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Nice work there, that's a very clean build! :)
 

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You have done well. This is just what I need for a spawing Tank.

What are your plans for a biological filter?
 
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You have done well. This is just what I need for a spawing Tank.

What are your plans for a biological filter?


I have a Laguna pressure flo 3200/w UV-C sterilizer mechanical/biological filterView attachment 50
 

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Is this filter capable of back flushing? I see what looks like a vacuum set up. How are you hooking that into the system?
 
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Yeah its all set up for back flush................Pond vac I bought originally for my front yard pond, which is a small little 80 gallon pond that we use for a fountain basically. The vac is one that hooks up to the garden hose and siphons with a little brush hose attachment on the end. I don't think its suitable for my big pond. Here's a pic of the little pond that got me started on this whole pond thing. Its empty now as my wife has been working on the mosaic.


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She is very talented.

I have a swimming pool pump that I was planning on using for my vacuum but it realy moves a lot of water. I have concerns about the juviniles in my pond getting sucked in if I use it.

I have been slowly moving the over 200 out, then selling them to make room for the spawn. I have set up a tank and a tub to house them in.

This is becoming a full time job. I thought my BBQ Island Plans and Barbeques Galore Forum involvment was time consuming.
 

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again hocckey guy nice job . it is really nice to see someone else working hard to make their viewing pleasure ,like it should be, its not what you see ,its what you dont
 
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Very nice! That is professional-looking quality. Maybe you should build ponds for a living.

Anyway, it looks great...can't wait to see how it looks all stocked up. Don't forget to share the pics.
 
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I honestly don't know.............He was one of the first koi I put in the pond. He is also one of the sketchiest.....When I built the pond I just bought about 5 koi for $20.00 each that were unnamed at the store. I have only lost one fish ever, so all of the cheapies are still in the pond and will be probably will be for a long time to come.
 
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OK....................Good now I know what he is. I basically though the less expensive koi where just hybrid or just mixed species. I probably will get more into the different types down the road. Its been one big learning experience from day one. Its been the same way with all the aquariums I have as well. I just started getting into salt water reef tanks and can't get enough.
 

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35 years ago, I was one of the first in SD county to have salt water fish aquariums. There was only one store in the entire county that had salt water fish at the time.

I love them and they are nice to have but they can be very expensive, especially when you have catastrophic losses. In 1979 I lost every fish and the prognosis was so varied, no single treatment would have saved them.

Good luck with that.
 
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yeah your right about that.............Just went to an annual summer sale at the LFS where everything was a third off and I still spent $300. I just can't help myself.
 
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Wow! That looks great! very nice craftsmanship on the woodwork.
It's kind of funny to hear someonetalking about getting into SW aquariums on a pond forum. I gave up the idea of having a SW tank for the idea of having a pond. I'm into freshwater planted aquariums, so I figure it's a more natural progression to move to a pond than to SW.
 

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