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DIY Pond – waterfall – filter build step by step for less than $400

1 Dec


This is a step by step how to build a backyard above ground pond for less than 0 guide. It only took me a couple of days to build, it was really easy. I’ve made a list of materials you will need if you want to build your pond the same way i did. Good Luck! Materials needed: Found almost everything at Lowes and Homedepot. 12 – 3x4x8 landscape timbers (.29 ea) 4 – 18″ angle iron (.00 for 5′) 1 – Pond liner 10×13 (.95) 6 – 1x6x6 Fence boards (.19 ea) 18 – 8×16 landscape pavers ($ .89 ea) 17 – Decorative pavers (.17 ea) 1 – Pond pump (.95) Filter media – Bio media – activated carbon (.00 altogether at pet store) 1 – Plastic planter box (.95) 2′ of 3/4″ pvc plus a couple connectors (- altogether) and about 7′ of 1/2″ tubing (.00)
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How to build a garden fish pond

27 Oct


How to build a garden pond These pictures are the steps I took when building my pond in my garden. The old small pond was having serious algae issues, so I decided to go big on proper filtration. The Filter I ended up with was a 11000 litre/hour Bio mechanical pressurized unit with built in UV clarifier, I also bought a 5000 litre/hour pump with all the spare capacity I made the decision to dig out and extend my Pond and also add a waterfall and fountain. The original pond was raised and formed a bit of a sitting area so the route for me was to continue this theme all the way round. Once all the digging and shaping was complete a concrete foundation was poured into the shuttering that was supported by the bricks. Once the concrete was set, it was time to get the trowel out and the trusty spirit level and the brickwork was completed using a mix of 4 to 1 (sand to cement). The underlay is one of the most important things to consider, it is the done thing to get hold of some old carpet, this is both very strong and very tough and is ideal. I went to a carpet shop and asked what they did with the carpets that they remove when laying new ones they told me to help myself to whats in their skip….yay!!!….result. So with the entire pond now trimmed with carpet its time to install the liner. Best tip here is to take your time, and slowly fill with water, gently pulling away any crease. That done, its now just a simple matter of completing the brickwork and cutting and cementing

Build a Pond Easily with Pond Kits

2 Jul
pond kits
by vanw

You will be extremely happy to know that you can set up your very own pond in the garden by using one of the many pond kits available today. By choosing the right pond kit you can have a pond with a professional look built in your garden within a couple of days and all on your own too. Besides, it is very affordable. There are many places where pond supplies are all available under one roof whether it is a pond pump, pond filter, pond waterfall, pond fountain or garden pond plants that you might be looking for.

Pond kits save you a lot of trouble of finding and then hiring a contractor whom you can trust besides the time and money that you would be spending if you were to look for each of the individual items for your pond separately. Most pond kits are made of just about everything that you need for a pond and it can give you a sense of satisfaction that you built the pond all by yourself. All you have to do is add some fish and some garden pond plants and your pond is ready!

Most pond kits come with a pond liner, a pond skimmer, starter bacteria, a pond pump, a pond waterfall, a silicone sealer, de-chlorinators, a pond thermometer and fish food. Most pond kits, whether you choose from the advanced kind or the basic type come with complete details about hoe to set up the pond. It is definitely simpler to buy all the items together rather than buy them piece by piece. Besides, you are sure to get a discount when you buy the many pieces that come in a kit. To make you pond complete, choose from some natural garden pond plants; some people use artificial ones but the natural ones help oxygenate the water which is good for your fish. Also, the waste material that is let out by the fish is absorbed by the plants so the water gets cleaned in the process.

Pond kits come in a variety of shapes and sizes. If you intend putting fish in your pond, make sure that your pond can hold more than a hundred gallons of water. One of the most widely used garden pond plants is the water hyacinth. It not only grows fast but it is great at water filtration; in fact they are even used in water treatment plants. In the beginning they have to get used to the sun but later they can be placed anywhere, sun or shade. Every once in a while the water hyacinth will have its roots entangled and it is advised that they be pulled apart to promote new growth.

Pond kits are of great advantage to those who are new to this concept as it makes the job a lot easier. Once you have set up the pond, you have to make sure you learn how to maintain it. Besides the pond kit, you can also use other pond supplies like pond lights, pond waterfalls, pond fountains and garden pond plants to enhance the beauty of your pond.

So what are you waiting for? Check out the many pond kits available here as well as the beautiful garden pond plants.

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How I built my Fish Pond or How to Build a Fish Pond

4 May


findkoi.com is a good place to purchase Koi and pond accessories
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Watkinsville GA: Flatrock Koi grows out promising young koi in big mud ponds, where the fish can rummage around and find all kinds of worms and grubs to eat in addition to their feed. Here we see Atlanta Koi Club members helping Vicki and Carl harvest a mud pond, containing mostly shiro utsuri (black and white) that were put in last year. Flatrock was getting the fish ready for grading and show. The pond pull is called an ikeage, and like all koi club meetings, good food and beer abound; – Vicki and Carl treated us all to the best barbeque I’ve ever had. It was a fun day! When is the next one, Vicki?
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