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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:38 pm Post subject: partially raised pond build Reply with quote

 A  slideshow  video  of  my  partially  raised  pond  build  in  my  garden.  15  ft  X  6  ft  X  4  ft.....
 
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 currently  planted  with  few  water  lilies  and  Vallisneria.  and  added  a  few  guppies  for  the  time  being.  will  add  Koi  once  the  water  the  plants  are  well  established.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:28 pm Post subject: Re: partially raised pond build Reply with quote

 Very  nice.  You  should  have  good  water  circulation  and   filtering  system.  Otherwise  you  will  not  able  to  control  Algae.  If  direct  sunlight  falls  it  will  be  worst.  Suggest  add  a  water  falls  arrangement  to  enhance  the  whole  setup.?
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Very  nice.  You  should  have  good  water  circulation  and   filtering  system.  Otherwise  you  will  not  able  to  control  Algae.  If  direct  sunlight  falls  it  will  be  worst.  Suggest  add  a  water  falls  arrangement  to  enhance  the  whole  setup.?                

 
 thank  you,  sir.  Yes,  that’s  the  plan.  But  for  the  time  being  it’s  left  out  with  some  guppies,  water  lilies  and  Vallisneria  to  establish.  Once  done  will  add  few  koi.  Also  looking  for  ways  to  run  the  water  circulation  and  a  small  waterfall  off  the  grid.  Yet  to  find  a  suitable  solution
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:24 pm Post subject: Re: partially raised pond build Reply with quote

 The  cement  will  make  the  water  hard.  Check  the  hardness  and  use  compatible  fish.  That  will  be  your  biggest  problem  for  now.  You  can  use  a  liner  or  epoxy  coating  to  prevent  the  cement  from  hardening  the  water.
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The  cement  will  make  the  water  hard.  Check  the  hardness  and  use  comparable  fish.  That  will  be  your  biggest  problem.                

 
 Yep.  that  part  is  over.  I  filled  the  tank  and  left  it  for  a  week,  then  emptied  and  cleaned  and  filled  it  again  and  repeated  the  whole  process  once  again  before  filling  it  for  the  final  time.  then  planted  with  water  lilies  and  other  water  plants  before  adding  the  guppies.
 
 with  the  guppies  in  I  didn't  have  any  dead  fish  yet,  so  guess  the  water  parameters  are  ok  now.  but  will  wait  for  another  month  before  adding  some  Koi.
 
 now  I'm  looking  for  a  way  to  circulate  the  water  using  a  solar  powered  pump  but  can't  find  any  suitable  for  this  size  pond.  I'm  not  planning  to  have  any  filtration  in  this  pond..instead  will  be  keeping  some  bog  plants  and  water  hyacinth  to  keep  the  water  stable  and  clear.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:59 pm Post subject: Re: partially raised pond build Reply with quote

                                                   
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 with  the  guppies  in  I  didn't  have  any  dead  fish  yet,  so  guess  the  water  parameters  are  ok  now.  but  will  wait  for  another  month  before  adding  some  Koi.                

 Don't  guess.  Guppies  are  very  hardy  fish.  Do  a  pH  test.  It  is  very  easy  to  do.  You  can  find  simple  pH  paper  in  market  used  by  students  in  school  (Not  very  accurate  though)   Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:14 pm Post subject: Re: partially raised pond build Reply with quote

                                                   
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 with  the  guppies  in  I  didn't  have  any  dead  fish  yet,  so  guess  the  water  parameters  are  ok  now.  but  will  wait  for  another  month  before  adding  some  Koi.                

 Don't  guess.  Guppies  are  very  hardy  fish.  Do  a  pH  test.  It  is  very  easy  to  do.  You  can  find  simple  pH  paper  in  market  used  by  students  in  school  (Not  very  accurate  though)   Thumb Up                

 
 Will  do  for  sure.  I  don’t  want  any  dead  koi  in  my  pond   Smile
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The  cement  will  make  the  water  hard.  Check  the  hardness  and  use  comparable  fish.  That  will  be  your  biggest  problem.                

 
 Yep.  that  part  is  over.  I  filled  the  tank  and  left  it  for  a  week,  then  emptied  and  cleaned  and  filled  it  again  and  repeated  the  whole  process  once  again  before  filling  it  for  the  final  time.  then  planted  with  water  lilies  and  other  water  plants  before  adding  the  guppies.
 
 with  the  guppies  in  I  didn't  have  any  dead  fish  yet,  so  guess  the  water  parameters  are  ok  now.  but  will  wait  for  another  month  before  adding  some  Koi.
 
 now  I'm  looking  for  a  way  to  circulate  the  water  using  a  solar  powered  pump  but  can't  find  any  suitable  for  this  size  pond.  I'm  not  planning  to  have  any  filtration  in  this  pond..instead  will  be  keeping  some  bog  plants  and  water  hyacinth  to  keep  the  water  stable  and  clear.                

 
 The  process  takes  a  lot  longer,  cement  cures  very  slowly,  100%  water  changes  every  week  for  a  few  months  will  be  required.  the  easier  option  is  lining  it  with  a  pond  liner  or  a  coat  of  epoxy/rubber  paint
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 @preeths...hmmm  I  did  only  two  water  changes  and  then  filled  it  for  the  final  time...since  its  been  raining  heavily  for  a  past  few  days  and  is  forecasted  with  heavy  rains  until  the  end  of  this  week  I'm  hoping  to  get  some  natural  water  changes...  Smile
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 here  is  an  update  to  the  pond  build....added  few  Koi  and  goldfish  to  the  pond  and  are  doing  well...actively  exploring  the  tank  and  are  eating  well
 
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