Does anyone here also have a pond?

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  1. bobbiwoz

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

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    We have a small preformed pond that has 7 gold fish and this summer has been home to 3 frogs!

    I'm trying to find out why the water hyacinths and water lettuce that I've bought for the past 2 years don't perform well. After about 5 weeks, they both basically stopped producing new leaves and flowers. This didn't used to happen, and I thought last year was a fluke, but this year was the same.

    If anyone has ideas, I'd love to hear them. The fish are healthy, and we have a ultra violet filter that keeps algae controlled, just these floating plants don't do well.

    Bobbi:goodvibes
     
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  3. bobbiwoz

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

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    How about it, does anyone here have a fish pond that helps them enjoy their back yard? This year it's been tough, the heat has been oppressive. We've added ice 3 times a day to the pond, and so far, so good, the fish have not been distressed.

    I'm thrilled because it seems we have 3 babies that are about 3/4 inch long, and so, will most likely "make it!" There have not been baby survivors for the past 2 summers. I don't feed these goldfish, they make it on whatever nature provides and they've lived for 5-7 years so far. I have a de-icer on the surface in the winter.

    Here's a picture from last year, with Murphy, taking a drink!
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    Murphy is DS & DDiL's dog, we were taking care of him and Irving, their other one last June.
     
  4. mommytotwo

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    Nice pond, and yard. I was afraid to scan down since I had seen the word frogs, but luckily did not see any in the picture.

    We do have a big pond that is off the ground, and that is a made out of cement. We have guppies, kois-(carps), and comet golfishes, along with some others. We are lucky that we do not have to worry about our weather really changing. Our pond is next to our anthirium patch, and the fern that grows around it gives it shade. My husband likes to grow water lilies, and this other water plant in it as well to give the fishies shade, and for decoration.

    Cute doggie!
     
  5. bobbiwoz

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

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    Hi Patsy!

    Your pond sounds wonderful, can you post any pictures?

    I am so glad that I included a turtle in the exchange. I never knew of your aversion to frogs.
     
  6. mommytotwo

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    Oh yes frogs-real and pictures :scared1::eek::headache:.

    Will try to take pictures. Send me your email address, and will see if I can take any good ones.
     
  7. bobbiwoz

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

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    We are lucky, nothing has attacked our fish. :goodvibes. We are still happy with our pond!!
     

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