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    Arizona Pond

    I started to dig last year and had a Thread "Looking for Input on New Pond". I stopped working on the pond for a number of reasons, but am back at it and starting a new thread. The space I space I have to work with is very limited.

    The original look was going tobe 10 x 7 x 4 with an upper pond 10 x 2 x 2 total 2400 gallons.

    I am going deeper and higher above ground. 9 x 7 x 6 with an upper 9 x 2 x 2 total 3100 gallons.

    I dug the entire pond out by hand and have about 50 hours in digging alone. Five trips to the dirt 101 total weight approx. 30,000 pounds.
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    After it was all dug out I put in the forms for the footer and the rebar.

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    I do not know what i am doing wrong but again i am un able to up load any pics after the first ons I did.

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    I have lots of new pics. I will try at a later time to get them up..

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    That's a lot of digging!! Makes me tired to look at it!
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    Hope you get the pictures figured out! What part of AZ are you in? My Dad was from Tucson.
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    I live in Vegas. I feel your pain with the digging = )

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    Good luck with your pond, looks like it's coming along nicely. Looking forward to the new pictures.

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    The upper pond will definitely need active bottom drains or it will become a settlement tank. How are you planning on managing it? The bottom drain should be 3" for a 55 gal pre-filter. You can't effectively run more than 1800 to 2000 gph through a 55 gal drum pre-filter.
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    Any luck with the upload???


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    Still no luck with pics I upload failed message. Help please

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    What is the green arrow next to my thread title?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clownsrnotevil View Post
    Still no luck with pics I upload failed message. Help please
    Are you downsizing the photos?? And how many photos are you trying to upload at once?


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    how do I resize pics? It seems I am not very good at this computer stuff

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    You will have to open them up in Photoshop or something similiar. Downsize them a bit and they should upload to KP for you.

    I use Corel.


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    What program do you have on your computer to hold your pics???


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    I email my pics to myself, it ask if I want to downsize them for email. I do not have photo shop but this works. I a have regular old internet explorer and explorer email.


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    Quote Originally Posted by clownsrnotevil View Post
    What is the green arrow next to my thread title?
    The green arrow means you have posted on the thread. If you hover over it, you get a message saying how long ago you posted and I think how many times.
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    I had an upflow matala system w/55gal barrel @3500 gallons for three years. It worked fair, but required pulling out the matala for weekly cleaning. Changed over to
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