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Above Ground Pond

Discussion in 'Fish & Aquaria' started by Momof4, May 7, 2019.

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  1. Momof4

    Momof4 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I was going thru my photos and decided to post pics of my new 480 gallon pond (4x8)that we built a few months ago.
    It houses my 13yr slider, 2 goldfish that my kids won at the fair 2yrs ago and a new baby calico colored koi.

    First Day
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    Lots of bolts! I swear they were the most expensive thing we bought!
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    Nosey dogs
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    Making progress
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    Lots of pre drilling and squaring up
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    Added support
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    Working into the night
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    Then we added insulation board and plastic over that so when we added sand it wouldn’t spill out when it rained.
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    Added the liner which was very time consuming and isn’t perfect but we did fold the corners like some YouTube video showed me. I practiced with wax paper and a shoe box.
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    Filling!
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    Then we cut a notch out in one corner for cords and a pvc pipe as over flow drain. It worked pretty good with all the rain we got in San Diego this spring!
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    Capped it
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    We found an old eater pump on the property when we moved in so we tried to clean the inside because it was rusty and corroded so we put aquarium hose thru so the water didn’t touch it but we had to buy some adapter thing to fit on the pump hose and aquarium hose.
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    It works!!!
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    I added a resin patio table I wasn’t using and the turtle ramp that I have used for about 10yrs.
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    I just added a Pondair2 to help aerate and move water around on the far end. I love the bubbles and so do the fish and turtle.
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    I added pond plants but everyone devoured them!
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    My grandson enjoying it!
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    Two days of hard work paid off thanks to my husband!!
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    There’s a few things I’ll add later.
    I want some hides and branches for them.

    Stay tuned for our next project starting Monday! It’ll be in the tort enclosure section!!

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  2. Tom

    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    You, ZeroPilot and Harris with his new turtles, are making me want a pond again. I don't need anything else to take care of...
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  3. NorCal tortoise guy

    NorCal tortoise guy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! Thank you I enjoyed seeing the pictures.
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    dmmj The member formerly known as captain awesome Moderator 10 Year Member!

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    'those goldfish you win at the carnivals live forever
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  5. Momof4

    Momof4 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    David?!?! Is that really you?
  6. Momof4

    Momof4 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    So you couldn’t view my first set of pics?
    I’ll try to add them.
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    Love it. And as I said before a fantastic job.
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Nice job
    The fellow I buy my Koi from uses rectangular pools like that.
    I like the re purposed well pump too.
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    Love it!
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