So as we head into another Australian Spring , I thought it would be a good time to show a couple of images of the tire ponds.
They have exceeded my expectations, and if you recall the post I wrote about how I built them, it was in response to the plastic lined ponds just not performing well enough.
These ponds are bullet proof, with no signs of leakage. The fish are still in there, the duckweed is making food for the quail, the solar pumps are somehow still working, and plants are now growing up around the sides, masking what some people consider to be the unattractive sight of tire treads.
So far so good – next pond update next year!
- Austin Pond Society August Meeting – 8-19-2013 (pondblog2011.mlblogs.com)
- Constructing A Small Fish Pond In The Garden (instructables.com)
- Habitat of animals destroyed; TxDOT says it doesn’t belong (khou.com)
What a great idea!