FEBRUARY 2005 Newsletter
Thanks to Lynn and Jeff Reno for hosting the February meeting on a day truly intended for ducks. The meeting was called to order by president Dan Stough. He announced that annual dues are payable now. Ed Tunstall reported the budget.
Information regarding the Pond
Tour will be posted on the website. Fran Thurber won the raffle and
will receive her prize at the March meeting. Clyde Parks, vice president
and chairman of the Pond Tour, reported that he still needs several
ponds, preferably in the East Valley, to com-
Jeff Reno described his experiences in building his ponds. The small pond was dug by his son and the larger pond using his neighbor’s backhoe. The ponds are about 18 months old and they are inhabited by several sizable Koi. Lynn then described her method of treating Anka worm on her Koi.
The speaker for the morning
was Dan Stough. He provided a detailed presentation on constructing
a pond. He provided a handout for all members which discussed how to
calculate pond volume, size of pumps needed, amount of bio-media needed
to prime the bio-filter and flow rate through the filter. In addition,
he addressed waterfalls, skimmers and general pipe system information.
There was a wealth of great information. Thanks Dan