Koi Pond

StevieJack
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Joined: 6:41 AM - May 24, 2005

2:42 AM - Mar 09, 2017 #1

Not sure if this is the best forum section to post this but seems so…

I thought I seen someone post about a Goldfish/Koi/Carp/Sturgeon pond before but can’t find it so I choose here.

I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, I’ve had fish aquariums for as I can remember, and played with a few small ponds, I’ve now pulled the trigger on a 3120-gallon or 11810-liter pond, I am already over budget but I am loving it.

I will keep you all updated if there is any interest.

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StevieJack
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2:48 AM - Mar 09, 2017 #2

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2:49 AM - Mar 09, 2017 #3

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SimmersDad
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6:14 PM - Mar 10, 2017 #4

Looking good Stevie. :)

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StevieJack
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1:09 AM - Mar 11, 2017 #5

Thanks SD, I finally got the liner in and some water last week, ready for some small goldfish tomorrow as it has cycled some.


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StevieJack
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2:13 AM - Mar 12, 2017 #6

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SimmersDad
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8:51 PM - Mar 12, 2017 #7

Looks great.
I'm useless at anything DIY or in the garden so admire the workmanship!

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StevieJack
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12:56 AM - Mar 14, 2017 #8

Thanks SD, the weather here snapped back to cold, so things are on hold for now, the whole reason the pond is 4 feet deep, so the fish can survive this cold stuff.

Stevie
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tubadave
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12:25 AM - Mar 16, 2017 #9

I'm enjoying seeing your developments Stevie.
A mate of mine did a similar thing a few years back, but dug the hole 6 feet deep with a 2 feet rise (8 feet depth).

He grew some amazing Koi before he moved house. Took the fish with him too. I must catch up & see how they've bad word in their new home.

Looks quite similar

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StevieJack
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1:06 AM - Mar 16, 2017 #10

Hey Dave,

Yea, I wish I would have went deeper, the liner got so expensive though, the guys I bought from did the math for me and I still cut off 2 feet as you can see in the photo.

I had a friend helping (that’s his yellow tractor) and didn’t want to ask him to start over, and my wife was afraid of it being too deep as well, I hated wasting that liner.

The few small fish I have in there never seem to come up from the bottom anyway lol, hopefully they get less shy when it warms up.

Stevie

P.S. this site or my connection is giving issues last few times I've posted, being unresponsive.
Edit: must have been on my end, all seems well now.
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12:59 AM - Mar 23, 2017 #11

After a while I decided that it may be better to contrast the cedar color with a darker brown, the first time I painted it rained the next morning and goofed things up, so I have to repaint anyway.

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StevieJack
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1:08 AM - Mar 23, 2017 #12

Air pump & diffuser in and running and a effort at making a water fall out of plumbing pipe, thinking it is too bulky and might go with a simple direct flow pipe to try to keep a cleaner look.

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StevieJack
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1:11 AM - Mar 23, 2017 #13

Another view...

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StevieJack
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1:19 AM - Mar 23, 2017 #14

Also, I don't think I mentioned the dimensions completely...

8 feet wide (2.4384 meters)
13 feet long (3.9624 meters)
4 feet deep (1.2192 meters)

3120 gallons if full but will be few inches down so roughly 3000 pond (11356.24 liters or 2498.023 imperial gallon)


Good size pond for small fish, but as I understand, with full grown KOI, it may only be good for 10 or 12 fish.

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SimmersDad
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6:52 PM - Mar 23, 2017 #15

5oz 4dr per cubic foot? lol

Best to get it validated!

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