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Old 02-26-2012, 11:10 AM
 
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Does anyone have a pond or is anyone planning on building a pond or putting in a water feature .I have a koi pond and looking to make it bigger and wondering if there are more ponders out there and how your pond is doing after the mild winter
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:19 AM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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i had a small pond at my parents house, mostly just shubbies and comets...
id love a huge koi pond one day but its just not in the books so instead im hoping t put in a "small" pond for a hand full of ryunkin...
im hoping to be able to salvage an old clawfoot tub, wich standards are about 55 gallons so i think 5 ryunkin in there should work nicely with a couple of lillies and iris for shade.
but it wont be for a while as i have to find a solar powered pond pump strong enough to kep it moving as theres no power to the area i want it lol.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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you can buy a stock tank at tractor supply I have plants in my stock tank and it 150 gallons and was 139 dollars
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:00 PM
 
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You can get cheap pump from harbor freight and you can slice a garden hose open and put a heavy duty extension cord inside and then plug your pump in to the extension cord mine was that way for years .
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:23 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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id have to run the cord across my patio and through a window...lol
might look into doing a stock tank though
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:36 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, 615' Elevation, Zone 8b - originally from SF Bay Area
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My pond is about 3'x5' and 2' deep with a 3 level waterfall. With our problems with raccoons and herons I would not use Koi. I get the cheap little feeder goldfish and the dozen or so that have made it without being eaten are a good 8" now. My pump has to lift about 3' so it's pretty heavy duty and has lasted 13 years now despite some years with 3" of ice on the surface. The netting has helped keep the fish from becoming someone's dinner and catches leaves and twigs.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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I don't have problems with animals getting to my fish here so guess I'm lucky .I made sure I did not put my pond to near trees .I joined a garden pond forum on the net to get more info and help with my pond and so far so good .I have 2 koi now over 2 feet long and they were only a couple of inches long back in 2004 .I did no realize how big they get .
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