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Hi my name is Andy and i have just joined the forum

I currently have two ponds 6ft x 4 ft by about 3 ft deep with a mixture of small koi and goldfish. I have been planning to build a large pond of approx 5mtr x 3mtr for a while and now my sons trampoline has gone its my project for the coming months. I have been very fortunate that a mate is closing down his pond and is giving me the complete set up including the fish. There are some big koi ,probably around 8 at 18" long plus lots of goldfish,tench, and a large diamondback sturgeon around 18".

I am completely new to large pond building / ownerhip so will probably be picking your brains in the future

Thanks

Andy
 
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Welcome to our forum of pond lovers!

Post pictures when you can. Start a construction thread for us to follow along and offer up our advice! Keep in mind koi needs lots of water space.
 

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Koi need lots water so hoping you won't be getting too many fish. They need around 1000 gals per fish.
 
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Welcome Andy! Glad to have you as a member. You have a really nice friend!
 
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Welcome @Kinger65 ! Can't wait to see your pond come together!

Just remember when you start accepting fish that every pond has a bioload limit. Overloading your pond can spell doom for all your fish. Far less fish than your pond can hold is a way better option than far too many.
 
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Hi my name is Andy and i have just joined the forum

I currently have two ponds 6ft x 4 ft by about 3 ft deep with a mixture of small koi and goldfish. I have been planning to build a large pond of approx 5mtr x 3mtr for a while and now my sons trampoline has gone its my project for the coming months. I have been very fortunate that a mate is closing down his pond and is giving me the complete set up including the fish. There are some big koi ,probably around 8 at 18" long plus lots of goldfish,tench, and a large diamondback sturgeon around 18".

I am completely new to large pond building / ownerhip so will probably be picking your brains in the future

Thanks

Andy
Maybe he is getting rid of the pond because his system was not doing the job for him ?
 

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