Hi and welcome antisoo. I'm just interested in your pond building as I am thinking of making a similar sized pond here. Do you think a liner is strong enough? I was thinking about concrete but then you can get cracks...? Was the liner very expensive and does it come in standard sizes. I'd love to make 2 ponds connected by a creek but we'll see how we go with the first one for now. We have also looked into solar pump and filter for the pond. And a solar pump for our bore was something I was thinking about too but apparently our bore is too deep.
I too moved from a dry area to a wetter (well usually) area. Takes some getting used to...and all those different varieties of weeds!
Whats the most important thing on earth? .....WATER. Without it we have nothing.