garden pond project

clansley

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After getting quotes that made the wife faint, I decide to do a pond myself (and spend almost the same anyway :oops:).

This project was done 2 years ago.

Before, this was the only spot my wife would allow the pond - the fight for the final size was still to take place:
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Moving the old plants was hard work (for someone as unfit as myself :D) - sadly one bush died from it's move. One plant enjoyed it's new location so much that it is now double the size!
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Agreed on size (smaller than I wanted it :() but larger than the wife wanted it :D:
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Read I had to put a concrete collar on the pond to give support for the bricks and for the sides - this was my first use of concrete so I went for bags of ready mixed (it was cost a lot more than I expected):
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Finally got to dig the pond, decided to slope the sides since the soil was fairly sandy:
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Underlay and liner in:
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My first attempt at brick laying (it killed my back):
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Final product:
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More recent pic:

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My filter and pump were well over spec for this tiny 1500 litre pond.

Pump: Aquamax Eco Premium 6000 Filter
Filter: Nexus Eazy pod complete
Skimmer: AquaSkim 20 Pond Skimmer (there are a lot of trees about)
Fish: Sticklebacks and Gold fish variants
 

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