The Pond Thread

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Going to start a thread for my pond. Since it's slowly changing over the years.

Started about 3 years ago, 4ft deep, ledge width makes it about 13x13 foot, but inner sunken area is more like 10x10 foot.
Bog was added early last year, I believe. 4x8ft or so and 1ft deep.
Pump goes to 35gal bin filter, then spills into the bog, which them falls into the pond.
Several Koi and 1 Fantail and 1 Shubunkin.

Pond and Bog pics from this week.
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2013 koi fry and visitors from last year.
I added the 3 little Koi last year, all survived winter! They are a black, a tricolor and a bicolor.
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Some of the adults from another year. Yes, they have names.

Cupcake, the Fantail goldfish.
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Mr Emerald
Kin Kabuto
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What fun! Those are beautiful fish...don't you need a couple of cute ducks?
 

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New this year! Papyrus, the mini kind. Little babies still growing up.
We're also looking for the giant papyrus, king tut I think it's called.
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What fun! Those are beautiful fish...don't you need a couple of cute ducks?
Lol, no way!
Ducks are very messy, eat plants, eat fish and did I mention the giant poopy mess? lol

We do have 2 rubber duckies on the ledge, though! I'll get pics of them tomorrow. :D
 

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Camera is 10ft in the air, trying to get pics without the dang reflections!
You can see the algae covered bottom and the blue/red lotus tubs in the top left.
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If you look very carefully, you can find all 13 fish!
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WOW :epThat is a great set up. We have what we refer to as an upper pond that we try to keep plants to help as an additional bio filter. What do you do with the fry you do not keep?
 

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