My new catfish pond construction

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    I dug the hole 2 years ago for the dirt for my shop and parents house and for a catfish pond. It is 65x35x5 foot deep with a bottom drain and skimmer.
     

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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    nice size pond- for sure ...you gonna run a filtration system?
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Wow that's one big pond w/ one big liner. It's gonna be super cool when you get all done :banana: Now are you just gonna enjoy um or eat um or both? :)
     
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    80x50 foot liner instaled by my wife and I!
    I have a 350 gal tank and a couple of 50 gal drums for a bio filter have a 4500 gph pump now pipes are big enough to go bigger later. Am transplanting now covered the edge with brown landscape fabric so my border plants will grow over the liner.
    Fish are to eat might put a few of my schubukins from my othr ponds in for color.
     
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    HOLY LAKE ELSINORE wheres the ski boat????
     
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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    Wow that is some pond. I bet that liner set you back a few bones. What are you going to raise in it?
     
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    That is large ..your problem is going to be when you want to go bigger like the rest of us you will need to Super size :)
     
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    Landscaping around the pond. moving plants I was saving for around the pond and also got a large weeping cherry.
     

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    Working on picture size
     

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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    i'm green with algea..OH WAIT, thats jealousy!!
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Great now I can view it much better and I also am green w/ algae and I'm gonna cry when you get it all done and put up the pics cuz I will be wanting to build a bigger one and that's gonna hurt.......my aching back [​IMG]
     
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    WOW, thats not a pond its a LAKE......LOL Awesome pond if you want to call it a one okay.
     
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    thats one lovely lake ...look forward to seeing pictures in summer :biggrin:
     
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    wazoo! I'm beyond envious!! That is totally the coolest thing I've seen in some time! Can't wait to see your fishies!
     
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    Forget the catfish get bluegills and bass! LOL J/K. Just a thought though. Man that pond will be nice during the warmer months.
     
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    Now that's my idea of a fish pond.

    Happy ponding,

    Rich :afro::fish2::fish2:
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    if that eas my pond i would invest in some scuba gear.LOL
     
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    You did real good on the water line
    Looks Great !!!
     
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    My nephew in Texas is building 2 50' ponds joined by a large stream. I'm looking forward to seeing those photos.
     
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    Thanks for the compliments. I didn't want a rock neckless because there are no rocks nearby, so I covered my edge with tan landscape fabric so it would blend in and the marginal plants (mug wort, Water celery, watercress, crepping jenny, wireweed) would grow over the Firestone pond liner.
    I used a Craftsman rotary lazer level to get it level, if you use a mirror and a stick you can draw a line at your future water level then use a flat shovel to cut the line in.
    The clear picture of the bottom I took to remind me what the bottom looks like % feet down, I wont see it again.
    The picture off the back deck shows where i'm getting my catfish from Friday, Jandjaquafarms

    The cactus picture is where I will set up my filter and stream
     

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