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Pond in Rydal, Pa


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June 27, 2013
dellbert wrote:
What do I need to start this project? - I have about a 7f tX 7ft area that I want to make into a pond/waterfall. I have already collected a few big flat rocks to start and dug out a place to start it.
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Lise Stanley
I used a pump but never a filter.. I filtered the water with a very simple natural method. I had a step down pond from the waterfall to the main pond with gravel that I plugged with store purchased watercress. It would capture the detritus and fish waste and use it as fertilizer and I had a sparkling clean pond.
    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 9:25PM
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Garrett Churchill Inc.
Water Hyacinth, water cress, etc are all great ways to filter a pond. They are excellent at absorbing nutrients. We often use hyacinth in the top of the bio falls or biological filter to absorb the nitrates from the fish. Filtration, although not required, can greatly reduce your maintenance time and lead to a cleaner looking pond. The pond kits I mentioned generally come with all you need to do a pond and include a skimmer and bio falls. The bio falls contains filter media and easily creates the height you need for a waterfall. The skimmer houses the pump and draws water across the pond from the waterfall. Depending on the location a skimmer can be very beneficial. If you have a leak with the pump in the bottom of the pond and you don't realize it you can pump the pond dry in very little time. Since the skimmer houses the pump you can only draw so much water from the pond before the pump will run dry. The pump running dry is not ideal and can cause failure, however the fish will still have a place to swim. Since the pump can and should run 24 -7 it is always pulling debris across the surface and catching it in the skimmer basket. This eliminates leaves and other debris getting saturated and sinking to the bottom. If you are building a pond in an area with trees and the leaves are large oversize the skimmer so the opening is large enough to allow the leaves to get into the basket. Either way with a filter system or without the water clarity will be based on the establishment of the pond ecosystem. That means the right amount of plants, fish, bacteria, etc to get the ecosystem established and flourishing.
    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 5:35AM
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August 30, 2012
janharrison08 wrote:
what kind of grass is this?
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    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 5:39PM
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It was either a fescue blend or a shade mix which is fescue in most cases.
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