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ADK (a dead koi) by Wilmdale
Bummer. Looked out the window this fine chilly overcast Colorado morning, and there was a 3" koi floating in the pond. :-( . So down I went to see what was up, and there were about 3 goldfish and a few smaller koi chasing this other gold fish. You know, the mating thing. Any possibility the other...
June 14th 05 04:03 AM
by ~ janj JJsPond.us Go to last post
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2 weeks since water and plants by mark Bannister
Well, it's been about 2 weeks since the new pond got water, plants and a few fish. The water has turned a little green, but no real algae bloom. PH has stayed at 7.6 - 7.8. Hardness and alkalinity have been very stable as well. (I don't recall the numbers off hand but they are right in the...
June 14th 05 03:52 AM
by ~ janj JJsPond.us Go to last post
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Poison ivy and ponds by Galen Hekhuis
I'm showing off some of the plants I put in at the edge of one of my ponds and the person I was showing them off to pointed to another plant and said: "Uh, isn't that poison ivy?" Now I'm not allergic to poison ivy or any other stuff like that (I would have known, I planted some stuff right in the...
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June 14th 05 03:43 AM
by Courageous Go to last post
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Seashells with Goldfish? by not very clever
I have a new pond (approx 5000 litres) with a pump/filter system with a capacity up to 12000 litres. I intend keeping Goldfish in it once everything is balanced out. Would seashells (cockle) be okay in the base? I have read somewhere that they are made of calcium which might be a problem - or...
June 14th 05 01:43 AM
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colorado ponders by Wilmdale
Anyone notice a large drop in water levels in your ponds this weekend? Just checking... We have had a LOT of high, dry winds lately here in Colorado Springs. I went out this morning and some of the tops of pots were visible above the water level and the skimmer top was sitting on the base. W. Dale
June 14th 05 12:11 AM
by Gary Go to last post
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Potash, salt? by robv60
would adding potash (muriate of sulfate magnesia, 0-0-22, epsom SALTS)have the same benefits for fish as adding pond salt to the water? Or is epsom salts a different breed of salt all together? How much to add to a 1200g and 1750g pond for floating plant health?
June 13th 05 08:05 PM
by RichToyBox Go to last post
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Shelf life of UV bulb by robv60
What is the SHELF life of a UV bulb? I recently purchased a UV clarifier and it seems to be doing absolutely nothing after about 5 days. The bulb glows, but im just not sure its doing anything. The clarifier was "new in the box" but I have no idea how long it was sitting in the box before I plugged...
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June 13th 05 06:26 PM
by ~ janj JJsPond.us Go to last post
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Covering the surface by Paul
Hi, I have a 12x7x2 pond approx 1150gal. Water looks good and fish seem healthy but i have a problem of not getting enough surface coverage from plants to ward off all the sun. The pond gets a solid 8hrs of full sun. I have three hardy water lily plants and some hyacinth and water lettuce but they...
June 13th 05 02:14 AM
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20050612 by Anne Lurie
What a glorious day! The birds are singing, the weeds are growing, the goldfish are swimming! Anyone who has questions about ponds should visit http://www.geocities.com/justinm090/faq.html! Don't forget to send us a postcard! Granny Annie
June 12th 05 11:34 PM
by Anne Lurie Go to last post
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Floating Stuff by Our Family
I have a problem this year with my three year old pond. I have very fine floating particles of stuff that doesnt get caught by my biofalls pads. If I turn off the pump it will settle to the bottom but when I try to vac up, it is so fine it stirs up too quick to get it sucked up. Can anyone think...
June 12th 05 11:08 PM
by Reel-Mckoi Go to last post
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Anachoris blooming by Stephen Henning
I just started my pond last year about this time. I threw in about 6 small bundles of anacharis to act a oxygenators. Some developed into real underwater bushes which overwintered just fine in the pond. Now they are blooming. They produce small white flowers that look like the are just blooming...
June 12th 05 09:28 PM
by Era-Koi Go to last post
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report~ka30p's atlantis island in the pond and other stuff by kathy
Recap - we made a second island, didn't have it supported well enough and it floated off its base and sank. So we redid the base, put a big rock in the middle of the planter and raised Atlantis. It is fine. It is built out of aged builders brick (good for fishy condos) and topped with a large flat...
June 12th 05 07:15 PM
by kathy Go to last post
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filtration by [email protected]
i previously had two canister type filters on my 2000g pond.one was rated for 500g and the other for 250g. i thought one was rated for 750g but 750g was it's max flow rate. these filters clogged weekly and i could clean them in the morning and by sunset they would be very dirty again. i don't want...
June 12th 05 04:29 PM
by Richard Tanzer Go to last post
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water lily question by Alex Woodward
What size leaf pad can I expect from a Nymphaea 'Solfatare' water lily? Alex
June 12th 05 09:57 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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What's a good website for getting plants for ponds? by John
I'm located in Northern Pa USA. All the pond stores around here including lowes and homedepot don't really have a large selection of pond plants and such.Looking for a online site that offers a wide variety of plants
June 12th 05 09:48 AM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Raccoons by Tom Puskar
A neighbor recently lost all but about 5 fish (he figures he had nearly 40 including a crop of last year's babies) to raccoons. Some of his fish were 10 years old so you can imagine how upset he is. Since I live across the street, I'm concerned about the raccoon(s) stopping by here. I've already...
June 12th 05 07:31 AM
by Greg Cooper Go to last post
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blog from the bog and the snake story by kathy
This one comes from waaaay back in my career as a suburban wildlife wrangler. kathy :-) www.blogfromthebog.com this week ~ a snake story Pond 101 page for new pond keepers ~ http://hometown.aol.com/ka30p/myhomepage/garden.html
June 12th 05 03:11 AM
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Clearing Water by Wilmdale
I and finally see down a couple of feet! YEA!! :-) . Just about done plumbing for the external pumps. Will post the pics when I get them done. Sure is nice to REALLY be able to see the fish! Have a great Saturday all! W. Dale
June 12th 05 12:32 AM
by Wilmdale Go to last post
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20050611 by Anne Lurie
This just in, granny has been sighted. Film at 11 and get ready for the real posters to resume
June 11th 05 11:38 PM
by Anne Lurie Go to last post
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Pond report (short form) by Gary Woods
Took a few pictures which I'll post links for this evening. The "Virginalis" hardy lily has a single flower, good old "Fabiola" has blooms all over the place. And Walter seems to have taken up his hot weather residence under a biggish bed of escaped "Sumptuosa" lilies. Notes to self: Digital...
June 11th 05 10:53 PM
by Reel McKoi Go to last post
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