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Water Gardening: Any Good Koi Pond Design Software

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Aiken, SC
(Zone 8a)

May 24, 2011
10:39 AM

Post #8584445

Please bare with me on Ponds for I am am a Newie. My mother had one for years but I only help feed the fish an occasionally clean filters or divide plants.

Can anyone recommend a design software to help me build my pond?
I posted in an earlier thread I have inherited my mothers Pond Pump/Filter/Skimmer. It took two hours to get all the equipment removed from her pond last night. She had foamed in her waterfall.

I decided to take some really good advise and build into my natural slope.
New Hampshire, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 24, 2011
6:08 PM

Post #8585233

I don't know the answer to the software question but I wanted to suggest what worked for me. I know everyone learns differently, but for me it was the winter I spent devouring everything I could on ponds that really helped me design and build my pond. I rushed into building it on my first attempt and then tore it all up one year later. The results of my second attempt were much better because I could finally envision exactly what I wanted and I had read so much material on what to do and not to do that I was able to avoid making any big mistakes.
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

May 31, 2011
12:39 PM

Post #8599563

Don't forget the salt.
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 31, 2011
2:49 PM

Post #8599749

Go for an eco-system pond and you don't need salt. Never have used it in mine and my Koi and frogs are very healthy.

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New Hampshire, NH
(Zone 5b)

May 31, 2011
4:26 PM

Post #8599933

I've never used salt either. Actually, I don't put anything in the water. Don't even test it. I find the less I mess with it, the better. I don't have any expensive fish though. Maybe I'd be a little more vigilant if I did. However I've never lost anything due to water conditions. Heron, yes.

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