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Thread: My journey from goldies to koi - Add your journey-goldies, koi or both!

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    Cows don't need water tanks!
    The will of God will not take you where the GRACE of God cannot keep you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kntry View Post
    Cows don't need water tanks!
    neither do fish

    when we sold the cows off i just buried the tank.
    and as you can guess little tank little box filter = not a suitable enviroment for fish.
    Paul Korf

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    and it led to a new pond!
    Chris Goldfish & Shubunkin ponds
    Pond is still in progress, 85 foot stream, one large pond, multiple small ones, multiple waterfalls, one large bog garden / filter

    Live every day as if it is your last, enjoy it to the fullest, because one day it will sure will

    http://www.thepondforum.com/showthre...ld-in-progress

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    Found a picture of my second pond, the first pond was in the back yard of this house.

    The whiskey barrel was the filter, had a bottom discharge that went out in to the front yard. Lava rock up flow filter.

    Kept the water nice and clean, just goldies though.

    The blurry picture is my 175 gallon tank, 8 foot long
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    Chris Goldfish & Shubunkin ponds
    Pond is still in progress, 85 foot stream, one large pond, multiple small ones, multiple waterfalls, one large bog garden / filter

    Live every day as if it is your last, enjoy it to the fullest, because one day it will sure will

    http://www.thepondforum.com/showthre...ld-in-progress

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    Chris, I must say you have a knack for decorating your ponds. They always look so nice. You make them be so inviting.
    Enjoying the ponds....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Appliance Guy View Post
    Chris, I must say you have a knack for decorating your ponds. They always look so nice. You make them be so inviting.
    Thanks, I like the, it has always been here, natural look. Don't like to see even a tiny piece of liner............still have some to hide on the current pond
    Chris Goldfish & Shubunkin ponds
    Pond is still in progress, 85 foot stream, one large pond, multiple small ones, multiple waterfalls, one large bog garden / filter

    Live every day as if it is your last, enjoy it to the fullest, because one day it will sure will

    http://www.thepondforum.com/showthre...ld-in-progress

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    here is my first pond...awww, aint it cute!
    liner pump for circulation so the water wont be stagnate...thats all ya need right? ;/

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    Great stories, it is good to be reminded of where it started. My college room mate brought a very large fish tank into our room, so we had to build lofts to get the beds off the floor and make room for the fish. Although it wasn't goldies or koi in the tank; it got me interested in fish. When I got married, my wife had a black plastic pond similar to what Meg and Paul posted. There was ONE koi in the pond, and no filters or air!. My wife would through a trough heater in for the winter and hope for the best. Amazingly year after year that poor fish lived, and mostly on what worm or bug fell into the pond.

    What changed? Well I decided that mucking out the pond was way worse than cleaning horse stalls. We stumbled across the Upper Midwest Koi Club and joined. Of course one of the first ponds we visited was a build that cost over $100K, nice, but YIKES how could we scale a design to fit our budget? Ha...well we over built and and the project took on a life of it's own. No one ever told me koi was a sickness .... at least until after the hole was dug. Special thanks to the people that invented ALIEVE, which I took each morning after a day of working in the hole.

    Hopefully this thread will be dedicated to all those that come after us with a bagged fish in one hand and a shovel in the other.
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    Matt Sklar

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