start from scratch?  What about your home?   You should document (photos) your rebuild, so that we can all cheer you on when the work gets hard and rally around you with each success.  Everyone needs a cheerleader whenever the going gets difficult. Thank you for the advice on my pond. I also changed the upper pond so that now there is water motion (aeration) on the upper shallow area. The concept is good, the application needs work.

Comment by Freddy J. Hill on July 20, 2013 at 8:30pm

Victoria, tadpoles will find their way eventually. Try to limit your water changes to 20% for the rest of the year. You now need to have about 60 to 70 percent shade, from floating plants. That  should help you maintain the balanced ecosystem.  Have fun.  I am planning how to rebuild my destroyed ponds from the tornados. 

Comment by Victoria Gordon on July 19, 2013 at 11:05am

Today I did a 50% water change, I soaked all my plants in an algaecide bath overnight, scrubbed out the upper pond, got rid of every snail I saw(which was a lot) and rebuilt the rock walls around the pond to offer more shade.  My friend also gave me more hyacinth to shade the upper. This is exactly why I built such a small pond to start.  I need the learning experience, reading can only do so much. I am still undeterred (ask me at the end of the season) to build a much larger pond in the spring. I am human, supposedly the big brain, I will win this algae war. On the  other hand, still feeding the fish, only now every 2 days.  I can't help myself, those are my fish/pond bonding moments. By the way, what is with all the roly polys falling in the pond? And if I add a tadpole/frog will that  be too much for the pond to handle with all the other problems?

Comment by Barb Z-7b Okla on July 7, 2013 at 3:00pm

Hey everyone!! Lots going on I see. I had another bloom last week, a white one. Stil only one goldfish, but until I get the new one going this fall, I wont' get more..  I look at this out side my Gazebo and love it earily morning.. lol..

 

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