|Barely covering the bottom of the pond with white sand shows the beauty of the fish, however, if too thick, it can cause a gas which will kill the fish.
So proceed with caution, if you decide to use it.
| NOTHING SOOTHES THE SOUL LIKE
THE SOUND OF RUNNING WATER
A pond is a must for gardeners, Watching the fish is sooooo tranquil.. They each have their own personalities.
The main pond, built in 1996 is 27 x 17 with 2 viewing areas, two waterfalls, and a couple of water features.Each year rocks are moved and waterfalls are changed.
Two old water heater tanks were used as biological filters and have been very effective. ( They finally rusted out after five years and I transferred the contents to a 80 gallon water tank, which actually works better, giving the same effect as the $1,500 -$2,000 tank filters) Water stays sooooo clear.
The fall pictured on the left is a whiskey barrel, surrounded by rocks, and filled with filter media. This is used before the biology takes over in the large filters.
Two pumps are used which move 70+- gallons per minute
|A second pond was added in 1998, with a small stream and bridge being the addition for 1999.
Lotus, cannas and many other water plants fill both ponds
|Lotus blooming, also water lillies and, cannas|
| Adding life to the pond
Blue liner shows clarity of water
|One of the garden entrances|