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New Hobby - Eco System Pond - Koi Pond

Discussion in 'Member Hobbies' started by Nautical Gator, May 21, 2020.


  1. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    True....

    without getting into all the details, because I'm winging it...

    The ECO system will have plants that filter the water and Koi pond, there will be a feed drain in the ECO pond that uses gravity to flow to the KOI pond, and the Koi will have a flowing back into the ECO pond, The Koi pond will have a bakki shower flowing... thus filtering it.

    there will be fish that eat the skeeters and a floating boi skimmer with plants in it... there may be a fountain, and air-ration etc... all brainstorming as I research the subject...

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  2. shrimpmansteve

    shrimpmansteve Swabbie

    Is that a moccasin or a rope on the dock
     
  3. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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  4. shrimpmansteve

    shrimpmansteve Swabbie

    LOL. ARE THEY VENOMOUS:)
     
  5. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    Making more progress

    spreading dirt around to make the grade that I want.



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  6. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    It's official the pond is full....

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  7. mak

    mak Moderator on Deck Staff Member

    Ready for gators, koi, and sea monkeysSmiley Laughing016::1
     
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  8. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    Turkeys checking out Pond

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  9. 311sarge

    311sarge Master Gunner

    Where’s the ramp at? Lol
     
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  10. skinnyhoops

    skinnyhoops Pirate

    Hey bro hope your doing well!!!
    very cool project Sam, sounds like a sustainable environment for the koi once u get it finished. And it'll look awesome with plantscaping.

    How do u keep the raccoons and herons from attacking your koi?
     
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  11. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    The ECO pond will not have Koi in it, the KOI pond will be in back of my house close to the lanai and will have shade cloth over it. most people place netting over the water... I don't think I will need any? Time will tell..

    as far as herons go, as long as you make the sides deeper then 2 ft they will not be able to stand in the water... I will design accordingly... this is a long tern project.. Still need to drain the ECO pond and make it deeper, and add piping etc...

    I have a lot of projects going on right now to keep me busy...
     

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