NY Backyard Getaway


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NYkoiman submitted a new Showcase Item:

NY Backyard Getaway

We built our pond in May 2013 using rock acquired from our property (still can't believe no fingers or limbs were lost..). We positioned pond directly in front of our kitchen window and family room in attempt to maximize enjoyment. It consists of a rubber liner and ranges between 3-4 ft. During the first year we did a DIY filter using a 90 gallon garage can and gutter filter foam from Home Depot as media. Despite having all normal water parameters (zero nitrate, etc), and happy koi, we subsequently replaced it this past spring with a GcTek filter and also removed gravel from the bottom in fear of impending doom from nutrient buildup. We currently have 11 koi (lost one to herring and another has battle scars from such-see puncture hole in pic below). Areas of improvement for upcoming this year will be to focus on water clarification and better koi growth.





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What a lovely pond and patio area. Beautiful!
 
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Very Nice indeed , which rock does the heron favour if yu can drill some holes add polls and then wire them at about knee height for a blue heron , you could do this to any other good fishing spot this blue terror might choose ?

Dave
 
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Great job , you should be proud of your hard work .

Where did you get your fish from ? you have what appears to be some quality and pricey fish
 

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