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    Okay gang here it is. My first stab at a final layout for the infamous "POND" at my place. Even though I have tons of area in my side and back yards, my pond ended up in the front of my house due to some of the constaints in Kaneohe, where I live (There are leaves everywhere!) So with the limited space in front of our home this is what I came up with...along with the help of some FENG SHUI concepts, water flowing towards the front of our home will keep us prosperous. At least thats what I'm hoping for.

    Interested in any insights to the organization of my little project. From the front lanai, I look down towards the ocean, thats why I located the showers on the upper side of the property to flow towards the lower elevation of the property, this would allow me look at the pond, the koi and the view.

    Fire away! I got my kevlar vest on...And please NO HEAD SHOTS! See attached .gif file.
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    The picture is kinda small I can't read any of the writting. On a side note you pay my way to Hawaii and I will do all the digging and dirty work for you I will even bring my own shovel!

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    • #3

      Akai-san,
      Do you truely believe in Feng Shui or not ? In the spiritual world of trying to understand feng shui, if you've consulted someone in that, that will definately kick in, regardless ofwhether you believe or not. So, you are a believer.

      stan

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      • #4

        I saved the pic and then opened it in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer to get a good look. You will be the envy of Oahu Mr. Akai. What's with the "Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi". You don't plan to get a permit for this, do you?

        -steve

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        • #5

          Originally posted by bekko
          I saved the pic and then opened it in Windows Picture and Fax Viewer to get a good look. You will be the envy of Oahu Mr. Akai. What's with the "Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi". You don't plan to get a permit for this, do you?

          -steve
          Actually, yes I am. No matter what I build in this location will require a building permit. I had to design it to mimic a swimming pool and jacuzzi layout and with minimal digging (only 30 inches). In the event I wanted to sell our home, I will have the flexibility to convert my pond to a pool. Hearing all the horror stories of lessened property values because of a pond, I figured I'll incorporate a design to kill two birds with one stone. The City will see swimming pool, I will see koi pond. The building code requirements are the same.

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          • #6

            Originally posted by Tamus
            The picture is kinda small I can't read any of the writting. On a side note you pay my way to Hawaii and I will do all the digging and dirty work for you I will even bring my own shovel!
            Sorry Tamus, but there is a limit on the pixel size to post pics 800x600, I had to decrease. I work off of a 21 inch monitor and it pops up good for me. Sorry.

            No shovel needed, a good friends backhoe is only a few minutes away, and I only have to dig approximately 30"-36" to arrive at my 6 ft plus depth. Thanks for the offer.

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            • #7

              How big are the vortexes and how many gallons do you estimate for this thing?

              Is it really 10x30x6? That'll be very nice but I think you'll need to dig 48 inches, not 30...

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              • #8

                Originally posted by saratogatan
                Akai-san,
                Do you truely believe in Feng Shui or not ? In the spiritual world of trying to understand feng shui, if you've consulted someone in that, that will definately kick in, regardless ofwhether you believe or not. So, you are a believer.

                stan
                I believe in the concepts of balance and harmony. I have worked with Feng Shui consultants and have even practiced Feng Shui in my architectural design business. Some good concepts and also some ambiguous theories, but harmony is what well all seek...in all aspects of our lives...family, friends, work, play, money, etc.

                Even though I am no expert or master of Feng Shui, I designed my home incorporating some of the key Feng Shui concepts. Thats why it took me so long to appropriately locate my pond on the exterior of our home. All in all, I think this exercise work out well.

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                • #9

                  I know there are many non believers out there but I've done alot with feng Shui
                  in my home and it definetly works!
                  Dick Benbow

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                  • #10

                    Should the frog face toward the front entry?

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                    • #11

                      yeah i reckon if you believe ghost they are there for you, if you believe in feng shui it works.. its not like the designs suck anyway. its good ideas thats been thought about by man, implemented and mans been happy with it.
                      if the water runs towrd the front of your house wakes you up in the morning, the thought of it makes you zesty and gets you to go to work hard then youll be prosperous.
                      im not religious but good designs make for a happier more pleasant area.

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                      • #12

                        Originally posted by JasonS
                        How big are the vortexes and how many gallons do you estimate for this thing?

                        Is it really 10x30x6? That'll be very nice but I think you'll need to dig 48 inches, not 30...
                        Each vortex scales at 42 inches width. I could go with (4) 48 inches vortexes but I would probably loose my line-up of filters. Hey maybe I can go with (2) 48's and (2)42's...good idea...hope that would suffice 10,000+ gallons?

                        Because I have a 48" elevated deck, sides of the pond are 24 inches from the deck and the pond is situated on a slight inclined maybe I'll dig 36" max. unless I should go for 8' depth...

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                        • #13

                          akai san,

                          i strained the old eye and had a look at the drawing, no offence intended..it looks ok to me but ill bounce an idea around..

                          can someone tell me why there is a need for so many vortexes, as opposed to one big spa with no bubbles..im just not familiar with more than one vortex. please explain..
                          what about placing a big 2 inch screen in the base of the main tank that stops the fish from stirring that area up or blocking if dead..and it can capture soids in the bottom of that and you can tap it out daily from there to save the space and money and then use just one vortex on the outside. maybe use a 4 inch pipe with a little wastemover pump in it timed off to your garden and also a bootom tap for leaves..that would maybe keep any future prospective buyer of the property from wondering whats with the four spa baths.

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                          • #14

                            you might like to check out another drain system used at the florida fish barn i think by tom losardo, he used it with success on kilos and kilos of food going in daily and now i think hes going to koi casue our fisheries was asking our farms if we had broodfish for him.
                            if you cant find info i can read up more for you.

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                            • #15

                              Lorsoro is looking for baramundi broodstock.

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