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    Too funny. YOU were the first person I thought of when I saw this thread
    You gotta post some pics of yours as things come along. Been looking forward to it for a very long time
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    Hi Haab,

    Nice size water......... in time some aeration will be very benefiicial to help control algae. whether electric or wind mill variety! I have some 15,000,000 gallons of water for an active largemouth, smallmouth bass, bluegill and yellow perch population with a heavy carrying capacity for fish on my clear gravel pit lake. Koi will be beautiful as a stand alone pond/lake with a couple of water bikes to enjoy the view. Presently I'm working on a watercourse in my backyard towards the house with 4 lined ponds and some 200' of streambeds. , all joined together The biggest and last pond will be some 50,000 gal separated beside the larger lake for large koi development. I will pump up some 5000 gph into the top overflow pond from the main lake, falling into a larger lined pond below. the streambed will move the water down towards the house and circle back and down towards the lake some 12' lower level to lake water height. The result, I divided the drop in approx. half and created another level to have the drop less dramatic with another lined pond ,walkways and sitting areas. I have worked from June until present just to complete the last two ponds , building retaining walls, rip rocking the lowest pond to help with the water pressure against the driveway next to the lake where the pressure of the water may create a blow out into the lake (believe the 5000 gph will raise the water in the last unlined pond to the top of the driveway where I will need to build a streambed over it so the water will fall back into the main clear gravel pit lake. This unlined pond is sand and gravel but will still fill with 24/7 water input until it reaches an outflow.....my best quess, instead of leaching out the side walls back to the main lake?????

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    Haab,
    You really know how to start BIG!!!
    This should be an incredible sight to behold. To even consider such a massive project is impressive enough. To tackle it the way you have...WOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaBear View Post
    Haab,
    You really know how to start BIG!!!
    This should be an incredible sight to behold. To even consider such a massive project is impressive enough. To tackle it the way you have...WOW!

    Thanks M8

    I don`t know what I`m doing, so it`s not that scary

    And the Norwegian regulations makes it easy to stock it aswell. I can choos between Koi and Goldfish

    But I`m waiting for the spring, and my first Kois. I`m considering using one part of the barn as a quarantine station, and have my own import this spring. If I can find a good wholesaler that is


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowly View Post
    Hi Haab,

    Just back from a well deserved rest in Jamaica MON..... I will post pics soon once I downsize to fit here..... been very busy after work each day and on the weekends...... about half completed this season from the middle of June, will restart in early April 2008 to complete the top two ponds and connect them to the streambed and other two ponds completed now. I will need to run the electrical wire to the lake from the house for the external pump once all completed. Hoping to have the water moving by the end of May and add the final touches during the rest of the summer overlooking the 20 acre gravel pit lake. Take care. I need a winter rest!

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    I`m realy looking forward to it Take care, M8


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    Quote Originally Posted by Haab View Post
    Thanks M8

    I don`t know what I`m doing, so it`s not that scary

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    Ignorance really IS bliss isn't it
    My hat's off to you and I wish you luck with everything. It should be an interesting adventure

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaBear View Post
    Ignorance really IS bliss isn't it


    But I do know that I need some serious cash to finish this project the way I want it to be


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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaBear View Post
    Ignorance really IS bliss isn't it
    And a few days later I`m back on the earth agian
    Thanks Fishbreeder!

    I have a big problem. What about the mud when I fill the pond with Kois? Will I be able to see them at all?

    Will this product help me out? Is there anyone with experience who can tell me if it will be to any good?

    http://www.seepagecontrol.com

    I don`t want to only have female Kois, because I want them to breed. And I can only use Koi and Goldfish in the pond beacuse of the norwegians regultaions


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    Xmas in the pond

    This weekend the temp. where -10C The pond is now 1/3 full with water. It will stay that way intill april.








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    Quote Originally Posted by Joey S View Post
    Stephen started Koiphen. This is his mudpond build thread.
    http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showth...ghlight=Kubota

    Look at post #268. All the trucks in the mud.
    What happend to this thread? I do not have access anymore...


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    Winter - just 5 moths left ;)







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    I'm very interested in your project. Love the photos so far. Being Norwegian myself, I love to see the countryside photos you have posted. Where are you exactly in Norway? Someday I hope to visit there. I have several friends there through our Norwegian Fish Club Odin which would take some time to explain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDave View Post
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    I'm very interested in your project. Love the photos so far. Being Norwegian myself, I love to see the countryside photos you have posted. Where are you exactly in Norway? Someday I hope to visit there. I have several friends there through our Norwegian Fish Club Odin which would take some time to explain.
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    The farm is in Hamar, 1,5 H drive (or train) north of Oslo. Have you read the norwegian tread? That one is older, and contains a lot more info. But the pics are the same.

    You are welcom to visit at any time


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    The pond is full of water

    Finally, the pond is full of water. In May, the first Kois will arrive

    Sorry about the pics-quality - I only had my cellphone this time.




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    those are going to be some happy koi with all that space!!!!
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    WOW....Lovely pictures. You certainly had a huge job but it looks much better now. Keep us updated.

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    Kohaku or Platina, thats the big Q

    Kohaku or Platina

    or something else

    Will 20-25 cm koi swim trouh the net? The masks are 3,2 cm.


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    Wow How many koi can you put in a monster of a pond like this one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landon90 View Post
    Wow How many koi can you put in a monster of a pond like this one?
    A few


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    Lets see :

    Low stocking densities for a mud pond is 1 fish to 5000litres of water.

    So 1 000 000 divided by 5000 = 200.

    200 - 90cm fish

    WOWEEEEEEEEE.

    Haab i envy you.

    awesome dude.
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