Sunday, April 17, 2011

Tips and factors to determine the size of fish pond

If you are interested in building your own pond, so you must size it for a few crucial factors. Many things came to the size of a fish pond and here is a guideline you can follow before you start digging. Basically a fish pond size also determined by the type of fish and plants you put into it. Find below some important factors.

1. Other types of fish types of fish will determine if your pond needs to allow for their growth, particularly fish Koi can grow to nearly 70 pounds and three feet long. Koi fish will limit the amount of plants you have in your pond by eating everything in front of them. It is a factor to consider, a koi pond to contain at least 1000 gallons, the bigger the better. If you just have to Goldfish, so a small pond may be sufficient.
2. The location of your pond, One factor is the location of your pond. It is nice to have a pond in bright sunlight, but wait, if you want tons of algae, warm water in summer, and a pond to run the plants and then stopped! Your pond should be located is a 50/50 balance between sun and shade to recover. I lie my pond in front of our house in the north, because that way I can get the day begins around noon and by evening, so I have a small shade tree on the right of my pond, which helps to provide partial shade in the afternoon.
3. The number of fish and plants in your pond-Another important factor to consider is the number of fish you plan to have in your pond. If you decide to have Koi in your pond then you need to know about a seven-inch koi per 100 gallons of water. The reason is that they grow quickly and need room to exercise. If we use the Koi fish that are there, to find the size of our pond, then a lake in 12 normal-sized fish is 1200 gallons in size and a minimum of 3 feet deep. For example, a pond that is 10 feet wide and 10 meters long and 3 feet deep is equal to 1800 gallons of water and support 18 fish.
Determining the size of your fish pond can be quite simple using the tips listed above. plan your pond making drawings and taking into account the number and type of fish you want in your pond. Note that if you are unsure of your fish pond may be too small to make it bigger than you planned because it would allow for any mistakes you might have done.

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