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Thread: Lost all of my koi due to pond liner.

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    Tosai
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    Lost all of my koi due to pond liner.

    well i was at work pulling a 48 hour shift and my wife calls me to let me in on the bad news..

    I come home to this.




    The liner developed a small hole in it and floated.. only the four 27 cent comets made it.. cant kill those things.. Atleast i can keep them so my bio filter will stay up a little. I made a temp rubbermaid tub pond for them. Time to build a above ground bigger pond with a good liner not a lowes.

    i had some of those fish for about 2 years. im pretty screwed
    800 gallon pond
    handful of koi
    I need some help

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    Oyagoi
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    hard to believe a small jole in liner was able to do all of this.would have thought it would seep into ground instead of lifting all the liner up.
    do not think a heavy liner will solve this issue even a heavier liner can get a small hole in it.
    so just hard to believe that the water just went under all the liner without seeping away course i am sitting at a chair instead of seeing in person

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    Sansai redman's Avatar
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    Oh man that stinks! Any idea what caused the hole?

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    Daihonmei PapaBear's Avatar
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    Not the first time this has happened. Liners need protection from tree roots, rodents, etc... to prevent puncture from behind. If your soil is dense clay it will swell and hold water behind the liner easily, and in spring the soil is more likely to be well saturated due to seasonal rains.
    Sorry things went this way, but you can start over and life will go on.

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    Tategoi bobbysuzanna's Avatar
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    So sorry for your loss. Best wishes on the pond redo and new koi.

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    Nisai
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    Sorry for your loss.

    I think I would try and do away with the 48 hour shifts!

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    Tosai
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    Quote Originally Posted by RocketSurgeon View Post
    Sorry for your loss.

    I think I would try and do away with the 48 hour shifts!

    lol i go for 96 straight sometimes bro.

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    Tosai
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    started new pond build is in construction section

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    Oyagoi
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    Bummer on losing the fish. Hope the new pond will be a proper one made of gunite and plaster. Although I have seen one or two liner ponds that seemed to work OK, most of them have many severe problems.

    I will not build a liner pond for a customer and will no longer spend time trying to fix, service, repair, plug, detoxify, clean, de-sludge, or otherwise try and make a liner pond fit for koi keeping.

    Long shift, but heck, at least you have a job. Lots of folks don't.

    Good luck on the rebuild. Remember these things.....Gunite and plaster are proper materials for a koi pond. Make it longer, wider and especially deeper than you originally planned. A koi pond should be an absolute minimum of 42 inches deep, and 60 inches is a lot better.

    Brett
    Brett

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    Tosai
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishbreeder View Post
    Bummer on losing the fish. Hope the new pond will be a proper one made of gunite and plaster. Although I have seen one or two liner ponds that seemed to work OK, most of them have many severe problems.

    I will not build a liner pond for a customer and will no longer spend time trying to fix, service, repair, plug, detoxify, clean, de-sludge, or otherwise try and make a liner pond fit for koi keeping.

    Long shift, but heck, at least you have a job. Lots of folks don't.

    Good luck on the rebuild. Remember these things.....Gunite and plaster are proper materials for a koi pond. Make it longer, wider and especially deeper than you originally planned. A koi pond should be an absolute minimum of 42 inches deep, and 60 inches is a lot better.

    Brett

    Well, thanks for the insight. I plan on doing a cinderblock and mortar wall pond later. We are going to build a new house in the next year so I am making a movable structure for my pond right now and later it will be a quarantine tank when im at the new house.

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