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  1. That may be, Mike - I plan to drain the bog this...

    That may be, Mike - I plan to drain the bog this weekend and clean it out good before I put the plants back in as well as clean off the plant shelves in the pond. I just don't know what else could be...
  2. I've got a brown sludge problem in my pond and stream. My filtration is working well

    It includes a bottom drain to a 270 gal. SC to a Cetus Sieve to an 8500gph pump to a shower filter to a plant pond with plants to a stream and back to the main pond. The stream is full of the brown...
  3. They look great, Nancy! Do they bloom as...

    They look great, Nancy! Do they bloom as prolifically as the regular impatiens on the other side of the stream? I really like the structure and color of the leaves of the Sunpatiens more - very...
  4. Everything is beautiful as always! I didn't know...

    Everything is beautiful as always! I didn't know vinca would grow in water like that - I have lots of it and will have to try it! Do you leave it in the stream year round or take it out as you do...
  5. Gorgeous as always! Where is the marigold?

    Gorgeous as always! Where is the marigold?
  6. Thanks for the nice comments! We have a lot of...

    Thanks for the nice comments!
    We have a lot of clay in our soil and roses seem to like that. My tea roses don't do as well as my knockouts - they require more babying. The yellow one is a...
  7. Some pond/stream shots taken today. My impatiens in the stream are doing well and

    my irises are starting to bloom! I think my hardy hibiscus will be nice this year - they've come back beautifully on the ledges in the ponds. Everything is doing great so far.
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  8. Thanks for the nice comments! Nancy, I have cut...

    Thanks for the nice comments! Nancy, I have cut it back in the past but didn't do it this year. I usually do it in the early Spring before it starts sending up new shoots. I have a lot of liriope...
  9. Pretty roses today! Hope they continue to bloom. I have one that hasn't done

    anything yet, but hopefully it will, soon.
    Here's Sunsprite:
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    Here's Love:
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    Here are some of Broadway:
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  10. I didn't know marigolds would work in the stream,...

    I didn't know marigolds would work in the stream, too! Great idea - your's look so pretty, Gordana! I'll have to try some! :)
  11. Thanks, everyone! I just wish they'd last longer.

    Thanks, everyone! I just wish they'd last longer.
  12. Thanks, Nancy! These are just the regular...

    Thanks, Nancy! These are just the regular impatiens that come in 6-packs at Lowes. They're doing well so far!
  13. A few shots around my yard right now.............

    My azaleas are at their peak and are gorgeous this season! Other plants are coming out nicely, too! Except for the pollen profusion, I love Spring!
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    Beautiful!

    Beautiful!
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    That one is gorgeous! I'd love one of them!

    That one is gorgeous! I'd love one of them!
  16. Thread: spring pics

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    Gorgeous pictures!

    Gorgeous pictures!
  17. Thanks for the clarification! I'm going to try...

    Thanks for the clarification! I'm going to try the seine method with a couple of other folks helping and hope that we can catch some. I have 2 small ones from last years spawn but most of them are...
  18. I have a black fish net with a telescoping pole...

    I have a black fish net with a telescoping pole that I bought at Lowes a while back. I'm afraid it won't hold any large fish, though - my koi are from 16" TO about30".
  19. Does the net float or do you have to hold it...

    Does the net float or do you have to hold it until a fish goes into it to get the bait? How do you lift it up? Does it take 2 people? Thanks
  20. I appreciate all the suggestions! I made a DIY...

    I appreciate all the suggestions! I made a DIY seine net yesterday using the net that I use to cover the pond in the Fall. I attached PVC pipe around the edges so that 2 people can walk it from one...
  21. Thanks, Jimfish but I'm trying to find a way to...

    Thanks, Jimfish but I'm trying to find a way to do it without lowering the water level. My husband gets very upset when our water bill goes up. I usually do my water changes by pumping out the...
  22. What is the best way to catch some fish to rehome without draining the pond? I need

    to thin my herd and have someone interested in taking some of my fish - just too many in my pond. My filters are working overtime and the string algae is bad this year. I don't have a net to...
  23. I have some CLR and also some Lime Away, so I'll...

    I have some CLR and also some Lime Away, so I'll try those! Thanks! I don't like to deal with muriatic acid if I can avoid it!
  24. Thanks, Steve. I don't know why it was leaking...

    Thanks, Steve. I don't know why it was leaking since it was tightly screwed on, but it did. My shower drain is all white, not that it makes a difference. I'm going to put more PL around it on the...
  25. I'll try the muriatic acid or oven cleaner,...

    I'll try the muriatic acid or oven cleaner, first. Thanks for the advice!
  26. No, it's in right.

    No, it's in right.
  27. Thanks for the replies! I'll take a close look...

    Thanks for the replies! I'll take a close look at it and try to find something that might work. It has a shower drain right now and I don't remember how I put it in.
  28. Question about my Cetus Sieve - it seems to be collecting a lot of water which is not

    going through the screen so my sump pump is having to run frequently to get rid of the water collected in it. I don't want it to run over and drown my pump! I've taken the screen out and hosed it...
  29. Spent the day emptying out one of my 2 S&G filters so I can reseal the bottom

    drain where the water comes in from the pump. It had slipped on the blocks I had it sitting on and a friend helped me straighten it back up and that's when the seal broke. I had it stuck to the...
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    DIY shower with feather rock and a large Savio...

    DIY shower with feather rock and a large Savio skimmer with green matala feeding to 2 S&G filters.
  31. I always reroute the flow of my water this time...

    I always reroute the flow of my water this time of year through Winter bypasses. I bypass the shower filter on the bottom drain circuit as well as the plant pond so all the water goes straight to...
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    Beautiful pond!

    Beautiful pond!
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    I have lots of plants on plant shelves as well as...

    I have lots of plants on plant shelves as well as in a plant pond that drains via a stream down to my main pond. I still have lots of string algae (even with a Cetus sieve and 2 S&G filters as well...
  34. Thread: Poison

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    Looks like poison ivy to me. How are your fish?

    Looks like poison ivy to me. How are your fish?
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    Very pretty!

    Very pretty!
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    Beautiful! I had to take all my lilies out of my...

    Beautiful! I had to take all my lilies out of my main pond because the fish were destroying them. I have Wanvisa and a Rhonda Kay in my small plant pond and they have already taken over it! I...
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    beautiful!

    beautiful!
  38. Thanks, I just leave it where it is, Nancy. It...

    Thanks, I just leave it where it is, Nancy. It dies back in the Winter then comes back in the Spring. It's a fast grower - is about 5' tall right now. Hardy hybiscus plants like the Rose Mallow...
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    Congrats, Steve! It is well-deserved!

    Congrats, Steve! It is well-deserved!
  40. My hardy hybiscus, Rose Mallow, is blooming now - it's about 5' tall

    and is sitting on a ledge in my plant pond, benefiting from fish water that comes through there on the way back to the main pond. I got 2 ore hardy hybiscus plants today and hope they'll do as well....
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    So pretty! I just wish mine would bloom!

    So pretty! I just wish mine would bloom!
  42. Thread: Some Blooms

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    they're all beautiful! I love mayla and...

    they're all beautiful! I love mayla and tanzanite!
  43. Thread: Pond Eye Candy

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    They're all gorgeous, Kat! I love Wanvisa -...

    They're all gorgeous, Kat! I love Wanvisa - every bloom on mine is different. Some have been exactly like the one you show but I had one recently that was yellow on one side and coral on the other!
  44. That is really neat, Nancy! I like that and will...

    That is really neat, Nancy! I like that and will have to look into it if I decide to put any lilies back into the pond. I think it would work for me. My fish are spawning again. They spawned back...
  45. I love the baskets, but I'm afraid they wouldn't...

    I love the baskets, but I'm afraid they wouldn't work for me due to the dreaded string algae which would grow on the mesh and eventually clog it. Also, my pond is only 12' x 12' s 4; and my fish are...
  46. Great picture of the lily, Skye - would love to...

    Great picture of the lily, Skye - would love to see a picture a little father away of the pot with the wire basket so I could get a better perspective of it. That's a clever idea!
  47. Pam, my lilies were fine the first 2-3 years in...

    Pam, my lilies were fine the first 2-3 years in the pond with the fish, but now that the fish have gotten so large, they dig up and destroy the lilies. I've had to get the large rocks that were on...
  48. I had to remove all my water lilies from the main pond because the fish

    were destroying them. :( I have many of them in tubs now and some in my small plant pond on top of the little hill by my main pond. It's crowded but working OK so far. Here are some blooms:...
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    Beautiful plants and pictures, Nancy! My...

    Beautiful plants and pictures, Nancy! My stella's are blooming now and I have some Four O'Clocks that have started to bloom now that I started from seed.
  50. Thread: Some Iris

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    Lovely!

    Lovely!
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