New pond owner

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    Elle_Ess

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    Hello everyone!
    My name is Elle, and I'm from the U.S. Just moved into a home with a koi pond next to the front door. I don't know anything about fish or ponds so,this has been quite the challenge. After watching countless youtube videos, I decided that I needed to join a pond community.
     
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    Hello and welcome aboard! :)
     
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    Welcome! Pictures of your pond would make us all very happy!
     
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    Welcome and pics and sizes of pond and size of fish and what type filter will really help us understand the pond and we always love helping people get a great start on their ponding adventure .Plus is what is your climate like.
     
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    Welcome Elle!
     
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    Hello from Canada!
     
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    The pond is about 7 feet long, 5 feet in width, and 1.5 feet deep. I live in Georgia. We have pretty hot springs and summers.
     
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    Here are a few pictures... 1492986750928981073483.jpg 14929867810211601135604.jpg 1492986886232239711202.jpg
     

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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Nice pond. Welcome to our forum!

    Does it run? do you have a pump, filter etc
     
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    Hi addy1!
    No it doesn't run. It doesn't have a pump or a filter. No working electric outlets near it.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    That pile of rocks almost looks like a waterfall set up.
     
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    It does. I would love a waterfall setup, but since there are no electrical outlets, I dont know if that's possible. Once I get the pond clean, I do want to move those rocks.
     
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    That wood I would remove and put metal conduit under to hold up the netting .I see stuff that you can remove with a net .You can get an electrician to quote you a price on electric
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Drill through the wall and tap in to the electricity on the other side (think that is your house wall!)
     
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    Right behind the rock, they did run a cord through the wall. It's not working. Im going to have someone come look at it, but Im not sure when. Im a sahm mom, and funds are tight. I'm trying to make this work with a very small budget.
     
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    So they did have a pump. Now the fun begins figure out what is there!
     
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