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 Koi Pond, 3020 Gallons
StevieJack
Posted: Mar 9 2017, 02:42 AM


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

I thought I seen someone post about a Goldfish/Koi/Carp/Sturgeon pond before but canít find it so I choose here.

Iíve been wanting to do this for a long time, Iíve had fish aquariums for as I can remember, and played with a few small ponds, Iíve 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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SimmersDad
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Looking good Stevie. :)

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StevieJack
Posted: Mar 11 2017, 01:09 AM


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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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Posted: Mar 12 2017, 08:51 PM


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

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StevieJack
Posted: Mar 14 2017, 12:56 AM


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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.

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tubadave
Posted: Mar 16 2017, 12:25 AM


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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 progressed in their new home.

Looks quite similar

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StevieJack
Posted: Mar 16 2017, 01:06 AM


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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 (thatís his yellow tractor) and didnít 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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StevieJack
Posted: Mar 23 2017, 12:59 AM


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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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Posted: Mar 23 2017, 01:08 AM


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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
Posted: Mar 23 2017, 01:11 AM


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Another view...

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StevieJack
Posted: Mar 23 2017, 01:19 AM


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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
Posted: Mar 23 2017, 06:52 PM


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5oz 4dr per cubic foot? lol

Best to get it validated!

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