My koi (and goldfish) pond!

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Hey everybody! I just finished building (about 2 months ago) a 2,000 gallon koi and goldfish pond in my backyard. It took me 6 weeks and I had a great time doing it. I spent more than I thought I would lol. I have 2 tiny little baby koi and a baby shubunkin goldfish and 2 baby red comets. I also have really large shelves around the pond which are filled with plants (cattails, lizard tail, Thalia, scarlet hibiscus, taro, Mexican papyrus, dwarf papyrus, and a marble queen). My pond is 3.5 feet deep and I have a waterfall, aerator, skimmer, UV sterilizer, waterfall filter and 6 lights! There’s a resin hideout (looks like a log) that I put on the bottom of the pond. My fish love it (they didn’t tell me this but I assume they love it - they swim in and out of it all day). That’s all folks! I look forward to seeing everyone’s pond and joining the discussions. Cool!
 

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Good size pond.
I'm guessing you dug this by hand and in only 6 weeks your rocked it and completed the build nice work.
 
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Great question. Yes. I dug it by hand because I couldn’t get a backhoe in my yard where I wanted the pond (no room). It took me 9 days to dig the hole. I live in Nashville, TN and we have rocks and clay (huge limestone rocks). Digging the hole was the only part I didn’t enjoy but it was totally worth it.
 
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I've done construction my entire life . My digging days are over so I feel yea. And it only gets better as it matures. What are you doing for a filter
 
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I bought a kit from Savio. Im using a Savio skimmer and the waterfall filter it came with. I’m using the Savio Springflow biofilter too which came with the kit as well. I don’t know if you’ve seen this stuff (it’s a spool of green ribbon) and takes the place of bio balls. Time will tell how well it works but so far everything is working great. No ammonia and no nitrates (the 0 nitrates might be because I have a ton of plants and little baby fish). We shall see! How about you? Tell me about your pond.
 
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The ribbon can work fantastic especially out of the water and water trickled over it
 
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The idea is surface area kept wet under a constant trickle of water so your always feeding the nutrient rich water and oxygen . The bacteria has all it needs to thrive.
 

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Nice pond. Man that's a lot of rock and I thought I had a lot on my falls!
 

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