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Thread: How to keep the water in???????

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    Tosai
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    How to keep the water in???????

    I have a very large drainage ditch in my yard (approximately 60' x 90' x 4" deep) that I would love to make into a large pond. Does anyone know how I can cheaply and effectively keep water in? I have a small pond on my property - approximately 1200 gallons and I would love to eventually transfer my larger Koi, who have quickly outgrown the smaller pond, to the larger.

    Thank you

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    Simplist method would be a rubber liner. Do take into account the need for bottom drain and filtration. Don't go making a big stagnant pool full of (dying) fish. Also realise that if this is a sump of sorts you are lible to have problems with flooding when it rains and the pond overflowing.

    B.Scott

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    Tosai
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    Thanks much for the response B. Scott. I was hoping I would get a cheaper solution than the liner. Any idea how water is kept in 10 acre man-made ponds?

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    Clay.

    Lots of it.

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    Yep, they put in a foot of clay, compact it and also a set of stepped drains for adjusting the water level i.e. during the harvest

    B.Scott

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