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    Fish Pond

    already built my pool. Now upgrading my koi pond , gunite build . Its big enough to be a small pool 14x18 freeform probably close to 10,000 gallons . The big difference will be the plumbing , mostly requires gravity plumbing line and huge 4"koi toilet bottom drain. thought you may be interested . Its my own design and plans upgrading from 3500 gallons . building with subcontractors

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    Re: Fish Pond

    pond before , already started digging by hand , schedule is 1 month build started prepping the last few weeknds

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    I am expanding into this area

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    drained and relocated fish into a intex pool 3'x12'

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    3.5' liner pond dug into the clay soil .no bracing or footings has been there 8 years,this was all hand built by me , this time getting some help

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    Re: Fish Pond

    FYI: To post more/larger pictures, you either need to raise your storage allotment by Becoming a TFP Supporter or follow the How To Post Pictures tutorial.
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    Re: Fish Pond

    yes the storage is giving me photo problems, not familiar with forums posting . Raining here looking for a big hole of water today . this clay will hold all water will have to pump out

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    Re: Fish Pond

    I am a few days ahead of these pics

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    more

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    Re: Fish Pond

    wow it deleted my original pictures , Id int know I had to keep them in my storage to stay on my thread

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    Re: Fish Pond

    See my previous post
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    Re: Fish Pond

    steel is in, gunite going in sat. no concrete shortage here, ever see a 4" bottom drain ? this on has 2 plus 2- 3" skimmer lines

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    that was day 20

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    Re: Fish Pond

    see my first post about posting pictures ..........
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    Re: Fish Pond

    91 ln. ft.perimeter 5.5 ' deep , dug with a shovel

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    I tried dropbox couldn't get them to move over

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    is it a problem to delete existing , to show new progress?

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    Re: Fish Pond

    No where in the tutorial is Dropbox suggested. Although some members have used it (I can not see it through my firewall here).

    Deleting them just makes your thread confusing ... and honestly, less interesting because people can not see the progression.
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    Re: Fish Pond

    I have never seen a Koi pond built. Do you have the pics hosted on an external site? I would like to see the progression of the build.
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    this is a huge one

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    I meant photobucket, not drop box

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    you can view it here http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?148057-My-Dream-Pond-Build-10-2014

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    Wow, that is coming along nicely. I like Koi ponds. Would love to have one but I am too lazy to maintain it. Looks like you got some pretty good sized Koi too.
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    Re: Fish Pond

    Day 25 gunite is in

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    Very cool. That is going to be awesome. I've had several rubber liner koi ponds, but don't have one now. Are you going to plaster it? Pebbletec it? Black I assume. It will be tough to keep the ph stable for a while. I had to add a lot acid to the pool to keep the ph down in our pool the first 6 months or so.
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    yes black plaster . wanted to coat it with polyurea but its to $$$$. I am worried about stabilizing ph

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    Re: Fish Pond

    This might seems like a dumb question but the koi won't swim into the skimmers will they?
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    Re: Fish Pond

    Those skimmers are modified and have 3" return lines. some people report fish get caught in skimmer . from chasing food after they get big enough they cant fit. I have some 30"

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    Re: Fish Pond

    couldn't you just put a large grate over the skimmer mouth? small fish could get in, but the bigger ones should not get stuck.
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