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#391265 - 10/31/14 12:47 PM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: SetterGuy]
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Like a fence post.

http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=315829

Then use rope tied on the x-mas trees with a loop in the end. Loop slides over the post, keeping the trees in one area.
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#391286 - 10/31/14 02:34 PM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: SetterGuy]
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Trees have a lot of buoyancy and would likely float around unless weighted very heavily. By driving in the posts, you will always know where the structure is and can add onto it at any time. Just keep the area you intend to swim in clear of the posts so no one dives onto one....
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#391329 - 10/31/14 07:37 PM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: SetterGuy]
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I'm hoping the steel pipe will have enough weight to sink the cedars.
I'd prefer not to drive them in, due to swimmers hitting them.
I'll secure the top and bottom of the tree to the same pipe.
Lay it on the ice and hope for the best.
Thanks for the info guys. Lots to do.
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#391408 - 11/02/14 06:36 AM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: SetterGuy]
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I would use those pipes for dock or deck posts. Otherwise use cinder blocks to sink trees. Tie them on and chuck them in. The blocks can make a space for FHM hotel rooms.
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#391935 - 11/07/14 11:35 AM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: SetterGuy]
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3 1/2 weeks since the last rain. It's now dropped about 6" Should I be concerned?
I've read here somewhere that almost all earthen dams leak to some degree, when is it a problem? I'm looking at a lot of "next steps" but don't want to take any if I've got a problem with leaks..
Any input appreciated.
Thanks
Jeff
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3 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#391939 - 11/07/14 12:42 PM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: SetterGuy]
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I wouldn't be too concerned at this point. New ponds that are filling up for the first time will tend to lose more water than established ponds because water is being soaked into previously dry soils. Same goes for ponds where the water level has dropped due to drought and it is filling up again.

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#395250 - 12/19/14 12:07 PM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: SetterGuy]
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Still holding.. Not really any significant moisture for a long time. (Last big rain was mid October) it's dropped about six to eight inches since then)


Edited by SetterGuy (12/19/14 12:09 PM)
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3 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#395298 - 12/19/14 11:02 PM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: SetterGuy]
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Looking good. I see the floating fish cover is now gone..... wink
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#395318 - 12/20/14 08:34 AM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: esshup]
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Originally Posted By: esshup
Looking good. I see the floating fish cover is now gone..... wink


One pallet sank! There's still another floating. Of the two trees I threw in, one is still floating.

I've got rock ordered (4' and 8') going to build the rock nests around the shallow end.
Going to sink some cedar trees, and build some artificial structure..

Acting like it's going to hold water!!! Sure hope it does!
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3 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#406483 - 04/03/15 10:12 AM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: SetterGuy]
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Up another foot or so. Fescue and wheat are greening up and coming back. The smallmouth beds are disappearing beneath the surface. So far, so good. Water has gone green, I'm thinking that's healthy. Fish here (hopefully) in a week or two.
Maybe I picked the right builder.(hoping). Still need at least three feet of 3' of water.
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3 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#416883 - 06/27/15 07:39 PM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: SetterGuy]
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Had some big rain come through on Friday. Pond is up another 2'. Just 16" to go..


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3 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#416888 - 06/27/15 10:51 PM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: SetterGuy]
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Looking good
Boy that feeder would be toast down here , hogs would have it in the tank pronto

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#416900 - 06/28/15 07:05 AM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: SetterGuy]
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So far all I have is raccoons trying to get into it. Southern Missouri has a few ferrel pigs, but my place is north.
I do have the legs wired to the cinder blocks. (Pic)
I have kept a trap down next to it for two months. No luck catching a coon. Until.. The day before the big rain, and the pond came up 2'. I didn't get to the trap in time to save this guy..
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3 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#416901 - 06/28/15 07:09 AM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: SetterGuy]
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I was concerned that the bullfrogs had eggs that were now two feet deep. Not sure how that would effect survival. They either floated up, or laid some more.
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3 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#416902 - 06/28/15 07:55 AM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: SetterGuy]
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Going back to the thread title - Does anyone have experience with these pond builders out of Franklin Indiana?

http://aandkexcavating.com/pond-lake-building/3013509

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#416909 - 06/28/15 09:10 AM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: RAH]
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I do not.
Should I, or can I, change the name of this thread? It's sort of turned into the chronicle of the pond construction.. I update it from time to time.
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3 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#416911 - 06/28/15 09:26 AM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: SetterGuy]
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Not sure. I am just a bit frustrated about finding a good pond builder west of Indianapolis, and this thread had a related title.

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#416996 - 06/28/15 09:44 PM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: SetterGuy]
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I believe you can edit the thread name.
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#417024 - 06/29/15 07:18 AM Re: Picking a pond builder [Re: Dave Davidson1]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson1
I believe you can edit the thread name.


Done. Thanks for the tip.. (New creative title..) hehe
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3 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#417027 - 06/29/15 08:17 AM Re: Picking a pond builder in NE Missouri [Re: esshup]
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With the title, you also have to change the last post made, so the replies have the new title. With the forum software, just changing the title doesn't change all the titles in the replies automatically. I'll change the title in this reply then all the subsequent replies should have the new title.
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#417029 - 06/29/15 08:23 AM Re: Picking a pond builder in NE Missouri [Re: SetterGuy]
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Wish I knew someone, RAH.
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#417037 - 06/29/15 08:57 AM Re: Picking a pond builder in NE Missouri [Re: SetterGuy]
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Seems like a business opportunity for someone.

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#417081 - 06/29/15 12:59 PM Re: Picking a pond builder in NE Missouri [Re: esshup]
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Originally Posted By: esshup
With the title, you also have to change the last post made, so the replies have the new title. With the forum software, just changing the title doesn't change all the titles in the replies automatically. I'll change the title in this reply then all the subsequent replies should have the new title.


Thank you esshup! One other question. I've started a few other threads about getting grass to grow on clay, and dropping gravel for SMB beds. Should I leave those as separate threads, or roll them into this one? I received a lot of good feedback on getting the grass to come up. I guess it would be easier to find in a search if I left it alone. I just don't want to clutter up the website.
FYI, we received another couple inches of rain yesterday. I hope to get back there later today. More rain coming. I may be testing my spillways! I hope I won't be losing too many fish if water starts going over the emergency spillways. (If the 12" pipe can't handle the flow.)
Thanks again.


Edited by SetterGuy (06/29/15 01:03 PM)
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3 yr old pond, 1 ac, 15' deep.
RES, YP, GS, FHM, HBG, SMB, and HSB..
I think that's about all I should put in my little pond.

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#417091 - 06/29/15 02:30 PM Re: Picking a pond builder in NE Missouri [Re: SetterGuy]
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I'd just leave them.

It will be interesting to see if your water continues to come up, or if it will ebb and flow with the rain that you are getting.

Mine dropped about 6" from full pool before the weekend, then we had 1" of rain and it's going out the overflow again.
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#417147 - 06/29/15 10:54 PM Re: Picking a pond builder in NE Missouri [Re: SetterGuy]
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Thx. It's up another 3 or 4". Just under a foot to go. More rain coming.
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