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Off grid hydro power. What the electric company doesn’t want you to know.

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This generator will power your water feature and your water feature will power your home it powers itself. It’s like one of the questions “what can first the chicken or the egg. “  This is so simple, I can’t believe I thought of it. If you have enough property and want to live off grid we also build power station water features. These are rivers that produce 2600 watts of power 24 hours a day 7 days a week. 750 watts is designated for the pump and 1850 watts are used to power the battery bank...

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Pond temperatures and locations. Texas & Colorado

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Pond temperatures differ from area to area, the ponds we build in Austin, Texas are not the same as the ponds we would build in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Everything from Dallas Texas and lower down to San Antonio only need to be dug to 3 feet, 3.5 feet is just a bonus. The rule of thumb here in the Austin area is stop feeding your fish at thanksgiving and start back up around spring break. This will not work in Colorado Springs. Temperatures here drop sooner and last longer. Everything below 50 degrees...

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Is your koi pond built correctly? Were you over charged for your pond?

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Example from another pond company at bottom of this post…. This will be a touchy subject for a lot of customers, “not my customers”. Is your pond built correctly? Are the fittings properly glued and do you have the right filter or skimmer for your size pond? The average size pond is 2500 to 4000 gallons. That’s a great size, but can your BioFall filter that amount of water? Many times, pond builders buy smaller products to save a little money. They are saving, but you, as the customer, are...

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Pond Designer Austin Texas

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We can give basic paper designs included with our consultation ($85.00 most areas) but what we specialize in 3D ( three dimensional designs ). 3D pond designs start around $250.00 and go higher depending on additional landscape, hardscape, lighting, decks and pergolas. We do it all no need to bother hiring more than one company to take care of everything. Or could pay $1000’s for one of these…. Or this Then leave it to your imagination to figure what will this look like at night. What...

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Pond Installation Austin Texas “ koi ponds, natural swimming ponds and pondless waterfalls” 512-627-0778

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We got the call on this water Feature, it a koi pond with vertical waterfalls. The problem is it leaks. There are way to many drop offs and water is just splashing out of the river on the way down. Problem 2 is water also leaks under the waterfalls made from concrete, it causes the pond to bubble up and flow out and over. We found this picture on the internet ( I’m not claiming this is mine ) I just like the idea and I will be rebuilding this one. Not my photo, just our inspiration. Will follow up with...

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Another landscape company using my landscape photos as theirs — Living Aquatics and Landscapes

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I was surfing the internet as usual, looking at who’s my competitors these days and I found this. I took screenshots so you can see what I’m talking about. I saw this thumbtack 10 best pond maintenance companies so I clicked on it and found this. I saw this living aquatic and landscapes and decided to check him out. I decided to look at his website. I went to look thru his photo gallery and found this. I saw this picture (2nd from the bottom on the right) and said that looks cool as heck...

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