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FNCPonds
06-30-2009, 08:36 PM
Well has been awhile since I have posted anything. I have been busy opening a retail store and getting ponds yet is still slow. How about you guys picking up any?

This is a project that took 4 1/2 days and turned out very nice.

15' Cascading waterfalls, 4 x 5 wetland falling into 2 - 20' x 20' ponds with at 9' canal connecting the two.

Hope you Like

Cole
www.FncPonds.com

capelawncare.com
06-30-2009, 08:39 PM
great looking pond~!

Mid-Ohio Scaper
07-02-2009, 07:58 PM
Looks great!

robtown
07-04-2009, 07:04 AM
looks nice.

With that size pond i would have made the water fall area bigger.

FNCPonds
07-06-2009, 12:48 PM
I went with what the customer was paying for and we made the waterfall and wetland just about right with at 10,000 gallon pump. It turned out really nice customer was very happy is all that matters.

Thanks for the reply's

tadpole
07-06-2009, 04:46 PM
Is the wetlands the only biological filtration that you have? That size may not be sufficient for both ponds if fish are to be added.

AztlanLC
07-06-2009, 09:11 PM
Tad what would be the proper filtration for a pond this size.
What would be a good balance of plants and fish?
Thanks I'm trying to learn as much as possible about ponds.

Tyler7692
07-07-2009, 11:00 PM
How do you get the water to flow over the rocks on the waterfall? I built a pond and the water likes to go under the rock.

Mid-Ohio Scaper
07-08-2009, 12:29 AM
How do you get the water to flow over the rocks on the waterfall? I built a pond and the water likes to go under the rock.

Is this a joke????:confused:

tadpole
07-08-2009, 03:16 AM
Tyler---Did you seal the rock with foam? Sounds not.

Aztlan---For ideal filtration I combine all three types: mechanical, biological and phyto.When you can combine the bio and phyto into one unit, such as a constructed wetlands, most of your water quality problems are solved. The ideal target size for a wetlands filter is 10% of the pond's surface area. FNC has 2 20 x 20 ponds = 800 sq/ft.
Wetlands filter should be 10% or 80 sq/ft. How many plants should you have? There is no formula as different plants have different rates of nutrient demand and uptake. You should have enough to keep the water crystal clear (no algae) without a UV. As to fish, if we are talking about goldfish (sarassa, comets shubunkins, etc.), ideal stocking levels would be one per 50 gallon of water, for Koi, one per 200-300 gallons of water. The ultimate size of the fish must be considered when stocking, not to mention that they will spawn and add to the initial pond population.

STL Ponds and Waterfalls
07-08-2009, 02:52 PM
As to fish, if we are talking about goldfish (sarassa, comets shubunkins, etc.), ideal stocking levels would be one per 50 gallon of water, for Koi, one per 200-300 gallons of water. The ultimate size of the fish must be considered when stocking, not to mention that they will spawn and add to the initial pond population.

1 koi per 200-300 gallons? Most of my ponds do well with 4-6 koi in our average 600 gal ponds. Considering the customer stays with that number. We just did a cleanout that had 14 12" koi in a 500 gal pond;)

tadpole
07-08-2009, 04:35 PM
STL-

I said IDEAL stocking levels. I don't have a customer that abides by these figures. My own pond is overstocked. These levels are promoted by the highly serious Koi collectors. I have read one expert promoting ONE (1) Koi per 500 gallons. Personally,I feel, if one is fairly religious about testing their Pond water, I feel that they can safely set their own levels. I must add that I have run across Ponds that remind me of overcrowded tenements. You know that can't be a healthy, happy environment for the fish!

FNCPonds
07-10-2009, 12:05 PM
Few more pics. Water is nice and clear

Mid-Ohio Scaper
07-10-2009, 12:54 PM
Man that's sharp!