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Forum: Ponds (moderated) 20-05-2007, 08:23 PM
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Posted By kthirtya
critter ponding

Randy wrote
Love the critters too. Would a couple of feeder goldfish keep the
skeeters away and not eat the tadpoles?

I think they'd eat them. The chorus frogs around
here won't go in pond with...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 20-05-2007, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By kthirtya
Viviparous lily baby with flowers still attached

Picture isn't loading... hopefully the next try
will work.
k :-)
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 19-05-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By kthirtya
Do Ponds Need SOMETHING that Burgeons?

I thought you got a lot of good answers.
Ponding is part science, part art.
You are putting perimeters on a pond that don't
work in nature so you aren't always going to get
the results you...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 19-05-2007, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By kthirtya
critter ponding

I have a little deck pond outside the slider.
Today I noticed that tadpoles hatched and
there are little snails zooming about and
tiny seed shrimp going hither and yon.
My favorite kind of ponding! I...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 18-05-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By kthirtya

Chris wrote
"Usenet really is all about standing around and hitting the ground
with clubs, on a spot where many years earlier a dead horse lay."

LOL! You made my day!

On topic snippet ~ when my...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 18-05-2007, 01:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 653
Posted By kthirtya
smart snake on koishack!

This is an interesting post!
A garter snake who eats fish food!
go here
If you can't see the pictures you will
probably have to register. It's free.
This group is Koishack...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 17-05-2007, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By kthirtya
Koi foam and lily baby

I've seen that happen on a tropical water
lily I had in the deck pond one year.

It's called viviparous reproduction.

Some tropical Water Lilies can be increased by viviparous reproduction. This...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 17-05-2007, 03:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By kthirtya

Hi Al!
Welcome to RPM!

I found this interesting article here
(it even includes a recipe...)

I'd be interested to know what you think of...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 15-05-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By kthirtya
Mucking about

Sure sounds like a great solution to me!!
But then I live in an area that gets 7 inches of
rain a year so I have no experience with this
sump pump and drywell business...

But think of all the happy...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 15-05-2007, 02:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,621
Posted By kthirtya
Ugly pond

Oh my gosh!!
And it can be yours for only $139.99!

k :-)
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 14-05-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By kthirtya
Are Oxygenators Needed If Have No Fish

Yeah, Mother Nature seldom gets it wrong!

k :-) ~ new pond keeper info ~ slide show of pond
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 13-05-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,549
Posted By kthirtya
Safe paint for concrete block pond?

Hey Delbert!

Welcome to RPM :-))

Looks like you got some good information on
I'll be really interested to hear how your pond comes
along. Someday this is the type of pond we are
looking to...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 13-05-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By kthirtya
Are Oxygenators Needed If Have No Fish

Hi Angela!
Your pond sounds wonderful and the orfe
sounds like one happy fish.

When I ran the fishless bog I never had green
water and all sorts of stuff when in there. Tons
of plant debris, so much...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 12-05-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 470
Posted By kthirtya
slide show

Took some pond pictures today, and some
of the watergardening labradors, and put them
into a slide show. Second clicky in my sig.

k :-) ~ new pond keeper...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 12-05-2007, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By kthirtya
Are Oxygenators Needed If Have No Fish

I ran a shallow water pond, the 'bog', for years
without fish.
Also consider my pond more of a wildlife pond,
with fish, as all are welcome at my pond including

What you want to do is mimic...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 12-05-2007, 04:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By kthirtya
May update

So... how are the ponds coming??
Anyone have a lily flower yet?
Hyacinths starting to mulitply?
Frogs spawning?

We are in zone 7 so we are just now starting
warm weather.
The pond is clearing up....
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 11-05-2007, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By kthirtya
Fresh Aire!

Hi Maureen!!

Isn't it nice!! :-))
Glad to see you found us!

kathy :-)
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 11-05-2007, 01:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By kthirtya
Dead Goldfish

We're going to need as many details as
you can provide.
Our fish people will be on soon and have some
specific questions for you.
Hope we can track the reason down for you!

Forum: Ponds (moderated) 10-05-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By kthirtya
Are Oxygenators Needed If Have No Fish

I don't think you need them.
But you can add a few if you want.
Underwater plants give tadpole and aquatic
insects a place to hide and hang out.

k :-)
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 06-05-2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By kthirtya
buying pond plants

Looks interesting! I like to buy locally but they've
got to meet me half way and provide some sort
of service. I'm sure they don't like dripping pond
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 05-05-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 724
Posted By kthirtya
a new use for pond frogs!

From a google news search
(from the strange file... not for the
tender hearted)

Pond frog juice in high demand in Peru

She's preparing pond frog juice, a beverage revered by some...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 04-05-2007, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By kthirtya
Bob speaks (whines)

You need to find a nice, pretty, young lady
and offer her an apple. You can stir up all
sorts of entertainment and trouble that way...

k :-)
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 04-05-2007, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
Posted By kthirtya
buying pond plants

Today I headed out to one of our
local nurseries. They had two long
water tables set up with pond plants.
Big pots, full of water and very, very heavy
pond plants. I found a star grass and
looked for...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 02-05-2007, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,868
Posted By kthirtya
Scared fish, string algae and thank you for moderating

Looks like a raccoon visit to me.
Raccoons will mess with plants while looking for
snails, insect larva and crawdads (something they will find in
natural ponds and they don't know yours is...
Forum: Ponds (moderated) 02-05-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By kthirtya
frogs or toads?

Yes, toads mate in water just like frogs.
Their eggs will look like long strings of black
A good way to ID your toads is to go to google
and type in 'native amphibians of - your state'.

k :-)
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