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    Thread: 1000 gallon pond build

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      A surface skimmer is life changing if you can swing one- yes with separate feed back to your filtration areas. I plumbed mine from the start but never got around to finishing installing the niche skimmer for years and years. I'm still kicking myself but love how its changed my pond every single day.

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      I'll add you might also give thought what direction the wind blows in the space. I didn't give it any thought but lucked out and the wind breezes blow in the direction of my skimmer. Had I picked the other side of my kidney shaped pond, I'd have things collect in the wrong end. You can't always count on the waterfall flow pushing the surface towards the skimmer, or you may "point" the water features in a different direction.

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      So Ive moved along a little.
      I have not come up with a great solution to one of my sides which does have too much soil under it.
      I was planning to fill in with concrete as to prevent liner from going under walls.

      Any ideas?
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      Bottom drain pipe is in. I am using a rhino 1 So it slips in the elbow.
      Bottom drain to top of wood is @36 so i should have about 34 through out most of the pond

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      Looking good. Man looks like a lot of hard rock down there

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      Yes the plan was to dig down 6 inches and then do the bottom drain. I gave up and only did the bottom drain.
      Instead I just added another row of timber to get a 34 inch depth.

      I still need to add bottom drain flange and am going to use concrete to level and smooth things out.

      Is having a 2 inch flushing knife valve on a 4 inc bd going to be a problem??

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      Hello Koiphen I had this 2 valve laying around so I wanted to use for a flush valve.
      Anyone done this before on a 4 bd.
      Will I still be able to flush effectively??
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      Shouldn't be an issue, I have seen people use 4" bd and then convert to 2" to pump.. flushing would be a little slower..

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      Quote Originally Posted by Rhern View Post
      Hello Koiphen I had this 2” valve laying around so I wanted to use for a flush valve.
      Anyone done this before on a 4” bd.
      Will I still be able to flush effectively??
      How close is it to pond level?
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      About 24” below surface level

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      Quote Originally Posted by Rhern View Post
      About 24” below surface level
      That should work fine.

      Another thing to think about when using a knife valve to waste is they often times will develop a leak. You might
      devise a safety net like a plug or a way to raise it to pond level to prevent a catastrophe.
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      Guess this will work for extra protection.
      Is a ball valve better?

      Ive noticed ball valve tend to get hard to open?
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      That should work fine. I've got one and the center bolt rusts and it takes
      some work to turn the wing nut, but a little WD40 and a good set of pliers work good.

      Good ball valves in 2" size aren't too expensive or hard to find. I've had these for years
      and are still easy to turn and haven't leaked:

      https://www.lowes.com/pd/AMERICAN-VA...lve/1000339525

      Once you get to 3" or 4", good quality ball valves that will stay easy to turn are more expensive and
      not available at most local hardware stores.

      If you've already glued the knife valve I'd just get the plug to be safe and leave it.
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      Will do.

      I am waiting for bottom drain and liner in the mail so there not much for me to do but wait now.

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      Still waiting for bd and returns so I decided to work on the outside for now.
      Simple wood pond. Am hoping the koi will pop in the subtleness of the pond.
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      Wow what a great job how much were the 6x6 each?

      Are you thinking about a pergola over the pond at a later date? I see some sun shade up.

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      Wood was the most expensive about $500 in wood $100 bolts. 6x6x12 @$32 an 6x6x8 @ $21.

      I don’t know why but I like wood!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Rhern View Post
      Wood was the most expensive about $500 in wood $100 bolts. 6x6x12 @$32 an 6x6x8 @ $21.

      I don’t know why but I like wood!
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      Wood is not as permanent or long lasting like cement or cinderblocks builds.

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      I ’ve been meaning to ask!
      On a pond this size 1900 gallons 30” deep how many cfm or liter per minute of air should I have I need to order a new pump but do not want to over do it??
      Thank for any input

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      I am in Miami do it does get hot and I have a 5 foot beam of sun That moves across pond from 1:00 -5:00

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