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    This time of year always brings on a serious case of Koi pond and watergarden envy ⛩️ 🏞️ ⛩️
    But where I live now does not lend itself to building a big beautiful pond.

    Rumor has it forum members have made all manner of Koi ponds and outdoor water garden features.

    Let's see what you've done!


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    OK that hit the spot 😁💚

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    Are the wires to keep cats out?

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    Just reading your Koiphen post - - to keep otters out!! 😮😮

    Talk about unexpected downsides of living in Paradise 😕
     
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    I’ve had various ponds at different houses, but at my current (and final) home I created this 2500g pond out of a custom built, powder coated aluminum tank, due to space constraints. It is essentially like a giant outdoor aquarium, with 15 koi and 3 large goldfish.
    It is my pride and joy!
    That is awesome! Beautiful koi. Once I finish school and move out of my parents house I want to build something big like this to house koi.
     
    I have a small pond I built for my 17 year old red eared slider turtles. They were gifted to me when I was 5 and to my families surprise I still have them. I added goldfish a year ago that I've really enjoyed. I've slowly been adding more plants around the pond. It's been a big distraction from my studies lol. Screenshot_20240622_184126_Gallery.jpg
    Here's the stream I added this year.
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    It's gotten a bit of algae on the rocks but I'm gonna be adding a lot of snails to help with it. I also noticed tadpoles recently which is exciting!

    Feeding the turtles and golfish
     
    Wow I’m jealous! I had sliders when I was in high school/college but my knowledge isn’t what it is now. I had a female that LOVED to escape her 55 gallon home with a basking area i custom built above the tank. I’d have to search for her in my basement from time to time because she’d always find a way to escape the tank!

    What a great pond thanks for sharing!
     
    Wow I’m jealous! I had sliders when I was in high school/college but my knowledge isn’t what it is now. I had a female that LOVED to escape her 55 gallon home with a basking area i custom built above the tank. I’d have to search for her in my basement from time to time because she’d always find a way to escape the tank!

    What a great pond thanks for sharing!
    Thanks! Luckily mine havent tried leaving, but one of my turtles just loves coming to the door asking for food if I miss one day of feeding. 20240417_140255.jpg
     
    Haha, I am not sure she just showed up by our house one day and stayed. I've been wondering what she's mixed with because she's much smaller than other huskies.
     
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