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    Time to take this hobby to the next level!

    Hi folks, I have been recommended this forum from reddit, I have been a very casual pond hobbyist for a few years since buying some inexpensive koi fry and have been upgrading the pond each year as they grow, I am now at a stage where I want to make a leap and create a pond that will last! I have also just reserved 10 Japanese and butterfly koi from a brand new stockist which popped up 10 mins from my house (lots of temptation in there!) I am planning to do most of the work myself and will be spending a lot of time in the pond construction forum Iím sure! So far I have a rough sketch of what Iím aiming for, it should be enough for all 16 (hopefully more) as they grow and mature. Iíve not looked into filter brands etc yet, first step is going to be clearing the build area and marking everything out before breaking ground. I am excited but it is more than a little daunting taking on such a massive project alone!



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    Brilliant mate welcome . First rule of house pictures pictures pictures

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    Iíll definitely be taking lots of pictures! Is there a way to attach them directly to a thread/reply or do they need to be uploaded elsewhere first?

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    Time to take this hobby to the next level!

    Welcome Time to take this hobby to the next level! looking forward to following your build. I find using Tapatalk (3rd party app) helps a lot with adding photos Time to take this hobby to the next level! itís free and easy to use.


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    Gotta agree I use tapatalk never used the web page mate so cant really help on that front

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    Hi and welcome.
    Might be worth you visiting a few forum members ponds to get opinions and ideas for your build
    5000 Gallon Fibreglassed Pond With 54" x 27" Infinity Window
    BD300 Drum Filter
    Artesian 0.5hp - Aquadyne 4.4c Beadfilter - PS4 Protein Shower
    Badu Eco Touch - EP20 UV Sterilizer - ASHP - Venturi
    Hi Blo 60 - Medo 45 - Spindrifter Bottom Drain
    Wide Mouthed Skimmer

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    Thanks guys, downloaded Tapatalk now, so here is a picture of my very basic plan! IMG_4699.jpg

    Iíll be spending a lot of time looking at members ponds and reading build threads till the weather gets a bit better I think.

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    Hi mate.thats where you click to add a photo. But I found you can only upload a certain amount with the pixel size.
    So like being said I use tapatalk and no problems there.
    And welcome. To the forum. As said. Visit ponds in your area if you can.
    So put on here where you live as in area.
    And you may get a couple of pond views.
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    Visiting some ponds would be great! I am in North Manchester area


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    welcome mate, I look forward to watching your build as it unfolds cheers Steve.

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    Welcome
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

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