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.
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.
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.
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.
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.