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#557339 04/12/23 08:09 PM
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Here's a couple of pictures of the structure I made.

HD Buckets with 3/4" sprinkler line. It cost me about $50 for the three.

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Good job.

They sure do look purty sitting on the back of your habitat delivery vehicle!

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Looks great!!


Excerpt from Robert Crais' "The Monkey's Raincoat:"
"She took another microscopic bite of her sandwich, then pushed it away. Maybe she absorbed nutrients from her surroundings."

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Nice work !
















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Looks fishy to me!

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Sorry about the sideways pics. I can't figure it out for some reason.

I also put these little guys in. I've had to up my coffee consumption to make it happen.

I have a 1 acre pond.

I have the three HD 5 gallon bucket Units, the seven coffee can spiders and a shallow water brush pile. Sound about right or do I need more?

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I don't know how much is too much, but I don't believe I have ever seen a "habitat post" on Pond Boss where the replies were, "That is too much habitat!".

Further, somebody used to post an illustration of the habitat that Ray Scott was going to place in his next bass pond project. The planned amount and diversity of habitat was impressive!

Perhaps you could even make some of your habitat "variable". Put in some fluffy cover with a float and a rope. Leave it in during spring and summer for your forage fish to spawn and grow. Pull it out in the fall so your predators can gorge on the forage going into winter. Rinse and repeat.

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Originally Posted by FishinRod
I don't know how much is too much, but I don't believe I have ever seen a "habitat post" on Pond Boss where the replies were, "That is too much habitat!".

Further, somebody used to post an illustration of the habitat that Ray Scott was going to place in his next bass pond project. The planned amount and diversity of habitat was impressive!

Perhaps you could even make some of your habitat "variable". Put in some fluffy cover with a float and a rope. Leave it in during spring and summer for your forage fish to spawn and grow. Pull it out in the fall so your predators can gorge on the forage going into winter. Rinse and repeat.

I like the idea of variable cover. Any suggestions I could practically execute without too much time and money invested?

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Here is some habitat Ive been playing with made out of scraps only got 5 dollars worth of quick-crete in it, got enough to build a few more. what do you think ?

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Originally Posted by gehajake
Here is some habitat Ive been playing with made out of scraps only got 5 dollars worth of quick-crete in it, got enough to build a few more. what do you think ?

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I love it!

However, however, that tubing would be expensive to replicate without the scrap pile. I paid $17 / 100' at Home Depot for the sprinkler tubing I used with the 5 gallon buckets. That was the most expensive part of the project.

For the little coffee can ones, that was an old hose cut up but I'm afraid it may be a snag hazard for fishing. I used quick-crete for them as well. The whole lot of 7 cost me the $5 for the quick-crete.

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I love it!

However, however, that tubing would be expensive to replicate without the scrap pile. I paid $17 / 100' at Home Depot for the sprinkler tubing I used with the 5 gallon buckets. That was the most expensive part of the project.

For the little coffee can ones, that was an old hose cut up but I'm afraid it may be a snag hazard for fishing. I used quick-crete for them as well. The whole lot of 7 cost me the $5 for the quick-crete.[/quote]


Right, I do a lot of digging in waterlines and such, including water servic to 90 parking spots at an RV park so I have tons of scrap pieces laying around, and I save it all for building stuff like this, have been meaning to do it for yrs but just now getting around to it, I have given a good bit of it to a fellow pond owner to build some.

I like the theory that I might not get a hook caught in it, I have tons of brush piles in my pond, to the point of not being able to fish without brush guards on my hooks and I think that keeps me from being able to hook some fish.


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Originally Posted by LarryBud
I like the idea of variable cover. Any suggestions I could practically execute without too much time and money invested?

I was just thinking of fluffy cover that would grab your fish hooks like cedar trees or your tubing trees with some weed fabric to enhance periphyton growth.

Do you have a small boat at your pond? I was speculating that you could put on just enough ballast to sink your variable cover, and then pull it up when it became fishing season.

If you don't have a boat, then you could drag it to shore (or to very shallow water) when you wanted it out of the way. However, re-installing cover that you dragged out would be difficult unless you had a boat, or sufficient ice cover to walk it back out to its correct location during winter.

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I do have a canoe. I see where you're going with this.

Thanks for the ideas.


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