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    Hi everyone, new member here from Socal. Just purchased a home that came with a 6000g pond and having a pond when I lived back in England I was happy to have another.
     
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    Welcome to the forum :) Spring is a great time to enjoy your new pond!
     
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    Hello and welcome to our group!
     
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    hi guy ..
    socal ,, is that south California ..
    6 k gallon is substantial qty water ..
    please consider rain fall harvest and cistern
    sincerely suggest you add roof top water collection to a cistern [ big as you can manage]..

    i am on the Cumberland river and have plenty water , however , it costs , 20 $ / 1000 gallon . whats your price ? remember in a while the rains will stop and likely water management protocol will be enacted.

    generally pond management wants 10% water change out per week . i do not do that

    surely if one addressed the water harvest guys they should be able to suggest an optimal size for a cistern .. you know , area available to harvest , optimal size of cistern .
    i suppose you could consider the 6k pond as retainment but i would want to bump it up ..
    just my thoughts

    good luck
     
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    welcome and more info on your pond .What kind of fish and does it have a filter and what are your plans for it .Hope it was not neglected
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Welcome! Pictures! We love pictures!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    PondMutt Hmmm... In Chicago water is less than $4 for 1000 gallons.

    Welcome CDC and good luck with your pond!
     
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    @CometKeith Does that include a sewer charge? In our town, water itself is cheap, but they add a sewer charge to every gallon which triples the per gallon cost. We've finally been told we could put a separate meter on our outside water - even though it would take us years to recoup the cost of installation we're thinking of doing it just on principle.
     
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    A belated welcome from me! Enjoy the forum :)
     
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