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    Thread: Finished Pond Renovation

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      Completly Wonderful! Wow!

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      I was just wondering, when you stack big boulders, like the ones under the large spillway, as well as the retaining wall rocks, what you use to hold them in place?
      every yard needs ... no wait... has to have a pond

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      d.koi - The boulders are dry stacked with the bottom row being farthest from the wall and as you add rows you just set them closer and closer to the wall. Sometimes you have to add a rock or two behind to help support the next row. Once you get a boulder good and set it's not going anywhere. To get the dry stacked look on walls you lay the stone in layers and only add mortar to the back half of the stone as you go. We didn't use mortar for the stones in the waterfall because I always like to be able to change anything if need be. Stay away from round stones when dry stacking a wall. Hopefully that answered your question.

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      What a nice job you guys did, looks like you had some large boulders to move around , bet that was fun
      Love the way the water flowes over that flat area,looks like glass
      Best of luck with it , you worked hard for it

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      I was wondering about the gallonage on the waterfall. Wow!

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      Goes to show what a landscaper can do when he/she decides to build a proper koi pond. The two skill sets don't have to be mutually exclusive. Good job. Bet you can think of about 100 improvements for the next one.
      Disclaimer : I am no expert and anyone taking my advice might be as big a fool as I am.

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      So beautiful, this is the kind of water feature you see in Water Park!!!

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      That is f'n stunning!

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      Absolutely incredible. That is everybody's dream pond!
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      Quote Originally Posted by koiaddict View Post
      That is f'n stunning!
      and then some, Awesome!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Floyd View Post
      Goes to show what a landscaper can do when he/she decides to build a proper koi pond. The two skill sets don't have to be mutually exclusive. Good job. Bet you can think of about 100 improvements for the next one.
      You are right about the improvements. It would have been a much higher number if it weren't for all the help from people on this forum.
      Thanks for all your comments.

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      Last thing on the list was to install all plants around the ponds. I was able to find just the right Jap. maple for the waterfall. That could have taken a while since I can be quite a perfectionist. The filter pit contains 3 nexus 300, 6 dolphin AV50 air pumps, 3 performance pro pumps, and some wild plumbing. That is all for now. Gene has ordered some fish for us from Japan and those are do in within 3 weeks. WOW!!
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      Wow... very nice. Love the waterfalls.... Great job!
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      I'll add another WOW here too! Never would have thought from those first pictures the work of art that would be at the end!

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      Everything about this pond is just so beautiful!

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      WOW, that is AWESOME !!!

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      Somehow I missed the finish of this build, but, as everyone else said, WOW!!
      It is beautiful!!
      I read through the entire build...
      I was really interested in the "skimmer" effects of the top pond... but
      realized my 32" weir probably isn't comparable to this one!
      Daniel, you (and your helpers) did a wonderful piece of work!!
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      Thank you...it was a lot of fun to build. I was given freedom to design it any way I wanted. A once in a lifetime opportunity. I can't wait for spring to get here. It will be nice to see the plants sprout around the pond and watch the jap. maple leaf out.

      Daniel

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      Would be great to see some current shots of this beautiful pond build.

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