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Starting a pond... advise?
Old 03-22-2008, 02:21 PM   #1
 
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Starting a pond... advise?

Me and my dad are starting a pond in his back yard in the spring. We got the hole dug last year but things happened and we couldn't finish (may have been a good thing) When I go over tommorow I will try and figure out the gallons but I will need some kind of formula. Right now from a guestemite it is around 500G.
How is this best setup?
How will I keep water from seeping into the ground while still keeping a natural look?
Will we need to get a UV sterilizer to keep green water away?
How do you keep water quality up OUTSIDE? I'm guessing natural elements will make it difficult.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 03-22-2008, 07:03 PM   #2
 
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are you planning on putting fish in it? if so what kind?
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Old 03-23-2008, 02:07 AM   #3
 
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Not quite sure there I'd like to make sure everything works before thinking about putting fish in it. Also how long would a pond take to cycle?
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Old 03-23-2008, 03:41 AM   #4
 
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the following link will help you work out the volume of the pond
and help you select the correct equipment for that volume.

http://www.worldofwater.com/pond_volume.htm

on filtration if you are going to stock koi you need a filter that is twice as much as your volume, ie a 500G pond with koi will need a filter rated for a 1000G pond
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:13 AM   #5
 
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Ok it's roughly 700G, give or take 50G it's oval so I put in the avg radius, We have an old pool filter, would that be good?

Now what is a cheap and effective way to seal it up so it doesn't leak back into the dirt?
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