Zero experience, planning a small pond this summer!

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    rintintin Erin

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    Hi,

    I want to build a pond this summer. It was my idea, but my Husband is on board to supply the labor :idea: I've been doing a lot of research and I know forums can be very valuable resources, so I found this one!

    It started as a little tinge of wishful thinking when I came across a pre-formed pond kit online. It was 65 gallons and I thought, wow, that would be so cool....

    Then I started reading and in less then a week I know that we want our pond to be about 8'x6' with a depth of 2'-3'. :idea: It's a little more then 65gal:redface:

    So, here I am... nice to meet y'all!
     
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    If you live in michigan you may want to go deeper and welcome to our world as you will never stop after you start LOL
     
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    rintintin Erin

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    What I would like to do, and what is practical for my situation and budget are 2 different things. :idea: but I hear ya. Im only planning on goldfish and maybe some smaller species. I live in the city so space is limited and regulations are not fun! We are also about to start a family so 4 ft is just too deep for us. It will be in an enclosed part of our yard, but I just don't want it that deep for liability purposes as well. It would be considered a pool at that point. I know many people with much smaller ponds whose fish have survived winter around here... we will see how it goes :idea:
     
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    Well you could buy a heater and that would help not so expensive and I can understand your concerns with children water is a real draw I know I just got heater 750 watts and it was less than 30 dollars at pet mountain .
     
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    rintintin Erin

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    Cool, that seems like a good price. I will definatly figure something out, haven't put too much thought into it because I'm still learning about all the necessary, different equipment... that has a lot to do with why I joined, I want to see some reviews on different components/brands. :idea:
     
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    rintintin Erin

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    Thanks!
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    welcome to the group...........good luck on your dig!
     
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    Welcome!

    Do you want something simple, inexpensive, and almost foolproof? Then consider this. I wanted to use one of these, but i didn't have the space. I would set it about a foot into the ground. In ground for temperature moderation and a foot above to prevent runoff water from contaminating the pond. I would surround it with "garden wall blocks," but you can put anything around it since it is completely self-supporting and very strong.
     
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    well good luck and you will find lots of info here to help you with your coming addiction to ponding LOL
     
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    Enjoy the experience of pond building
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Gosh I remember that tv show from when I was a kid.........loved it :lol:
     
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    rintintin Erin

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    I love it, and we have a GSD... we just love the breed... but it's really just a silly nick name since my name it Erin and I'm such an animal lover. :)
     
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    Animals rule our hearts no matter what kind of animal it is
     
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    rintintin Erin

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    Oh yes. :lol: I've ran out of room indoors for the furry kind, so now moving onto fish in the pond! lol
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Yo Rinny........German Shepard's are a beautiful breed. We had one once many yrs ago......her name was Hominy Grits :)
    Animal lover here too. We've had everything from a seagull to lizards and lots in-between :lol:
     
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    so next is the slime coated kind LOL
     
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    Welcome Erin. I have goldfish also. I think they are a smart choice for a small pond (under 1000 gallons).
     
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    rintintin Erin

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    We have 4 indoor cats, a GSD, a Belgian Malinois, and a Yorkie. :) Also a couple exotic birds. :)

    Exactly. I want a turtle too. lol

    I have seen pictures of the Comets and I think they are awesome looking as well. I think that's what I will end up getting.
     
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