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building a pond Do It Yourself

Discussion in 'Aquarium Equipment & Decor' started by crazhrse, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. crazhrse

    crazhrse Thread Starter New Member

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    i am gonna be building a pond and was just wondering if anyone here has a pond or not and would like to share their experience, i plan on doing one about 500 gallons so i can raise some big fish fast ;)
     
  2. Anonymous

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    Nice, if I can be of any help lemme know!
     
  3. crazhrse

    crazhrse Thread Starter New Member

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    ok i have finished to pond and will have pics up soon it ended up being just a little over 260 gallons and 16 inches deep and not to mention i have a total of $8.05 in the whole thing
     
  4. Anthony

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    That's pretty cool. I can't wait to see pictures.
     
  5. crazhrse

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    ask and you shall receive my freind
    pond1.jpg full pond.jpg
     
  6. Anonymous

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    That looks great! Ive got to ask you though, what do you do with a pond in the winter time?
     
  7. Anthony

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    Are you using a small pool filter ?
     
  8. crazhrse

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    it's actually for a old pool we had that held a little ove 5000 gallons of water but it will not be the filter i will only be using it for the pump and i will make my own biological filter from a 5 gallon bucket ;)
     
  9. Anthony

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    Oh okay. That sounds good. Do you know what you're putting in it yet ?
     
  10. crazhrse

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    not really anything for certain just right now i have a few oscars and a pleco and channel cat, just plan to use it as play thing till i figure out what i want to put in there but i'll probably put koi in it over the winter
     
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    then were would you out the big fish in the winter. i want to build a 500 gallon and put it in my house.
     
  13. Anonymous

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    where are you going to put this pond in your house, dont forget how much water weights! I hope yo have a basement lol
     
  14. stevenrox

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    got some update pics?
     
  15. Anonymous

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    Pee Wee took the pond down a while back when it started getting cold, I am not sure if he has set it up at his new place yet or not.
     
  16. stevenrox

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    o that was a nice pond to
     
  17. Anonymous

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    yeah it was, he made the filters himself and they worked very well.
     
  18. stevenrox

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    do you know how he made it i might be intrested in making a koi pond
     
  19. Anonymous

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    yeah, pool liner (blue plastic one), rocks and bricks around the edges to disguise the pool liner.
     
  20. LemonDiscus

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    Google "Bog for Pond"

    A pond filter (one of them) is called a "Bog" You fill a smaller pond with rocks and put plants into it, pump the water from the "Main Pond" to the "Bog Pond" and then let the water flow out of the Bog back into the Main Pond.

    Not hard to do at all but it does take time and patience. It is rather cheap to.