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    Akiko Creed

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    I am new to this forum but have spent a lot of time on the net researching ponds. I have always wanted a pond and when I bought my house 5 years ago, I got right to it with a preform 150 gallon pond. I hand picked 3 goldfish for it and put in black empress waterlilly. Fast forward 5 years. I have rebuilt the pond 2 times (1 preform and a liner). Still it was too small. So I dug it up 6 months ago and cut out 16x14 feet of my patio. I am in the process of building a 16x14 pond 3.5ft at the deepest point. My fish are in an aquaponics system in my basement, in my original preformed liner, along with 16 goldfish and 20 "roses red" minnows.

    I am happy to be here and look forward to learning from people here, and sharing.
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    My old pond, which is now drained and dismantled.
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    Welcome, the old one looked great. Looking forward to seeing the new one
     
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    Ditto what RobAmy said. :)
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome to our group! Nice looking old pond!
     
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    welcome and your old pond was really nice but guessing your next pond will be the best yet .Well maybe as it seems us ponders are never finished ;)
     
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    I would like to have your old next to my patio. I did start with a preformed by the patio but my current pond is further out in the yard.
     

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    Thank you.
     
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    Thanks RobAmy! Once snowmeggedon clears out of Denver, I will be able to work more on it.:)
     
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    Thanks. I hope so as well, I am running out of space... My wife won't let me ask my neighbor to borrow part of their yard
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    16x14! Now you're talking pond! Pretty sure most of us are on our second or more pond, and as you, limited by property size.
     
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    Just go deeper .My next pond will be pondless with a nice relaxing stream .Getting to old for all this work :)
     
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    Welcome to the forum! I'm in the same boat, redoing my pond this summer as well. It's a sickness, a healthy fish filled sickness.
     
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    mew5280 Mary, Denver, CO

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    Hi there, I'm in Denver too. Let me know if you ever need fish! Mine seem to multiply like crazy.
     
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    Thanks, Mary! You don't by chance have any Shubunkin. At this time, I am only doing Goldies, However, now that I making something bigger, I may gravitate to KOI (Maybe ;))
     
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