Need help I'm new to pond s

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    I'll have to wait and see
     
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    sissy sissy

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    There is a video ponddigger did on you tube about crowded and over grown koi in a small pond
     
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    Where can I see it please?
     
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    As we would all know if we read Helen Palmer's, "A Fish Out of Water." :)
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    Ponding can be exciting, but also heartbreaking if not done correct. Take you're time, a few minutes reading articles here will help minimize poor results and disappointments. I too started keeping fish in an aquarium, I enjoyed it but seemed never satisfied, always wanted more, more plants, more fish, more water! Seems the pond has satisfied my itch. You too will enjoy ponding.
     
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    Yeah the fish in a pond do miracle s they grow fast and the color s look better
     
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    Yeah I love my pond s might have to build a bigger one soon well I'll wait and see
     
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    What is your winter weather like, Kenneth?
     
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    Not bad today is 18 c
     
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    Ok, but how cold can it get there, and for how long?

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    Hmmm might go down to5c for a bit but not for Long
     
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    Ok, then as long as you keep the pond well aerated for now your fish will be fine.
    What do you have for filtration?
     
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    Submersible 1000 lh pump plus UV
     
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    Ok, but what do you have for detritus removal?
     
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    The pump is a filter as well I clean filter every 2 days
     
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    So that means it has a foam filter .You may need more than that as the fish grow .In the winter I use a crate or flower pot with my pump in it and lava rock in it .Lava rock filters are old fashioned but they work .
     
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    Any photo please?
     
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    pics on durecell back up 497.JPG pics on durecell back up 497.JPG
     
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