12-11-2006, 09:48 AM
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Re: Building a pond
Originally Posted by necolnv
We have 6 [info]shubunkin[/info], a large [info]fantail [/info]goldfish and a [info]koi [/info] to put into a big outside pond. I would really like some idea of how deep such a pond should be, whether it can have a shallowing bit that would allow some papyrus-type plants.
The area of the pond will be approx 12ft x 5ft, then around a corner to 12ft x 6ft. There are places where it could be as much as 3ft deep.
I was thinking of constructing it concrete block. What plaster do I use? Same as for a pool?
Thanks for the help - there doesn't seem to be anyone on the island here who can help with this.
Welcome to fishforum Necolnv,
I am not an expert pond builder but have you thought about useing a pond liner? That is what we used and it was much cheaper then using concrete. I am not sure where you are from or the availability of liners in your area. I am sure Pond Digger will be along shortly and he can give you better advise as far as building.
Best of luck. :)