Thinking about building pond

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    I have not got a lot of space to build a pond for my koi this is the plan I can build a box then use liner dimensions 6 feet long 3 feet high and 2 feet wide with 2 or1 upsidedown aquarium 4 ft long 2 feet high and 2 feet wide total water 1472 Litre's what do you think is it good? I have no space to go bigger IMG_20161205_161712.jpg
     
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    Why the fish tanks on top .
     
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    The fish tanks will be upsidedown the fish can win into them from the pond giving them more swimming space and more Litre's
     
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    Is your backyard get a lot of sun? I heard something like that the upside down swimming area can be very hot if gets lot of sun.
     
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    Not that much about 4 hours of sun
     
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    With those dimensions I would stick with Goldfish. A width of 2 feet is entirely too narrow for Koi.
     
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    Would 3 feet be good
     
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    A Koi, given proper surroundings, can grow to lengths of 2 feet or more. 3 feet would be better, maybe for one fish. Even then, the use of inverted tanks on top would create another problem of severely reducing the exposed water surface area. The level of gas exchange (including Oxygen) at the water's surface is critical for the overall health of the pond. Water surface area should be maximized not limited as in your design. You will also need an exceptional level of biofiltration.
    Sorry, but even with expanding the width to 3 feet, taking into account the proposed overall structure and size, I still recommend Goldfish.
     
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    Thx for you're help the problem is I've got 4 koi fish there doing fine but I wish to build hem something bigger but space is at a limit for me
     
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    You already have 4 Koi in a more restrictive environment than you are proposing? YIKES!!
     
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    I guess it happen s to a lot of people that are new to pond s I saw them and bought them there about 12 cm big
     
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    Can you take them back? They grow big and fast. I stuck with shubunkins/goldfish did not want to have koi due to their size and water requirements. They like real clean water and a lot of it.
    My one main pond is around 9000 gallons and I still stuck with shubunkins.
     
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    No I can't take them back I'll have to wait and see
     
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    Well I've got space for 2 500 Litre's tanks 240 Euro not bad I'm trying my best there are 3 dimensions
    1\ L120 h 87 w56
    2\ l115 h60 w80
    3\ l84 h115 w58 they are in cm
     
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    You lost me on the upside down fish tanks. How are they going to give you extra space?
     
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