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    Newbie to this site, currently living in Lake Stevens Washington. Just finished an above ground 5000 gallon pond about a month ago. This is my second pond, first was about 900 gallons and cement. I have 14 Koi in various sizes 6 roughly 14 inches. I'm hoping to gather lots of good information from the vetrans of this hobby.

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    Welcome to the forum and great looking pond.
     
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    fishin4cars True friends just call me Larkin Moderator

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    Welcome to GPF and nice looking pond! Look forward to seeing more pics, I see butterfly koi! :)
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    WELCOME ABOARD KOUGS..... YOUR POND LOOKS GOOD...
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    You're not too far from me. Very nice pond there!
     
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    welcome and thats a really nice pond you have there and great job on the plants you picked
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome to our group, Beautiful pond you have there.
     
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    Wow very nice and I love that bear statue..it is huge!
     
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    Welcome to the forum! Looks like I'll be asking YOU for advice! Love your pond!!!
     
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    Fantastic looking pond. Welcome !!
     
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    Hello and welcome! :wave: Nice looking pond you've got there
     
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    Thanks to all for the awesome greeting. I'm curious as to how many have transitioned from the GardenWeb site.
     
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    Just a few pics of how this hobby started.
     

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    What an awesome pond build! Looks very well thought out. I just love it!
     
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    Awesome pond you have baeya. Your redish/orange butterfly looks just like the one I have.
     

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    Thank you! Yes, the fish do look alike. Wonder if they are related...........lol
     
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    gosh blessed I did not even see the bear that is neat thanks for pointing it out .How great is that and if I was a predator I would think twice about that bear .ok have to ask what was the blue stuff and what are all the pipes I see in the one pic that looks like a grid
     
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    Sissy, The blue stuff was our above ground swimming pool. Nobody but me would clean it out so I took it down. Was a hassle to keep clean. So, it became part of my pond as far as protection for my expensive liner. The pipes have little holes that I drilled that my air pump is connected to for areation. It's on a timer so it comes on during the night time for oxygen. Maybe I've gone overboard with all the stuff I have in this hobby. I don't know.
    My location pond store is having a 30% off sale on 10/8 and 10/9 and going to bite the bullet and invest in an external pump. Tax returns are going to get me a Bead Filter.
     
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    well at least the liner did not go to waste and we have several people here who have pool liner ponds .I tried that with my air pump but never seemed to let the air go all around it .I have drilled larger holes in it since and will be using it with my water pump for the winter
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Awesome pond build koug and neat idea for a aeration system for you fish. Must look neat too w/ all the bubbles coming up! Do you ever go to Russell WaterGardens over there? I've never been but here it's pretty nice. Maybe that's the one you are talking about w/ the sale?
     
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