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    Thread: Pond modification build ideas

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      Pond modification build ideas

      I built a pond for my parents before I knew much about BDs. They're not able to keep up with maintenance on a daily basis. Iím removing the stream. Want to put a retrofit bottom drain in that would go to a simple prefilter. Then pump emptying right back into pond. No fish so I want to keep it simple. I'm taking out the Savio Skimmer to use for my new pond. Any alternate ideas? Thanks.
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      I understand the RBD decision - why remove the stream? leaves fall in it? algae? it's really nice looking.
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      I'll be reusing the waterfall basin that feeds it. I'm debating whether or not to take the skimmer too. Also the pump in the skimmer shorted out several months ago. Quite a bit of leaves and pine straw do accumulate over time. I've never had algae. I'll be using the large flat rock in it for my new pond. I may keep the last few feet of the stream though...

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      Looks terrific!
      I agree about the skimmer... just looking at the setting I think they'd really miss it.
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      I'm trying to think of what the best looking net/cover would be that I could suspend several feet above the pond attached to the tree trunks...

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      If you suspend the net several feet above the pond, the leaves are going to blow in underneath it.

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      Good point.

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      How about a full enclosure with 2 inch pvc and heavy duty plastics all around the pond and stream?

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      Looks like you want to rob the equipment but still want a very low maintenance solution with no fish that costs little money.

      Well here it is! Just use existing rock to make a dry scenic stream bed. If you want water add a fountain that uses chlorinated water.
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      Sounds like a pondless water feature would work out. You would have the noise of a water fall, maybe a smaller creek, but still have the sight, and sound of water. Very low maintenance.

      Then you can remove the skimmer (no need for it).

      Do a google search for pondless water features images and have your folks pick out something they would like to sit by. Good luck

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