Our new 5000 gallon pond.

Blakewater

Dovii
MFK Member
Apr 27, 2018
359
568
105
24
Bautiful! Wrong section to post it in though haha. Will be shooting for one of these in the next 5 or 6 years myself
 
  • Like
Reactions: Iamfish

fishhead0103666

Redtail Catfish
MFK Member
May 14, 2018
4,084
3,630
154
Hey, you did it, and you'll get the hang of knowing where to put things soon enough. I've reported it and asked for the mods to move it for you.
 
  • Like
Reactions: dr exum

krichardson

Bronze Tier VIP
MFK Member
Jun 19, 2006
25,770
10,776
480
Datnoid Island
Impressive!..can you give us some details on the construction of the pond?
 

fishhead0103666

Redtail Catfish
MFK Member
May 14, 2018
4,084
3,630
154
Old dumb guy question, nah, it wasn't a stupid question. This site can be a bit tricky for people to use and make heads or tails of it so there's nothing wrong with not being sure.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Magnus_Bane

BIG FISH BOB

Exodon
Original poster
MFK Member
Feb 17, 2019
44
97
26
53
The pond is 10'x14'x5'. We first tried with cinder block filled with concrete and rebar. When we filled it you could see the wall bow out. Leaked everywhere .... so we took that down and then dug down 2 feet and have 3 feet above ground. We used poured concrete with 8" thick walls. We coated the walls with pond sealant, so the concrete would mess up the Ph. We have a GC Tek pond filter that is rated for 17000 gallons. With the thought that there's never TOO Much filtration. We also have a second pump and a large air pump to move LOTS of water. I like a lot of flow in the tank. We did put in a 4 ft. window in the side so you can get that "Tank view" . LOTS of work.... but worth it...... although my wife might kill me in my sleep.
 
zoomed.com
hikariusa.com
aqaimports.com
Store