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1 My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:51 pm

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This was my first pond over the septic pipes..................decided to move it after a few yrs just in case something ever needed fixing............it would have been a major issue and DH would have said "I told you so" not really but he would have been thinking it



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2 Re: My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:54 pm

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Husbands know better than to say "I told you so." We just think it. Basketball

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3 Re: My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:09 pm

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Very true and we women are a bit different as you well know also :geek:
I like where this new pond is located much better than the last one............now I can sit on my front porch and relax to the sound of the falls and enjoy viewing my wet pets :D


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4 Re: My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:22 pm

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My pond was packed full of lily pads this summer and I had a steady blooming of the flowers also. These pics show the very beginning of the blooms :cheers:


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5 Re: My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:29 pm

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Very nice, I still haven't been able to start on my pond but I am finally through repairing hurricane damage.

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6 Re: My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:34 pm

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Well that should whip you into shape real quick bounce

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7 Re: My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:59 am

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When I built my pond I pulled a permit from the city. They required a plot plan so that they could approve the location of the pond. The plan was approved and shortly thereafter I began digging being fairly confident I would not be digging into buried power lines, water lines etc...

Hmmmmmm....... SURPRISE!





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8 Re: My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:06 pm

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Sooooooooooo, Mikey what did you do? When I found my pipes I just put the liner over it and lived w/ it for several years that way w/ no problems. Is that what you did cuz I see you went to a lot more work on your pond than I did [IMG]http:///oo


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9 Re: My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:21 pm

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Looks like he took a sledge hammer to the pipe. LOL


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10 Re: My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:03 pm

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Yes, I took a sledge hammer to both the concrete slab as well as the two concrete pipes. I was a tad bit nervouse when I started pounding on that large pipe....

I believe the concrete slab was original as something for a dairy that used to be on the property and I believe the concrete pipes were just put there as landfill when they were developing the property back in the early 60's. In 1957 they changed the name of the city where I live from Dairy City to Cypress....

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11 Re: My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:25 pm

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Whew, I thought they were pipes that were still in use. Mine were still in use to our septic system and if anything ever would have gone wrong................we'd have been in deep doo doo


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12 Re: My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:47 pm

Mikey, your pond looks big - how big is it?

Janice, did I see a Victoria lily in your original pond?

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13 Re: My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:22 pm

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Mikey, your pond looks big - how big is it?
Volume wise the pond is 2,304 gallons, 2 quarts and 1 pint.... but who's counting? ex[giggle]

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14 Re: My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:46 pm

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Cool Chools wrote:Mikey, your pond looks big - how big is it?

Janice, did I see a Victoria lily in your original pond?

I just have regular hardy water lilies that somebody gave me at a garage sale once. Prolly just is so crowded in there w/ all the pads that it looks like they have turned up edges on some. That was taken w/ my old video camera also so the quality isn't so good. Now that I have my new camera it will take much clearer pics. Are those Victoria lilies hardy in cold areas?


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15 Re: My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:27 pm

Well, there's a lot of talk over on AP about the Victorias - overwintering and other care. I think they're sort of difficult to keep.

Way too big for my pond, and I don't like the unfriendly prickly pads.

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16 Re: My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Wed Dec 30, 2009 8:24 pm

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Cool Chools wrote:Well, there's a lot of talk over on AP about the Victorias - overwintering and other care. I think they're sort of difficult to keep.

Way too big for my pond, and I don't like the unfriendly prickly pads.

Well I wouldn't know what they are talking about over there anymore as I am forbidden to enter the premises. I do miss the place and would like to come back but Sean has for some reason taken a disliking to me.
I didn't know they had prickly pads on them either and they are way to big for my pond also. I'll just stick w/ the friendly little hardies. Before I was banned from AP I acquired some 4 leaf clover plants for the pond and I think they are gonna make it through the winter just fine and I love the way they float on top of the water.


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17 Nice pond on Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:46 pm

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JW,

I really like your pond. Like Freddie's, it almost looks like it belongs there.

No matter what I do with mine it will always look a bit out of place, but I enjoy it and the fish.

Happy ponding,

Rich [IMG]Hippy.gif[

18 Re: My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:58 pm

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Thanks Rich and your pond is very nice too and they are so relaxing to look at and fun to mess w/ aren't they ex[frog] Right now I'm trying to find some Water Hawthorn (Aponogeton distachyos). A most admirable plant that is known for its long blooming characteristics, and has been known in some locations to be still blooming at Christmas. With dark green strap-like leaves, about a foot long often mottled with brown or purple blotches and white contrasting coal black stamens, make this one of the loveliest of all water plants. They emit a strong fragrance resembling a wild hawthorn, hence the name. If you want an aquatic with fragrant flowers water hawthorne is a must! The plant will be the first to begin blooming in the Spring and in the Fall produces a wonderful amount of aromatic blooms well into the winter months as ice begins to form on the pond. It's hardy to zone 6.


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19 Hawthorn on Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:04 pm

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Check out www.tricker.com

They might havt what your looing for. Otherwise, I'm not sure you're going to find any Hawthorn this early.

Happy ponding,

Rich

20 Re: My first pond over the septic tank pipes on Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:29 pm

Zone 6?????? missed it by that much ex[hammer]

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