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BestNest.com Newsletter
June 29, 2010

The BestNest.com Newsletter offers fascinating content on backyard wildlife and outdoor activities as well as information on new products and specials. We will never sell your email address, and you can stop receiving our email newsletter at any time.

IN THIS ISSUE:
  • New at the Nest
  • Sales & Specials
  • Clearance
  • Creating a Stream or Waterfall
New at the Nest
Our customers are valuable to us. We continually search for new and better ways to serve you. In an effort to better meet your needs, BestNest aggressively adds new products to the website. Some of the new and exciting products that we've added are shown below. Be sure to check out our New Items department regularly.



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Dura-Trel Elmwood Trellis, White, 75"
DUR-11190
Reg:  $59.99
Now: $52.99
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Dura-Trel Elmwood Trellis, Mocha, 75"
DUR-11190M
Reg:  $64.99
Now: $54.99
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Dura-Trel Compost Bin, White, 28"W
DUR-11234
Reg:  $129.99
Now: $109.99
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Dura-Trel Double Wide Compost Bin, White, 56"W
DUR-11235
Reg:  $199.99
Now: $164.99
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Whitehall Clover Oval Wall Plaque, Standard, 1 Line
WHP-1062
Reg:  $59.00
Now: $52.99
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Whitehall Clover Oval Wall Plaque, Standard, 2 Line
WHP-1063
Reg:  $59.00
Now: $52.99
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Sales & Specials
We've decided to run a special on a handful of products. Act now on the following "Hot Buys" because the special ends on Monday, July 5th. Be sure to check out all of our exciting specials by visiting the Hot Buys department regularly.


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Achla Square on Squares Double Pole Trellis, Juniper, 83.5"H
ACD-FT-26
Reg:  $79.99
Sale: $59.99 thru 7/5 EST
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Cal Pump Stainless Steel Pump with 6' cord, 580 gph
CAP-S580T-6
Reg:  $204.99
Sale: $134.99 thru 7/5 EST
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Droll Yankees Jagunda Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder w/Auger
DY-JG-A
Reg:  $144.99
Sale: $119.99 thru 7/5 EST
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Gardman Rose Garden Arch
GAR-R350
Reg:  $52.99
Sale: $42.99 thru 7/5 EST
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Gilmour Traveling John Deere Tractor Sprinkler
GIM-4010J
Reg:  $159.99
Sale: $109.99 thru 7/5 EST
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Heath Le Grande Gazebo Bird Feeder
HMC-696
Reg:  $109.99
Sale: $89.99 thru 7/5 EST
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Little Giant Submersible Well Pump, 12 gpm, 1/2 hp, 200'
LIG-14942364
Reg:  $449.99
Sale: $289.99 thru 7/5 EST
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Pondmaster ProLine Pond Skimmer, up to 8000 gph
PON-02475
Reg:  $359.99
Sale: $279.99 thru 7/5 EST
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Perky Pet Triple Tube Bird Feeder, Charcoal
PP-329
Reg:  $69.99
Sale: $57.99 thru 7/5 EST
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Clearance
A few of our deeply discounted items appear below. Be sure to check out our other exciting deals by visiting the Clearance department regularly.


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Achla Spinning Compost Mixer, Black
ACD-CMP-03
Reg: $229.99
Now: $189.99
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Achla Rain Barrel, Wood Grain, 50 Gallons
ACD-RB-03
Reg:  $154.99
Now: $109.99
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Bonide Organic Wilt Stop Plant Protector Conc., 16 oz
BOP-101
Reg:  $12.99
Now: $8.49
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Dartmouth Wire Finch Feeder
DAF-FF-337
Reg:  $7.99
Now: $4.99
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Little Giant PVC Pond Liner, 5'x10', 20 mil
LIG-566275
Reg:  $27.99
Now: $19.99
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Flickering LED Candle, Champagne, Vanilla, 6" Swirl
NII-CA10302-CH
Reg:  $20.99
Now: $15.99
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Speedtech WeatherMaster UV-B Sensor
SPT-ET-3
Reg:  $84.99
Now: $44.99
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New England Yorkshire Arbor with Trim, Tan, 95.5"H
UAC-VA84130
Reg:  $1,469.99
Now: $1,039.99
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Wild Republic Rhinoceros Viper, 49"
WIR-79442
Reg:  $10.99
Now: $6.99
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Creating a Stream or Waterfall
The sound and vision of a stream and waterfall cascading into a catch pool will enhance a pond or water garden in a way that no other water feature can. A waterfall, though, is not just an attractive view or relaxing sound. A waterfall can increase your pond's overall health and maximize its potential. This is perhaps why many pond owners choose to include a waterfall in their pond's plans. Whether a planned feature or simply an afterthought, a waterfall can be an intimidating and daunting project to complete. There are some trade secrets and guidelines, however, which take some of the mystery out of planning the perfect waterfall for your pond or water garden.

A stream or waterfall are created in exactly the same way with the exception that a waterfall is raised from the surface of the pond. The first step to creating the best stream or waterfall for your pond is deciding how much water it will have running through it. This will help you determine how large your feature should be. If you plan to use the same pump to operate your pond's filter and waterfall, your decision will be a simple one. Your pond pump and filter should be capable of cycling the entire volume of your pond at least once every 1 - 2 hours (once per hour is optimal). For example, a pond whose volume is 1000 gallons would need a pump and filter that cycles 1000 gallons every hour or two. Once you know your water flow - 1000 gallons per hour for our example - you can decide how dramatic your waterfall should be. Your feature's dramatic impact will be determined by how much flow and width you would like. Since we know our flow, we now only need determine its width. The following guides will help:

Trickle (about 1/8" deep) = at least 100 GPH per 4" of feature
Medium (about 1/4" deep) = at least 100 GPH per 2" of feature
Dramatic (about 1/2" deep) = at least 100 GPH per 1" of feature


So for our example of a 1000 gph (gallon per hour) flow, we would need a 10" wide feature to create a dramatic flow, 20" for a medium flow, and 40" for a trickle. If you have already planned on a feature width, you can use this guide to work backwards, being sure to give your pond its proper flow (its entire volume at least once per 1-2 hours).

If your pond is simply for looks and will not be filtered, your water flow will solely depend on how you would like the water to appear as it flows through the feature. You may wish to work from your feature's width backwards. Decide how wide your stream or waterfall will be, and then choose how dramatic you would like the feature to appear. For a 24" stream or waterfall, you would need at least 2400 gph flow for a dramatic impact, 1200 gph flow for a medium impact, and 600 gph for a trickle. Be sure to choose a pump capable of your required flow after considering your application's head height.

Once you're through the planning stages of your feature, its time to get creative. Try using flat slate and smooth lines for formal pond settings or round rocks and boulders for a natural look and feel. You can often become inspired to mold your water feature after natural creeks, streams, and falls. Mix pond lights and plants to create truly stunning, unique combinations.

BestNest offers a complete line of pond and water garden products in a variety of styles and price ranges to fit your application. Visit our Water Garden Department to view our exciting products. For more information on ponds, head height, and filters, visit our Learning Center. For more personal assistance, call our customer service line toll free at 877-562-1818 from 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Standard Time Monday through Friday.



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Atlantic Water Garden Filterfalls, 20.5" Spillway
AWG-BF1500B
Reg:  $254.99
Now: $189.99
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Beckett Professional Pond Pump, 3500 gph
BEC-7114310
Reg:  $164.99
Now: $144.99
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Crystal Pond Professional Waterfall Spillway, 16"
BEC-7168810
Reg:  $59.99
Now: $49.99
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Cal Pump Direct Drive Waterfall Pump, 5500 gph
CAP-PW5500
Reg:  $309.99
Now: $179.99
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Cal Pump Preformed Pond Spillway, 18"
CAP-SPW18
Reg:  $109.99
Now: $84.99
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Pentair Quiet One 6000 Magnetic Drive Pond Pump, 1500 gph
PEN-R440107
Reg:  $144.99
Now: $124.99
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Pondmaster ProLine Biological Waterfall Filter, 5000 gph
PON-02490
Reg:  $359.99
Now: $299.99
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Pondmaster Pond-Mag 18 Pump, 1800 gph
PON-02728
Reg:  $214.99
Now: $169.99
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Savio Livingponds Biological Waterfall Filter
SAV-F100
Reg:  $561.00
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