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@Tula and @cas The mesh is called:
1 1/2" x 1 1/2" square PVC coated steel wire mesh
12 gauge thickness
4'x8' sheet
It is used for robot guarding
He said if he lived in Ohio, he'd probably check Frame World or Flodraulics (RHM Fluid Power Inc.)

You might be able to get it online but keep that 12 gauge thickness in mind.
We bent the 2 sides to make it sturdier and if you get the 1" square (opposed to the 1 1/2 ) it's even sturdier

I hope this help! :)
I looked at the Frame World site. I may send them an e-mail, as I'm not sure what to ask for, although I did see "guarding" panels. My, ponding teaches us all kinds of things...I never knew robots needed guarding, but of course it now totally makes sense !
 
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.I never knew robots needed guarding, but of course it now totally makes sense !
Yes when I said robots I meant a robotic machine and some of those do require safety guards :)
I really hope you can find these panels, because it is just the best solution out of all the netting types I've tried and I think you would love it too
 
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@Tula the sheets are 4' x 8' so figure out how many panels you'd need, then contact the company and ask if they sell (the kind of mesh I described in my previous post), to the public
 
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My pond is irregularly shaped and wider then 8'.......I'd have to connect some panels.
 
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My pond is irregularly shaped and wider then 8'.......I'd have to connect some panels.
Perhaps you could lay something for support and then crisscross the panels? I mean sort of like what I do to open the hole for winter only to cover instead of uncover
 
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Very nice looking pond @Gemma!!
Thank you so much!
I wish I'd have found this Forum years ago and learned just how much room a few koi really need instead I had to learn the hard way ... I resized that pond 3 times and now that I've ran out of room I will have to put in another one in the back...digging will start as soon as the ground permits
It's all good!:)
 
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Thank you so much!
I wish I'd have found this Forum years ago and learned just how much room a few koi really need instead I had to learn the hard way ... I resized that pond 3 times and now that I've ran out of room I will have to put in another one in the back...digging will start as soon as the ground permits
It's all good!:)
How many koi do you have in there? They all look so large and healthy!
 
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Thanks!
I have 10 koi and 2 shubunkins that are often mistaken for koi due to their large size
The koi in my avatar and the orange Matsuba are 6yrs old (will be 7yrs Fall) the rest of them are 2yrs old
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Your foresight and eye for beauty paid off. Truly a gem of a pond Gemma!
 
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Your foresight and eye for beauty paid off. Truly a gem of a pond Gemma!
Thank you for the nice words!
I actually liked my pond better when it was smaller and I had more room for landscape around it, also the shelves allowed for plants and now they're gone, but the fish grew and we needed a bigger home for them :) so...
Here's a pic of what it used to look like before we made it larger
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Love the small yellow with the long fins
It looks yellow, but it's actually orange..... it's a butterfly Gin Rin Orenji Ogon and I don't even know if I still have it, it went missing a couple of weeks ago
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It's June 7th and the plants are just starting to pick up.
I'm happy that I was able to save a baby Umbrella Palm from last year's plant, and to have learned that I can put Sun Inpatients in the pond....also I'm trying out those 2 Hyacinth in the waterfall, I really hope they can stay there and cover some of the ugly box
I wish it was easier to get good shots of the fish.
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That's one good thing about having the net off the ground several feet, you can still get under it or through the holes to get some good shots. For you to do that you would have to build it up on posts to support the weight of that metal mesh. Or how about an underwater camera like some have on here, those are cool and you can see the fish really well and no work involved!



This guy built a collapsible net below:


Here is his you tube vid below:

This one if it had a flap in it or door to get in to maintain or take photos is kind of interesting:


Someone on our forum made this one: @randythawkins
 
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It's actually not the mesh that prevents me from taking good shots, it's mostly the fast moving water/fish, and yes the equipment I use. :D
 
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Does anyone have an underwater cam that they use and could recommend? I constantly struggle with getting good pictures of my fish because of the reflection on the water from the sun/sky.
 

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