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JAB528
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re: So my pond is 3/4 of the way dug. What should I do b4 water for fish habitat?


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Stacks of pallets vertically with every other one turned 90 degrees so open sides are off setting make nice deep water structure. Run a piece or two of rebar down through them and into the bottom to secure. You can off set some to create small ledges on a vertical structure. Bait fish hide them.


This.






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choupiquesushi
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re: So my pond is 3/4 of the way dug. What should I do b4 water for fish habitat?


Cover two area about 10' sq w oyter shells

Add some old tire rims






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eng08
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re: So my pond is 3/4 of the way dug. What should I do b4 water for fish habitat?


If I ever build a pond I want to put some of these floating vegetation islands in there.

LINK

They also have floating docks with the planted areas around them. I think it would make a sweet floating duck blind. In theory you don't have to dress it up too much since it grows all year.






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Geauxtiga
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re: So my pond is 3/4 of the way dug. What should I do b4 water for fish habitat?


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I would suggest making "T"s with large concrete culverts.

I don't know if that fits into your budget, as I'm sure cement culverts get pricy.
I have a couple I'd donate.

I see them lying around pastures near where I live. Farmers tend to use that black plastic now and I bet I could round up a few more.

About to go drop daughter but will check back.






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tigereye58
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Geauxtiga...where do you live? I'm in the lake charles area. Biggest problem with cement culverts is the transport of them. I have access to the trucks and trailers and even a track-hoe but it takes time with borrowed equipment. If they are close to Lake Charles I would try to pick them up. Thats really what I would like to find is 1-2 8 foot culverts that are old. They are too expensive to buy at about $55 per foot in 8 foot pipes for 36 inch pipe.





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aVatiger
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re: So my pond is 3/4 of the way dug. What should I do b4 water for fish habitat?


first off..

you asking you wrong people, ask these guys.. they are the best

second, make it at least an acre if possible

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What should I do now to the bottom before if fills with water to create a good habitat for fish?


there are guys that advertise on pond boss that do professional structure.. get professional structure


third.. what are you stocking in there? where are you located?






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Nascar Fan
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first off.. you asking you wrong people,


So you don't think the OB know how to build a pond






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aVatiger
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So you don't think the OB know how to build a pond


that sentence makes no sense, so i'm gonna go ahead and assume you mean, "so you think the tOB doesn't know how to build a pond "

and no, there are probably some on here who do.. by visiting the bosses on tPB forum

and if you built your pond by the advice you received on here bud, that is ultimate affirmation that he needs to visit the tPB forum..






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Bleeding purple
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re: So my pond is 3/4 of the way dug. What should I do b4 water for fish habitat?


Absolutely, tPB is the ONLY location to become educated on basic limnology and freshwater biology.


There is no way anyone not refrencing that site will have any chance of meaningful contribution






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Nascar Fan
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and if you built your pond by the advice you received on here bud,

Naw i did it all my own. Just let me tell you bud i got just what i wanted & that's all that matters
It ain't the biggest pond around but i didn't want to kill any more trees & got just what i needed so FO if you don't think the OB can't give advice on ponds






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JAB528
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2dogs
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re: So my pond is 3/4 of the way dug. What should I do b4 water for fish habitat?


Soil PH and fertilizer?





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choupiquesushi
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re: So my pond is 3/4 of the way dug. What should I do b4 water for fish habitat?


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So my pond is 3/4 of the way dug. What should I do b4 water for fish habitat?
first off..

you asking you wrong people, ask these guys.. they are the best

second, make it at least an acre if possible

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What should I do now to the bottom before if fills with water to create a good habitat for fish?


Some of us have built, restored, fixed and managed ponds/ lakes before.....and been paid for it






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aVatiger
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re: So my pond is 3/4 of the way dug. What should I do b4 water for fish habitat?


These guys live to HSB and cross species bluegill spawn in ponds..

it's a different level of Pond Life than on the tPB forum






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Janky
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re: So my pond is 3/4 of the way dug. What should I do b4 water for fish habitat?


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it's a different level of Pond Life than on the tPB forum


Then go over there and STFU.........bud.






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deaconjones35
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Do they have Pond Life stickers?





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