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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-09-2011, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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WHat pond would koi do better in?

SOI might build a pond. I have two different areas one is 11 dt by 8 ft and the other is 14ft by 7ft. What pond would be better for the koi? Also it will nbe about 5-6 ft deep.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-09-2011, 01:47 PM
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The bigger, the better I'd assume.

You'd have to account for the Alaskan winters. Hopefully the whole pond doesn't freeze over.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-10-2011, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
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So the 14 by 7 ft would be bigger but which pond would the koi feel more in? as in turning/swimming space. comfortable
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either has plenty of swimming room. just make sure its deep enough that the bottom wont freeze.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-11-2011, 11:38 PM
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My Koi pond is 4.5 feet deep and I over winter the fish under the ice with no issue. I have smaller pond that is only 32" deep and I can over winter fish in this pond as well with ice over the top. I kept a hole open in the ice with a pump pointing at the surface to cause a wripple. works great except for really cold days, I use boiling water to open the hole again

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14x7 is still pretty small by koi standards. I'd spend some time over on www.koiphen.com before you finalize any of your plans.

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