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Miniature pond contest?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by DeeThomas, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. DeeThomas

    DeeThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please correct me if I am wrong but do we have a contest for the best mini pond plans? I am interesting in making one for my [4] ducks that I am hatching, any CHEAP suggestions or ideas?. What material should I use. I would like to put gold fish in there for them to snack on.....Input is appreciated!
     
  2. gmzamz

    gmzamz Out Of The Brooder

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    They might get a little soggy and won't taste the best, flavor blasted or original?

    Ohhh, live ones not the real snacks...
    Should work

    Nope, no contest

    I can't really input on what material, since haven't built ma' Koi pond.
     
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  3. DeeThomas

    DeeThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL, yeah I would want them real. Thanks for the input though.[​IMG]
     
  4. Henrik Petersson

    Henrik Petersson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Henrik method:

    - Grab a spade
    - Dig real deep

    Eventually, you will hit water or rock. Hopefully it's the former.

    This one cost you zero dollars. It's a real good workout too.
     
  5. DeeThomas

    DeeThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that serious....Because that does not sound bad maybe I can grow on that idea a bit.
     
  6. Henrik Petersson

    Henrik Petersson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'm half serious. It's true that you will hit water when you dig deep enough, at least in some places. It's probably not feasible to do it with a spade though.

    But if you can rent a guy to do it for you with an excavator for a reasonable price, it might actually work. A neighbour of mine recently dug up a huge hole for a well. They had to use an excavator, and explosives to get rid of bedrock, but once they had gotten down some ten feet, water flowed in naturally.

    But i really advise you to find out what the earth and water level is like underneath your property before doing this. [​IMG]
     
  7. Roosteroops

    Roosteroops Out Of The Brooder

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    He's kidding - I think. That'd be an incredibly deep hole in most areas!
    Get on Craigs List, people seem to sell the plastic pond liners a lot. You can get them very deep and large. You absolutely need to spend money on a good filter if your pond is man made - especially if you want goldfish to thrive in it.

    Or by a non toxic rubber roof liner - that way you can have a huge, deep pond. - still need a really, really good filter though.

    If you are not interested in looks, you can sink an extra large, plastic baby pool and therefore be able to clean it once a month (depending on the amount of fowl fowling the water!) But then you can't have goldfish.
     
  8. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    By far the easiest thing for sanitation is an aboveground container, like a kiddie pool or whatever, because remember you are going to have to be dumping or draining the water out of this thing on a FREQUENT (potentially daily) basis. Ducks are FILTHY.

    "Dig hole with shovel" only works if you are on make-bricks-with-it clay, or have an essentially infinite free source of water to add... and becomes nearly impossible to keep clean with ducks. I dont' have ducks myself but have been around them, and have worked with small ponds and pond containers a *lot* professionally, and really, I have to say, go with the kiddie pool or equivalent (!).

    Good lluck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  9. Henrik Petersson

    Henrik Petersson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Listen to Pat and Roosteroops; I was just brainstorming! [​IMG]
     
  10. DeeThomas

    DeeThomas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea im talking small like pong lining.
     

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