Re: Who else has a koi pond???

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by vebyrd36, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay here is mine, my dear hubby, and myself put it in 2009 for my gift for receiving my BSN. The pond is 16FT long and 16Ft wide, it has a 3ft wide bridge with a span of 18 feet across it. The depth varies from 3.5ft to 2 ft at the waterfall. The waterfall is 3 feet tall. These pics are from the first summer. The total gallons 4500. I have koi that vary in length 2 ft to 3 ft in it. We finally completed it this past summer. We sit out by it to drink coffee. We sit out by it to watch the sunrise. We now have grass over all the liner.

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  2. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a small lily pond that I hope to expand but I just want to let you know your pond is absolutly gorgeous [​IMG] You have inspired me to redo mine this spring [​IMG] Thank-you!!
     
  3. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is my getaway, I'll sometimes sit out there for hours doing my homework. When all the trees and roses are in full bloom I sometimes think I'm in a state forrest.[​IMG]
     
  4. flyweed

    flyweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sure, I'll post...here is our little backyard oasis. normally you'd see our children with sticks or nets in these photos trying to catch various frogs or tadpoles.

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    we have some small Koi, shebunkins, comets, various frogs, and tadpoles..and the occasional bull snake in the rocks
     
  5. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice, how log have you had it?
     
  6. flyweed

    flyweed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this will be our 6th full year since the pond has been finished...I WOULD NEVER build one again..it was truely a labor of love..at the time, more LABOR than love....It turned out great..but man what a lot of work!! Never again!

    Dan
     
  7. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We finished ours this past summer, the pics I posted was the first summer. Most of the cost was the biofiltration, we made ours out of a 50 gallon barrel, with bioballs and a 3500GPH pump.[​IMG]
     
  8. Nat123

    Nat123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always love to have a fish pond in the backyard, such a sanctuary, a quiet place to enjoy, rest, and relax [​IMG]
     
  9. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    post pics of the big big pond in my 15 acre backyard, it has 4 ft catfish in it.
     
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  10. Nat123

    Nat123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, you should raise other fish there also [​IMG] I can fall asleep easily there, sitting by the pond [​IMG]
     

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