Dave's Koi Pond

11 Aug


Building of a High Tech Koi Pond


25 Responses to “Dave's Koi Pond”

  1. hawkfan61 August 11, 2009 at 4:38 am #

    Every year for the last 18 years. Have only saved babies once as they eat the eggs. No plants in my ponds, no place for the eggs to attach and hide. Saved some eggs once 10 years ago and still have two of the fish. Rest were given away. These fish were in another pond at our old home until 3 years ago.

  2. cleoscxoxo August 11, 2009 at 5:38 am #

    cool koi pond

  3. hawkfan61 August 11, 2009 at 5:41 am #

    Eggs every year. They get eaten as no plants for eggs to hide out in. 10 years ago I harvested some eggs, 100 babies. Still have 2 of the nicer ones, gave the rest away.

  4. 12Johnnguyen August 11, 2009 at 6:38 am #

    Is there a mix of female and male koi in your pond.. if so have any of them laid eggs…

  5. hawkfan61 August 11, 2009 at 7:14 am #

    Rangen food in the summer. Our club buys it in large quantities. High Protein. Fall and winter use wheat germ based food. Keep the water above 50 degrees with the well water which is 60 degrees year round.

  6. 12Johnnguyen August 11, 2009 at 7:24 am #

    Thank-you for the reply. I was also woundering what types of food you can and you are feeding them?

  7. hawkfan61 August 11, 2009 at 8:14 am #

    Several from a dealer in Oklahoma. $200 for a couple, the rest did video work and traded for them, kept my wife happy that way. No money had to change hands.

  8. 12Johnnguyen August 11, 2009 at 8:29 am #

    Where did you get the Koi, and for how much«««««««

  9. hawkfan61 August 11, 2009 at 9:28 am #

    @susanjgonzo You are keeping on top of it, that is what is important. A little
    ClorAm-X or Amquel will help eliminate the Ammonia, but will still feed the filter bacteria. Good luck.

  10. susanjgonzo August 11, 2009 at 10:06 am #

    Thanks hawkfan61…we are just getting ours up and running…just noted the first sign of ammonia today after 3 weeks…I guess I’m like a new mother…very nervous!

  11. hawkfan61 August 11, 2009 at 10:25 am #

    @susanjgonzoThe fish had to be held for 6 weeks in an above ground swimming pool. Could not wait any more. My degree is in Biology, had kept fish for 40 years, know what I am doing. I supervised the concrete installing so we were very careful to not get any in the water. I have a well that puts out 1300 gallons of fresh water an hour. No problem changing out water or handling ammonia and nitrites while filter was kicking in, Lost no fish in transfer. 3 years later all is well.

  12. susanjgonzo August 11, 2009 at 11:00 am #

    Nicely done video….I can’t believe you put koi in there before you poured the cement! That must have been a nail biter!

  13. hawkfan61 August 11, 2009 at 11:31 am #

    Yep, notice the end of the video.

  14. hotrainrider August 11, 2009 at 11:59 am #

    can you swim in there with the koi?

  15. hawkfan61 August 11, 2009 at 12:13 pm #


  16. LarpingOgerofMI August 11, 2009 at 12:26 pm #

    now i am sure you are not willing to say what you spent but my educated guess would be 10,000 dollars with out the cost of labor? is that roughly right? and i wish i had that in my back yard. sweet work
    hey if i win the lotto i am calling these guys.

  17. hawkfan61 August 11, 2009 at 12:49 pm #

    About 10 minutes a week, not counting feeding the fish and enjoyment time.

  18. Supercucu123 August 11, 2009 at 1:13 pm #

    any maintenece needed?

  19. djbanger August 11, 2009 at 1:56 pm #

    how much did that all cost

  20. CarpCentral August 11, 2009 at 2:14 pm #

    nice fish and pond,
    if you like carp videos come to our channel and check out our videos updated frequently. subscribe to keep updated. thanks

  21. hawkfan61 August 11, 2009 at 3:05 pm #

    @wwwvinnytrancom Not to worry. It was well water, they had been in the same temp and type of well water at our previous address. Noise and dust was not a problem. We were careful. Three years later, all is fine, no fish losses. I can add 1300 gallons an hour of fresh well water any time I want. Helped with getting the new filter started. Never had any ammonia or nitrite spikes. Thanks for the concern.

  22. simbuh August 11, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

    thats one of the best i have seen , must of cost a bit but well worth it cos it looks fantastic good job

  23. wwwvinnytrancom August 11, 2009 at 4:42 pm #

    I feel kind like sorry for your Kois with all the STRESSSS that the noise + dust that +_ New water … they have to endure with your new pond … and I hope that you are not loosing them by puting too many of them TOO SOON in your new pond at the same time and I hope that your HighTechBioFilter really work … I am praying for your BEAUTIFUL KOIS … let me know the result … and Thanks for sharing the video

  24. hawkfan61 August 11, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    8 days on the pond, 1 day for the cement patio.

  25. koijoi72 August 11, 2009 at 5:49 pm #

    dam you spent some cash!!!!!!!

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