Connecting Stream


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Later, I added an upper stream. It fed into the four chamber filter and was built with a liner, wire mesh and concrete. This stream added aeration and became a vegetative filter as it contained several small pools filled with water hyacinths. Nearby, anyone in the kitchen, the breakfast nook, or the dining area could now enjoy the sound and ambience which this meandering stream offered.


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Lastly, in the basement I replaced the settling chamber with a gravity fed Nexus/Easy 200. A heat exchanger keeps the water temperature at 50 degrees in the winter. A Sequence 5100, 1/3 hp pump with the assistance of valves, returns the filtered water partly up to the stream, partly to the four chamber pond filter and partly to the indoor upflow filter. In this way the pond’s 4,000 gallons are turned over in about one hour.

Finally, it has been five years since I needed to do any retooling. The water is crystal clear, the Koi are healthy and happy and I am very pleased with how this Koi pond makes for such a nice entryway to my home.However the Koi keep growing. I need a bigger pond!


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