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Forum: Ponds (moderated) 11-03-2013, 10:11 AM
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Forum: Ponds (moderated) 03-02-2013, 06:59 PM
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Posted By Phyllis and Jim
koi tucked in for winter

Sorry to hear of your lost fish.
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 03-02-2013, 06:59 PM
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Posted By Phyllis and Jim
New Koi Owner

A month late, welcome! You seem in a good place. With winter, just let your koi sit and they will do fine.
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 30-01-2013, 03:34 AM
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Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Water turbine on a pond and waterfall

Wetoo run from small to large. As long as the pipe from the lower pond to the upper cannot siphon water back from the top pond, you should be OK if power goes off. If there were a siphon, your top...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 26-01-2013, 12:23 AM
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Views: 1,485
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Shall we move to social media?

We are coming to the time when rpm will have to pay the annual $100 again f
or the server to moderate messages. Looking at the low frequency of posts
on rpm, it seems worth discussing whether to...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 16-12-2012, 11:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,502
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Creek for natural filtration

Your work is stunnimg! How long has it taken? I look forward to seeing the final result.

Jim
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 16-10-2012, 05:17 PM
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Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Cleaning the pad in the waterfall pump

And may your hand heal quickly!
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 16-10-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,142
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Cleaning the pad in the waterfall pump

It dawns on me that we tend to clean our berm ponds in the spring. That seems a bit silly as the standing muck in the winter can be prtty bad. I will folow your lead and drain them this fall. ...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 10-10-2012, 03:07 PM
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Views: 1,830
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Anyone want some free koi?

I would love to take them for you, but we are in Mississippi!
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 05-10-2012, 04:57 PM
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Views: 2,142
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Cleaning the pad in the waterfall pump

Our pond is like Ingrid's in that the muck gathers in the veggie filter an
d is drained annually. If you can reach it, a pool scoop net works pretty
well to pull out large debris. It won't do the...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 28-09-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,670
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Stray fish

Now that is a first!
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 22-09-2012, 11:33 AM
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Views: 1,793
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Pond Rescue

What finally happened with the fish?
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 25-08-2012, 01:23 AM
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Views: 4,508
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
HELP....black jelly blobs in my pond

Try this link. ehow has a bunch of helpful pond stuff. Let us know what you think of their stuff.




http://www.ehow.com/how_5571398_kill-black-algae-fish-ponds.html
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 16-08-2012, 02:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,941
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Tadpoles & algae

The algae will eventually use up the nutrients, unless you have more added by the stock. Have you though of any floating plants? They would grab nutrients better than the algae yet they would not...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 11-08-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,303
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Feeding During Extremely Hot Weather?

Our fish feed less in hot weather. I have not seen any studies on bugs and
heat. Our lettuce is going bananas and the hyacinth evidently have troubl
e competing. The hyacinths are yellow! When...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 11-08-2012, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,047
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Water Lily Pads Burn @ 108 degrees

Our koi eat trhe roots of the hyacinth, but they ignore the lettuce.
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 13-07-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 941
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
prior to the debate about algae

Design of the algae? I don't get your message. Pls clarify
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 28-06-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,305
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Water Lily in a pot

No problem leaving it in the pot if it has nutrients. It will grow out of the pot by itself. In our cement pond, they grew out of their large pots and grow fine on the raw cement.
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 28-06-2012, 09:51 PM
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Views: 749
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
water

Most of us use veggie filters to compete with the algae, which can't compete with the vasculars.
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 20-06-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,765
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Silted Up Pond

Anything with long roots works in a veggie filter. We use water celery, water hyacinth, water lettuce and parrots feather. Fast leaf growth grabs nutrients and roots both filter and provide...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 16-06-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,765
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Silted Up Pond

Nice move. How big is your new large container? In relation to the pond?

You might take a look at the vortex filter process (water circles, sediment settles in the bottom.

Are you able to have...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 10-06-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,765
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Silted Up Pond

Our pump pulls from near the the bottom of our pond. The intake is in a 5
gal bucket with as many 1/2" holes as I could get into it. The silt goes w
ith the water to our veggie filters, where we...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 08-06-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Replacement Pump - What do you do?

We went with a second Pondmaster as a replacement/backup. We thought we could aford it. Our pump is outside the pond and easily replaced by unscrewing two unions in out 1.5" lines. Takes about 20...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 17-05-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Advice New to Ponds

Following up a bit on my own post:

Our pond setup has a 12 x 22 main pond, three upflow barrels, three berm po
nds totalling 9 x 8,two 4 ft waterfalls and two streams of about 10 ft each
.. In the...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 16-05-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By Phyllis and Jim
Advice New to Ponds

My thoughts for what they are worth:

Three inches seems a lot! How many gallons would that be? My calculation
is that 3 inches on your 12 x 20 pond would be very close on 450 gallons a
day. ...
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