Home | About Us | Contact Us


Koi Forum - Koi-Bito Magazine straight from Japan
Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345
Results 41 to 44 of 44

Thread: R/G installer Mike Garcia ready to build his first Koi Pond

  1. #41
    Tosai
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Redondo Beach, California
    Posts
    31

    Next move

    My next move is to measure my current landmass to determine how big I should make it. If I can figure out how o post a photo of my current water garden, I will post that as well. I rained all day today and we expect more tomorrow. I will do the measurements sometime this week-end. I'm thinking of perhaps having a Koi Pond next to a small water garden (for plants, since I am a landscaper. Thanks for your patience. There is a Koi place in Gardena (near me) called "Asahi Koi". Does anybody know their history?

  2. #42
    Honmei
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    2,744
    Yes Mike. Most folks know Asahi....Henry Nakamura. Its the oldest Koi business in the US. Henry's father, Mits, started it.

    Ask Henry to show yoiu picture of the ponds they build.

    Steve
    The views presented are my personal views and not that of any organization that I may belong to unless otherwise specified. [email protected]
    CKHPA

  3. #43
    Daihonmei PapaBear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Davenport, Oklahoma
    Posts
    6,726
    Quote Originally Posted by schildkoi View Post
    Yes Mike. Most folks know Asahi....Henry Nakamura. Its the oldest Koi business in the US. Henry's father, Mits, started it.

    Ask Henry to show yoiu picture of the ponds they build.

    Steve
    Damn... It must really SUCK to live so close to them
    Yeah, that could be a pretty good place to start...

  4. #44
    MCA
    MCA is offline
    Honmei MCA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    2,574
    Mike,

    You need to check if a pond over x depth or x gallons is under swimming pool regulations where the pond will be built. Neither you nor the owner will want a surprize from the local authorities. Since koi ponds are usually in the 4-8' deep range, you might have soil conditions (or local regulations) that will force you to use a concrete floor with block walls, gunite or shotcrete, or concrete floor with poured concrete walls. If you have to do poured concrete, at least you can put additives in the concrete to help with water proofing.

    You can increase the deep, and reduce the excavation by doing a semiraised koi pond. It is very nice to have a pond wall that is 18"-24" above grade. It gives you a nice place to sit and feed the fish. It also helps keep our windblown debris, small kids, and other pets.
    Koi keeping is not a belief system; it is applied science with a touch of artistry.

Page 5 of 5 FirstFirst ... 345

Similar Threads

  1. My dream koi pond build
    By kntry in forum Pond Construction
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 11-20-2014, 03:40 PM
  2. A not so conventional Koi Pond Build
    By Tora Bora in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 10-29-2014, 11:00 PM
  3. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 10-11-2009, 11:21 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-26-2007, 07:34 PM
  5. Would you have a landscaper build your koi pond?
    By aquitori in forum Main Forum
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 05-01-2006, 01:27 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Articles - Sitemap - FAQs and Rules

KB Footer Graphic
Straight from Japan... For the serious hobbyist!
All content and images copyright of: Koi-bito.com