Joshs 3600 Gallon Pond Build


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Josh’s Pond Build Video

3600 gallon pond, 6x12 bog filter, easypro pro-series small skimmer, 4 inch koi toilet to hydrosieve and hydrochamber, two easypro TH250 4100gph pumps, three 1inch jets, and two fish caves. Landscaping, lilies and bog plants are the next step. Fish will coming in May. Ducks will be added next year. Thanks to everyone for answering my questions along the way, especially CombatWombat and GBBUDD. Also thanks to Dan at Underwater Warehouse for all his help.
 
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This is an amazing pond! I cant wait to see it all planted.
 

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Here are a few pics if you don’t want to watch the video
 

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Thank you for sharing — that is amazing! We bought our current house in 2018, as well, but we haven’t made an inch of progress yet. I love your 4-legged helpers!
 
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Dan was and still is a huge help to me. He answered all my questions, gave great suggestions and took care of all issues immediately. I can’t recommend Underwater Warehouse strongly enough.
 
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Dan was and still is a huge help to me. He answered all my questions, gave great suggestions and took care of all issues immediately. I can’t recommend Underwater Warehouse strongly enough.

I've never heard of them... great to have a good source that you can count on and trust!

BEAUTIFUL POND! It's like a blank canvas to this plant loving ponder! In a couple of years you won't even recognize this picture!
 

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I've never heard of them... great to have a good source that you can count on and trust!

BEAUTIFUL POND! It's like a blank canvas to this plant loving ponder! In a couple of years you won't even recognize this picture!
Thanks. My wife has been a great supporter of this back yard adventure. I tried to get her involved in the construction, even telling how it is great exercise. I lost 13lbs since I started in November. Usually over the winter months I gain 13lbs. But, she didn’t want any part of it. As far as plants go, she will be all about it. The problem is she has issues committing to a decision so each plant will go through months of second guessing before it is purchased. Then she have me move it 4 or 5 times before it finds its final destination. It will be great having more involved but it could take more than a couple of years before it is all planted in and unrecognizable from the blank canvas.
 

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Here are some recent pictures. Fish are in (11 koi averaging over 30", 2 small koi, 7 goldfish and 4 perch), turtles are thriving, bog is planted, deck bar is painted and the landscaping is taking shape. It is not without issues. The soil under the bog edge has settled making the edge below water level. That should be a easy, but annoying, fix. I left plenty of liner for such things. The other issues are fish and plant related which I will post about in those forums.
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Just gorgeous! Your hard work shows! The steps to the pond are ideal!

Just be careful with your fish load... I know you have additional filtration, but I'd say you've pretty much maxed out your gallons. Are those lilies in the big tubs? Drop those babies to the bottom and get some shade cover before it gets too hot!
 
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Just gorgeous! Your hard work shows! The steps to the pond are ideal!

Just be careful with your fish load... I know you have additional filtration, but I'd say you've pretty much maxed out your gallons. Are those lilies in the big tubs? Drop those babies to the bottom and get some shade cover before it gets too hot!
Thanks for the compliment

I just posted about fish load in the fish forum, please read it and share your thoughts. I agree it is probably maxed or over but there is is a reason for the situation. Those are lilies in the tubs. The bottoms are cut out of the tubs, I've been having trouble getting them established so I'm trying to protect them for a few weeks. I will be posting about my plant issues in the plants forum in a few minutes, please check that one out too and share your thoughts.
 
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