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Pond pix as requested because I didn't want to take over the other thread.
Everything is DIY from skimmers, bottom drains, and filters.
This first pix is when I kept the koi and goldies together with more plants than I've had in it for the past 2 yrs. The past two years I have had the koi in this 'upper pond' and the goldies in the 'lower pond'.
I think when my computer crashed I lost all the pix showing my other waterfall because this is the only one that I can find! As you see it doesn't show all of it and this is before we put in a ball valve to adjust the flow.
It is just beautiful!!! your lilies are all healthy!! Dod you fertilize them? Kois are tame.Your rocks formation are exquiste and who made your pond? Lots of question, I am impress!!! I enjoyed all the pix.Bellieg
Thanks all for your compliments. We started building the ponds five years ago but it took us a good two years to get it until it looked this way so it was a very long project!
I currently have to go 'visit' the pond and fish because we moved this winter and currently don't have a liner pond here at our new house but luckily it's only a 7 mile drive!
We don't have our other place for sale yet due to all the foreclosure prices, etc. but the pond and my fish are the main thing that I miss about our other place.
DH agreed to have someone build a pond here but I've recently been checking into prices and WOW are they expensive to get built! We wanted to save our marriage and have this done but I believe we'll just have to fuss at each other again while we build our own, LOL!
This time things will be different.. no seaming of liner(we had to replace this one because of a leak) skimmers and bottom drains will be factory made instead of DIY and filtration, filtration , filtration...
I'm hoping that when we put our other place on the market for sale that potential owners will find the beauty in the pond.
Yes unfortunately we've lost a few fish due to the darn herons but luckily never had an problems with raccoons other than the one time that I was getting rid of alot of my goldies so I decided I'd keep them in a kiddy pool for a few days, the racoon(s) made a total mess of things in just one night!
Thank you Linda, the main koi pond is from 2' to alittle over 3' deep at the deepest point and we've estimated approx. 6,500 gallons.
The lower pond is 2.5' deep if I recall and it's approx. 2,000 gallons.
Wow, your ponds are beautiful and you guys did it yourself---makes it more beautiful. There was a ton of work put in those ponds and waterfalls. The rock work is great. too. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. One more compliment---someone in this family is really creative and artistic.. Laverne
Bonnie, would you be so kind to share with other dyi's on how you made the skimmer filter stuff? I made my own, but need to do some tweeking and what to build a bigger pond later. And share what not to do? LOL
Wow, I have to echo what everyone else has said, what a gorgeous pond, location, and design! And, your pictures are beautiful. I too would be very interested in detailed info on your filter/skimmer/pump also... We had a big pond in AZ that we built ourselves, and we have a small one here that we inhereited... don't know if another big one is in our future or not but I'd be interested to hear what you have learned. Thanks for sharing, love the pics.