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A New Garden Pond in the Pocono Mountains

Discussion in 'DIY - Do-It-Yourself Projects, Construction, Etc.' started by MoonShadows, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. Apr 16, 2017
    MoonShadows

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    They haven't done so yet in my aquarium, so I think they will be all right in the pond.
     
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  2. Apr 17, 2017
    waretrop

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    Well that is good....The place should not make things change....
     
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    So nice when you can see the fruits of your labor. Beautiful!
     
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    MoonShadows

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    Yesterday, I removed about 5" of stone dust between the pond frame and the stone border and replaced it with river rock. I also put a cinder block on end for a hiding place and a platform for my dwarf lily when it arrives. Now, it is just a waiting game until the water temp reaches the indoor aquarium temp to introduce the fish...and, I have to finish that other project and get this area spruced up!

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  5. Apr 17, 2017
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    That's a really pic of the set-up. It looks great! I can't wait to see it with the fish and all the trimmings added :pop
     
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    MoonShadows

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    Today, I added a bit more top soil around the stone border and re-planted grass seed. The water temperature has already reached 65 degrees. Tomorrow, I am going to PetSmart and get a couple of cheap Goldfish. If they stay stable, I'll add my others from my indoor aquarium in a few days. I also bought a small water hyacinth and a miniature cattail plant today at a local nursery that has pond plants. You can see the tiny water hyacinth in the upper left of the pond in this pic. It will grow rapidly once the warm weather hits. You can also see the underwater Anacharis plant between the center spray and the water hyacinth. That should also grow rapidly once I have the fish in there since the plant thrives on the dissolved fish waste. The cattail I have in a bucket of water for now.
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    Very nice....Really beginning to look good....
     
  8. Apr 18, 2017
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    At the same time, we're working on some slate paths....still a lot of work to do....leveling...filling in with smaller slates...then moving more soil in...we're trying to create a slight slope along the slate walkway to divert rain water from running under the shed where it washes soil through the foundation down to the lower level.....Yes, this old shed is two stories...you can only see 1 story from this angle.
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    Here's an old pic (before the wall and greenhouse) where you can see the shed is built into the hill with the lower portion somewhat visible.

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    It's all just beautiful. You really are working allot there....
     
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    Arrrgh...just got home from the store to find the chickens all making noise and safe in the coop. Thought I saw one still outside under a raspberry bush only to find it was a hawk standing over one of the new ones...dead.
     

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