View Full Version : My free pond is up & running (photos)

05-12-2010, 08:57 PM
Hello , I was given this pond for free. Last year I got it in the ground and did the rock work. I had to anxiously wait all winter to get going on it again. In the early spring I built the DIY filter system, ordered a pump and then, again.....waited. Well it's up and running now and I still have lots to do but it's looking real nice.



Lady Hobbs
05-12-2010, 09:00 PM
Well now, ain't that just the cat meowwww. Looks really nice.

05-12-2010, 09:14 PM
That looks great!thumbs2: Nice neighborhood!Looks a lot like mine!lol
How deep is it?

05-12-2010, 09:56 PM
Yeah, we live on 40 acres on the side of a mountain. The views are beautiful but the elevation creates cool night temperatures. We can go from 40 degrees Celcius (104 F) daytime to 8 degrees night time (46 F) and then soar back up.....crazy! The temperature swings are the reason I can't put any Cichlids out there, even just for the summer.
I now have 5 baby Koi and 2 shubunkins. When the Koi out grow the pond they are going to my neighbors huge Spring fed pond. Must be nice to never have to do water changes!

05-12-2010, 10:23 PM
Looks GREAT!! thumbs2: