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Old 06-06-2005, 07:41 AM
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Pondless waterfall

I want to build a pondless waterfall in my own backyard, but have never done one. Any ideas or pics and how to go about doing one? Nothing huge..
Maybe 4' - 5' tall

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Old 06-07-2005, 07:05 AM
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anyone ever build a small pondless waterfall??
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Old 06-07-2005, 08:44 AM
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here is a pondless next to a front door. these things are awesome- no maintenance!
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Old 06-07-2005, 09:59 PM
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Actually this past Saturday we had a build a pond day at our retail location. We built a pondless waterfall and I personally fell in love with it. As much as I love full ponds I loved the pondless when it was completed.
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Old 06-08-2005, 01:42 AM
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There are several threads on this over the past two years. Do a search for "pondless" and you'll find a wealth of info. and pictures.
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Old 06-10-2005, 07:32 AM
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that is a pondless that the aquascape builders came and showed people how to build?
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Yes Brian, Angel and a few others came and instructed our customers on how to build it.
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That's a pretty cool water feature. But two things I see that could use some improvement.

First, the water appears muddy. Should have cleared that up before the picture was taken. A few ounces of "pond clarity" and wait 30-60 minutes and it would clear up.

Second, They should have used some other sizes of river rock. You have the really large river rock boulders that are used as the border of the waterfall and then it goes immediately down to small 1" river rock. It would have turned out even nicer if they'd have encorporated some 2-8" river rock as well.
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That picture was taken immediately as we started the pond for the very first time. Within an hour the water was clear. No need to use any chmicals to clear it up it just took a little time.

Also, we asked for there not to be any larger stone on the top of the gravel because we wanted to go back in and add thoose ourselves this past week. We have since incorporated mexican pebbles, rio blanca flats, canyon river flats, green mica and pink mica. I will post a picture showing that later.
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Here is a picture from yesterday.
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