When Instructables user antoniraj noticed the amount of wildlife that actively visited his backyard, he decided to create a space just for them. Many of these animals would drink from a small water bowl that needed to be filled daily. To give them a watering hole that wouldn't require constant attention, he set out to build a small backyard fish pond. This would serve as both a source of nourishment for the animals, while also providing a quiet space to sit around and relax.
Antoniraj began by selecting the perfect location for the pond.
The future site of his fish pond required a bit of cleaning before he could begin his build.
You can't have a pond without digging out and excavating the dirt.
To avoid any risk, he completed an anti-termite treatment on the pond area.
Using some of the dirt he dug up, he created a mud plaster and applied it to the excavated area.
He spread out a pond liner to avoid any water damage to the area.
Then he edged the pool with a collection of red bricks.
To cover and secure the area, he filled it in with dirt.
No pond is complete without planting a few water flowers.
Antoniraj decided to add some rocks and pebbles, too.
The time had come to fill the pond with water.
It's called a fish pond for a reason…you need to add fish!
And in no time at all he had a beautiful fish pond that would double as a wildlife watering hole.