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A Man-Made Natural Habitat

Fred Adams's main priority in constructing a pond was having something that looked natural. To help create that look, he collected moss from the woods near his home, in Erie, Pennsylvania, and planted it between the rocks surrounding the pond. Initially, the pond contained great clumps of algae, but Fred learned how to naturally maintain the balance in his pond with fish, snails, and plants, such as water lilies and cattails. Now Fred, his family, and their neighbors enjoy sitting by the pond as often as possible.
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