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    Mitten,

    Thanks for the complement I wanted to do this one rite I have four fat mutt Koi(14" to 18") in an existing pond that is too small for them so they will go in first then I might get two more if I find the rite ones.



    Well got some grouting done today.
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    Well we acid washed the pond and built the roof for the filter pit.
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    I also made my spillway, I got a $10.00 piece of quartzite from the local stone company and cut it out
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    Ok a few more pictures, We got the slate and cap stone sealed and started getting the final grade in the yard also took down the tarp for good now that the extierior of the pond is done.
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    Stacey- Thanks for keeping up with the pics. Each of the steps looks great and you are maintaining your high standards as you finish.

    Question though about the waterfall. Did you start your sanitred inside there already? Was some other sealer used? I like the channel you built and I think it will produce a nice sheet for the fall, but from my outside observer position I am pointing out that the hidden resevoir will need to be waterproofed to prevent water seepage through the concrete block and mortar. Water within the walls would deteriorate the block, yes, slowly, but it would also pop the slates and crack the block if you had a freeze. You do have freezes, right?

    Do you have any worries about the steel rusting or is the angle iron that supports the cap across the falls made of something else like fiberglass? Sanitred would work on it too, if it's steel.

    Mickey the windowman

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitten
    Stacey- Question though about the waterfall. Did you start your sanitred inside there already? Was some other sealer used?
    Mickey the windowman

    Yes I used hydraulic cement to seal the inside of the channel, but the cap stones are removable above the chamber and I plan on sealing over that with Sani-tred when I get that far.

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    You did a great job. Very nice looking formal pond. I enjoying seeing DIY projects. Their is some really amazing projects done with love for these fishy. Only us koi lover understand the rest of the world think we are crazy.

    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by redhotkoi
    You did a great job. Very nice looking formal pond. I enjoying seeing DIY projects. Their is some really amazing projects done with love for these fishy. Only us koi lover understand the rest of the world think we are crazy.

    Andy
    Andy,

    Thanks, even those we are married to

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    Ok I got a little more done, I made the platform for the 100gal cone bottom tank that will be my moving bed filter, I still need to add four more angled supports under the tank wich will give me eight but you can get the idea
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    Got a little more done today I finished the support for my cone bottom tank, finished the grouting on the back of the pond and plumbed my TPR manifold.
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