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Thread: pond sharpe for koi hobbyist?

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    pond sharpe for koi hobbyist?

    if you have a chance to build a new pond or re-do your pond, what type of pond shape you will pick? And why?

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    shape?

    I think conventional shapes such as oval and rectangular are more popular due to limited yard space and probably more easy to build. if space is not limited, customize shapes would nice to have.

    Quote Originally Posted by dinh
    if you have a chance to build a new pond or re-do your pond, what type of pond sharpe you will pick? And why?

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    I would choose a rectangular w/ rounded corners/bottoms. The ratio of depth:length:width would be 1:2:3. Ideally, I would want it to be 6'd x 12'l x 24'w.

    I like it because it would hold the maximum water for the allowed space (you could always go deeper). Those dimensions would keep the plumbing fairly simple. You would only need two bottom drains and one skimmer. No need to reversable TPRs since the current flows in both directions.

    Here is something I drew up a while ago. This show a basic semi-raised pond layout.

    -Dan




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    Shape....nothing with sharp corners..everything else is ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke frisbee
    Shape....nothing with sharp corners..everything else is ok
    aha, yup, meant shape ;-))

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    My reply was not due to the "r' in Sharpe.
    I firmly believe that any shape is ok as long as it does not have sharp corners...
    Some sizes may not work with some shapes however.

    And rectangular ponds are best done with the length being a multiple of the width. an aesthetic architects are aware

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    Hi Dinh

    I prefer long ponds instead of 12ft ie 4m I would rather 3m wide and length to be in the range of 9 maybe even 10m. A nice long stretch is more important for the body. Also when you want to catch a koi if you have 3m wide it will be much easier than 4m wide.

    tewa

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    agreed. round corners look nice nicer but... just curious what's drawback of sharp corners? tia!

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Nguyen
    agreed. round corners look nice nicer but... just curious what's drawback of sharp corners? tia!

    Steve
    impact water circulation......

    --Dinh

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    Question

    What about an approximate "L" shape of equal length in both legs, with massive water fall/return right at the bend?

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