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    Thread: New concrete pond installation 5000 gallons with RDF and bead filter.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tf104 View Post
      This does look very nice, the curved walls really look good
      yes he did his pond the same way. come spring im next in line. I also like the clean look and after the epoxy coat it actually looks really cool. He can make it any shape you want also and a nice guy to boot.

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      Quote Originally Posted by A1Koi View Post
      Despite the rain we could have had this pond dug and poured in 3-4 days.
      Now we maintain moisture in and around the pond, we will wait 1-2 weeks for the concrete to cure then treat with muriatic acid and seal with epoxy.
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      Great you are letting the concrete cure also. Some builders skip this step and just waterproof or use paint the next day. Anyone that knows concrete will frown on that.

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      This is exactly the shape what I plan for the mini tamasaba pond with Vietnamese style waterfall
      Great looking shape
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      I really like the jets on the bottom sides to help keep the bottom clean.

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      Wow, I just noticed this build thread...very impressive. I'll be following with interest!

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      Why are you using an epoxy to seal the pond when the Xypex is already in the concrete?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Zac Penn View Post
      Why are you using an epoxy to seal the pond when the Xypex is already in the concrete?
      We are using epoxy to keep the surface as smooth as possible and a preventative for water marks.

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      Pond is sealed.
      Low voltage LED underwater lights installed (complimentary)
      Plumbing/filtration installed.
      Potassium permanganate added to start nitrifying cycle.




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      Solid built pond

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      Cute little orangy Perihas
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      Quote Originally Posted by OCkoiFan View Post
      Cute little orangy Perihas
      The Pond is running on 356 watts.

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      not bad for such a big pond

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      Total damage ? $$$

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      Quote Originally Posted by A1Koi View Post
      Potassium permanganate added to start nitrifying cycle.
      Out of curiosity, how does PP start the nitrifying cycle?

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      Quote Originally Posted by rizzag View Post
      Out of curiosity, how does PP start the nitrifying cycle?
      It is a oxidizer used to prime plastic material
      In this case epoxy sealer.
      Also gets rid of many heavy metals in water that do not promote bacteria growth in ponds this in-turn starts a healthy cycle of bacteria to grow without fluctuations or (new pond syndrome).
      The pond is 3 months in and blanketed with a thin layer of algae on the walls that fish can thrive off.

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