Originally posted by coordinatesales I have one that I built and then rebuilt after I learned a few lessons. I love mine but it is a lot of work in the spring time and late fall. I will repeat what has been said on this site many times-HIRE A PRO!, if you can afford it. They have the experience to build one that looks good with minimal maintenance. Mine looks okay but does require more maintenance than it really should. Local water garden clubs can tell you where to find the best stuff and which contractors to use/avoid.
I don't need no stinking pro, I is one........
I could use some kids with shovels though.
I tried to tell you. It's a lot more than digging a hole. Heck, I dug that hole twice! Had to rebuild after learning from my mistakes. 4 yrs ago I lost about $500 worth of fancy Koi when my pump died and I didn't realize it until that night. The next day I replaced the pump but it was too late. Now I just keep cheap gold fish in it.
Never knock on Death's door. Ring the bell and run, he hates that.
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Originally posted by Diceman I want to be just like you.
You can......fill it in an plant flowers on top of it.
But wait,you need to replace several pumps, clean filters for a few months, buy water plants then replace plants after they died and buy fish then replace them after they died...then you can be like me-been there done that.