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Old 12-27-2005, 12:33 AM
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Would like to start doing ponds?

Would like to start doing ponds what are some or the dos and don'ts when putting in a pound? I got asked to do a pond for one of my customers that I mow for and she asked me if I do it. I never did a pond before so what is there that I should do first? What prices I should be charging to put in pounds? I'll be getting my things at lowes and home depot so what are some thing i need cause I've never built one so don't know what i need?
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Old 12-27-2005, 12:58 PM
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Check out Aquascapes and attend one of their Build-A-Pond days.
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Old 12-27-2005, 01:16 PM
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Check out Aquascapes and attend one of their Build-A-Pond days.


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Old 12-27-2005, 01:25 PM
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Thanks guys for the info. I really want to start doing ponds.


thanks mike
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I looked at the site and did not see a schedule for build a pond but they do have several free seminars called Plunge into the Water Garden Business or something to that effect. Has anyone gone to one of those. I have never built a pond either.
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Old 12-27-2005, 08:27 PM
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dont buy your stuff from home depot. install a bottom drain if you plan on having fish, and a good pump. pump at least 1 1/2 times your total gallons per hour through a filter that can handle that many gallons.
1000 gallon pond
1500 gallon pump
1500 gallon filter,.
Plants help keep the water clean and clear.
run the thing 24 hours.
efficient pump...low wattage..
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:06 PM
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dont buy your stuff from home depot. install a bottom drain if you plan on having fish, and a good pump. pump at least 1 1/2 times your total gallons per hour through a filter that can handle that many gallons.
1000 gallon pond
1500 gallon pump
1500 gallon filter,.
Plants help keep the water clean and clear.
run the thing 24 hours.
efficient pump...low wattage..
So should I buy from lowes? Thanks for some of the info you gave me.


thanks mike
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Old 12-27-2005, 09:10 PM
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ahah no... stay away from them all together. I dont like any of their pond products.
I would go online and look for a pond supply "store" or if you have a wholesale/retail lisence i could give you a couple of distrubutors you could buy from 1/2 price
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:47 AM
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Thanks for more good advice n2h20. Nope i don't have wholesale/retail lisence. Do you have to be? If so how do you go about getting on of these?


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Old 12-28-2005, 02:11 AM
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i got mine from the state board of equalization.
They handle sales tax in my state. You state im not sure.
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