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i wish i had done more research (like found pond boss first) but to late now, this pond is 1.75 acres max depth of 18ft with shelves at 2ft and 4ft for about 30% of fhe shore line, the entire soil surface is white (mostly sand) sandy clay, we had water comming up severely while digging it. the location is south east texas how big is my mistake.


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i forgot to mention there is an nook 4ft to 6ft deep about 25x70 on the west side. thanks in advance for the help

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Hello Sterling and welcome to Pond Boss.

Are you having issues with your pond?

Are you concerned about the bottom structure of your pond?

Is the pond holding water?

Do you have fish in the pond?

If yes, what species of fish are in the pond?

What are your goals for the pond?

Thanks for joining in, we're glad you found us.


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Im not having issues but I don't want to make any more mistakes. Not extremly worried about the bottom structure at this time. It looks to be holding water now. I plan to stock fatheads, bluegills (coppernose) and largemouth bass. My goals are to #1 fun for faimly and friends. #2 food source. #3 relax. I need all the help I can get I have made enough mistakes allready.


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I have not tested the water yet, should I go ahead with the line if so how much, I have been told 1 ton would work. The pond is just getting full. I plan to stock in early spring. How about fertilizer for plankton or vegatation. Man Im glad I found this site Im sending off for my subscription monday this is great!


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Sterling, I think liming would be premature without a water test. Go to the TAMU website. They have instructions regarding taking a water sample and sending it to them for analysis. It USUALLY comes back with recommendations for lime if needed. If they don't do a recommendation, post the results here.


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thanks a million


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