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Oh post pics! I came here from the pond forum, and there are several others I recognize from there, so plenty of us love fish. I’ve always had a black thumb, so I’ll pick your brain at some point on how to best grow roses ( cause I bought one on sale, it was too sad, but will be pretty if I don’t kill it!)
 
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Hello and welcome to the forum! :)
 
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i am in holbrook in suffolk ny,the best thing for roses is to put a little epsom salt around the base.i will post some pic, if the darn weather will ever change
 
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Welcome to the forum @joe009a ...I hear you on the weather!
Is epsom salt good for Dahlias too?
 
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i dont know about dahlias,what i do for the dahlias is give them miracle grow,dahlias are heavy feeders.i plant a lot of flowers in and around the pond.if you want to add color to your pond take the small cell impatiens you can use the sun or regular in shade wash off all the dirt and bare root them place it in a wet spot in the pond or water fall, i have them grown 3 to 4 ft in diameter with lots of color.
 
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Sounds lovely, I will definitely try!

I usually buy this kind, is it ok for aquatic growing?
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there are two types of impatiens sun and shade,that looks like the sun type,try it,they take a few weeks to adapt to have been bare rooted than they take off.just make sure to place them in a wet spot
 
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Would love to see pics of your garden and pond, do you have any posted on the Garden pond forum maybe?
 
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Thanks for posting pics, you have a beautiful pond, and I love your fish!

Your pond looks huge, how many gallons,how deep is it and how many fish do you have in there?
My pond is about 3800gls, I have 10 koi and 2 Shubunkins in there.We're about to start digging our second pond, I'm so addicted to koi!:ROFLMAO:
 
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the pond is about 7000 gal,there are about 60 koi i have been giving away fish all the time,and about to give awat another 10.i built a 3 stage mechanical filter that is 8 ft. long,and the 4 waterfalls are bio filters.i have had over 100 koi at one time the pond is 2 ft. by the deck and 3 ft. at the far end.there are 5 bottom drains and a skimmer the water is gin clear all year.i also built ethans phoam phraxionator that takes out the doc
 
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Your system sounds great! ....100 koi, wow!
 
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I have to get my water better before I risk getting koi. I’ve heard they may not like the ph very well here, but my goldfish are doing great. I’ll add some epsom salt to my roses, thanks for the good advice!
 
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add baking soda the your pond,it will stabilize the ph to about 8.3.you could get a kh test kit and keep the kh to above 80ppm.i keep the kh to about 140.fish dont like the kh to fluctuate.
 
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