Gbbudd's 12,000 Gallon Koi Pond, Full Build and Layout

Large Natural theme KOI pond with all the bells and whistles. Progression from Building to Maintaining and expanding

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wasnt supose to be published as yet but thank you
 
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wasnt supose to be published as yet but thank you
been there done that; was having to respond to replies even as I was loading up the queue! So, my advice is to go with some of these; should look very nice as a route from Madman's Monolith, to Schitt's Creek and back to DAmnation Dam!

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Oh boy have you done a wonderful job on displaying all of your pond and all the hard work it took to get there to such a beautiful place to enjoy for many years to come! We have seen all your work as you were doing it and I can just imagine the open mouths and wide eyes of newcomers here that see all this for the first time.
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I'm putting this together as a wish I had found something similar when i started.

Thanks for the incredible compliments guys and gals means a lot.
 
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Wind chimes to me are like the cousin you absolutely love who comes to pay a visit who never leaves there comes a point when Nice becomes over bearing and too much. The wood blocks subtle and not to loud are my only preference. another reason i put this together so people don';t have to read posts about everything and anything. though i am as guilty as the next guy if not more so
 

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So glad you put all of this together - great information and pictures. And as always, I LOVE your pond!
 
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This is the most detailed showcase of a pond build I've seen. I really love your pond. I have a question I see you have some pitcher plants and I love them but I live in cold winter country and I was told by my pond specialist that temperature doesn't matter so we are ok there but she said that carnivorous plants don't do well with city water because of chlorine. What kind of water is in your pond do you have an auto fill? Your plants bog look really healthy.
 
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I did a lot of home work when i decided to build the pond but never found everything together so i decided to try and do just that. i appreciated the praise I do have city water and add 100 gallons everyday in summer but i never add dechlorinator anymore. but i also collect water from the roof so i suppose im white washing the effects of one with the other. The pitchers are in the pond water but it's more of a saturation area there is no upflow bog there. i am in connecticut so they freeze solid in the winter i want till spring to cut back what browned out over the winter and they have been doing quite well. they are in a mixture of sand and peat. and what they recommend not using beach sand is what i did use but it's mixed with small river rock as well it's a little this little that
 

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I love this detailed overview! It's especially helpful in showing all the possibilities for creating an amazing piece of nature in one's own garden. And the result is just stunning!

It's also really inspirational for someone like me, who's gardening in a very different climate -- I can see how you've made the best use of available materials to create your little slice of heaven, which gives me ideas about how to do the same. Forget all those snazzy Aquascape videos -- this showcase is the best pond porn out there!
 
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This is an automatically generated discussion thread for the pond showcase "Gbbudd's All the bells Koi pond". Please add to the discussion here.
Absolutely the "go to" for anyone wanting to see how to build an amazing pond. @GBBUDD this is a fantastic documentary on what to do, suggestions and tips on how to do it, and those "watch out for" things so many of us have run into. I always learn something from you in your regular posts, and this is a masterpiece. Thank you!
 
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I love this detailed overview! It's especially helpful in showing all the possibilities for creating an amazing piece of nature in one's own garden. And the result is just stunning!

It's also really inspirational for someone like me, who's gardening in a very different climate -- I can see how you've made the best use of available materials to create your little slice of heaven, which gives me ideas about how to do the same. Forget all those snazzy Aquascape videos -- this showcase is the best pond porn out there!
Don't know what to say but Thank you , and i'm glad it helps people envision their own slice of paradise.
 
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Absolutely the "go to" for anyone wanting to see how to build an amazing pond. @GBBUDD this is a fantastic documentary on what to do, suggestions and tips on how to do it, and those "watch out for" things so many of us have run into. I always learn something from you in your regular posts, and this is a masterpiece. Thank you!
Guess i'm in the wrong business. I'm glad the organization, formatting and over all writings aren't troublesome . It took some time to put it all together and it's still not done the cistern and some fun pictures have yet to be added. I'm glad it's being found to be helpful.
 
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Love having all the build details in one place. The arc of the story and conversation is fun to follow in the build thread, but having this version makes following the progress and learning the lessons much faster/easier.
 
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tHANKS @combatwombat The recent events with off topic and looking back at the blog it adds a lot of time going through seeing whats build and what's a repetitive question or comment. So even though this is not exactly small which was my biggest fear , that it would be too much but that's why it's separation the way it is so if your looking at how to set boulders or liner that there is a section.

As you know my text is not exactly the easiest to follow AT TIMES but i tried with the showcase
 

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Nice condensed version of your build, great for the DIY’rs or in @combatwombat ‘s case the never finishers…..
 
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lol ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww. @combatwombat is never going to live this down.... I DO BELIEVE IT'S THE ONE YEAR ANIVERSARY is it not................

hey in all fairness i suppose.........{having a nice moment here}....... i did my BUILD at two different times a year between them ... he went all out from the start............. then again he finds Wurdle more interesting than turtles, fish and humming birds
 
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