Makena95GT Posted September 24, 2013 Share Posted September 24, 2013 Friday I went to my homeland, Fort Stockton, TX and came home with a 60 gallon "pond" aka a huge plastic super thick super sturdy tub that someone had rigged a pump onto. I came home Sunday and began the cleaning of the pond. Rinsed it out and scrubbed with some hot fresh water. Decided where I wanted it and went ahead and set it in the spot, filled it, and got me some fish thanks to being able to rig a canister filter on the pond. Here my little ghetto layout of what I want to do. Tomorrow my brother said he will dig the whole for the pond. Then off to the creek for some rocks for the border. I recently got some Salvia plants from Lowes on clearance because they were done blooming and "looked" dead. I pruned them down. They're still in the pots from the store, but have grown quite a few leaves since i've pruned them. They are going to the right of the pond next to the fence. I have a rosebush to the left. I picked this spot because it's nice and shady most of the day and away from where leaves can fall into it. My only concern right now if the Raccoon that has been hanging out here. My Chihuahua apparently made friends with it and they play together (rabies waiting to happen) But I no longer have a trap to catch the thing. I don't want him grabbing my fish. And my brother wont let me kill it cause he likes it -_- The pump that is in there has a PVC fitting, figured I can extend the fitting and have a little fountain thing going on, oxygen! My 5 goldies. One white, one black, one gold, one white and gold, one with a hitler mustache, and one black and gold. Going to drain the pond while were digging and reseal the hole where that cord goes through the side. Keep fishies in a bucket. My Salvia twigs Also going to add on to this old 1930's shelf I have to make it water tight to put any electrical plugs in, and the extension cord will run under the ground to the plug near the back door. One day I'd like to get a solar panel to run the pond, but that will have to wait lol This should be my last addition to my back yard. I have a lemon tree recently planted and a tomato plant chilling on the back porch. My dad moved out just a few weeks ago, right when I came to ARC. So I've been doing my best to keep the yard up to par. Also working on a fence. Once I get the pond and fence done I'll finish cleaning everything up and get some shots of the yard for you guys. It's kinda my pride and joy :3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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