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MMAX
05-20-2014, 01:32 PM
I had my whole build documented over on the Alberta Aquatica site. Don't plan on doing the whole thing over again, so here's a few shots from this year....

Honeyberry Patch Flowering
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o122/jgo555/IMG2395_zps55370136.jpg (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/jgo555/media/IMG2395_zps55370136.jpg.html)

Bog garden on south end of pond, high water overflows into here. Everything's late this year. Marsh Marigold should have flowered late Apr/early May and cattails just starting to come up.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o122/jgo555/IMG2396_zps9382f686.jpg (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/jgo555/media/IMG2396_zps9382f686.jpg.html)
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http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o122/jgo555/IMG2398_zpsa866c836.jpg (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/jgo555/media/IMG2398_zpsa866c836.jpg.html)

Bio-Filter. Just seeded with Microbe-Lift PL.
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And a few from around the pond.
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And from around the garden
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MMAX
06-09-2014, 11:57 PM
I set up a killer Halloween display each year and have a pile of flood lights that only get used 1 month out of the year. I figured, why the hell not....

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o122/jgo555/IMG2563_zps9f660a4c.jpg (http://s119.photobucket.com/user/jgo555/media/IMG2563_zps9f660a4c.jpg.html)

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MMAX
06-10-2014, 12:01 AM
And more....

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WarDog
06-10-2014, 12:47 AM
That looks awesome, I'd leave em on year round!!

kien
06-10-2014, 01:41 AM
very nice mike!

If you're wondering why there is a dead animal (the skull) near your pond, my guess would be the blue water LOL.

Seriously though, is that the water tinting product I've seen in the pet stores? Or medicine ?

MMAX
06-10-2014, 02:19 AM
very nice mike!

If you're wondering why there is a dead animal (the skull) near your pond, my guess would be the blue water LOL.

Seriously though, is that the water tinting product I've seen in the pet stores? Or medicine ?

It's pond dye, supposed to cut down on the light entering the water and algae. Doesn't work too great, I just like the blue color.

Dez
06-10-2014, 04:26 AM
That's some serious elevation there. I wish.

MMAX
06-11-2014, 12:40 AM
That's some serious elevation there. I wish.

You can come and cut my grass and we'll see if you feel the same way.

kien
06-11-2014, 01:03 AM
You can come and cut my grass and we'll see if you feel the same way.

That was kinda my thought.. I pitty the foo who has to mow that hill :lol: