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Old 04-21-2010, 04:58 PM   #1
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Seeing how my son can't go back to school right now, I had to keep him busy. so I put him to work. I decided I wanted a larger pond.

Here'* the old pond, just started draining it.
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Almost empty
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Big pile of rock. And I still need more.
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You know, digging holes would be a whole lot easier if they weren't filled with dirt.
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Got the water fall all stacked and the liner laid out. Just started filling it.
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Another view of it filling.
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The deep end is filled.
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Pumps are running.
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All filled up.
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Not real happy with that fountain.
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Not sure how much water, but I figure about 400 gallons. The package says 500 gallons when 18" deep, I'm over 2 feet on the deep side, but only about 9" on the rest.
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Picked up some wood chips, and a new fountain, I think I like this one better. Oh, and move some of the solar lights. As my son said, the light will glisten off the water.
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I need to pick up some more larger flag stones and cap off the pond.
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Plan to keep the plants in the garden to a minimum, I figure a few low flowers or something.
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I'm very pleased with the outcome. Going to pick up a few more fish. 19 fish survived the winter, so they are in the new pond. I want to get a few small Koi and a bunch more gold fish. Also a bunch of water flowers and Lilly pads.
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Yep, had to move two out of the way. then when I was filling a new pond I fund a frog swimming around. I have no idea how it got in there.
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Looks a lot better than the small one. Good work Dan
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Looks great, also looks like lots of clay in that soil.....
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Looks nice Dan. Brings back memories. I can't say I miss digging 3 ft ponds out with a shovel.
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Looks great Dan! All you need is a diving board on the deep end, then you can call it a pool!
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Looks great! I like the second fountain as well. Great job to both of you!
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Looks real good Dan. I didn't know there were that many rocks in Wisconsin. hehehe
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Dan:
Dp you think a hardy Lilly would winter over in the pond with your climate?
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