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Old 06-12-2013, 09:16 PM   #11
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Thanks! I am loving it!! Just to sit and listen my chimes and waterfall and watch the koi.. So relaxing.
Ok thanks for rubbing that in lol just kidding
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Great pics!! Are herons an issue where you live? You may want to consider netting the pond or considering some means of predator defense for your fish.
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That pond looks great!! I'm starting to plan a pond that ill begin work on this fall. I need one that is smaller In area but two seperate pools. I have 4 red eared slider turtles who will need an open living space soon.

Have any tips for the planning process??


Yours looks awesome!!
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Yes we get a lot of herons but none around my pond. Which is confidently located in the middle of "dog pound" aka my front yard. The lowest shelf is a minimum of 12" deep and the other apx 18"' the rest of the pond slopes from 2' (bottom of water falls), to apx 3' (under skimmer). Not worried about coons or herons. My puppy on the other hand....
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Tracie,

Thanks. What kind of area are you thinking?
Are you thinking 2 pools to keep the turtles separate from fish?

I've kept my cost under $2500, there are some great pond kits out there. I also had to build mine on a slope, so didn't have a lot of wiggle room on water flow, but it worked out.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:55 PM   #16
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Yes we get a lot of herons but none around my pond. Which is confidently located in the middle of "dog pound" aka my front yard. The lowest shelf is a minimum of 12" deep and the other apx 18"' the rest of the pond slopes from 2' (bottom of water falls), to apx 3' (under skimmer). Not worried about coons or herons. My puppy on the other hand....
'Dog pound' as in you have dogs patrolling the yard constantly? If so, you may be safe. If you don't, I strongly advise netting the pond as a precaution before you wake up one morning and every single fish is gone without a trace. The depth is actually ideal for herons- they will land right in the middle and go fishing for an easy dinner. Raccoons and other land predators wont be an issue.
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buy a heron statue it will keep them away
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:55 AM   #18
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Yes dog pound as I dogs live there. . And my big guy thinks vultures are chicken on the wing... He'd think herons are turkey! He loves loves big birds. To chase and eat if possible.
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Sounds good!!! Just making sure because its not a lesson you want to learn the hard way! Btw, those fake herons/owls/birds don't work at all.
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Sounds good!!! Just making sure because its not a lesson you want to learn the hard way! Btw, those fake herons/owls/birds don't work at all.
Needless to say also expensive! Pretty, but that's it.
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