The aim of ozponds.com
This website is dedicated to ponds and water gardens.
The idea is to create inspiration, information and money saving tips for pond enthusiasts, beginner water gardeners, and pond DIY’s.
I’d love it if you subscribed to my YouTube channel so you can follow along as i build ponds in my backyard, add fish, plant plants and maintain them all.
I Believe deep down everyone enjoys being around water. Im hoping you will utilise this site to add water into your landscape.
It doesn’t need to be expensive! There is a pond for everyone!
There are so many options available. Ornamental water features, Pond-less waterfalls or streams, Fish ponds, Aquaponic systems, Frog ponds, Wildlife ponds, Refection ponds, Grey-water recycling wetlands, Rainwater gardens, Ecosystem ponds and the ultimate recreation or swim pond.
This website aims to be a resource for all your questions related to water in the garden.
My name is Kev, and I’m pretty much pond crazy!! I live 1 hour East of Melbourne, Australia. I love keeping fish, shrimp, snails and water plants. I find water chemistry and biology fascinating! Im always learning.
My pond journey began with a simple aquarium for my son. Then an aquarium for me! Then an aquarium for my daughter. We like fish!
The aquariums were a great insight into the world of filtering water and keeping the water healthy naturally.
My very first project with water out in the garden was a grey water wetland.
I wanted to keep the grey water which is relatively clean out of our septic system and use it to create a wetland garden.
This project was a success! and it wasn’t long before i was out in the front yard digging a hole for our first pond.
This pond has become a thriving ecosystem, with an abundance of frogs, fish, birds, dragonflies and bees that come down for a quick dip or a drink.
Next up i discovered the world of aquaponics. This is a perfect marriage of keeping fish and growing vegetables.
Ive created 2 systems that live on our front verandah next to our kitchen. These have been so much fun i plan on creating a larger system using IBC’s (Intermediate Bulk Containers).
I then wanted to keep some gold fish but didn’t want to keep them in a small aquarium. So guess what? I built them a pond!!!
This is a nice small 1000 Litre (264gal) pond that sits under the window in our living room. I love looking out the window and seeing the gold fish happily swimming around.
Gardening with water is something I’m really passionate about and want to share with as many like minded people as possible.
As this site evolves i will continue sharing the things i learn as my water gardening journey moves forward.
My next project is to one day create a swim pond. This is going to be a much more expensive project so a few years off yet i would say. But we all need a dream right!
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