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    Nisai
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    and the planning begins!

    I am selling my house and moving on to build a new house. When we do I will be putting in a pool and koi pond in the backyard. Pond takes priority lol. So I live in south east texas and we have alot of rain but these pictures are what Im thinking of doing. I want to have a square-concrete-ground level pond with 1 bottom drain(with air) coming into the filter system. pump>filter(eazypod? nexus?)>uv light.
    So with a set up like this I would need some way to skim the water? what is a good filter to use now adays? all I have is old gravel and ribbon filters at my pond now. and has anyone ever tried a set up like this before with success?(please note pictures) Thanks! the house is up for sale right now and as soon as it sells the real work begins. Ill take plenty of pictures and updates!and the planning begins!-20-1-.jpgand the planning begins!-18_000-1-.jpgand the planning begins!-3-1-.jpgand the planning begins!-6-1-.jpg

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    Nisai
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    well Ive made 2 post in the last week and had zero replies to both. there a large koi convention I dont know about or did this place go dead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hulsey View Post
    So with a set up like this I would need some way to skim the water?
    Yes, I would install some kind of surface skimmer.

    A swimming pool skimmer with a weir and leaf basket would work.

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    Nisai
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricshaw View Post
    Yes, I would install some kind of surface skimmer.

    A swimming pool skimmer with a weir and leaf basket would work.
    ok so these are my first ideas/ drawings. The box built against the pond wall would be the dry filter pump area that I would access using the hatch. The second box over to the side is another idea to make the same dry box but have a first filter built that would work as a skimmer, with sock type strainers. I would need to work this idea out further. I have a local koi guy that hates pool skimmers since food gets trapped in there and the koi follow. He said he has lost two like that. another option would be a floating pipe type suction but I have no idea how to find somthing like that to retro fit into the pond. ideas?
    and the planning begins!-img_0179.jpg

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    Fry
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    Good Luck in your koi Pond... If you like to check some cool koi's, Check some here: koi for sale

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