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Bestshooter

06:21AM | 06/29/03
Member Since: 06/28/03
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Hello,
I am VERY new to this and wanted to build a pond about 5000-7500 gal. I have been reading over this site and there is sooo much info but i am lost on really getting started. I am in need of some detailed info on building a pond ie what materials to use and how to build a filter system and exactly step by step how to build a pond. I am more accustomed to the small ponds with the liners. I have never dealt with building a concrete pond. please email me at the email address here with any help plz. I would be very greatful.

thanks

merritl

09:42AM | 08/17/03
Member Since: 08/16/03
1 lifetime posts
Don't do it! Cement ponds cannot easily sustain a balanced ecosystem, and they are prone to cracking. Concrete is expensive & labor intensive! It it difficult to add a skimmer or a biological filter to one, and both of those make a much cleaner, healthier pond. My suggestion is to lay a 45mil EPDM liner in the hole and use a Biofalls waterfall for aeration and biological filtration, and a skimmer for your mechanical filter (easy to clean out). Cover the liner with rocks completely. This serves two purposes: to make the pond look natural, and to provide lots of surface are for beneficial bacteria to grow. This bacteria will eat the algea and help keep your koi healthy. A good website for info is www.aquascapedesigns.com. They manufacture the highest quality pond equipment on the market, and they're the only company who build ponds out of what they manufacture. Feel free to e- me if you have any other questions!
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