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Million Dollar Backyard Pond
http://zanylol.com/pond.html ^

Posted on 02/17/2013 5:17:05 PM PST by navysealdad

Video of 2-year old water feature installed by Aquascape at a private residence in Crown Point, Indiana. The 500-foot long waterfall, stream and ecosystem pond incorporates a constructed wetland filter to keep it clean and is paired with a 50,000 gallon RainXchange System to capture stormwater run-off that feeds the water feature. Approximately 120,000 gallons of water are pumped per hour over the waterfall.

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1 posted on 02/17/2013 5:17:16 PM PST by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad
This is how jobs are created.

This is the American way in which wealth is “redistributed.”

2 posted on 02/17/2013 5:29:26 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: navysealdad

I hate to see the electric bill unless they use the running water to generate electricity.


3 posted on 02/17/2013 5:36:35 PM PST by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: Robert DeLong
I hate to see the electric bill unless they use the running water to generate electricity.

That's just what I was thinking, how is all that water kept flowing, but I guess if you can afford to build it, you can afford to keep it running ;)
4 posted on 02/17/2013 5:42:23 PM PST by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: navysealdad

It just impresses me as particularly mundane. If you are to make such a thing, the aesthetics are strongly enhanced by it doing something utilitarian, or at least not just ordinary, but extraordinary aesthetics.

For example, there are inexpensive non-glycerine ultrasonic fog generators that on a still, cool morning could create a pleasing “fog waterfall” or interesting mist. There could be artificial wet caves with interesting flora.

The British used to create “fake ruins” that were intended to look overgrown and “returning to nature”, as pleasant, contemplative places.


5 posted on 02/17/2013 5:56:15 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: navysealdad

Fantastic. It seems like it would have been cheaper to actually buy a house near a creek.


6 posted on 02/17/2013 5:57:16 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: navysealdad

Oprah lives somewhere in that area.


7 posted on 02/17/2013 6:02:42 PM PST by grame (May you know more of the love of God Almighty this day!)
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To: svcw

http://www.wright-house.com/frank-lloyd-wright/fallingwater.html came to mind.


8 posted on 02/17/2013 6:07:14 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Robert DeLong

They might save money on the electric bill if they did that, but then you wouldn’t want to see the physics bill.


9 posted on 02/17/2013 6:07:33 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Calvin Locke

Thanks. I love Wright.


10 posted on 02/17/2013 6:12:30 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: navysealdad

Can you imagine the carbon credits for that thing?


11 posted on 02/17/2013 6:13:58 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: navysealdad

Very nice.


12 posted on 02/17/2013 6:14:54 PM PST by John123 (US$ - I owe you nothing. Euro - Who owes you nothing.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

those sound like great ideas, remind me after I win the lotto and buy Wyoming... :p


13 posted on 02/17/2013 6:15:25 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: navysealdad

Mr. Drysdale, Granny just saw a post on FR
and now she wants a new cement pond out yander.

14 posted on 02/17/2013 6:46:55 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: navysealdad

Nice free commercial for your friends Brian and Ed.


15 posted on 02/17/2013 6:55:42 PM PST by supremedoctrine ("What thou lovest well , remains. The rest is dross"---Ezra pound)
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To: navysealdad

I had a friend in Queensland who owned a landscaping company. He was building himself a river that ran down the side of his property, with waterfalls along the way, and planted palm trees and other jungly and flowery growth. He wasn’t quite finished when we were there, but he did turn it on for us to get an idea. It was a little bit of paradise.


16 posted on 02/17/2013 7:02:23 PM PST by Dogbert41
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To: navysealdad

Wow! My 1200 gallon Koi pond with a 6ft. waterfall can’t compare. Of course I never spent that much money on it, but it sometimes feels like it.


17 posted on 02/17/2013 7:11:59 PM PST by Spunky
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To: DUMBGRUNT

ping


18 posted on 02/17/2013 7:37:11 PM PST by mountn man (ATTITUDE- The Pleasure You Get From Life, Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It.)
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To: mountn man

Very nice!
But As I re call Olsenfalls in Chicago was better!

http://forgottenchicago.com/columns/northwest/olson-waterfall/

Olsen used his factory help to keep them busy in slow times.
Plus they had Indians!


19 posted on 02/17/2013 8:06:49 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: BenLurkin

Good for them! I’m happy for the people who own this lovely place.


20 posted on 02/17/2013 8:20:56 PM PST by basil (basil)
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To: Robert DeLong

I have a decent sized pond that would run on a 650 watt pump 24/7. I shut that sucker down when I realized it was adding about $100.00 to my electric bill.


21 posted on 02/17/2013 9:11:19 PM PST by BreezyDog (Illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: supremedoctrine; humblegunner
Nice free commercial for your friends Brian and Ed.

It's no use asking anything of this guy. He pimps the blog, collects the fee, and NEVER responds. Hit and run.

22 posted on 02/17/2013 10:23:14 PM PST by Wingy
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To: GeronL

You don’t have to be tremendously wealthy as long as you have some land, even a backyard. There was a dentist in Phoenix who worked full time, yet built himself a castle, mostly with his own labor. He later went bust by making a bad business decision.

http://www.dupontcastle.com/castles/copenhav.htm

I knew of another guy who had about 10 acres in the desert, so craftily designed a small forest, with a ring of desert trees and bushes on the outside, to keep the moisture in, then rings of trees that needed little water, then lusher trees that needed more water, along with other plants. In the center he built an abandoned looking cottage surrounded by flowers for his young daughter and her friends to play in.

It was conservative of water, as the father was a self taught expert in xeriscaping, and most of the labor involved was in clearing excess growth.

The girls liked it so much that after they grew up, it was used by the young girls in their neighborhood, and the adult girls would still meet there on occasion to have “big girl tea parties”.


23 posted on 02/18/2013 5:38:51 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Wingy

I’m glad I was right, which you confirmed, though I’ve never seen anything else from this guy.


24 posted on 02/18/2013 7:18:31 AM PST by supremedoctrine ("What thou lovest well , remains. The rest is dross"---Ezra pound)
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