Building a pond?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by jellybean, May 3, 2009.

  1. jellybean

    jellybean Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Bellevue, ID
    The pond I used to have was always so dirty, looking for ideas on making a new one. I have an excavator and a bobcat, so I can dig anything. But do I really need to be able to drain it? Or will something bigger work with goldfish or something else to keep it cleaner? Our ground is also rockier than the last place, so not sure how well long it would hold the water. Any ideas?
  2. 1shelby1

    1shelby1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2008
    whine cntry,ca.
    barley keeps the ph balanced.check a pond store or garden shop.
  3. rlhbond

    rlhbond Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2009
    Mocksville, NC
    Unless it is spring fed and drains naturally, it will either need to be very large so that it will have a natural biological filter, or it will need a mechanical filter. Otherwise, you could drain it mechanically but if you're lalking about a pond big enough that you will need a Bobcat to dig it, I wouldn't think refilling it every few weeks with a garden hose wouldn't be an option.
    Last edited: May 3, 2009

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