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Old 02-01-2019, 09:45 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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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.

I have had koi for 10 years and they are great to watch. My pond is 10' x 20' x 3' deep. I have only lost 1 koi to a blue heron. I keep a blue heron decoy on the edge of the pond and move it every 5-7 days. The big key is to put up a triangular canopy ( get off line ) over a portion of your pond. I installed it with rebar drove in the ground and 1-1/4" pvc slid over it . At the top end of the pvc I installed an eye hook. The end of the canopy should have a nylon rope on it with a hook that will attach to the poles. The canopy will move up and down as the wind blows , thus scaring the herons away. It will also act as shade for you fish in the hot summer days. Has worked great for me. Canopy is approximately 6-1/2 feet above pond. If winds blows heavy unhook 2 places and roll up until wind stops. Good Luck
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That is a really good tip on the shade cloth and rolling it up in the wind!
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