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wyattdurney
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Location: Clovis California

PostPosted: 2008.06.03(Tue)22:32    Post subject: New Pond Reply with quote

I want to get a pond for my backyard. A preformed one! Never had one... Any suggestions?!?! Confused
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MackEmmons
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PostPosted: 2008.06.03(Tue)23:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMO bigger would be better, go as big as you can. This would solve many more problems that it would create. Deeper is likely to be a better option as well to give the fish a place to escape any predators.
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Jacko
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PostPosted: 2008.06.03(Tue)23:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the problem I have with preformed ponds is the difficulty of putting them in and you can only go with that shape. Also, a lot have those little shelves that give predetors good places to perch.

If you can, get a pond with steep sides without a ledge so that racoons and the like can't wade in to catch your fish.

For goldfish, I would go with at least a 300 gallon (they should be premarked) for a nice sized pond with nice decoration and a healthy bunch of goldies. For koi, you'll have issues finding a preformed pond over 1,000 gallons so I'd cross those off your wishlist if you stick with preformed.
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wyattdurney
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PostPosted: 2008.06.04(Wed)7:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

We live in an apartment so there are no predators that could get to the pond in the yard. I was thinking of something around 150 gallons? Is that way to small? I was also wanting some advice on pumps filters and other key components that I might need.
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