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  2. Fat Controller
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    Goodbye Lawn, Hello Pond!

    Hi Glengarry. That's because I don't show the scruffy bits. :) :) :) Thank you very much for the compliment, though.
    Hi Glengarry. That's because I don't show the scruffy bits. :) :) :) Thank you very much for the compliment, though.
    Hi Glengarry. That's because I don't show the scruffy bits. :) :) :) Thank you very much for the compliment, though.
    Hi Glengarry. That's because I don't show the scruffy bits. :) :) :) Thank you very much for the compliment, though.
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  3. Redwing
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    Like x 16

    We're Making a Wildlife Pond

    Absolutely beautiful!
    Absolutely beautiful!
    Absolutely beautiful!
    Absolutely beautiful!
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  4. SparklyPurple
    Sticky

    Bog garden and pond advice please

    Watermint has lilac flowers and releases a wonderful fragrance when brushed.I had a raised container pond a few years back and two goldfish. I did not get any mosquito larvae, so assume the...
    Watermint has lilac flowers and releases a wonderful fragrance when brushed.I had a raised container pond a few years back and two goldfish. I did not get any mosquito larvae, so assume the fish ate them. I did get them in the water butt though.
    Watermint has lilac flowers and releases a wonderful fragrance when brushed.I had a raised container pond a few years back and two goldfish. I did not get any mosquito larvae, so assume the fish ate them. I did get them in the water butt though.
    Watermint has lilac flowers and releases a wonderful fragrance when brushed.I had a raised container pond a few years back and two goldfish. I did not get any mosquito larvae, so assume the...
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  6. Gizmo

    Pond. Weed

    I'm not well up on filters these days, mine is just a box full of various filter mediums all just working on gravity.I have had my filter box over flow so I just fitted an over flow pipe to the...
    I'm not well up on filters these days, mine is just a box full of various filter mediums all just working on gravity.I have had my filter box over flow so I just fitted an over flow pipe to the top of the box and ran that back into the pond, I now know the filter needs cleaning when the...
    I'm not well up on filters these days, mine is just a box full of various filter mediums all just working on gravity.I have had my filter box over flow so I just fitted an over flow pipe to the top of the box and ran that back into the pond, I...
    I'm not well up on filters these days, mine is just a box full of various filter mediums all just working on gravity.I have had my filter box over flow so I just fitted an over flow pipe to the...
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  7. Oliver Stone

    What's the best green water solution?

    Yeah the Monkeys used to have a song about that.;):biggrin:
    Yeah the Monkeys used to have a song about that.;):biggrin:
    Yeah the Monkeys used to have a song about that.;):biggrin:
    Yeah the Monkeys used to have a song about that.;):biggrin:
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  8. Pete8

    W/l pond full of hornwort and snails - when is it safe to remove some?

    What's a W/I pond ?
    What's a W/I pond ?
    What's a W/I pond ?
    What's a W/I pond ?
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  9. Gizmo

    new pond ambition

    That's what we are here for :). And, you did all the hard work of actually bringing all the help and advice together and building the pond, so give yourself credit for what you've achieved :)
    That's what we are here for :). And, you did all the hard work of actually bringing all the help and advice together and building the pond, so give yourself credit for what you've achieved :)
    That's what we are here for :). And, you did all the hard work of actually bringing all the help and advice together and building the pond, so give yourself credit for what you've achieved :)
    That's what we are here for :). And, you did all the hard work of actually bringing all the help and advice together and building the pond, so give yourself credit for what you've achieved :)
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  10. clanless
    Like x 8

    Feeding tadpoles - money saving tip

    I noticed a few tiny frogs trying to get out of the tank they are in this morning. They are in a tank as otherwise the fish in my pond would have eaten them.I draped a lump of elodea, over the...
    I noticed a few tiny frogs trying to get out of the tank they are in this morning. They are in a tank as otherwise the fish in my pond would have eaten them.I draped a lump of elodea, over the side of the tank, so they can climb out on that, or hide under it if they want to.
    I noticed a few tiny frogs trying to get out of the tank they are in this morning. They are in a tank as otherwise the fish in my pond would have eaten them.I draped a lump of elodea, over the side of the tank, so they can climb out on that,...
    I noticed a few tiny frogs trying to get out of the tank they are in this morning. They are in a tank as otherwise the fish in my pond would have eaten them.I draped a lump of elodea, over the...
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  11. Gizmo

    Pond filtration

    Looks a good flow there :)Just make that outlet hose run on a more even downwards path, it looks rather horizontal , almost a bit upwards as it come out of the box, just helps reduce any back...
    Looks a good flow there :)Just make that outlet hose run on a more even downwards path, it looks rather horizontal , almost a bit upwards as it come out of the box, just helps reduce any back pressure, might reduce the drip.
    Looks a good flow there :)Just make that outlet hose run on a more even downwards path, it looks rather horizontal , almost a bit upwards as it come out of the box, just helps reduce any back pressure, might reduce the drip.
    Looks a good flow there :)Just make that outlet hose run on a more even downwards path, it looks rather horizontal , almost a bit upwards as it come out of the box, just helps reduce any back...
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  12. Voobwm

    Is this pond big enough for about 20 goldfish and some frogs?

    Mine is only 20inches deep at the deepest point and the fish have overwintered without much trouble for the last30odd years.
    Mine is only 20inches deep at the deepest point and the fish have overwintered without much trouble for the last30odd years.
    Mine is only 20inches deep at the deepest point and the fish have overwintered without much trouble for the last30odd years.
    Mine is only 20inches deep at the deepest point and the fish have overwintered without much trouble for the last30odd years.
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  13. James from UK

    Wildlife Pond Help

    Yeh, garden hose clears it 90%. Beasties crawl out when its dumped at the side then into the compost bin,sorted.
    Yeh, garden hose clears it 90%. Beasties crawl out when its dumped at the side then into the compost bin,sorted.
    Yeh, garden hose clears it 90%. Beasties crawl out when its dumped at the side then into the compost bin,sorted.
    Yeh, garden hose clears it 90%. Beasties crawl out when its dumped at the side then into the compost bin,sorted.
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  14. Ntate Ngaka

    Water feature ambitious plan

    When I did something similar many years ago I used broken up paving to give me a basic base and you can see how it's going to look and move it about, when you're done you can cement pieces to give...
    When I did something similar many years ago I used broken up paving to give me a basic base and you can see how it's going to look and move it about, when you're done you can cement pieces to give you a raised edge and cover the liner if that's what you're going to use, when it was done and...
    When I did something similar many years ago I used broken up paving to give me a basic base and you can see how it's going to look and move it about, when you're done you can cement pieces to give you a raised edge and cover the liner if that's...
    When I did something similar many years ago I used broken up paving to give me a basic base and you can see how it's going to look and move it about, when you're done you can cement pieces to give...
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  15. Gizmo

    Pond pumps

    :hapfeet:Many thanks for your help and advice:hapydancsmil:
    :hapfeet:Many thanks for your help and advice:hapydancsmil:
    :hapfeet:Many thanks for your help and advice:hapydancsmil:
    :hapfeet:Many thanks for your help and advice:hapydancsmil:
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  16. Sian in Belgium
    Like x 5

    Siting a pond on a sloping garden

    No - never seen anything like that!I was starting to doubt the overwintering in ponds v shelter, so I googled a little... Frog House DIY Plans - The RSPBWhilst doing this, I looked up the...
    No - never seen anything like that!I was starting to doubt the overwintering in ponds v shelter, so I googled a little... Frog House DIY Plans - The RSPBWhilst doing this, I looked up the garden to the pond - where a pair of mallards were feeding :yikes:... There was then a stand-off with a heron :yikes::yikes:,...
    No - never seen anything like that!I was starting to doubt the overwintering in ponds v shelter, so I googled a little... Frog House DIY Plans - The RSPBWhilst doing this, I looked up the garden to the pond - where a pair of mallards were...
    No - never seen anything like that!I was starting to doubt the overwintering in ponds v shelter, so I googled a little... Frog House DIY Plans - The RSPBWhilst doing this, I looked up the...
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  17. Looby-Lou

    Where to start? Pond refurb - any advice welcome, please!

    I think that's why it' was banned from sale in 2014.
    I think that's why it' was banned from sale in 2014.
    I think that's why it' was banned from sale in 2014.
    I think that's why it' was banned from sale in 2014.
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  18. ricky101

    Pond Location.. ?

    When we lived in Pebbles, Bexhill the terrain was very steep and we made a couple of wildlife ponds with a stream in between in the front garden that was bigger than the back one so could take it...
    When we lived in Pebbles, Bexhill the terrain was very steep and we made a couple of wildlife ponds with a stream in between in the front garden that was bigger than the back one so could take it easily....I would use some rocks around yours to give it some different levels where you could also...
    When we lived in Pebbles, Bexhill the terrain was very steep and we made a couple of wildlife ponds with a stream in between in the front garden that was bigger than the back one so could take it easily....I would use some rocks around yours to...
    When we lived in Pebbles, Bexhill the terrain was very steep and we made a couple of wildlife ponds with a stream in between in the front garden that was bigger than the back one so could take it...
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  19. Gizmo

    smelly pond water

    Thankyou for your replys With any garden that you want a wildlife pond in you have to decide on the size of pond. We have taken advice about depth of pond due to various reasons. How many critters...
    Thankyou for your replys With any garden that you want a wildlife pond in you have to decide on the size of pond. We have taken advice about depth of pond due to various reasons. How many critters you can have etc Preformed ponds has shelves but some are tiny small and large with the area we...
    Thankyou for your replys With any garden that you want a wildlife pond in you have to decide on the size of pond. We have taken advice about depth of pond due to various reasons. How many critters you can have etc Preformed ponds has shelves but...
    Thankyou for your replys With any garden that you want a wildlife pond in you have to decide on the size of pond. We have taken advice about depth of pond due to various reasons. How many critters...
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  20. Gizmo

    garden ponds in general

    I had a raised pond built by my garage it started small but the fish grew so I had to make it a lot bigger, it was 12’ long 3’ wide and 4’ deep. It was easier to maintain and the kids could see...
    I had a raised pond built by my garage it started small but the fish grew so I had to make it a lot bigger, it was 12’ long 3’ wide and 4’ deep. It was easier to maintain and the kids could see the fish better, I still had herons but never needed a net we even gained 2 bream from somewhere, I...
    I had a raised pond built by my garage it started small but the fish grew so I had to make it a lot bigger, it was 12’ long 3’ wide and 4’ deep. It was easier to maintain and the kids could see the fish better, I still had herons but never needed...
    I had a raised pond built by my garage it started small but the fish grew so I had to make it a lot bigger, it was 12’ long 3’ wide and 4’ deep. It was easier to maintain and the kids could see...
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  21. Gizmo

    wooden raised fish pond

    I have a preformed pond and used rocks at one end to create a rocky ramp for anyone who falls in to clamber out. There are small gaps between the rocks that could create sheltering spots for any...
    I have a preformed pond and used rocks at one end to create a rocky ramp for anyone who falls in to clamber out. There are small gaps between the rocks that could create sheltering spots for any pond inhabitants who wish to use them. Can't comment on pumps as don't have one.
    I have a preformed pond and used rocks at one end to create a rocky ramp for anyone who falls in to clamber out. There are small gaps between the rocks that could create sheltering spots for any pond inhabitants who wish to use them. Can't...
    I have a preformed pond and used rocks at one end to create a rocky ramp for anyone who falls in to clamber out. There are small gaps between the rocks that could create sheltering spots for any...
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  22. Gizmo

    green slim on pond

    thanks for your replys the pond is at the end of the garden beside the shed it does get sun and shade , we would like fish etc in pond but none at the moment , i was advised by a family member to...
    thanks for your replys the pond is at the end of the garden beside the shed it does get sun and shade , we would like fish etc in pond but none at the moment , i was advised by a family member to put in barley straw extract weekly, the plants have been in approx 2 months why would the issue be...
    thanks for your replys the pond is at the end of the garden beside the shed it does get sun and shade , we would like fish etc in pond but none at the moment , i was advised by a family member to put in barley straw extract weekly, the plants...
    thanks for your replys the pond is at the end of the garden beside the shed it does get sun and shade , we would like fish etc in pond but none at the moment , i was advised by a family member to...
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  23. Andrea Thackeray

    WATER BUBBLES for my dragon

    yes, I've been looking at these; just wasn't sure about size. Using 3 outlets and getting a reasonable flow is something to consider, but as I only want some bubbles it might work.
    yes, I've been looking at these; just wasn't sure about size. Using 3 outlets and getting a reasonable flow is something to consider, but as I only want some bubbles it might work.
    yes, I've been looking at these; just wasn't sure about size. Using 3 outlets and getting a reasonable flow is something to consider, but as I only want some bubbles it might work.
    yes, I've been looking at these; just wasn't sure about size. Using 3 outlets and getting a reasonable flow is something to consider, but as I only want some bubbles it might work.
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  24. Brian L

    Heron deterrant wanted but not netting ??

    We've got a wire fence around the edge of our koi pond. The heron needs to be able to land on something to attack the fish. The heron can't stand around the edge with our wire fencing so we have...
    We've got a wire fence around the edge of our koi pond. The heron needs to be able to land on something to attack the fish. The heron can't stand around the edge with our wire fencing so we have never had any heron issues, however, a lot of other neighbours have had heron issues.
    We've got a wire fence around the edge of our koi pond. The heron needs to be able to land on something to attack the fish. The heron can't stand around the edge with our wire fencing so we have never had any heron issues, however, a lot of...
    We've got a wire fence around the edge of our koi pond. The heron needs to be able to land on something to attack the fish. The heron can't stand around the edge with our wire fencing so we have...
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  25. hoofy

    Solar water pump advice for garden feature

    That problem had occurred to me. What I'm thinking of doing is getting the pump this weekend and setting it all up so I can see how much splash I'm going to get, then find a solution from there....
    That problem had occurred to me. What I'm thinking of doing is getting the pump this weekend and setting it all up so I can see how much splash I'm going to get, then find a solution from there. Your loo cistern idea looks like something to consider if I do have a problem.
    That problem had occurred to me. What I'm thinking of doing is getting the pump this weekend and setting it all up so I can see how much splash I'm going to get, then find a solution from there. Your loo cistern idea looks like something to...
    That problem had occurred to me. What I'm thinking of doing is getting the pump this weekend and setting it all up so I can see how much splash I'm going to get, then find a solution from there....
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