Big Pond - Lots of Rocks.
Here are some pictures of a beautiful pond sent in by Mr.
Dalton Wilbanks, director of facilities of The Christ Church
Episcopal School in Greenville, South Carolina.
The top pond has 4000 gallons and the bottom pond has 400
gallons and is the home of 50 +or- Koi fish (Most are small
because the pond is new) and some other fish that were born in
the pond (From eggs that were on plants we put in the pond) and
a couple of bottom sharks (To eat algae).
We have 6 or 8 Koi that are about 24" long now and as all the
fish get larger we will have to thin them out. We tried to buy
one of each variety. We are teaching the fish to eat out of our
hand. I will try to send some pictures of the fish. We built a
cave so they can have refuge from Sun and Predators and they
love it so much that they stay in there a lot. We used a peace
of slate (Like used on pool tables) and cut a hole in the middle
to put a water lily that covers the slate on top and put rocks
around the edge for a real nice effect.
The fish get under the slate and feel safe. We have bonsai
trees, Japanese maples and many other plants around the pond and
hope to finish the landscape, with nature trails etc. this next
year. With the large bolder that we like to sit on and dinning
table set there is not a spot around the pond that doesn't have
a great view.
We have become members of the South Carolina Koi and Water
Garden Society and made many friends, so we have enjoyed the
pond experience very much. Please include my wife Judy for she
was very much a part of building this project.
Thanks for all the info that you give us on pond maintenance
and have a great day."
- Dalton Wilbanks
Thanks for the great pictures!
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