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The Pond Digger Podcast

Jan 29, 2020

There are many different paths that can lead someone to the world of pond building. Not everyone comes from the construction business or even become professional pond builders, and that’s definitely the case on today’s episode. Eric’s guest today, Matt Sexton, got into tropical fish as a young man but eventually found his way into the DIY pond-building community. Some of the most creative pond designs and innovations come for the DIY community. Matt is a prime example of someone who needed to scratch the itch for fish, so he decided to build his own ponds and aquariums. Don’t let your lack of experience stop you from chasing something that you are passionate about!


Eric shares his insight on:

  • Matt’s journey through the world of tropical fish
  • The inspiration behind getting his first pond
  • Making a transition from being a high-level aquarist to a pond builder
  • Deciding that it’s time to build your own pond
  • Step-by-step process of building a pond for the first time
  • Where to find resources for DIY pond projects
  • Biggest challenges that you will face when building a pond on your own
  • Building your yard as you build your pond
  • Best parts of the pond building process
  • Translating a passion for fish into a pond
  • Inspiration for those thinking about building their own pond


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