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10-18-2011 04:45 AM
radioman I would have loved to have the ponds!
06-24-2011 02:15 PM
newday3000 link to my new house pond project. Much smaller scale this time.
05-03-2011 03:45 PM
newday3000 Thanks I had fun building both ponds both hand dug them both in 100% clay.

Unfortuantely I'm moving and the new owners didn't want a pond so 8 hours of solid digging I filled both ponds, sold fish and plants 2 weeks ago. What it looks like now.

My GF wants me to dig another pond at the new house. Looking forward to starting the new pond with all I have learned about pond building and filter design, water falls, over wintering Koi (all my fish overwintered fine under the ice). I will start another thread once I move.

Just gotta find space next to the pool. The new house has a small pondless water fall that I plan on digging out to make a pond for 1 or 2 Koir or shubkins.
05-03-2011 03:26 PM
wootlaws amazing, thanks so much for sharing your progress of the pond!
06-26-2010 11:56 PM
A Hill I bet it makes you want your kids to grow up faster so the swing set can be removed... lol

06-26-2010 09:34 PM
newday3000 Thanks, I find a the ponds are relaxing and really low maintenance with plants doing a lot of filtering. The kids love to feed the fish every morning before schoold and check on lilly blooms.

Here's a shots from upstairs showing both ponds. Still have some space for a 3rd pond, lol.

I'm working on the landscaping around the big ponds waterfall, plants have not carpeted yet, only planted a couple of weeks ago.
06-26-2010 04:54 AM
A Hill Looks great, I haven't had a pond in years I miss it a bunch. Unfortunately small neighbors and no fences keep the pond option nonexistent...

06-26-2010 12:52 AM
jinx© Very nice, and I'm's one in my future for sure, but until then I'll keep enjoying the beautiful ones posted on the forums here.
06-25-2010 11:14 PM
newday3000 lillies and marginals are all growing well, some blooms starting to hit the surface, this pond only gets 4 hour of sun so not sure if I will get blooms or not.

Koi are growing noticable and all seem to school together a lot

so far pretty happy with this ponds progress. water is crystal clear to 4.5' depth. Barrel filter and bog filter are working very well to keep it clean.
06-06-2010 09:44 PM
ryndisher Wow looks great.
06-04-2010 12:23 AM
shane3fan looks very nice--I like your ponds!
05-24-2010 02:50 PM
newday3000 Koi are doing well, water is still clear to 4.5' so filter is working well.

Added 2 water lillies one 3' down and one 1.5' down, both have sent pads to the surface in less than a week, Added some marginal plants 1' down (purple Iris, Elephant ear and yellow Iris), threw in some anchris and parrots feather.

A few pics of the progress so far.

Added walkway to the waterfalls.
05-02-2010 07:59 PM
April Lynn Looks great! I wish I had space for a large pond!
05-01-2010 08:03 PM
Digital That's really awesome. I always wanted to do a pond. But this is great to be apart of!
05-01-2010 07:35 PM
newday3000 I started the laying the flag stone, may need more than 1 Ton, since I wanted to have a walk way all the way around of flag stone. Pond had a huge algae blooom that cleared on its own. Can see right to the botom now so clarity is good. Added Tetrapond DHP at 3600 GPH and will use 2500GPH pump in timed bursts to circulate stuff on the bottom into the water column for the other pump to pick up.

Added 2 more $20 Koi to the pond so I have a total of 5 now, all the fish seem to love the depth and stay at about 4' down all the time. Waiting for pond stores to start carrying plants to add lilliles and floating plants.

I made a flagstone bridge over the inlet from the falls basin to the main pond .

Added floating skimmer which works really well, clears the surface in an hour or so.

Water fall needs more rocks, still some sitting on the drive way.
Water fall basin before it drains into the main pond, it's about 8"-10" deep.

Pictures of the new KOI, they are too deep to get a good shot

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