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Old 02-01-2019, 10:45 AM   #1
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New 8x11 Pond.

Hi, was looking for some advice on building my first pond. Iíve done a lot of research and I think Iíve settled on the 8 x 11 DIY MicroPond kit from aquascape sold through BigAls. Link below. It will be 7x 10 with a 5-6ft stream. My one question is it comes with the Aquascape 2000 pump, wondering if this is enough for what I will want to do? Any other tips or tricks?

https://www.bigalspets.com/ca/aquascape-micropond-kits.html?sku=34807

On a side note anyone on here order from Pets and Ponds? Link below as well. Looks a tad strange to me.

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How deep is it and are you planning on winterizing it or keeping the fish indoors during the winter?
It has to be a minimum if 6ft to winterize from what I hear.
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Not planning to over winter the pond. Will only be 2 ft deep.
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Sounds good, what are you planning on keeping? Also watch out for herons and other fish eating birds,I've heard horror stories from people with ponds of their fish mysteriously disappearing.
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petsandponds is 100% wonderful to deal with. Jason is a great guy, if you have any questions he is super helpful. Prices are good, shipping is fast and efficient, ordering is a breeze. 110% i recommend pets and ponds.
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Throw a couple of trough heaters in the bottom of the pond over winter. If you keep koi or large goldfish they will survive over winter.
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How deep is it and are you planning on winterizing it or keeping the fish indoors during the winter?
It has to be a minimum if 6ft to winterize from what I hear.
It depends on your area and how cold it gets over winter. Most places all you need is 3 feet of water and it won't entirely freeze.
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Sounds like a fun project.

Predators eating fish. Raccoons, and Herons as mentioned will gobble up the tasty fish.
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