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vebyrd36
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Anybody else have Koi ponds?

Anybody else have Koi ponds?

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Sweet pics!!

We have a "few" Koi.... probably aound 10,000 or so? :D

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Wow they are nice.
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vebyrd36 wrote:Wow they are nice.
Thanks. They are just some pond-run Butterfly Koi. But quite a few of them are turning out quite nice.

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I have 3 ponds 2 for Koi and one for the fantail goldies. I am in zone 4/5.
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Nice contrast pics vebyrd36. I have a tiny wanna be pond that is made out of a rubbermaid. I just keep small native fish in it and some plants.


Soon I am gonna build a proper pond but will probably keep native fish like maybe a Bass, a catfish, and many Sunfish.


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Re: Anybody else have Koi ponds?

We put in a nice Koi pond some years ago :lol: before the year was out I was all in & wanted more :roll: so we added a 9.000 gal pond with one end being a stone falls around 5 feet high :oops:
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We are currently building an 8,000gal koi pond in our garden - nearly finished now.

Our existing pond is about 1,000gal.
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Re: Anybody else have Koi ponds?

We have two ponds both supplied with fresh water coming down off the mountain. One pond is about 10'X20'X2' and we are raising a Japanese trout called Masu. We have to watch out and put strings up because the local cranes and hawks love free meals. Summer time is really fun because the kids make their own fishing poles out of bamboo and fish for their dinner.
Our other pond is about the half the size of the trout pond and is in our frontyard. We have goldfish and koi swimming in there! Last week I took this picture of the girls cleaning the almost empty koi pond!
Unfortunately I don't know how many gallons these guys are and it varies due to snow melting and rainfall so they can fluctuate from half full to overflow! Thats the problem with a "nature provided" fresh water supply!
But Im not complaining cause it free!!
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Re: Anybody else have Koi ponds?

No, I do not, but if I could I would. Your pics are beautiful!

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Re: Anybody else have Koi ponds?

I just took a shovel, dug a hole in theground, lined it with a used vinyl billboard face, anchored the edges wth some rocks and added some koi. butterfly koi, shubunkin goldfish, and some 'feeder' goldfish.
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Re: Anybody else have Koi ponds?

I used to have a nice small pond but got tired of feeding the Great Blue Herons! I am down to one BIG goldfish that I think is to big for the heron to eat.

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