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Wow nice pond!

Thanks; the ducks definitely agree with you smile.png
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I was looking online at some options for a mini pond with drainage for inside a coop.  I came across this YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC7odX3doqU

which shows an awesome idea to have drainage to possibly a garden etc.   Anyways, my question goes more to side of a pond.  What is the recommended gallon size of a pond? I have been looking to up-cycle plastic pond liners from people on craigslist but have not had much luck.  Soo i was thinking about picking up something from walmart like this:  Rubbermaid Roughneck 28-Gallon Hinged High Top Tote, Dark Indigo Metallic

 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Rubbermaid-Roughtote-Hinged-Storage-Box-Set-of-6/23450324?action=product_interest&action_type=title&item_id=23450324&placement_id=irs-2-m1&strategy=PWVUB&visitor_id&category=&client_guid=6907b604-2009-45f6-b7a3-5d3e532b3a01&customer_id_enc&config_id=2&parent_item_id=23475468&parent_anchor_item_id=23475468&guid=2193d0ca-020b-48d8-bd8c-00f7610df9c8&bucket_id=irsbucketdefault&beacon_version=1.0.1&findingMethod=p13n#about

 

 Does anyone have any suggestions.  I like videos as well so I can get more of an understanding of what people have done in the past.  

 

For my project I am going to raise a couple of hens and am looking to have a few ducks as well.  I have had hens in the past but this is the first time I will have ducks and want to make sure they are happy. Thanks in advance. :weee 

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Barley straw helps with algae
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what about algae?

 

I just built a small pond. for my duck i dont have a filtration in place yet. its good to know they like dirty water ive just been sort of flushing it out?  well i did once but that made a mess so not the best idea... i like the hook the hose and water the garden with it .... 

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oxine ah...what is that?

1 dear husband,3 great kids, and the pets... a Westie, a Kitty, and the new duckies! 2 WH,2 Choc Runner all hens.

Living in wonderful WI and now enjoying fresh duck eggs daily. : )

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1 dear husband,3 great kids, and the pets... a Westie, a Kitty, and the new duckies! 2 WH,2 Choc Runner all hens.

Living in wonderful WI and now enjoying fresh duck eggs daily. : )

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So it's now running with a 4 inch gravity feed system with extra mechanical filtration before the pump. Stays clean for upto 12 weeks at a time now!
Though I am still having issues with green water; but it now takes about a week to start going green instead of 2 days - that's due to adding extra plants.
To stop the green water entirely I'll be adding a bog filter at the back - but it needs to be fully duck and chicken proof so I doubt it'll happen this year!

It's still a lot of work but it's far easier than the dumping and filling daily that I started with or weekly/fortnightly clean outs that came after.
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