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    My 1.000.000 gallon pond

    This is a link to my 1.000.000 gallon pond on my farm in Norway. I`m sorry the tread is in norwegian, but the pictures might intrest a few people. The pond is 15 years old, without any fish. But this week my frinds and I have drained it, and "cleaned" it. The plan is to fill it with Koi.

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    I first posted this tread on the mud pond forum. I`m not sure that is the right forum. Is it possible to move it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haab View Post
    I first posted this tread on the mud pond forum. I`m not sure that is the right forum. Is it possible to move it?
    I would say its fine in this section as it is a mud pond, more like a Lake , very impressive pictures.
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    Welcome Habb....thanks for posting pics ...What has been in pond for last 15 years ?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAMMERHEAD View Post
    Welcome Habb....thanks for posting pics ...What has been in pond for last 15 years ?...
    Nothing at all! Just a few frogs

    My father in law made the pond around 1990. The family have only used it for swimming. When I first visited my wife’s farm in 1996, the pond had already begun to loose its battle to plants and algae. Its 10 years since anyone used it for swimming because of this. Since my first visit, and even more when we moved her, I have tried to figure out how to “clean” it.

    This summer I decided the only option was to take out all the water, 1.000.000 gallons , and use tractors to take out all the plants, dirt etc.

    When these lines are typed, I have just finished with the water. But we still have the weekend to finish with the rest of the pond. It will be a lot of work, but it will also be fun. In a few weeks the pond will be covered with ice and snow. The temperature can get down to –20C in the wintertime in this part of Norway. I better be finished by then…

    Then I can use the next 6 months to plan what kind of Kio`s to put in there

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    Pictures...

    Should I insert my Photobucket links for the pictures from my work into this tread also? Anyone interested?

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    i would love to see your progress for sure


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    A lot of pics...

    Quote Originally Posted by sirfishmaster View Post
    i would love to see your progress for sure


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    Ok - here we go. I don`t have time to translate the tread, so please ask if you have any Q


    This was the pond in the summer 2006, with no fish at all...

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    Some of the "wild life" on the farm...

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    My view...

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    Then the winter came: (Temp - 20C )

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    Then, october 2007:

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    Let the game beginn

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    To be continued...
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    Beautiful view..That winter pic is just beautiful..Thanks for sharing..
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    More pics...

    Here are som new pics. Sorry it will take you some time to download if you are on a dial-up line...

    P21 Pumps are running 24/7... at about 250 g/sec

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    P36 - 350 g/sec...

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    P43 - the beak-down...

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    P74 - I will put up a nett her the first two yers to keep the Kois under controll. The fry will be able to swim throu the net and into the rest of the pond...

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    Please ask if you have any q

    To be continued...

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    WOW! beautiful place. Thanks for the pictures! I look forward to more.

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    Incredible!... this ain't the pond, it's the lake...

    Good job...

    Where did you pump all the water to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdmatrix View Post
    Incredible!... this ain't the pond, it's the lake...

    Good job...

    Where did you pump all the water to?

    Thanks, m8

    As you can see in p24, p31 and p37, I just pumped the water out on the field. Thats why I had to wait until october, after I had harvested the crops. The water will finaly end up in the (real ) lake below the church you can see in p68.

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    Please post progress pix........ This is very interesting work you are doing.
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    You seem to be doing a great job with the cleanout...have you rehabed a pond before ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAMMERHEAD View Post
    You seem to be doing a great job with the cleanout...have you rehabed a pond before ?
    Thanks M8

    It`s my first. And I will never do it again. It`s a lot of hard work, cold (water temp: 5C ), you are wet all the time, and everybody tells you how crazy you are

    By the way, it`s my first pond, and I have never owned a Koi before. Never mined a goldfish.

    But I`m a experienced discus owner. And I have had almost every fish posible in freshwater with tanks from 15g-400g.

    My new intrest are saltwater-tanks. Thats why I have sold all my discus, and are making plans for my new setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceP View Post
    Please post progress pix........ This is very interesting work you are doing.
    Thanks m8

    There will not be a progress before next weekend. I need to get the nett I`m planing to use. I`m also planning to cut down most of the trees around the pond.

    But, here are a few new "old" pics...

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    To be continued...

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    looking good , thanks for sharing

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