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RStringer #533825 04/12/21 05:57 PM
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Last year I had just the one koi. The FA got outta hand. This year I'm getting some tilapia from snipe. Not sure one date yet. This year I know I need 2 get some line in the water and get some bass n crappie out. Hoping to have a few weekends where friends come take all they catch. Or just a good ol fashion fish fry. Not much on eating fish but always down 4 a good time.

Bill you mentioned aeration. We dont have anything as of now in their. We do get some wind action for sure.


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RStringer #534578 04/29/21 02:51 PM
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Wife just sent me a msg saying the digger tractor (lol) will be here Saturday. I will be taking pictures as things progress. Gotta get my ducks in a row now.


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RStringer #534624 04/30/21 02:32 PM
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These will be the post for the bridge and dock. Planning a bridge that's about 30 feet long. The dock I'm not sure about yet. Kinds depends on how far the excavator can reach. I really dont know how big of equipment he has. The plan is a permanent dock going straight out maybe 12 feet or so. Then building floating dock with some kind of hinge system. Just getting the post set and some of the pond dug deeper is my plan for tomorrow. I want a swimming hole right off the bridge. Also want a few spots made deeper. Wish me luck iv never did anything like this before
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Any last minute thoughts. Heres a drawing I made. Not saying it will end up like this but hopefully close. Please dont judge my place off my kindergarten drawing. The outdoor structure hasnt been built yet. That's supposed to be octagon shape without the front post. With dormers off sides. Hopefully it turns out better than the chicken scratches I drew.
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RStringer #534625 04/30/21 05:00 PM
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You got this, that will be sharp, keep us posted with some after picks. I love the design.


All the really good ideas I've ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.
RStringer #534630 04/30/21 07:42 PM
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That will be really cool Rusto! I've always liked bridges a lot.


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RStringer #534655 05/01/21 09:29 AM
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Let the games begin.
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RStringer #534657 05/01/21 11:31 AM
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Bridge post are in.
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The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
RStringer #534659 05/01/21 01:31 PM
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Decided to go get the bigger digger tractor. Get alil more reach and bigger bucket.
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RStringer #534663 05/01/21 05:08 PM
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Dock post are it.
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RStringer #534665 05/01/21 05:11 PM
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Making the damn alil wider. As you can see it's pretty narrow now. Hes kind of a daredevil if you ask me.
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The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
RStringer #534669 05/01/21 07:41 PM
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Looking good Rusto! How did you put the post in?


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RStringer #534673 05/01/21 08:22 PM
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Thank you - Wife took this picture. I got my swimming suit on and hopped in. I held them straight and pushed them down into the bottom with the bucket. Set them in around 3 - 4 feet down.
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RStringer #534675 05/01/21 08:26 PM
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Design changed a bit at last minute. I moved the dock to straight off the peninsula.
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RStringer #534693 05/02/21 10:04 AM
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You been busy!

Looking good!


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RStringer #534698 05/02/21 05:35 PM
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Thank you it is a labor of love for sure.


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RStringer #534709 05/03/21 11:58 AM
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That's going to be super nice when you're finished.

RStringer #534721 05/03/21 05:11 PM
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A "labor of love" with extra HP and extra reach from the excavator is definitely the way to go Rusto!

Looks great so far.

You may also need to employ your videographer daughter to post some good video to Pond Boss!

RStringer #534726 05/03/21 09:19 PM
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I sure hope it turns out good . I like landscaping but man it takes alot of time. She was gone to a friend's house that day.


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RStringer #535196 05/14/21 05:17 PM
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Got a big stack of landscaping timbers from my work. They come between sheets of steel at my job. If nobody takes them home they get thrown away. Bought 20 - 2x6x12 treated today. This is my progress so far.
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RStringer #535200 05/14/21 08:26 PM
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Looks like your off to a good start. Looking forward to seeing it finished.


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RStringer #535248 05/16/21 03:24 PM
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Only had a few hours to work on it today. Got maybe ⅓ the way done with the dock decking. I ran everyone threw the planner one time to smooth them up alil.
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RStringer #535305 05/17/21 10:12 PM
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Rusto, that looks pretty solid!


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RStringer #535473 05/21/21 12:24 PM
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Thank you all !!! I'm feeling pretty good bout this right now. I have 11 more boards to go. We have been getting alot of rain so hard to get my tools out and get on it. We are sitting at full pool (I hope). Looks like i made the dock about 2 inches over full pool. It's right there at the top kinda hard to tell for sure if so it might be able to come up couple more inches. I plan on putting a spillway in at some point down the road. If it does come up more so the rails are in the water I will fix that by lowering the spillway a tad. I love the look of it riding right on the water.

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The people who say I can't do it can just sit the @^#% down and watch me. Friends call me Rusto I also subscribe to pond boss mag. http://forums.pondboss.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=504716#Post504716
RStringer #535476 05/21/21 01:17 PM
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Rusto, dock is really looking good. Mine is also sown close to the water's surface. A bonus to being so close to the water is that you, kids, your inquisitive dog can be right there when the bluegills are feeding.
I like to show the neighbor kids how to quietly and carefully reach down and touch the fish slurping pellets and mealworms. Also, it's a hoot when a 20" tiger trout slashes by and showers the kids with water!

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RStringer #535752 05/27/21 06:42 PM
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Getting some results in today. It's been raining here every other day for couple weeks. So it's the 1st time its ran over the spillway. So 1st time seeing it's new full pool. Also found out tht the spillway needs to come down maybe an inch or so. The dock is about an inch under water. I would rather the dock not stay submerged.
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