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Kite



Joined: 12 Dec 2006
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Location: North-East England

PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 4:41 am    Post subject: My pond :D Reply with quote

these were taken in the summer IIRC, right now there is a nice layer of ice on the pond Very Happy

Well, this is my favourate collecting spot, my pond, in my back garden.


Here you can see the pond, the stones around the edge gently slope down into the water for aproxiamtely 1 foot, then a step sends the depth to 2 feet, then a larger one in the middle puts it down to 4 feet depth. This is for the pond to be able to hold a great many water plants in that need different conditions to live in (and therefore many microscopic organisms Cool )
You can see on the left of the picture, the resident lord and master of the pond, Charlie, a wicker duck Very Happy


Now we see a close up view of Gunnerton Pier Very Happy (gunnerton is the village I live in, and its in the middle of the country, so why not have a pier Very Happy)

You can see all the plants living in and around the pond, this really is a beautiful and serene spot to sit in. I love to sit there in the summer and have a smoke while reading a good book Very Happy
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Ken Ramos



Joined: 27 Jul 2006
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Location: lat=35.4005&lon=-81.9841

PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kite wrote:

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Here you can see the pond, the stones around the edge gently slope down into the water for aproxiamtely 1 foot, then a step sends the depth to 2 feet, then a larger one in the middle puts it down to 4 feet depth. This is for the pond to be able to hold a great many water plants in that need different conditions to live in (and therefore many microscopic organisms )


These are known as littoral zones and you are right, they do create different conditons for plant and animal life within the ecosystem that you have beautifully created here. To further breakdown the zone you have the limnetic or pelagic zone, the photic or trophogenic zone (1% or more of sunlight at the surface), and the aphotic or tropholytic/profundal zone.

This is absolutely a wonderful little ecosystem that can provide endless explorations in microscopy and in the study of lentic ecology. Wish I had or could afford to have one of these in my yard. The wicker duck is pretty neat too by the way. Very Happy
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Kite



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

heh, yeah I love him Very Happy

Thanks loads Ken for providing me with the correct terminology, off to google I go!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh gee thanks. Wait till my wife see this this. Shes been after a pond for ages. Read that as Danny has to do something now Very Happy Wink . Very, very nice.

Danny.
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