preformed pond help and other gardening tips

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preformed pond help and other gardening tips

Post by CHS_8 » Sat, 12 May 2012 18:56:37



hi, people. i'm new to this so i don't know if i'm in the right place
and if so if you could point me in the right direction, that would be
helpful.

anyway, i have installed a preformed pond. i've put the water in but
yesterday realized the soil around it was sinking so i flattened it,
added more soil and repeated to build it up. the pond is a lotus
preformed pond the capacity is 1200 litres. i have this filter/pump in
mind:
'eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace' (http://tinyurl.com/cqzucjh)

the reason i have come on here is to ask this: the cable comes with 5m
of cable and i need at least 10m. can i buy an outside extension cable
like this, 'eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace'
(http://tinyurl.com/chwwc2r)
and plug the it in and tack the wire underneath my bamboo wall fencing?
i don't really wanna dig and wrap in pipe as it means digging again.

also, any general tips on keeping cats out the garden, time before
putting fish in, do i use pebbles on the bottom? many thanks.

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preformed pond help and other gardening tips

Post by CHS_8 » Sun, 13 May 2012 11:42:31


......... i don't get it, have i done something wrong? i dunno whether
i've violated some internet rule or what or if he is calling me a
troll....just wanted some advice for me preformed pond.

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CHS_87

 
 
 

preformed pond help and other gardening tips

Post by dr-s.. » Tue, 15 May 2012 22:55:04


this unmoderated newsgroup is pretty dead.
preformed ponds (317 gal) are too small for fish, unless they are guppies or mosquito
fish which wont survive a winter.
Do not have fish in a small pond with a "fountain", invariably the wind takes the
water from a fountain and drains the pond (if the fountain doesnt lean over at some
point and drain the pond).  
cable is fine, just make sure you have a GFI ground fault interrupter on it. You need
to find out what your local rules/laws are concerning above ground wiring.
The best way to keep cats out of gardens is with a "water canon".  It has a motion
detector and connects to a water hose. Cat (or anything else) walks into area covered
by motion detector and it triggers a good shot of water at the intruder.  

INgrid

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>anyway, i have installed a preformed pond.
>preformed pond the capacity is 1200 litres.
>'eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace' (http://tinyurl.com/cqzucjh)

 can i buy an outside extension >(http://tinyurl.com/chwwc2r)

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>also, any general tips on keeping cats out the garden, time before
>putting fish in, do i use pebbles on the bottom? many thanks.

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preformed pond help and other gardening tips

Post by ReelMcko » Sun, 03 Jun 2012 18:34:16



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> also, any general tips on keeping cats out the garden, time before
> putting fish in, do i use pebbles on the bottom? many thanks.
> -----------------

Not being from the UK and knowing your system there, all I can do is offer
advice on cats.  Cats wont usually fish and get themselves wet.  There is no
safe way to keep them out of your Garden other than one of those cat-proof
fences.  I've been putting up with a neighbor's cat now for years but it
never bothered the fish.
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RM....
Frugal ponding since 1995.
rec.ponder since late 1996.
Zone 6.  Middle TN USA
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