Newbie from the Isle of Man

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    Hooded Ram

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    A few pics of my fish
     

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    Gemma

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    Very nice pond! :)
     
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    Thanks Gemma, really enjoying it at the minute, and trying not to tinker too much. Just feeding little amounts a couple of times a day. I need a net though the gulls are very interested
     
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    Wow! That must be fun, and regrettfully, a money sucker to get it going again? I could see myself pouring tons of energy into making that pond beautiful again and it looks like you are! Great job and ask questions if you need help. The ppl here will help you best they can! Welcome and keep up the pics!
     
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    Thanks KC, it cost money and graft this is true. I wanted something I can enjoy for years without to much more expenditure it's a nice place for me and the dog to chill. I will have loads of questions coming up
     
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    Sounds like your already hooked! I'm thinking you're gonna want to make it larger, way sooner than "in a few years" :)
     
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    Haha no doubt, I am thinking of a few ways I could expand it. To be honest I love that side of it, the building phase.
     
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    Nice pond, welcome to the hobby
     
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    Sounds like you put a lot of work into getting this pond beautiful again. Nice work!
     
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    Welcome,it looks great and is well worth the hard work.
     
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    Thanks for positive comments, loving it so far.
     
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    I remember when we first built our pond. I'd rush home from work to look at the fish! Its been 5 years now and I still love sitting by the pond but am excited to see new people have the new interest in running out to look at their fish.

    Great job and welcome!
     
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    Ye that sums it up perfectly, checking every day to make sure they are are there and well. I worked late tonight so won't be able to see them, I bet there missing me haha. Truth is they are much happier hiding under the ledge I built them, how inconsiderate is that.
     
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    It's tynwald day, today on the rock. It's our national day and a bank holiday. So I celebrated by cleaning my pond for the first time. Feel free to jump in on this and give me advice.I netted leaves top and bottom of the pond.
    Drained 10% (approx) of pond then topped up with clean/new water
    I plan to do this once a week is this too few or too much.
    This fish loved it playing with the net and feeding on the disturbed pond life.
     
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    Welcome Ram! nice to hear you are getting lots of enjoyment out of your pond. The koi are fine for now as they are still very small, however they will grow quick and my two oldest koi are now over 20 inches long and over 15 pounds I would say ,,, down the road you might have to expand that little pond cause you will get very attached to koi and they quickly become little beggars, always hungry for food! ha ha ha
     
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    That's the plan Coleen, to be honest for the first week they were a bit shy and didn't seem to eating much offered by me, but they hammered the local shrimp population. However the last few days they gather around the 'feeding spot' and get stuck in. The koi is indeed growing fast.
     
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    Took a few more pics of my fish, if nothing else just to see how much they have grown. Geez it's hard to take photos of fish they are constantly moving haha.
     

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    At least my dog and plants stay still
     

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    The main things I have noticed over the past few weeks is that as the pond has settled down the water clarity has reduced. I am happy with this as the pond looks more natural, not like a tank outside but an actual pond. Don't get me wrong the pond is still clear but it has changed and settled.
    The second thing I have noticed is the confidence of the fish has increased, they know me and they know my presence usually means food. I often find them out playing instead of hiding away.
    Also the weather here has just improved and this has ment that the fish are going nuts chasing each other there doesn't seem to be much romance in the fish world.
    Anyway I just thought I would keep updating this thread, hope that's ok. Take it easy.
     
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    Always love updates and pictures!
     
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