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pond complete

Post by sdmtate » Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:42 pm

hey everyone,
been really busy today as weather has been brilliant,and eventually i have got the pond finished,
here is the last 2 pictures.

steve
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Re: pond complete

Post by Neil » Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:40 pm

~wow

Looks amazing, very impressed (and jealous!) ~clpclp ~dance ~fn-hdbng
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Re: pond complete

Post by sdmtate » Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:44 pm

appreciate that neil,
first attempt at building a pond so i hope i aint missed anything out,just want the turts in there now but know i have to wait and be patient.

steve
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Re: pond complete

Post by ChrisR » Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:49 pm

Really impressed, post some pictures when the lads are happily installed please!

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Re: pond complete

Post by sdmtate » Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:51 pm

thanks chris,i certainly will,hope they use the basking area.

steve
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Re: pond complete

Post by Turtle Jo » Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:58 pm

That looks brilliant Steve, well done!! ~fn-hdbng
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Re: pond complete

Post by sdmtate » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:02 pm

coming from a pro like yourself jo,that means a lot,thank you.
what would be the maximum sliders allowed in the pond,not thinking of adding just yet but would consider if any needed re-homing.
thanks again.

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Re: pond complete

Post by Neil » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:48 pm

Depends what filter you're running, and how much you want to see of them (the more bio-load, the more likely it is to turn into pea soup in a matter of days!). I reckon you could have 4 or 5 without any problems providing there is no fighting, maybe even 6 or 7 as can't completely tell the size of the pond. You'll need a really good filter for that many though, and I think I recall you saying you wanted a natural pond with no filter? Or was that someone else...? ~cfn-umm
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Re: pond complete

Post by sdmtate » Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:58 pm

your right neil it was me that wanted a natural pond without a filter,but i'm now thinking next year i might add one,gonna see how this goes first.

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Re: pond complete

Post by Neil » Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:51 pm

Your plants won't last long, that's for sure ;)

Start growing duckweed in a couple of large buckets, or half-barrels...you'll get through loads!
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