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WOW Freddie! I am sure it is bee UUU Ti FULLLLL! cant wait to see your pics!
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.
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.
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.
Go Freddy GO! Youre getting done just keep pushing forward!
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.
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.
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.
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?
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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