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Robyn's 1800 Gallon Pond
My 1800 gallon pond on 5/27/01.
Web Site: http://www.fishpondinfo.com
Pond Volume: 1800 Gallons
Pond Dimensions: 10'1" x 5' at slope of 6-10" deep + 10'1" x 4' at slope of 15-20" deep + 10'1" x
1.5' at slope of 19- 26" deep + 10'1" x 4.75' at slope of 25-27" deep + exit basin of 32" x 3' x 4"
deep + waterfall basin of 3.5' x 3' x 5" deep + small waterfall pond and volume totally maybe 10
gallons more. Thus, the main basin of the pond is about 10' x 15'.
Location of Pond: Maryland, USA
Date Pond Was Built: May
This pond contains two koi, three orfe, about 30 large goldfish, a few fathead minnows, green
frogs, a bullfrog, insect larvae, and many animals that visit.
The pond has a few dozen pots of probably two dozen species of pond plants.
An OASE Nautilus 60 (2600 gph) pumps through 15 feet of flexible PVC to a ~50 gallon
biofilter (with ~20 gallons of lava rock on top of 3 cubic feet of bioballs all in nylon wash bags)
over into a double waterfall with a total drop of ~5 feet. Half the water goes into a ~2 gallon
pond and spills off of a huge rock. The other half goes down a stream and splashes out at various
places. Over a third of the water runs behind the rocks, out of sight as the whole hill has
collapsed over time (it was made from the dirt dug out for the depth). The pump is in a large
plastic plant basket with holes and wrapped in an inch thick filter material. The floss holes must
be large or it clogs in just one day. Floss must be squirted off with water every week during the
summer by getting in the pond to take out the basket and floss (a real pain, I wish I had a "real"
out-of-pond filter). This pump and system runs every day of the year unless the power is out. An
additional Cyprio 1200 planter filter with Mag-Drive 700 gph pump runs in the shallow end
which was setup and running by late 5/98 to replace the Pondmaster 1700 filter and mushroom
fountain that I was using. This filter system provides extra filtration, aeration, and circulation in
the warm months and requires cleaning every few weeks.
My favorite pond web site is http://www.fishpondinfo.com.
Instead of extracting text off my site or writing something new, let me just say that there could be
1000 letters worth of text here.
Last Updated: 8/26/06.