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I fell in love with this prefab pond at Super Koi in Roskilde (Denmark).
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Here is the new pond beside my old one.
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I made this "template" to get a better idea of the extent of my project.
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JJ ready for it...
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But with big help from my friends...
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...it went really well.
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Herer we're checking out how much more earth needs to be digged out.
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And checking out if the pond is relatively horizontal.
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I levelled out with fine sand, which filled even the smallest openings.
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With the added weight of water it was easy to make the final adjustments.
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I filled in with some of the earth which we had dug up.
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In between, I poured water around and stomped the earth to compact it.
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After that, I layed some coarse rocks to act as stabilizers for the big rocks.
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Laying the docaration/stepping rocks was quite a puzzle. A HEAVY puzzle.
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But eventually it worked out, after some sweaty hours.
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After cleaning, and changing some water, the kois were introduced.
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Happy days :-)
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And a small celebration was in order :-)
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In the shallow area of the pond I put some round rocks and planted it.
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The pond started to look better and better with more plants.
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I got some water lilies and other plants from Super Koi and from a friend.
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Here I installed a filter...
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...and a pump, again from Super Koi.
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All things connected, and the water quality quickly improved.
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On the ground, beside the stepping stones, I planted Dollhouse Fern.
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The Dollhouse Fern seen on the right side.
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Final result August, 2018.

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July 2019. Next step: a porch !

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September 2019. First step, getting ready to build the porch.
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Kim & I having fun with it.
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The porch taking shape.
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Just about complete, HAPPY DAYS.