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    Savage Pond (the beginning)

    Have had a few plants on the pond from purchase of them. The pond is small but I recently made it a little wider and deeper. You can see tubeing and stuff still but want to get it new flow design and skimmer setup down before I hide everything.

    Any tips, tricks, ect. welcome.
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    It would be nice if you could put aquatic Utricularia in the pond, but the koi would probably eat them. Nice pond!

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    Just posting a over dramtic short vid clip of pod that I sent out to my Fam not HD quality

    Last edited by tuballkain; 04-29-2014 at 08:17 PM.
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    Is your tapwater suitable for carnivores? Do you get adequate rainfall? The TDS of a pond tends to go up over time, especially if you use your tapwater to top off for evaporation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SubRosa View Post
    Is your tapwater suitable for carnivores? Do you get adequate rainfall? The TDS of a pond tends to go up over time, especially if you use your tapwater to top off for evaporation.
    My city's water reports 30-55 ppm when you add it up. I live in Washington so we get about 30-40 inch. of rain a year, I think it was actually closer to 50+ this year.
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    Sounds like you're in great shape waterwise, but if you can monitor the TDS it's always a good idea. Feeding the fish will cause it to rise as well.
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    A great investment is a TDS meter off eBay for around $16-20.

    Great looking pond you have there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanukimo View Post
    It would be nice if you could put aquatic Utricularia in the pond, but the koi would probably eat them. Nice pond!
    I wish I could find some to just try it, but can't find any
    The Koi don't bother the the water lily roots so it might work. They mostly eat the tadpoles that end up hatching in there and any mosquitos that try to lay larva.

    Quote Originally Posted by JB_OrchidGuy View Post
    A great investment is a TDS meter off eBay for around $16-20.

    Great looking pond you have there.

    Thanks I'll be looking to thats
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