What do I need for a fish pond?

Answer Adding a fish pond to your backyard is akin to creating a small ecosystem, so it requires careful planning before construction begins. There are several supplies you'll need to keep your pond healt... Read More »

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What size pond do you need for fish?

To build a decorative fish pond, first determine the type of fish you want. For example, a koi pond should hold at least 1,000 gallons of water and be 3 to 5 feet deep. A goldfish pond should be ab... Read More »

What depth does a pond need to be for stocking with fish?

Fishing ponds should be dug between 15 and 20 feet to prevent a fishkill from thermal layering in the spring and summer. With warmer temperatures comes oxygen depletions in the lower part of ponds ... Read More »

How deep does a pond need to be for fish?

On One Hand: Shallow Ponds Offer Greater VisibilityMost ponds are built so that the owner can enjoy the fish, and if a pond is too deep, many fish will not be visible. Deeper ponds tend to collect ... Read More »

What size pond filter do I need for a 1,200 gallon pond?

Once upon a time, finding a filter for an outdoor pond was simple; you divided the volume of the pond by half to find the size of pump needed to power a canister filter. Today, a 1,200 gallon pond ... Read More »