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Forum: Ponds (moderated) 04-08-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Chip[_2_]
Ornamental sandstone wearing out pump?

john hamilton wrote:
Have a piece of sandstone that i would like to put in an aquarium. (there is
no longer an aquarium newsgroup). Is the sandstone likely to shed sand and
hence wear out...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 02-08-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,744
Posted By Chip[_2_]
It's Hot!

Phyllis and Jim wrote:
That seems a sensible worry. Ours is plumbed in and has not been an
issus in more than a decade. It's volume is small enopugh that it
does not harm the pond...3-4000...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 26-07-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,744
Posted By Chip[_2_]
It's Hot!

JB wrote:
It's been hitting the century mark here in central Arkansas with the
heat index several degrees above that. My 3,000 gallon pond had dropped
5 inches in the last wee.

What say...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 17-07-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By Chip[_2_]
Change

~ jan wrote:

Currently looking Samsung 46" LED, locally $1399 after $85 rebate, at both
Costco & Best Buy.


If those are your two choices, use Costco. They throw in a 2-yr
warranty and...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 15-07-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By Chip[_2_]
Ponds and Pumps

Phyllis and Jim wrote:
I am glad your plants are clearing up your water.

We have a 45 minute goal for the veggie filter. The water takes about
45 minutes to go through. We calculated that...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 15-07-2010, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By Chip[_2_]
Change

wrote:
I agree with Chip.
I ended up with a Vizio from Amazon, I thought about changing my service from regular to HDTV
and Dish would not
work with me. I would have to...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 11-07-2010, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,073
Posted By Chip[_2_]
Change

~ jan wrote:
The older I get the more I dislike change... well some changes anyway.


Between what I've saved up and what my folks gave me for my last b-day I
can afford a flat screen TV. I...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 28-06-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By Chip[_2_]
major rain now major algae bloom

On 6/27/2010 2:06 PM, wrote:

To be honest, if I had room for a 15' x 21' pond, I'd find room for a p
lant filter. It doesn't need to be that big - just something to...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 26-06-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By Chip[_2_]
major rain now major algae bloom

On 6/25/2010 2:14 PM, Joe wrote:



wrote:

On Jun 21, 7:12 am, Phyllis and wrote:
Pulling the string algae serves you twice: It...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 04-06-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,275
Posted By Chip[_2_]
help with cleaning pond

On 6/4/2010 5:04 AM, wrote:
The veggie filter, however,
is gunked up by fall. This year I left it until spring to clean


If you had to design your veggie filter from...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 04-06-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,147
Posted By Chip[_2_]
new to pond keeping

On 6/4/2010 5:04 AM, wrote:
if you got
rocks or gravel down there get them out and throw them out.

I know this group and virtually every serious koi ponder says-NO rocks
in...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 24-05-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 790
Posted By Chip[_2_]
Pond Cleaning

On 5/23/2010 9:49 AM, JB wrote:
Finally got around to cleaning out my filter/falls yesterday. It'd been
two years since I last attacked this chore. The water flow seemed just
fine last spring...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 28-04-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By Chip[_2_]
What You Feeding? Where You Buying?

JB wrote:
Thanks ~jan, et al.

I switched ISPs last month and my new one doesn't support newsgroups.
My bad. Stumbled across this on Google Groups. Bought a new computer
with Windows 7. No...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 16-03-2010, 03:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By Chip[_2_]
Looking for old friends and pond page links

Chumley wrote:


Warmer is always better. Given that getting anywhere is just a
planetrip, have you considered the Southwest (suggested because of
comparable cost of living)? Hot in the...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 05-03-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By Chip[_2_]
Further data on the Mississippi, the Great Lakes and invasivespecies

wrote:
they changed direction of the
river so their sewage would run to the Mississippi.

they need to dam the Chicago river and prevent any flow into the Mississippi. ...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 19-02-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,225
Posted By Chip[_2_]
Hydroponics and Ponds

JB wrote:


Has anyone else tried "farming" from their ponds?


There is a big effort out here in the sunny desert to grow algae
commercially for all sorts of products including bio-fuel. ...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 08-02-2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By Chip[_2_]
News from northern Florida

Phyllis and Jim wrote:
I think you are right about their trying and keeping after what they
like. Our koi and goldfish have certainly learned to gobble duckweed.

Jim

Is not a koi but a...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 02-02-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,568
Posted By Chip[_2_]
News from northern Florida

Phyllis and Jim wrote:
Triploids are sterile. That is good. The Mississippi is in real
danger of being their conduit to the great lakes!



I will admit that my last geography lesson was...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 02-12-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By Chip[_2_]
Across the pond

Galen Hekhuis wrote:
I made it across the pond and up the north bank to this view of the
pond beyond the pond:

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x278/ghekhuis/IMGP0991.jpg

I "gardened"...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 27-11-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By Chip[_2_]
Happy T-bird Day

JB wrote:
Thanks. Back atcha!


,+*^^*+___+++_
,*^^^^ )
_+* ^**+_
...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 13-10-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,333
Posted By Chip[_2_]
Great Blue Heron

JB wrote:
What, no "No Heron's Allowed" signs posted?! ;-)



That would be Species discrimination. I think there is a law against that.

Chip
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 25-09-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By Chip[_2_]
Advice needed for replacement pump

Jim Elbrecht wrote:

I guess 'expensive' is in the eye/pocketbook of the beholder. I went
with a larger pump, 1 1/2" flexible PVC & built a manifold with 5
valves.

These valves are...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 24-09-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By Chip[_2_]
Advice needed for replacement pump

Pat wrote:
The fountain head may need more water. Check here
...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 05-08-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,995
Posted By Chip[_2_]
A different perspective - OT

ReelMcKoi wrote:


We've also discussed selling this place and moving into smaller quarters.


We discussed that too just after my retirement. Looked and planned for
about a year. Then...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 05-08-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By Chip[_2_]
State of the pond- One year since relandscape

a425couple wrote:
How do they know when I
have events schedulled that cause me to leave the ponds unprotected?
Grrr.

They have tapped into your on-line calender?

Chip
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