After Many upon MANY hours of reading this forum I think I finally have figured it out! I will post this one thread of my whole construction progress of building my 10,000 to maybe 12,000 gallon pond. I will post pictures as I move forward in my build. So far I have changed my mind probably 10 different times on how exactly I want to do this. OH and realized this is going to cost a LOT more than first expected!!!!
I have got TONS of advice from MANY of you great hobbiest!!! I want to thank ALL of you for your MANY replies to my questions and ideas!!!
with that being said... so far I have a HUGE hole dug I have laid over 300 cinder blocks and retaining wall bricks. I have purchased 2 S/C tanks one is a horizontal 225 gallon... the other is a 200 gallon vertical. I'm planning to have a waterfall, a bakki shower, possibly 4 or 5 settling chambers 2 per bottom drain and one for my (two) skimmers. I plan to have TPR's and a winter bypass to turn off bakki and waterfall for the COLD winters I have here in Utah.
I will now post all pictures I have thus far from start to finish. I should of took more pictures of before I even started the project. Oh and sorry for the louzy pics... its from my POS phone, until I can aford a REAL camera
Please feel free to let me know of any Idea's or changes you would make if you see ANYTHING!!!!! I love constructive critisim! especially when I'm spending SO MUCH MONEY AND TIME on a project that I have NEVER attempted to do before.
I will keep this thread going through the rest of the build. Please check on it when it's up top of the list again? I may have 100's of more questions and you guys and gals are all EXPERTS as I see it! And I love your advice and help!!!!!!
Thank You all once again! you guys are the best!!!!