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RE: habitat/ponds/plants

WOO HOO - go Lynda go!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Lynda Young" <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Wed, 28 Jan 2004 07:35:46 -0600

>Well, you guys inspired me.  I got certified yesterday.  It was quite
>simple and did not take a great deal of time.  I'm glad the subject was
>brought up - I've had the paperwork for over a year - just never took
>the time to complete and mail it in.  I never thought to check and see
>if it could be done online.  Thanks to the chat group once again.
>Zone 7 - West TN
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
>Behalf Of Chris
>Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2004 5:08 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: RE: [CHAT] habitat/ponds/plants
>Water plants are available many places locally.  Just ONE water hyacinth
>is enough to populate your whole pond!  I stopped using it because it
>multiplied so quickly and my pond is only 10' x7' (3' deep).  We use a
>biological filtration system too. We don't add any start bacteria.  Just
>like in a fish tank, you just rinse the filter material.  We never clean
>the algae off the sides of our pond.  It makes a good source of
>vegetation for the fish to eat.  We built the pond when our feeder
>goldfish had out grown the 100 galloon tank we had moved them up to as
>they got bigger and bigger.  Don't let anyone tell you that those
>goldfish your kid wins at the fair always die!  We have some large koi
>too.  Grown from babies of course.  We still have some foot long
>tropicals in the house!  We do use a UV light for periods of time in the
>spring to help clear the algae that floats in the water.  
>I have a big tub water garden on my deck that has no running water and
>it stays very clear just by balancing the plants and fish (only mosquito
>fish in this one).
>It's great that more of us are getting our gardens certified.  Come on
>everyone, doing it online is a piece of cake!
>Long Island, NY
>Zone 7
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