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Koi Pond

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Name: Koi Pond

Size/Category 200-Gallon Freshwater

Type: Other

Shape: Custom

List of Fish:
15 - Goldfish

Lighting: Natural sunlight

Filtration: Custom. Water gets sucked out of the pond and send to a canister filter, then through a hose up to the top of the creek and flows down into the pond again.

Invertebrates: Natural snails

Other Accessories: We put plants in the pond in the summer.

20-Mosquito Fish

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just stopping in to see how things are going with you the weather is getting warmer here in massachusetts can't wait till my fish go back outdoors my pond is taking shape little by little. because of the pond is going to be in the sun all day now we have to buy a new UV light to get rid of the green water. left you a vote.

Come visit me, koi person.

04/23/2008 08:22.41 AM Report This Comment
I just posted a few more pictures of the crew - come see them when you get a chance!!

Come visit me, ChickenCoop ~ I'm Back!.

04/17/2008 04:54.58 PM Report This Comment
spring is just around the corner so the koi will be happy soon just stopping in to say hi and leave you a vote

Come visit me, koi person.

04/16/2008 03:15.26 PM Report This Comment
Thanks so much for your help!! Here's a vote!

Come visit me, ChickenCoop ~ I'm Back!.

04/14/2008 11:05.12 AM Report This Comment
Nice pond!! I would like to make a very small outdoor "pond" thing - only in a small galvanized bucket-thingy. I know it sounds strange but we have the perfect place for it and I really think it would look nice. :) Do you ever have problems with stray cats and other animals getting the fish? We have stray cats, raccoons, etc., that I'm afraid will bother them. Here's a vote for you!!

Come visit me, ChickenCoop ~ I'm Back!.

04/12/2008 08:48.50 AM Report This Comment
nice pond

Come visit me, planter35.

03/29/2008 05:51.11 PM Report This Comment
gave you a vote!! love your pond!!!gonna have one of my own one day!!!

Come visit me, plecolover77.

03/28/2008 05:43.33 PM Report This Comment
just stopping in to leave you a vote

Come visit me, koi person.

03/26/2008 08:35.18 AM Report This Comment
Hi! I was in fact, supposed to ask you if you came across African Rock Pythons before and I’m glad to hear you all have. They are supposedly an aggressive species and I can attest to that, however the specimens used in the show were pretty tame and calm. I have some other pictures like those of the snakes they had at the reptile center, which hosts the show, maybe I will post them sometime. Today is a very warm day, it isn’t going to rain, not a cloud in sight. I’ve heard about the roads being slick, hectic! You best take care out there. Glad that you like the pictures. The tigers are a breeding pair for the conservancy. Although the tiger is not native to Africa, they are being bred at this facility to replenish dwindling numbers in the wild. The Bengal and South China tigers are two such species that are bred there. They have a better chance in South Africa, as the terrain caters for both open fields with tall grass and wooded areas for them to take cover. Poaching is punished severely in South Africa, to the extent that rangers have the right to shoot poachers if the animal’s life is threatened. They do not stand a chance back in Asia, so at least this way they will survive. Got to go, bye for now! Stokes

Come visit me, Stokes' African Rift Valley Setup & Stoke's Discus Setup.

03/26/2008 01:44.29 AM Report This Comment
Greetings from South Africa!
Hi! Good to know the piranha is doing well! That’s a naughty piranha you have there! You guys feed him enough? Maybe he wants more food? Can’t say I know much about them, piranhas are not for sale here. I love huskies! They are such lovely looking creatures. Imagine, watching a real sled race with dogs and snow and sleds, my God! Sounds like great fun! Way cool in the ice carving! I enjoyed all the pictures. Buddy looks like such a cuddly doggy! Has he got husky blood? He sure looks it! Your herpes are all winners too! You have a water dragon! I’m lank impressed! And I finally got to see what you look like close up. So now I can put a face to the name. Very beautiful ceremony, everything looks like it went well. Your husband looks like a good man. He has a gentleman’s look about him. I haven’t looked at all your photos, but I intend to sometime. I really must sign up for that, its great having your photo’s online to share with friends.
This weekend I will be busy at my cousins wedding. Its going to be three days of lots to eat, drink and be merry! I got to go, but I’ll chat to you soon. Have a lovely weekend! Cheers! Stokes

Come visit me, Stokes' African Rift Valley Setup & Stoke's Discus Setup.

03/14/2008 06:59.18 AM Report This Comment
Hi! How goes it with you, my Alaskan friend? Here it’s hot with probably some rain in the afternoon. I just hope it rains long after I leave work, as I have a couple of things to do after work. I must pick up my grey rat snakes tank today. They messed up with the glass and had to refit new pieces. Anyway, I’ve been told its not a standard size and therefore the hassle. But I’m glad to get it back. She hasn’t been eating for the time she is sharing the Taiwanese beauty’s tank. The Taiwanese is not shy, she couldn’t care so long as she is eating, all is well. Yes, tourists bring in the money and everyone wants to climb the band wagon. Here too the rates at holiday towns are raised during peak seasons. Entrance fees, accommodation, food, transportation, hell everything. So I tend to take my holiday off season like in March or October/November. The weather is great in that its not hot like the midsummer time when its peak. The crowds and queues are too much for me. I also feel terribly uncomfortable in cities, but that’s because where I hail from we have lots of space, wide open places to roam and not much traffic, very little activity around my parts. Its great terrain for bundu-bashing on an off-road bike or quad biking. Also horse riding, road running and mountain biking though technically we don’t have mountains near us. We too are battling with prices. I only wonder how people that are on the breadline are getting on, we have masses of poor, disadvantaged people that cannot afford forking out more money for paraffin for heating, lighting and diesel for transport. All the modes of transport will pick up their prices, so prices of most commodities will rise. I’m surprised to hear that the concept of a hydrogen powered car was shelved because some swine at the top decided that it would hurt business. But that is exactly what they need to make these days, owing to the negative effect of the carbon emissions and the dependence on fossil fuels. I suppose the rich Arab sheiks are also to be blamed. They make up the bulk of OPEC and they can do something to bring the price down, but they need a new fleet of luxury cars, so I guess we will have to pay for it. Here water is cheap and its very clean. We drink from the tap and I fill my tanks with our water. Its medium hard and slightly alkaline, which makes it good for conditioning to the desired range of parameters. New Yorkers are impatient and rude when they lose it. They must learn to relax. Especially on holiday, you shouldn’t be all wound up. I’m more comfortable in a range between 80-88 F. You would not like it much here then. It is mostly warm and the sun is hot, it attacks your skin between 11:00 – 16:00. My African tank’s heater is still off and the water is a constant 28C. Anyways, got to go now. Have a lovely weekend. Bye.

Come visit me, Stokes' African Rift Valley Setup & Stoke's Discus Setup.

03/07/2008 04:57.40 AM Report This Comment
Balloon Fantasy here
Stopping by to see how your doing and give you a vote.See ya later

shannon, Temple, PA.

03/04/2008 05:30.06 PM Report This Comment
just stopping by with a vote for you

Come visit me, koi person.

02/20/2008 10:22.22 AM Report This Comment
Hi! I watched a documentary program on TV about life in Alaska. In winter there is little to eat and the wolves were chowing down on any dying moose and elk and such. Sounds like the monkeys and baboon troops that sometimes terrorize the domesticated animals here. Dogs especially are attacked by baboons who routinely kill them. Perhaps its there resemblance to wild dogs and hyenas, perhaps its just menace? Like I was saying wolves scare me and so do bears. I guess a bear is worse than a lion, cos its so big and it could hurt one horribly. Lions can be deterred with stones thrown at them, believe it or not. . Never did that myself, but I have seen rangers in the parks use it to get them to back off. Hyena can sometimes be fooled into thinking that you are much bigger and stronger if you raise your hands and wail like a mad man. Leopard are not easily deterred an put up a hell of a fight. Needless to say running doesn’t help. Some time back we visited the Abe Bailey Nature Reserve. We got caught between buffalo. The ranger asked us to pick some buffalo crap up and rub it all over us. Scared as hell we did what he said and it worked! We were able to make our way without being detected.The salmon run must make bears very excited, so I’ve seen. Poor fish have to swim upstream and get chowed by bears, and all in the name of procreation. The lengths some creatures got to go to, to get laid ;-D I’ve only ever seen polar bears at the zoo and they didn’t seem happy. It was blazing hot, maybe 32 degrees Celsius and these bears were restless. They are huge and I don’t think that anyone could fight or scare them off. I’ve seen that they will soon be extinct if global warming still goes on the way it is. Sad that they must swim so far to catch seals and other prey. I’ve also been big into animals and I would have loved to have studied vet science myself. I was thinking og coming to Canada to study at the university of Guelph. But I couldn’t get funding, so I thought I would apply at the University of Pretoria. However the curriculum was in Afrikaans and I wasn’t comfortable studying it in that language, though I speak it fluently, studying in another language other than my mother tongue Engels would not have been the same. So I studied Chemistry, Physics, Archaeology and eventually found Computer Science appealing. But in retrospect I think its better that way, as I do what I do for my animals for fun and enjoyment. Doing that for a job may not be fun, but I do believe I would have saved many animals. Too late for regrets. If you would like to I reckon go for it. Here too reptiles suffer because vets haven’t been exposed to them while studying. One must rely on the Snakes Board for guidance with regard to reptile sickness. A vote for you too! Take care! Cheers! Stokes

Come visit me, Stokes' African Rift Valley Setup & Stoke's Discus Setup.

02/18/2008 07:16.39 AM Report This Comment
Neat pond dude!
Hi, me again! Just had to take a peep at your pond too!Another vote for you. Looks like you have a neat place. How's the pond in winter? Do you keep them indoors in winter? Cheers mate! Stokes

Come visit me, Stokes' African Rift Valley Setup & Stoke's Discus Setup.

02/14/2008 01:40.18 AM Report This Comment
Fancies in Ponds
Well, it depends on what kinds of fancies you're keeping in ponds, and when. I've heard that Fancies like Fantails, Ryukins and even Orandas can be kept in a pond with the right conditions. Just take them out in the winter time when it gets cold.

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01/30/2008 12:28.44 PM Report This Comment
Nice Pond!
Very nice pond and a great choice of fish! I am a goldfish keeper, but I know much about koi as well! Stop by sometime. Heres a vote.

Come visit me, Bubbleboy.

01/29/2008 05:28.44 PM Report This Comment
I love koi and goldfish! What part of alaska are you from. I'm from palmer alaska (the valley). Come look at my fish!

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01/28/2008 08:57.06 PM Report This Comment
just stopping by my 45 gallaon tank not to hard to maintain my outdoor pond will be my hardest thing yet the dimensions are 26'x35'x4' deep on average with a large waterfall the winters here towards Cape Cod aren't to bad all I have for my 20" koi is a hole in the ground I have a 1000 gal pond in my basement for them to stay in for a while I have 4 other fish tanks set up also soon I will show them. a vote for you

Come visit me, koi person.

01/25/2008 04:30.52 AM Report This Comment
for stopping by. I'm glad you like our pond. It took a few months to get it looking this way. We dug the pond ourselves and bought a liner to go in it. And we built the waterfalls with local rock which we picked up ourselves and some of the plants are local too. So the cost was not too bad. It just took a lot of work. I'm sure it gets too cold up in AK to keep a pond in the winter. Our pond is currently iced over but most of the fish are usually fine in the spring having gone through semi hibernation. Your little pond loods nice too. Here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

01/24/2008 10:58.07 PM Report This Comment
Hi from Son's Betta
Thanks for the Congrats.Heres another vote for you to.See ya.

shannon, Temple, PA.

01/23/2008 11:55.19 AM Report This Comment
can't wait to get mine finished vote for you

Come visit me, koi person.

01/22/2008 05:04.13 PM Report This Comment
our frost line here is 18 inches and my pond is 4 feet deep well enough for a cold snap and usually my pond doesnt freeze over in the winter with a floating pond de-icer, and my fish stay in the pond all year long and hibernate for the cold months and actually i let the pump run all year long as well, but i could understand why you would remove the fish in that they would become fishsickles, heres a vote my friend..><}}}">

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01/16/2008 07:38.14 PM Report This Comment
Hi from Son's Betta
Hello.I'm new here.Just joined today.Hope we can be friends.Very cool looking pond.Heres a vote fo you.See ya.

shannon, Temple, PA.

01/13/2008 10:11.22 AM Report This Comment
Ponds are fun! Have a vote.

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01/13/2008 07:38.37 AM Report This Comment
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