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Spring Fed Pond Maintenance
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Lu    Posted 03-28-2004 at 07:59:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a question about pond maintenance. I just bought a farm with about a 2 acre spring fed pond on it. I have no idea how to care for it, although some people have been tossing around shocking, stocking with crawfish and trout. My desire is for it to be a swimmable pond for my family. Any good ideas out there or a great book to gleen info? Thanks.

Chris    Posted 04-13-2004 at 12:32:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anyone have some sort of a daily maintenance chart on taking care of a trout pond. Such as feeding, cleaning,or any other types of upkeeping of a pond. I am doing a senior project for the university of Wisconsin. Thanks for your help

bulldinkie    Posted 03-28-2004 at 14:25:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I too have large pond I think ponds arent good for trout they like cold water.streams more.We use an aerator I paid 500 for it from zetts fish farm they have crwfish,bass anything you would need plus thier advice.If you want email me I have a catalog.You dont want over crowding thats good for fish kill,areators good for oxygen in water.I raise white mute swans so I have no plants.

jfky    Posted 03-28-2004 at 10:13:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
try local NRCS, conservation district, cooperative extension service.

TB    Posted 03-28-2004 at 08:55:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
You may want to go to the archives and do a search on pond or ponds I am sure you will find a lot of info back there. with out a spicific guestion it's hard to say.

Taylor Lambert    Posted 03-28-2004 at 08:29:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I run a private landfill for a company and we also have a 4 acre lake. We use the levee as the easment. we mow righ up the the edges and all around it except the back side has a big hunk we havent accessed yet. We keep the place like a park. we weed eat the edges we cant get the tractor to also pull out any logsthat fall into it. It usually filters itself through the spillway. In the summer ill make about a 10 inch dam and hold the water level up for a resevel and let it continue to flow. when i take the berm out the beavers fight me with theres. They usually are cleared because the water circulates.

~Lenore    Posted 03-28-2004 at 09:35:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi there, Taylor.
Just the other day I was asking about you.
I figured some pretty girl found you and had taken up your time! ;-)
Dont be a stranger, introduce your girl to us. LOL
I promiss we will only say nice things about you.

Taylor Lambert    Posted 03-28-2004 at 11:09:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Ms Lenore and Mr Ron Still single as ever but 3 times busy lol we have been trying to get a new plant opened, and Im driving a roll off truck for the same company. When my shift is over there I come home and run my backhoe or work in the shop a few hours to get caught up. Ron I bought something for them pines, I bit the bullet and bought me a trackhoe for my backhoe service. Ive had it at work putting in a bigger culvert at the spillway. I fixed a new implement for a tractor 3 point hitch to pull up trees roots and all to help maintain our pond at work.

hey Taylor    Posted 03-28-2004 at 08:34:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
good to see ya on the board again, we was sorta worried about you. We have a pond at dads that has absolutly gotten out of control. Trees all around it to the point you cannot get to the water. Fast growing pines. Ron,ar

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