When the pond had been contoured and the dirtwork was done, it was time to set the skimmer box and filter falls. This little box will house the pump. The water gets slurped through the opening and is filtered as it runs toward and through the pump and into the tube on the left. The tube carries it about 25 feet up to the waterfall filter box. There it gets filtered a second time, and flows into a stream bed (which you will be able to see better later) and then back into the pond!
Friday, we took off right after lunch and stopped in Wichita to buy rock. The limestone that we usually haul out here will adversely affect the water composition, and can be detrimental to fish (especially no bigger than our pond will be). This was a 2 ton pallet of creek stone. It is really smooth and a brownish/gray in color. Kansas Natural Stone in Wichita was really good to work with, and gave us some extra savings on our pallet. They sure had a "ton" of rock to check out before we could decide! (HAHA!)