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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 05-04-2013, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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A 1500 gallons Koi Pond <3

Hey Ppl!!

It happens that we have at our house a pond that was already made by the previous owner, but ever-since wasn't in use for 2-3 years. Now being the avid aquarist that i am, i just couldn't leave it unattended, so for the last 4-5 days i've been cleaning, and re-vamping the whole thing to make it livable again.
After 3 ful garbage bags of cr*p, finally got that thing clean, and figured out on first try how the filtration system works.We got here a input/output box of the Laguna 5000 Filtration system, with the biggest pump the hard-ware store had to offer which i bought a few days ago. Hooked it up, water began running and i fixed up the waterfall to make it more aesthetically pleasing.
There's already some aquatic plants in there, and 11 goldfish/5 beautiful kois (2 grey with big scales/2 golden with big scales/1 big red)

Here is a few pictures of my new babeeyyyyy







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I'm jealous...

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Very nice! Lucky you!

My Mom had a pond outside that was about half that size. She ended up having to protect it with netting due to predatory birds who saw an easy meal.
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Thank you everyone ! here's a video i took this morning
Btw I dont think we have much predatory birds here hehe... maybe like seagulls lol

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Re: A 1500 gallons Koi Pond &lt;3

If I ever become wealthy or win the lottery, definitely on my list

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How nice. In the winter do you have to bring the fish in or they will survive the cold?
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How nice. In the winter do you have to bring the fish in or they will survive the cold?
Normally bring them it.. or maybe put them in the pool... will see if ill b allowed to do that hahah }

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You are sooooooo lucky. A pond that size would take up half my yard! I have a 250-300 gal nature pond that'll have to do for now. :P
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Hi everyone! So here's a few update pics. I changed waterfall of place. reorganized n cleaned up a bit morethis pond. Also added water lilis and some misc plants.
Also video here below.







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Very nice. As a goldfish lover ...I'm jealous. So much room for a school of goldfish. Lucky bum
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That is awesome. I'm sooooo jealous, your pond seems bigger then my bedroom

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Very nice. As a goldfish lover ...I'm jealous. So much room for a school of goldfish. Lucky bum

dtejeda.arias That is awesome. I'm sooooo jealous, your pond seems bigger then my bedroom
Hehe thank you! it is a dream come true for me also !!

It is prolly bigger than you bedroom, considering this pond is full length of the house loll...
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Lets hope you have not brought any hitch-hikers like leeches back into that nice pond of yours :-)

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No no I dont think... I powerwashed the plants lolll

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