945ish Gallon Pond Project

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  1. crappyballer

    crappyballer Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    Well before the cicaidas came in may i started working a pond in my girlfriends backyard. i finally got some pics and i wanted to start keeping track of everything. I'll add more info and pics as i get them. any comments or advice is appreciated.

    Dimensions 7'x9'x24" ish


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  3. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Cool, I've been thinking about a pond. i'll tag along to learn

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  4. Kentanner11

    Kentanner11 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Cool I will tag along too. I might end up copying you at this too!
    Ps I finished my stand and order some plumbing stuff and will hopefully have more pics soon!
     
  5. crappyballer

    crappyballer Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    ^^^nice, and this is my first time trying a pond. so we will see how things go.
     
  6. crappyballer

    crappyballer Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    well i installed the bulk head and layed some rocks down also we had to pull back the liner and add more sand to the edges to prevent run off from entering the pond. tonight i am hoping to get the waterfall plumbed and finish laying the first layer of rock. all i can say is we picked the worst weekend so far this summer to work on this project it has been sooo hot saturday was 95, sunday was 96 and about 78%humidity.
     
  7. mattgeezer

    mattgeezer Montipora Capricornis

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    looks good ,what sort of fish do you have in mind?:)
     
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  9. crappyballer

    crappyballer Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    to be honest i have no clue, i thought something fun for the summer like a peacock bass. but they have a zen theme in mind for the backyard. so it will most likely just be koi, and similar.
     
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    mattgeezer Montipora Capricornis

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    peacock bass would be Cool hope all goes well
     
  11. Linda

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    I, too, will follow along.
     
  12. crappyballer

    crappyballer Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    well the owner of the house decieded they wanted something a little different so we added a shelf to hold the potted plants and it ended up making the pond wider. wasn't sure if the liner was going to fit or not. so we just started filling and everything is going well. now the size of the pond is up near the 1800 gallon range now. still working on the rock work as well will have some more pics up this weekend as we put the finishing touches on

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