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Discussion in 'Plants, Ponds & Planted Tanks' started by cabinetmkr39, Jun 6, 2009.

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    cabinetmkr39 DavidG / CCA Member

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    This is my 5000 gal , Koi pond in my yard ,Just a few pictures with my phone, .As you can tell. My wifes orange Butterfly KOi is 15 yrs old.

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    Sweet! Looks great any problems with the birdies eating your fishies?
     
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    cabinetmkr39 DavidG / CCA Member

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    Had two of those Herons standing in the pond lastnight, My neighbor scared them off. I've tried everything but a GUN. lol
     
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    cabinetmkr39 DavidG / CCA Member

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    Shots from my deck

    Heres two shots from my deck today....

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    Try the gun! Discretely. :cool:
     
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    very nice Dave. A pond is one of the things i can wish to have!!!
     
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    Great pond, Dave, Beautiful!

    Looks like you have fishing line up to prevent the great blues from getting to the pond. That works pretty well and if you have had some of the KOI for 15 years, it must be doing the job. I have deer netting over my pond, high enough to keep it dry. I use to have loses every year due to Great Blues, but none after I put in the deer netting three years ago and the Potomac River is only a hundred feet away so I have tons of Great Blues nearby.

    Where did you get teh rocks and how did you get them into place? ANd what kind of filter do you have on the pond?
     
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    that is just beautiful
     
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    Absolutely phenomenal pond, David![​IMG]
     
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    Thank you Frank, Our member and my friend SteveF does this work for a living. He and I and he crew built this pond back in 2004. As you can see he does Great work.
    Filters I have 2 Artesian 1/3 hp water pumps with 2 57 watt Aqua Ultraviolet UV's.
    Aquadyne 4.4 Bead filter in the basement and
    Aqua Ultima II Bio Tube filter 4000 gal.
    were using 3 in slotted pipe for the bottom drains
    and I'm also running a air system plumbed in the bottom.
    When we moved to this house we brought some of our fish with us from our original pond.
     
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    That pond is beautiful! Can you use a bow and arrow?
     
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    That is great. Extreme envy on this end. Your pond makes me want to fill mine in.

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    Impressive David!!!

    I see that RockMan (SteveF) did a great job for you. I now see that you guys are truly talented and it's good to have you both here at Capital Cichlid. The Koi look incredible...gorgeous even. Congratz. :jumpy: :)

    Can't wait to come over and hang out by the Pond!

    Cool!


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    Awesome pond!!!

    Probably a stupid question, but what happens when winter rolls around?
     
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    Aw man Very Nice.
    I wish I had the room for one.
     
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    Impressive. Did you build that yourself?

    A hound dog would keep those herons away.

     
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    I have a black powder cannon that you could set off. The neighbors would love it. I promise.
     
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    that's one good looking pond sir! well done! I know what ya mean with the herons. my friend had a disappearing act at his pond until he put up some screen like wire up .when he did that his problem was solved. I hope yours works. I'd have to admit it can be very frustrating.
     
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    Hey Phil, For the winter I shut down the filters and cut back the plants and cover the whole thing with a very large piece of shade cloth. That keeps the leaves and birds out till spring. Fish do fine. I have a air system that keeps holes in the surface ice.
    Have not lost a fish to the cold.

    Frank the fishing line is working very well, just added to more pieces were I think the herons were getting in. I was using two SCARECROW sprinklers but those birds move so slow they weren't setting them off. Guns and arrows are good options but these birds spook really easy hard to take aim. lol
    Oh BTW there also protected big fines I heard.
     

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