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    Koi69FISH

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    Hi ALL...My name is Johnny new to this forum, and new to the Koi ponds! Actually I'm currently building my first Koi Pond. The shape is a kidney shape measuring about 8' x 17' about 4' deep. I started this project about a month ago, since I've dugged the hole just me and a shovel. Lots of rocks and my back hurt...but thanks to pain killers...LOL

    Anyway, this past saturday I finally finish the hole, dropped 3 bags of play sand, underlayment and finally the liner (45MIL). I had purchase a complete pond kit, skimmer (Savio), waterfall, pump (Savio), UV Clarifier, pump & chemicals. Also have purchase a HBV-21 HydroBead Vortex™ Filter rated for up to 5000 gallons.

    The liner is in but because of the rain, will wait until Saturday to straighten the liner, and hopefully attach it to the skimmer and waterfall. In the hopes to start filling with water.

    If you have any feedback, or I would appreciate!

    Best regards,
    Johnny
    Retired Gunnery Sergeant, USMC
     
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    welcome and number 1 thank you for your years of serving your country and protecting all us women folk and children so we can grow old safe and sound THANK YOU . :razz: i GUESS A LOT OF US HAVE MEANT MR SHOVEL .We can all still feel the aches and pains and thrust me when you are done you will just love it .
     
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    welcome Johnny and as sissy said, thank you for your service
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Gosh so many areas of PA I never knew .I was born Chester PA and raised to the age of 4 in Berwick and Benton
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    [​IMG] to our group, glad you joined!

    post some pictures when you can, we love to see
     
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    Pictures of equipment purchase
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    sissy sissy

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    geeze you went all out
     
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    ha ha your funny! Now the trick is to get my setup to look like yours!
     
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    Hope you thought about electric because you will need a circuit or 2 for the electrical things Gfci and remember if you are paying someone always have extra outlets put in and make sure you have enough empty spots in your breaker box .I have a 200 amp service for the house but a 100 amp service for the basement and I use 2 breakers 15 amps each .and i have 8 outlets just in case and they must be in use boxes .
     
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    Welcome Johnny! I am new to the forum also, glad you joined, just do it one step at a time and take your time. It will come together :)
     
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    not sure I understand you about putting an electric circuit! Meaning by the pond area?
     
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    sissy sissy

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    Outlets by the pond will need to be gfci for wet areas or you could get shocked and circuits in your panel box where all your breakers are .
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    nice collection of stuff to install!
     
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    [​IMG] Johnny
     
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    Welcome aboard Johnny, and Like others, thank you for your years of service. Take each step one by one. make sure and take the time to ask a day or two before a install for pointers, be sure and check Youtube for videos before attempting by written instructions, and be sure and try as hard as possible to do it right the first time. I can tell you that almost every ponder here would make a change for the better if they could. Some just can't be done unless it's a total rebuild. Go as big as your area and liner will allow. believe me, every gallon counts. Would love to see some pics of the pond. or should I say soon to be pond. LOL
     
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    Welcome to the forums! :wave:
     
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    Thanks all again...appreciate...will post of the current shorthly
     
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    Welcome Jarhead! Lot's of great knowledgeable people on here.

    Semper Fi,
    Doug
     
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    Go back!! it's a trap!! :helm2: Oh, too late you bought the goods.

    Welcome to the awesome forum :regular_waving_emot
     
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