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    So... I bought a house with a neglected fishpond.

    We moved in during the peak of the pandemic. Got all the decorating done to keep the mrs happy, then thought right Iím gunna dig the pond out and clear it up and set it up properly... so on I got with it.. my old man came round to lend a helping hand... got mine up and running and now weíre building him a koi pond round his haha! So this will be a thread/diary of both our ponds. Iím after an easy pod if anyone knows of any going Let me know. Cheers



    2 pumps 10000litre & 5000litre running into 2 filter boxes with media and sponges.
    4500 gallons - 1200 litres.



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    beautiful pond, the last picture is amazing.

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    Thanks jack, loving it mate. The garden is what sold it for us. Just need an easy pod and I may go abit deeper ( only 650 deep atm )


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    Stunning as Mo said, that last photo is beautiful .........

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    Thanks Anne. Yeah we picked a goodun for our first house ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyKoiBoy View Post
    Thanks jack, loving it mate. The garden is what sold it for us. Just need an easy pod and I may go abit deeper ( only 650 deep atm )


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    Have you worked out the volume of your pond! Itís a unique shape so that will be fun working it out! I see you had a few problems with fish, definatly worth working out size of pond for when you do treatments. And you would be doing the right thing dropping the depth down abit especially having koi as they will well out grow that depth. Itís all a start though mate! Gets you into the hobby! Congrats on the new pad So... I bought a house with a neglected fishpond.


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    Absolutely stunning. Love that last picture.
    Great garden. And very nice pond. As said go deeper. Love it.
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    Looks mega that garden So... I bought a house with a neglected fishpond.


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    That looks great. As already said, you need to get the shovel out though


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    Quote Originally Posted by charco123 View Post
    Have you worked out the volume of your pond! Itís a unique shape so that will be fun working it out! I see you had a few problems with fish, definatly worth working out size of pond for when you do treatments. And you would be doing the right thing dropping the depth down abit especially having koi as they will well out grow that depth. Itís all a start though mate! Gets you into the hobby! Congrats on the new pad So... I bought a house with a neglected fishpond.


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    So I went with the average and minused abit of the depth to allow for the shape in the middle

    4200mm long
    2000m wide
    500 deep


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    That looks great. As already said, you need to get the shovel out though


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    Not scared of abit of graft. Getting the old mans pond up and running then I shall be removing the liner and going deeper! So... I bought a house with a neglected fishpond.So... I bought a house with a neglected fishpond.


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    agree with the other comments, looks real nice spot there, looking forward to seeing the progress on both ponds !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyKoiBoy View Post
    So I went with the average and minused abit of the depth to allow for the shape in the middle

    4200mm long
    2000m wide
    500 deep


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    Nice size mate, Iíd defo go deeper. Iím at 4 foot on my pond but when I move house and do another pond il defo go at least five n half foot I reckon. More water volume the more stamble the water parameters too. Just saying all this as you said you was guna do a few bits to the pond so thought worth a mention So... I bought a house with a neglected fishpond.


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