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Old June 7th 09, 06:15 PM posted to rec.ponds
Jeremy992
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I am very new to this site and new to gardening overall, and therefore
apologise for this very basic question.
I have quite a large garden and am thinking of building a largeish
pond
(22m x 17m approx 430,000 litres using internate calculation tools)
My question is how do I fill it with water? (as I am on a meter and
obviously this would be out of the question)
Apologies again for the base nature of the question but any help would
be appreciated.
Thanks




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Old June 7th 09, 11:43 PM posted to rec.ponds
Tynk[_9_]
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On Jun 7, 12:15*pm, Jeremy992
wrote:
I am very new to this site and new to gardening overall, and therefore
apologise for this very basic question.
I have quite a large garden and am thinking of building a largeish
pond
(22m x 17m approx 430,000 litres using internate calculation tools)
My question is how do I fill it with water? (as I am on a meter and
obviously this would be out of the question)
Apologies again for the base nature of the question but any help would
be appreciated.
Thanks

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Jeremy992


Welll dude unless you want to collect rain water or carry it from your
neighbors outside faucet or even run a hose from the nbeighbors to
your pond when their not home you really do not have much choice in
the matter now do you ? If your complaining about water now what are
you gonna do when it ocmes time for water changes and such. Me thinks
your too much of a cheap ass son of a bitch to take proper care of a
pond and somewhere along the lines fish will suffer when yo take short
cuts on food or heal;th care etc...........I bet you would not not
even make a decent parent as diapers would cost too much or formula
would be too expensive and you would water it down. Mllionaires taste
with a mexican migrant workers income.............
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Old June 8th 09, 01:42 PM posted to rec.ponds
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most of us fill it on "the meter". rain is not reliable unless you have some kind of
accumulating method that gets more water in than is evaporating. fortunately, with
the right veggie filter there wont be a lot of water changing to do if you get fish.
On Sun, 7 Jun 2009 18:15:04 +0100, Jeremy992
wrote:


I am very new to this site and new to gardening overall, and therefore
apologise for this very basic question.
I have quite a large garden and am thinking of building a largeish
pond
(22m x 17m approx 430,000 litres using internate calculation tools)
My question is how do I fill it with water? (as I am on a meter and
obviously this would be out of the question)
Apologies again for the base nature of the question but any help would
be appreciated.
Thanks

Somewhere between zone 5 and 6 tucked along the shore of Lake Michigan
on the council grounds of the Fox, Mascouten, Potawatomi, and Winnebago
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Old June 8th 09, 02:58 PM posted to rec.ponds
Gary Woods
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Jeremy992 wrote:

My question is how do I fill it with water? (as I am on a meter and
obviously this would be out of the question)


In many places there are services that fill swimming pools- it might be
more economical to buy a tanker or two full of water, depending on what the
metered rate is.


Gary Woods AKA K2AHC- PGP key on request, or at home.earthlink.net/~garygarlic
Zone 5/6 in upstate New York, 1420' elevation. NY WO G
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Old June 18th 09, 03:46 AM posted to rec.ponds
Clurrie[_2_]
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Jeremy992 wrote:
I am very new to this site and new to gardening overall, and therefore
apologise for this very basic question.
I have quite a large garden and am thinking of building a largeish
pond
(22m x 17m approx 430,000 litres using internate calculation tools)
My question is how do I fill it with water? (as I am on a meter and
obviously this would be out of the question)
Apologies again for the base nature of the question but any help would
be appreciated.
Thanks




I have a decorative trout pond which is somewhat in the "range" of
yours, (19x 10 x2.1 meters deep at the "deep end") We calculated it to
be about 150 000 liters (time to pump out with pumps of "know" output).
I mostly let the rain fill it, but don't drain it during normally dry
periods. The surrounding lawn is sloped to the pond, giving me about
0.3 hectare rain collection area. It normally does not need filling
even during dry spells and is only drained every 3-4 years when I
restock (must "depopulate" before adding new fingerlings). That's also
when I tinker with the deep plants like water-lilies, etc.,
transplanting and thinning as necessary...
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Old June 18th 09, 03:21 PM posted to rec.ponds
Tynk[_9_]
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On Jun 17, 9:46*pm, Clurrie wrote:
Jeremy992 wrote:
I am very new to this site and new to gardening overall, and therefore
apologise for this very basic question.
I have quite a large garden and am thinking of building a largeish
pond
(22m x 17m approx 430,000 litres using internate calculation tools)
My question is how do I fill it with water? (as I am on a meter and
obviously this would be out of the question)
Apologies again for the base nature of the question but any help would
be appreciated.
Thanks


I have a decorative trout pond which is somewhat in the "range" of
yours, (19x 10 x2.1 meters deep at the "deep end") *We calculated it to
be about 150 000 liters (time to pump out with pumps of "know" output).
* I mostly let the rain fill it, but don't drain it during normally dry
periods. *The surrounding lawn is sloped to the pond, giving me about
0.3 hectare rain collection area. *It normally does not need filling
even during dry spells and is only drained every 3-4 years when I
restock (must "depopulate" before adding new fingerlings). *That's also
when I tinker with the deep plants like water-lilies, etc.,
transplanting and thinning as necessary...


An accident waiting to happen.......lawn runoff to fill a pond is dumb
dumb dumb as is relying on rain to fill it. Probably like a bloody
cesspool.
A pump with a known capacity, yea right. DUMBASS BRIT!
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Old June 19th 09, 02:45 AM posted to rec.ponds
Clurrie[_2_]
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Tynk wrote:
On Jun 17, 9:46 pm, Clurrie wrote:
Jeremy992 wrote:
I am very new to this site and new to gardening overall, and therefore
apologise for this very basic question.
I have quite a large garden and am thinking of building a largeish
pond
(22m x 17m approx 430,000 litres using internate calculation tools)
My question is how do I fill it with water? (as I am on a meter and
obviously this would be out of the question)
Apologies again for the base nature of the question but any help would
be appreciated.
Thanks

I have a decorative trout pond which is somewhat in the "range" of
yours, (19x 10 x2.1 meters deep at the "deep end") We calculated it to
be about 150 000 liters (time to pump out with pumps of "know" output).
I mostly let the rain fill it, but don't drain it during normally dry
periods. The surrounding lawn is sloped to the pond, giving me about
0.3 hectare rain collection area. It normally does not need filling
even during dry spells and is only drained every 3-4 years when I
restock (must "depopulate" before adding new fingerlings). That's also
when I tinker with the deep plants like water-lilies, etc.,
transplanting and thinning as necessary...


An accident waiting to happen.......lawn runoff to fill a pond is dumb
dumb dumb as is relying on rain to fill it. Probably like a bloody
cesspool.
A pump with a known capacity, yea right. DUMBASS BRIT!


Note: I am neither dumb or a Brit. I have raised 3 1/4 pound
(delicious, by the way) fish in that "cesspool" as you call it. Also
have GREAT vegetation including beautiful flowers, rushes and even
carnivorous plants which are all thriving. The system works unless
you're an idiot and use chemicals on your lawn, which I don't. And,
while there is no doubt error in estimating volume by using pump output,
it's better than guessing how much liquid sits in an oddly-shaped hole
in your yard or bailling 40,000 gallons of water with a bucket. It's
close enough for me - give or take 20 %, who cares?

PS DumbAss is using potable water - a limited resource- to fill what is
basically a decoration when there's another alternative.
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Old June 19th 09, 02:57 PM posted to rec.ponds
Tynk[_9_]
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On Jun 18, 8:45*pm, Clurrie wrote:
Tynk wrote:
On Jun 17, 9:46 pm, Clurrie wrote:
Jeremy992 wrote:
I am very new to this site and new to gardening overall, and therefore
apologise for this very basic question.
I have quite a large garden and am thinking of building a largeish
pond
(22m x 17m approx 430,000 litres using internate calculation tools)
My question is how do I fill it with water? (as I am on a meter and
obviously this would be out of the question)
Apologies again for the base nature of the question but any help would
be appreciated.
Thanks
I have a decorative trout pond which is somewhat in the "range" of
yours, (19x 10 x2.1 meters deep at the "deep end") *We calculated it to
be about 150 000 liters (time to pump out with pumps of "know" output)..
* I mostly let the rain fill it, but don't drain it during normally dry
periods. *The surrounding lawn is sloped to the pond, giving me about
0.3 hectare rain collection area. *It normally does not need filling
even during dry spells and is only drained every 3-4 years when I
restock (must "depopulate" before adding new fingerlings). *That's also
when I tinker with the deep plants like water-lilies, etc.,
transplanting and thinning as necessary...


An accident waiting to happen.......lawn runoff to fill a pond is dumb
dumb dumb *as is relying on rain to fill it. Probably like a bloody
cesspool.
A pump with a known capacity, yea right. *DUMBASS BRIT!


Note: *I am neither dumb or a Brit. *I have raised 3 1/4 pound
(delicious, by the way) fish in that "cesspool" as you call it. *Also
have GREAT vegetation including beautiful flowers, rushes and even
carnivorous plants which are all thriving. *The system works unless
you're an idiot and use chemicals on your lawn, which I don't. *And,
while there is no doubt error in estimating volume by using pump output,
it's better than guessing how much liquid sits in an oddly-shaped hole
in your yard or bailling 40,000 gallons of water with a bucket. *It's
close enough for me - give or take 20 %, who cares?

PS DumbAss is using potable water - a limited resource- to fill what is
basically a decoration when there's another alternative.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


No one here really gives a **** dude...look at all the other posts in
this gorup...what more can I say.go to a real web based forum if your
looking for reasl answers or to have a decent conversation.its not
going to be found in ANY USENET group. Get a ****ing clue.
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Old January 22nd 11, 11:49 AM
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In many places there are services to fill the pool, it may be more economical to buy oil tankers or two filled with water, depending on what measured rate.
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Old May 25th 11, 07:49 PM
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The surrounding backyard is angled to the pond, giving me about 0.3 hectare rain accumulating area. It commonly does not charge filling even during dry spells and is alone drained every 3-4 years if I restock.
 




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