PDA

View Full Version : humble pond



stephen
08-04-2006, 02:10 PM
Source Water

pic1 - 2" Municipal dedicated pond feed providing 160 gpm. This feeds...

pic2 - Carbon filter 105 gpm with automatic timer carbon backwash 20 cubic
feet strips chorine from municipal feed. This water is also t'd to 2 of Mary's ponds providing a maximum 151,200 gpd flow thru between the 3 ponds

pic3 - Water meter shows gallon output of carbon filter

pic4/5 - Ampac Reverse Osmosis System - Provides a maximum of 8000 gpd of TDS 0 product water. Allows control of hardness & ph. It's water is supplied by the Bertha Carbon Filter in pic2. This water mixed with non R/O water to achieve & maintain desired parameters.

stephen
08-08-2006, 08:56 AM
Twin Streams/Rapids

pic1- Stream Source - Water is provided by carbon filter (pic2) and 2 Speck 6 hp bronze commercial pool pumps. They get their water from the midlevel pickups & each pump 500 gpm or 60,000 gph between them.

pic2&3 - Bridge - The water flows over the flat rock & rushes under the bridge. The bridge will be a nice place to sit & relax.

Pic4 - From there the water splits into 2 streams/rapids

Pic5 - The East Stream continues & dumps its water into the main upper pond body via a waterfall. It's flow will be increased by approximately 24,000 gph by the

Pic6 - Bakki Shower - This unit contains 500 KG (1100 pounds) of Bacteria House media. It's water is pumped from the 5 Skimmers by a Speck 4 HP pump.

Pic7 - The West Stream empties it's water into both the upper & lower pond via various waterfalls.

stephen
08-08-2006, 08:56 AM
Pic1-6 -The water enters the 2 ponds via 6 waterfalls.<!-- / message --><!-- attachments -->

stephen
08-08-2006, 09:21 AM
The Upper Pond (pic1 & 2) has 4 bottom drains (pic3), 3 air diffusers(pic4), 3 skimmers (pic5), 6 underwater cameras, 4 500 watt lites all on separate dimmers (pic6), 9 returns (pic7) & a low water/pumps shut off switch (pic8).

stephen
08-08-2006, 09:29 AM
The lower pond (pic1) has 2 bottom drains, 2 air diffusers, 2 underwater cameras, 2 skimmers, 2 500 watt lites on seperate dimmers, 5 returns & 1 Mid Level Pickup (pic2).

stephen
08-08-2006, 09:32 AM
:cool3:

stephen
08-08-2006, 09:32 AM
:rolleyes:

stephen
08-08-2006, 09:33 AM
:pullup:

stephen
08-08-2006, 09:35 AM
:cheer:

seanmckinney
08-08-2006, 11:34 AM
I wonder what isnt "humble"? The hoover dam perhaps :yahoo:

SouthernStarr
08-08-2006, 11:49 AM
When will you be able to start filling these humble ponds :confused: :confused:

Ronin-Koi
08-08-2006, 12:03 PM
Very Impressive Stephen. I am glad to see that you are getting close.

All of Koiphen shares your feelings... ANTICIPATION!!

- Wayne, thinks that is going to look like Water world when in operation.

palerider23
08-08-2006, 12:06 PM
watching your live video fed, waiting for the water.... really nice pictures and description on "lake powell".. Thanks again

Koi is the Best
08-08-2006, 12:32 PM
watching your live video fed, waiting for the water.... really nice pictures and description on "lake powell".. Thanks again

Dito, tuned in and waiting :thinking:

mitchkin5
08-08-2006, 12:43 PM
I can't wait to finally see it all running ...I just can't imagine all these waterfalls..... :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

SouthernStarr
08-15-2006, 12:57 PM
I see WATER in the pond :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :hello2: :hello2: :woo: :woo: :happydanc :happydanc :happydanc

palerider23
08-15-2006, 12:58 PM
Someone is playing in the water :yes: or am I dreaming :yahoo:

savannahrobinson
08-16-2006, 02:11 AM
Dang SteveO that was quick......Kio Tv looks great :yes: Now the fun starts,get those filters on line :yahoo:

Did anybody els see SteveO sitting on the mountain overlooking seaworld :cool:

My guess is his filters aren't necessary - given his water change rate. :)
Ready for fish!
(Although personally, I'd wait for a little algae - but I'm a closet greenie) (Don't tell Roark :eek: ).

stephen
02-22-2008, 09:38 AM
Well it took me 18 months but I finally got this thread done:punk1:

Just Pondering
02-22-2008, 09:44 AM
At least you won't have to say "i should have made it bigger". That is one fantastic pond!

John
02-22-2008, 09:49 AM
Oh my Stephen, thanks for these pics I have always wanted to see your set up, only could ever find bits and piece's. :bow:

mpageler
02-22-2008, 10:31 AM
Very impressive and I really enjoy the picture and some of the high tech equipment you are adding. You don't have a Space Shuttle hiden away somehwere that you are also working on.:D: Man that's alot of RO water at 8000gpd.

stephen
02-22-2008, 10:37 AM
Very impressive and I really enjoy the picture and some of the high tech equipment you are adding. You don't have a Space Shuttle hiden away somehwere that you are also working on.:D: Man that's alot of RO water at 8000gpd.

Thanks. It takes a lot when your source water is as hard as mine is.

Limpet
02-22-2008, 11:46 AM
The only thing Sea World has on Stephen is a Big Sign out front.

ahhuhz
02-22-2008, 02:07 PM
Yeah but he has more money! :clap: :clap: :cheer: :cheer:

Mark_NoVA
02-22-2008, 02:13 PM
Wow, and wow again! :ernaehrung004:
Not only is that water amazingly clear, you did all the details of those creeks and waterfalls great! I like that split flow around the plant.

ahhuhz
02-22-2008, 02:31 PM
Keirin did a good job!

stephen
02-22-2008, 02:39 PM
Keirin did a good job!

Let's not go there Chuck:nono::nono:

ahhuhz
02-22-2008, 02:41 PM
:yahoo: :yahoo: :cheer: :cheer: :clap: :clap: :harhar: :harhar: :cool:

Don't want folks to think you are a master craftsman....

vipldy
02-22-2008, 02:42 PM
Let's not go there Chuck:nono::nono:

:D:

stephen
02-22-2008, 02:45 PM
:yahoo: :yahoo: :cheer: :cheer: :clap: :clap: :harhar: :harhar: :cool:

Don't want folks to think you are a master craftsman....

:yahoo: :yahoo: :cheer: :cheer: :clap: :clap: :harhar: :harhar: :cool:

Don't want folks to think Keirin is either....

ahhuhz
02-22-2008, 02:48 PM
I think they did a pretty good job and I'll leave it there. They built two ponds for me that are excellent.

stephen
02-22-2008, 02:48 PM
I think they did a pretty good job and I'll leave it there. They built two ponds for me that are excellent.

I am glad you are happy.

northeastkoi
02-22-2008, 02:51 PM
I think they did a pretty good job and I'll leave it there. They built two ponds for me that are excellent.
3 PONDS CHUCK !!!!!!!!!THE FIRST ONE FELL APART:no:

ahhuhz
02-22-2008, 02:56 PM
Actually the ground was unstable if you recall, Leaky.

jeffcopeland
02-22-2008, 03:20 PM
Was that the control center for NASA in that one room?:confused:

stephen
02-22-2008, 03:26 PM
Was that the control center for NASA in that one room?:confused:

That's my garage:cool3:

d.koi
02-22-2008, 06:21 PM
wow that is 100 times nicer than your local swimming pool. How many gallons,how many fish

sworley
02-22-2008, 07:27 PM
I agree! Gorgeous pond and that's the clearest water I've ever seen in a pond! Wow!

stephen
02-22-2008, 08:33 PM
wow that is 100 times nicer than your local swimming pool. How many gallons,how many fish

65,000 gallons and 20 or so fish.

majederr
02-22-2008, 08:42 PM
females and males?

stephen
02-22-2008, 09:24 PM
females and males?

4 males

vip'sdaughter
02-22-2008, 09:34 PM
All I can say is,:surprise: GOOD LORD!

rainblood
02-22-2008, 09:46 PM
Can I ask what it costs to maintain that pond? Monthly avg?:confused:

stephen
02-22-2008, 09:51 PM
Can I ask what it costs to maintain that pond? Monthly avg?:confused:

Sure:yes: Go ahead and ask:cool3:

rainblood
02-22-2008, 09:56 PM
Sure:yes: Go ahead and ask:cool3:


:bow: :bow: :bow:

stephen
02-22-2008, 09:59 PM
:bow: :bow: :bow:

I have no idea but I am sure a lot. We have several ponds and other energy and water hogs on the property. Mary pays the bills and we really don't discuss it much.

birdman
02-22-2008, 11:10 PM
Stephen, the one thing that has always impressed me with your ponds, both this one and the old one, is the water clarity, They are always so gin clear. I know your not using the advantage bead and glass filters with this pond, what do you owe the superb clarity to?

Aussies5
02-22-2008, 11:21 PM
Great pond. I had never seen these pictures before and I really enjoyed them.

But, there you go with all the great rocks. I love what you did with the rocks in the waterfalls. Was nice to see before and after with water.

Just being nosy! Do you just order a truck load of rocks and come up with some very unusual ones or do you actually do some hand picking of them.

Really enjoy seeing pictures of your pond and the water clarity, what can I say. I know that you pond is very deep and seeing all the way to the bottom drains is impressive.

stephen
02-23-2008, 12:36 AM
Stephen, the one thing that has always impressed me with your ponds, both this one and the old one, is the water clarity, They are always so gin clear. I know your not using the advantage bead and glass filters with this pond, what do you owe the superb clarity to?

Filtration, filter maintenance & water changes.

The Q Pond uses an advantage15 bead/glass combo, Mary's ponds uses 2 advantage15 beads and 1 glass. I use large inefficient pumps that runs the filters' flow to their max. The Sac15's run at about 110 gpm. My Big Bertha beads each run at about 300 gpm.

Some pictures from the past.

Gene
02-23-2008, 12:40 AM
I got your "humble"! :yes:

six6guy
02-23-2008, 12:54 AM
I have humble, you are way off the mark my friend. *giggle* But I love your pictures Stephen, please keep them coming.

Brad

stephen
02-23-2008, 10:25 AM
I got your "humble"! :yes:

:humble::humble::humble::humble:

birdman
02-23-2008, 10:26 AM
Thanks Stephen, I didn't know they were beads, thought maybe fluid beds.

stephen
02-23-2008, 03:27 PM
Great pond. I had never seen these pictures before and I really enjoyed them.

But, there you go with all the great rocks. I love what you did with the rocks in the waterfalls. Was nice to see before and after with water.

Just being nosy! Do you just order a truck load of rocks and come up with some very unusual ones or do you actually do some hand picking of them.

Really enjoy seeing pictures of your pond and the water clarity, what can I say. I know that you pond is very deep and seeing all the way to the bottom drains is impressive.

I picked out some of the larger ones at StonesPlus in Jacksonville but the smaller ones were just truckloads that came direct from Tennessee mines.

Bottom drains are at 11 feet:cool3:

bullfrog
02-24-2008, 06:56 PM
That is one of the nicest ponds I think Ive ever seen. I would love to see a few more pics of the whole pond, to see how everything sits together. I think you need a few more monitors and measuring devices, wait Ill get a lawn chair and some sunscreen and personally keep an eye on things.

:eek1: :eek1: cant find my speedo anywhere:eek1: :eek1:

stephen
02-24-2008, 07:23 PM
That is one of the nicest ponds I think Ive ever seen. I would love to see a few more pics of the whole pond, to see how everything sits together. I think you need a few more monitors and measuring devices, wait Ill get a lawn chair and some sunscreen and personally keep an eye on things.

:eek1: :eek1: cant find my speedo anywhere:eek1: :eek1:

You can borrow one of mine.:cool3: What size do you wear:confused::confused:

Maryanne
02-24-2008, 07:26 PM
Humble? No my pond is humble..................

stephen
02-24-2008, 09:15 PM
Humble? No my pond is humble..................

The thread title was just a joke for my friend Junior.:rolleyes:

blondhairboi
02-25-2008, 12:33 AM
I must say I would pay to be a fish in that pond:bow: You got a nice big screen to go on Koiphen I see there :punk1: Lovin it

Cypress Point
02-25-2008, 12:40 AM
Let me take a guess. Your complete pond operation is valued at approximately $27,990. How close am I?

louisp

Harveythekoi
02-25-2008, 12:44 AM
Let me take a guess. Your complete pond operation is valued at approximately $27,990. How close am I?

louisp

That's probably his monthly electric bill !!!!! :eek1:

Looking good as usual Stephen.

Garrett

stephen
02-25-2008, 08:46 AM
That's probably his monthly electric bill !!!!! :eek1:

Looking good as usual Stephen.

Garrett

Add in the water and you ain't too far off.

Thanks Garrett:cool3:

Donaldbyrd
03-14-2008, 11:11 AM
wow absolutely awesome:punk1: :punk1:

six6guy
03-14-2008, 11:46 AM
Every once in a while I need a Koi fix, I'm such a junkie. :shrug: Usually it's when the other people in the meeting are being yahoos and the side effects of their decisions will be more work for me or my department... When it hits (in spades lately) I go looking for your pictures Stephen. Thanks for posting them, and please don't be shy with new ones. :D:

Brad

rainblood
03-14-2008, 12:01 PM
Let me take a guess. Your complete pond operation is valued at approximately $27,990. How close am I?

louisp

Maybe add a 2 in the front of that number...

ahhuhz
03-14-2008, 03:16 PM
Yeah, he missed by a mile! :no: :no: :no:

BigD
03-14-2008, 05:40 PM
Great pictures Stephen......more, PLEASE!!!!!!!

John
03-14-2008, 05:44 PM
Maybe add a 2 in the front of that number...

I do believe even you maybe just a little off. :cool3: :D:

rainblood
03-14-2008, 05:52 PM
I do believe even you maybe just a little off. :cool3: :D:

:eek1:

Landon90
03-14-2008, 06:19 PM
WOW what a setup I daydream about a pond like this

stephen
03-14-2008, 09:23 PM
Great pictures Stephen......more, PLEASE!!!!!!!

Thanks:cool3:

jonathan
03-14-2008, 09:30 PM
shhese i need a pond like that :yes:

stephen
03-15-2008, 04:23 AM
shhese i need a pond like that :yes:

You and Emily better get busy selling then:punk1:

Maryanne
03-15-2008, 04:32 AM
You and Emily better get busy selling then:punk1:

I can't believe you are still up and that you get up at 4:30am:eek1:

stephen
03-15-2008, 04:36 AM
I can't believe you are still up and that you get up at 4:30am:eek1:

Actually I got up a little earlier today:cool3:

jonathan
03-15-2008, 10:30 AM
You and Emily better get busy selling then:punk1:
i am trying but not one is buying

Maryanne
03-15-2008, 10:38 AM
i am trying but not one is buying

Jonathan I sent you a check yesterday.

Cyberous
03-15-2008, 01:07 PM
Wow simply amazing!

I always wondered what happened. I was following the build thread then next thing I know its built and running! Just figured I missed the build thread.

Thanks for taking the time to put this together :punk1: its just..... WOW!

Don

stephen
03-15-2008, 02:21 PM
Wow simply amazing!

I always wondered what happened. I was following the build thread then next thing I know its built and running! Just figured I missed the build thread.

Thanks for taking the time to put this together :punk1: its just..... WOW!

Don

Thanks Don:cool3:

Moneypit
03-15-2008, 03:34 PM
All I can say is wow, very nice and nice to see more pictures:yes:

dweav44
03-17-2008, 05:42 PM
Humble is exactly what I was thinking while looking over the pictures. I bet your Koi have the big head though.:yes: Nice Nice Pond and Filter set-up and Monitor room and and and everything!!!:punk1:

Daniel

powerman
03-30-2008, 11:46 AM
simply..amazing..pond..system........it is so over the top....all i can say is wow..................thanks for sharing.....i would like to see it if i ever get to florida............

blueyz75
03-30-2008, 01:32 PM
That is just freaking TOO MUCH!

hemle
03-30-2008, 02:31 PM
laugh out loud? looks like a casino pond with the security.. hahaha lets trade houses

jomoma
03-30-2008, 02:43 PM
oh my god!

pondlady
03-30-2008, 05:08 PM
WOW how much did that set ya back???????????????????? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
way out of my league. BEAUTIFUL

majederr
03-30-2008, 05:19 PM
WOW how much did that set ya back???????????????????? $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
way out of my league. BEAUTIFUL

He has no idea, Mary pays the bills!!

gander
03-31-2008, 12:18 PM
Stephen how many of the original fish are in the main pond. I think the Stephen fish minime and the Corol fish were some of the originals but not sure.

stephen
04-02-2008, 07:12 AM
Only 2 or 3. "Brother Mark":puke1: and most of the other mutts are in Mary's Disney Pond.

gander
04-02-2008, 11:23 AM
Only 2 or 3. "Brother Mark":puke1: and most of the other mutts are in Mary's Disney Pond.

Yeah I understand about Brother Mark I thought he was real pretty when he was younger but he did not age very well.:no: :no: :no: :no: Now the Lisa fish I still like. I like the Mary fish too.

stephen
04-02-2008, 04:38 PM
Yeah I understand about Brother Mark I thought he was real pretty when he was younger but he did not age very well.:no: :no: :no: :no: Now the Lisa fish I still like. I like the Mary fish too.

I will take some pics of Mary's pond later if I get time. It might be a little:rolleyes: :rolleyes: overstocked.

lorebitzer
04-04-2008, 03:30 PM
OH MY............ that is the most impressive pond I have ever seen!!!!!!

Sarge
04-04-2008, 09:36 PM
I will take some pics of Mary's pond later if I get time. It might be a little:rolleyes: :rolleyes: overstocked.


Tick tock

TNKoiGrl
04-05-2008, 12:37 AM
I wonder what isnt "humble"? The hoover dam perhaps :yahoo:
That is unbelievable...looks like swimming pool water...would love to see an overall picture of the entire pond...if you have a wide angle lens on your camera. Beautiful!!!!

PJ

stephen
04-13-2008, 01:02 PM
That is unbelievable...looks like swimming pool water...would love to see an overall picture of the entire pond...if you have a wide angle lens on your camera. Beautiful!!!!

PJ

Thanks. I do have a wide angle lens but there is no way to get the entire pond in the picture. I would need to be elevated in order to do that. I do have a lens that came with the camera. I will try later and see if I can get more of it in.:cool3:

Russell Peters
04-13-2008, 01:04 PM
Thanks. I do have a wide angle lens but there is no way to get the entire pond in the picture. I would need to be elevated in order to do that. I do have a lens that came with the camera. I will try later and see if I can get more of it in.:cool3:


How about from your roof?;)

stephen
04-13-2008, 01:05 PM
How about from your roof?;)

I will see if Mary is willing to get up there:cool3:

Russell Peters
04-13-2008, 01:11 PM
I will see if Mary is willing to get up there:cool3:

That's what I like about you, you are always thinking outside of the box.;)

stephen
04-13-2008, 03:41 PM
That's what I like about you, you are always thinking outside of the box.;)

Well I **** skippy ain't gonna get up there:D:

rosekoi
04-13-2008, 03:44 PM
Poor MARY:no: :no: :rolleyes:

stephen
04-13-2008, 03:50 PM
Poor MARY:no: :no: :rolleyes:

What:confused: :confused: :confused: Someone has to hold the ladder and snap the pics:confused:

rosekoi
04-13-2008, 04:00 PM
:shrug: :shrug:
What:confused: :confused: :confused: Someone has to hold the ladder and snap the pics:confused:

:no: :no:

Russell Peters
04-13-2008, 04:03 PM
What:confused: :confused: :confused: Someone has to hold the ladder and snap the pics:confused:

People just don't understand that you can't do everything.:rolleyes:

stephen
04-13-2008, 04:11 PM
People just don't understand that you can't do everything.:rolleyes:

Yep. Our roof is 20 plus feet high. Just think if she slipped and fell off it. She could land on me and I could get hurt if I didn't get out of the way fast enough:eek1:

koitoo
04-13-2008, 04:25 PM
Yep. Our roof is 20 plus feet high. Just think if she slipped and fell off it. She could land on me and I could get hurt if I didn't get out of the way fast enough:eek1:

I do hope Mary land on you!!!!:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Russell Peters
04-13-2008, 04:33 PM
Yep. Our roof is 20 plus feet high. Just think if she slipped and fell off it. She could land on me and I could get hurt if I didn't get out of the way fast enough:eek1:

Well, I would think that the best place for you to stand is away from the house so you could get a good view if something should go wrong. Then she would not fall on you either,;) Someone has to think about these things.:yes:

stephen
04-13-2008, 04:38 PM
Well, I would think that the best place for you to stand is away from the house so you could get a good view if something should go wrong. Then she would not fall on you either,;) Someone has to think about these things.:yes:

I could wait until Justin comes next weekend and I could have him hold the ladder:cool3:

Russell Peters
04-13-2008, 04:42 PM
I could wait until Justin comes next weekend and I could have him hold the ladder:cool3:

You see, that is the kind of thinking that show REAL genious. That way you don't have to do a thing. I like it.:yes: ;)


They call it delegating, right?

stephen
04-13-2008, 04:43 PM
You see, that is the kind of thinking that show REAL genious. That way you don't have to do a thing. I like it.:yes: ;)

Thank You Very Much:humble: :humble: :humble: :humble:

Russell Peters
04-13-2008, 04:48 PM
Thank You Very Much:humble: :humble: :humble: :humble:

de nada...........;)

TNKoiGrl
04-13-2008, 05:38 PM
what an amazing pond you have there...I can't even imagine having something like that...especially if I had to pay someone to do it. Yikes!! It is just wonderful...just keep the pics coming...

Patti

TNKoiGrl
04-13-2008, 05:54 PM
That's what I like about you, you are always thinking outside of the box.;)

Just like a man....LOLOLOL

Russell Peters
04-13-2008, 05:58 PM
Just like a man....LOLOLOL


We stick together.:rolleyes: ;)

Donaldbyrd
04-13-2008, 06:22 PM
That's what I like about you, you are always thinking outside of the box.;)

and always good for a chuckle

Russell Peters
04-13-2008, 06:41 PM
and always good for a chuckle

So it's Stephen AKA "Chuckles" now?

TNKoiGrl
04-13-2008, 06:54 PM
LOL How well I know!!!! :) Oh well, makes life not so dull.;)

stephen
04-13-2008, 10:00 PM
So it's Stephen AKA "Chuckles" now?

I think I may have been called worse:D: :D:

stephen
04-20-2008, 03:06 PM
Full moon, 50,000 gallon water change, a touch of ozone and a few ripe ones:yahoo:

Luck
04-20-2008, 03:07 PM
how much for a Mojo baby?:punk1: :D:

Sarge
04-20-2008, 03:10 PM
Daggum, u is goin all out eh?

BekkoIsTheBest
04-20-2008, 04:15 PM
What are you planning on doing with any fry that survive?

stephen
04-20-2008, 07:01 PM
:wee_hee: :punk1:

Sarge
04-20-2008, 07:04 PM
:wee_hee: :punk1:
WOO HOO!! :punk1: :punk1: :punk1: :punk1:

Russell Peters
04-20-2008, 08:16 PM
:wee_hee: :punk1:

Is it a boy or a girl or 10,000 of each.:eek1:

DRussell
04-20-2008, 08:20 PM
Geeze Stephen you sure know how to turn on a girl !

Good Job.

stephen
04-20-2008, 09:05 PM
Geeze Stephen you sure know how to turn on a girl !

Good Job.

Yep:cool3: Give them some fresh water, a splash of ozone, tell them that you love them very much and that you will still respect them in the morning:cool3:

BekkoIsTheBest
04-20-2008, 09:07 PM
What are you planning on doing with any fry that survive?

:confused:

stephen
04-20-2008, 09:13 PM
:confused:

Cull them heavily and give some away, put some in the Disney Mudpond.

Marie
04-20-2008, 09:57 PM
WOW that's a lot of potential babies.

gray cat
04-20-2008, 10:05 PM
:wee_hee: :punk1:

:clap: :clap: :clap: :punk1:

gander
04-23-2008, 01:00 AM
Did you put the eggs in the disney mud pond? I bet that would be a good place to start some babies

JayInOz
04-23-2008, 04:46 AM
G'day Stephen. Please tell me more about the "touch of ozone" ???? Wonderful pictures! I couldn't make sense of that plumbing if my life depended on it:) More piccies please:) Jay (In Oz).

rainblood
04-23-2008, 02:18 PM
:wee_hee: :punk1:

Let's see -

Genetics? Check
Water? Check
Space? Check
Resources? Check
Gadgets and doo-dads? Check

Looks like we're gonna have a mystery DOMESTIC GROWOUT :yahoo: :yahoo:

Limpet
04-23-2008, 08:17 PM
So Stephen, which one did the spawning?

stephen
04-23-2008, 08:26 PM
So Stephen, which one did the spawning?

Pretty sure it was this one. It's been 74 hours now and no babies. So I looked at about a dozen eggs under the scope a few minutes ago and nothing was moving. I think what happened was as soon as I saw the eggs I took them out of the pond, prolly before the males had a chance to release their milt. I doubt if they got fertilized:cool3:

gander
04-23-2008, 08:32 PM
You could have let then finish Bubba you would not want to be disturbed at a time like that.:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

stephen
04-23-2008, 09:25 PM
G'day Stephen. Please tell me more about the "touch of ozone" ???? Wonderful pictures! I couldn't make sense of that plumbing if my life depended on it:) More piccies please:) Jay (In Oz).

I was just kidding about the ozone:D:

koi king
04-23-2008, 09:35 PM
Very nice pond . I am geting ready to do mine over . But after looking at yours mine will still look like a mud puddle..

Just Jessie
04-23-2008, 10:02 PM
third world countries don't have as nice a place as the koi in your pond. If I die can I come back as one of Stephens koi?. Maybe a nice balanced 5 step kohaku with rich red beni and clean pearly white.

stephen
04-25-2008, 01:40 PM
third world countries don't have as nice a place as the koi in your pond. If I die can I come back as one of Stephens koi?. Maybe a nice balanced 5 step kohaku with rich red beni and clean pearly white.

Sure:yes: But you will have go to qpond first:D:

stephen
05-26-2008, 04:17 PM
Adding a commercial water softener to the arsenal.:cool3:

stephen
05-26-2008, 05:58 PM
Had Bertha's 20 cubic ft of carbon replaced. After 5.2 million gallons the chlorine still tested 0.00 ppm but the water was getting a little cloudy. Can't have that. :nono: :nono:

six6guy
05-26-2008, 09:35 PM
Wow, 20cf... Bertha is absolutely HUGE... Was it starting to channel? Just curious if you couldn't have opened the top and stirred things up for the same effect?

I have a much smaller 2.0cf unit that has built in backwash pluming and electronic head. It's new enough that I don't know how well the backwash stuff works out. But the idea is to disrupt the channeling.


Brad

stephen
06-08-2008, 03:00 PM
Wow, 20cf... Bertha is absolutely HUGE... Was it starting to channel? Just curious if you couldn't have opened the top and stirred things up for the same effect?

I have a much smaller 2.0cf unit that has built in backwash pluming and electronic head. It's new enough that I don't know how well the backwash stuff works out. But the idea is to disrupt the channeling.


Brad

No channeling. I just think after a few million:eek1: gallons of water it was prolly time:D: This unit has backwashing also.:cool3:

teesquare
06-24-2008, 11:10 AM
Looks like the model for a new 12 step program........

Koiaholics Anonymus.:bow:

When too much is never enough.............:yahoo:

If you can't have just one Koi.............:clap:

Somebody stop me.................Oh, hello officer - would you like a drink - er - pond?:D:

jellybean
06-26-2008, 07:30 PM
were are the rides, looks great

stephen
07-05-2008, 09:41 PM
were are the rides, looks great

They are across the street:cool3:

stephen
03-26-2009, 11:57 PM
This weekend we will be moving several of the herd members into the varsity mudpond until fall. That will leave the stocking density of this pond in excess of 3000 gallons per koi.:cheer::punk1::clap::yes::cool::yahoo:

Hirogoi
03-27-2009, 12:35 AM
My fish are in less water than one of your filter components.

Luck
03-27-2009, 12:38 AM
My fish are in less water than one of your filter components.
I heard that!

barchie
03-27-2009, 06:53 AM
Great pond(lake)Stunning fish,Best get my shovel back out of the shed! AWESOME.

GHouse
10-09-2009, 11:21 PM
All I can say is "WOW!"

jtp79
10-10-2009, 10:41 AM
I have seen in twice in person and the pics dont do it justice if that is believable. AMAZING Stephen simply amazing

stephen
10-10-2009, 05:21 PM
Thanx :humble:

sworley
10-10-2009, 06:06 PM
Absolutely gorgeous! I've never seen such clear water! You did a phenomenal job!

MissMelissa
10-10-2009, 08:09 PM
That is just beautiful.

stephen
10-11-2009, 08:21 PM
Thanks everyone. It does seem to be working quite well:cool3:

steveandlou
01-06-2010, 12:20 PM
all i can say is wow mate a truly stunning set up
and more gadgets than you can shake a stick at

are those meters all used if not i could do with a couple of cheap moniters for the water testing

congratulations on the set up

steveandlou
01-06-2010, 12:24 PM
is there anything with hindsight that you would have done differently stephen

stephen
01-06-2010, 06:52 PM
is there anything with hindsight that you would have done differently stephen


Nothing major but would have changed a few minor things:yes:

stephen
02-18-2010, 06:17 PM
Nothing major but would have changed a few minor things:yes:


Well it's been time to change a few things for about a year now:D: Some of the knife valves in the pump room have some minor leaks so I:rolleyes: will be replacing them with ball valves. Sounds like an easy job but it ain't:eek1:

rainblood
02-18-2010, 06:21 PM
Well it's been time to change a few things for about a year now:D: Some of the knife valves in the pump room have some minor leaks so I:rolleyes: will be replacing them with ball valves. Sounds like an easy job but it ain't:eek1:
I'm sure Mary can do it ;);):rolleyes::rolleyes:

stephen
02-18-2010, 07:31 PM
I'm sure Mary can do it ;);):rolleyes::rolleyes:

:cool3:

Carol
02-18-2010, 09:10 PM
very nice Stephen.

:clap:

TODDER
02-18-2010, 11:21 PM
Well it's been time to change a few things for about a year now:D: Some of the knife valves in the pump room have some minor leaks so I:rolleyes: will be replacing them with ball valves. Sounds like an easy job but it ain't:eek1:

I'd help you with that project in a heart beat Stephen:D:,,,your just alittle toooo far away though.

Have fun.:cool3:

stephen
02-21-2010, 07:29 PM
Have fun.:cool3:

I usually do:punk1::D:

koi king
02-21-2010, 09:08 PM
I sure wish I had the $ to just buy 1 of those valves. **** looking at that I hate being poor. That pond set up im sure cost more then my house.

andres58
02-22-2010, 12:19 AM
Good luck with the work.............

UTKoi
02-22-2010, 06:32 AM
I was going to do the same thing, but someone bought up all the 4" ball valves on the East Coast....simply amazing build. I am sure you are pleased with the way things turned out....

stephen
02-22-2010, 06:11 PM
I was going to do the same thing, but someone bought up all the 4" ball valves on the East Coast....simply amazing build. I am sure you are pleased with the way things turned out....


They are still sitting there too:D:

TheBlueFalcon
03-11-2010, 08:00 PM
:eek1::clap::bow::punk1:

I am new around here and I've only just found this thread. I have no words to describe what I have seen in the photos you have posted, or at least nothing that can be posted on a public forum anyway.

All I can say is, if I am ever anywhere near to where you live, can I please drop in and see it for real??

stephen
03-12-2010, 06:40 PM
:eek1::clap::bow::punk1:

I am new around here and I've only just found this thread. I have no words to describe what I have seen in the photos you have posted, or at least nothing that can be posted on a public forum anyway.

All I can say is, if I am ever anywhere near to where you live, can I please drop in and see it for real??

Sure you can. Just pm me a few days before you come:cool3:

TheBlueFalcon
03-13-2010, 05:51 AM
Sure you can. Just pm me a few days before you come:cool3:

That would be awesome, thanks. I have to say that I've only ever been out of the UK about 5 times in my life, also, the chance of me travelling anywhere in the next few years is slim to none. Where abouts are you anyway?

stephen
03-13-2010, 05:26 PM
That would be awesome, thanks. I have to say that I've only ever been out of the UK about 5 times in my life, also, the chance of me travelling anywhere in the next few years is slim to none. Where abouts are you anyway?

Northern Florida USA

Noahsnana
03-13-2010, 09:25 PM
I'm sure Mary can do it ;);):rolleyes::rolleyes:

Mary sealed all the holes in the big pond that the builder left leaking :yes:

stephen
05-11-2010, 05:44 PM
Mary sealed all the holes in the big pond that the builder left leaking :yes:

That may not be the correct word:rolleyes:

bridsys
09-03-2010, 07:08 AM
I have to say, "You inspired me".