Northern Virginia Backyard Koi Pond

Backyard Koi pond designed for planting Virginia Native Plants

Overview

My vision
My backyard pond was to improve Northern Virginia's ecosystem by creating a native wildlife landscape. The one thing I can do is a homeowner with a yard to help the native ecosystem is to plant more native plants and use less invasive species.



Pond Dimensions
roughly 12ftx7ftx4ft. I say roughly because by the time I finished I ended up placing the water level much higher then I had originally intended so it is now probably closer to 13ftx8ftx5ft due to the pond widening out at the top.


Filtration
Mechanical: PB1137 - SKIMMER WITH 10" WEIR OPENING Max. Pump Flow: 10,000 GPH
Biological: Wetland bog that is roughly 7ftx7ftx4ft.

Pump
Anjon big frog 6,300 GPH DIRECT DRIVE SUBMERSIBLE PUMP

Fish / Plant Stock

Fish Stock
6-7” Imported Premium Longtail Shubunkin Goldfish - Group of 5
5.5” Imported Kin Kikokuryu Butterfly Koi
4.5” Doitsu Gin Matsuba Butterfly Koi
7” Imported Gin Rin Kujaku
7” Imported Doitsu Platinum Ogon

Pond Plant Stock
Home Fires Creeping Phlox (Native)
Voodoo Stonecrop (Native)
Mazus (Non-Native)
Fringe-leaf Bleeding Heart (Native)
Blue Water Forget-me-Nots (Non-Native)
Nymphaea 'Black Princess' Dark Red Hardy Lily (Native)


Wetland Plant Stock
Cardinal Flower (Native)
Blue Bells (Native)
Pickerel Rush (Native)
Swamp Milkweed Ice Ballet (Native)
Swamp Milkweed Cinderella (Native)
Arrowhead (Native)
Blue Flag Iris (Native)
Horsetail (Native)
Marsh Marigold (Native)
Great Blue Lobelia (Native)
Turtlehead (Native)
Joe Pye Weed (Native)
Hornwort (Non-Native species)


Backyard Plants surrounding Pond
dwarf Japanese garden juniper (Non-Native)
blue rug juniper (Native)
Bee-You Bee-Free Bee Balm (Native)
Mountain Laurel (Native)
Moss Phlox (Native)
Purple Beauty Moss Phlox (Native)
Emerald Blue Moss Phlox (Native)
Wild Geranium (Native)
Labrador Violet (Native)
Meehan's Mint (Native)
New York Ironweed (Native)
Pow Wow Wild Berry Purple Coneflower (Native)
Ruby Star Purple Coneflower (Native)
Black Eyed Susan (Native)
Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower (Native)
Golden Alexander (Native)
Dense Blazing Star (Native)
Three stonecrop (Native)

Videos

Pond Status Update 1
Pond Status Update 2
Pond Status Update 3
Pond Status Update 4
Pond Status Update 5
Pond Status Update 6
Bog Update 1
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