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Re: NWF habitat certification - ponds

Thanks, Donna.  I think I will like it too, though, my big fear is that I am 
going to do something wrong or not achieve the right balance and end up with a 
huge algae pea soup mess!  

I chose not to go with the supposedly foolproof professional skimmer setup 
because I wanted a pond that was as energy efficient as I could make it.  And of 
course all of the "pond experts" in the nurseries all claim that you HAVE to 
have a skimmer and HAVE to have a filter with UV or else you will never have a 
pond that will support any kind of life except algae.  I want to prove them 

My pond will not be a stagnant water hole.  I do have a pump, which will be 
connected to a biofilter and the water will be directed over rocks for a small 
waterfall.  I bought the most energy efficient pump I could find.  It doesn't 
pump 10 million gallons per hour, but by my calculations, it should be 
sufficient for the size of my pond to circulate the water reasonably well.  Oh well, 
we shall see.

Long Island, NY
Zone 6/7

"We don't do enough to exploit renewable energy resources."

In a message dated 1/25/2004 4:10:26 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
justme@prairieinet.net writes:
You will love your pond... and it will attract any wildlife around. My
pond was built to keep critters out, straight sides that go down. Keeps
the raccoons and heron from getting in, so they can only fish from the
banks. Small birds stand on the rocks or use the waterfall for bathing
and drinking daily. Since my pond is shut down for the winter, seen a
rabbit walking down the waterfall yesterday and walk across the pond to
where the heater was to get a drink. Thinking they are living in the top
of the waterfall pit.. hum... In the winter the small birds land right
on the floating heater to drink and bath.... 


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