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Dale369 Dale369
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  • Posted on: 5/9/2008 15:15
Re: ok made my hole now what #61
Whats the length/width/depth of the finished product then Goody, please?

Looks beautiful, you've dont a reall good job, you should be rather proud - I would be
goody5555 goody5555
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  • Posted on: 5/9/2008 22:54
Re: ok made my hole now what #62
thanks for all the nice comments yes i am very pleased with my pond it has taken me 3 months to complete but i think it looks cool
Dale it started out @ 3.4 X 2 X 1.25 external
finished size is 3.2 X 1.6 X 1 meters internal plus small pool @ 1.25 X 0.85 X 0.75 filled with plants (this was going to be where i was going to have my filter but i then decided to have a pressurized filter so dug a new hole next to pond and buried it and covered it with decking this area also houses all the electric points )
as the blocks and insulation took up more room than i expected so be warned anyone who builds a pond make it as big as you can as size matters LOL
i will now make a blog in the next few days to cut down this thread to try to pass on my experiences to others who would like to build a pond and hope it will help them make less mistakes as they will as they build
PS if i can help anyone please ask
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Dale369 Dale369
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Re: ok made my hole now what #63
Your right about the blocks goody, my pond was ment to be 7ft x 9ft, now its 4ft x 7ft
Flushfolder Flushfolder
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  • Posted on: 7/9/2008 10:48
Re: ok made my hole now what #64
Dude
just got back from working away to find my missus has been looking through this site and she showed me your thread saying "i want one of those"!!
Mate i have been trying to get her to agree to another tank for ages and now SHE wants a pond!
A Pond
What a result!
i cant thank you enough and will be picking your brains for the build.
Have you written the blog for this?
cant wait to get started.
Again thanks a million mate
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goody5555 goody5555
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Re: ok made my hole now what #65
hi Flushfolder thanks for comments if you need help just give me a shout ill do all i can
my missus said i was having a mid life crisis when i started my pond on my birthday in may (46)
and first comment from her was what are you doing? and then hope you are not going to leave that great pile of Sh*** i mean muck there but now she loves it and spends more time than me looking at the fish and feeding them
as for the blog i am off work all this week so will find time to do it soon
ps just post any question matter how stupid you may think it is there is always someone who will take pity on you ans give you some answers lol
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Re: ok made my hole now what #66
Thanks dude appreciate it.
hey i'm 46 too! does this mean that a pond replaces a Ferrari in a poor man's mid-life crises?
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  • Posted on: 7/9/2008 14:10
Re: ok made my hole now what #67
Rule 1 when building a pond....Build it at least twice as big as the original plan.
"Treatment when the treatment is worse than the disease kills fish"
Jason- lager-nought Jason- lager-nought
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Re: ok made my hole now what #68
Nice looking pond Matey,

Like you say, the harder work is yet too come, i.e looking after it. My wife said too me when I first built mine " What the hell are you doing to the garden?" She loves it now when the sun is out and she hears the water fall flowing......
Amanda 61 Amanda 61
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  • Posted on: 13/6/2009 21:07
Re: ok made my hole now what #69
My hubby built our pond last year too at the grand old age of 45...this is after buying the mid life crisis Harley Davidson and deciding it wasn't what it was cracked up to be so sold the Harley and built the pond and bought a Beemer instead!!

I love the pond and YES we had to make it bigger and deeper this year and I (the Mrs love nothing better than sitting next to the pond with a nice glass of wine listening to the waterfall and watching the fish....but I deserve it cos I did help to build it too!! but now he still hankering over another motorbike MEN!!!!

GOODY5555 love your pond WELL DONE!!