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Jul 11, 2013 1:34 PM CST
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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Southwest Gardening
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two are goldfish
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Jul 11, 2013 1:38 PM CST
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Jul 11, 2013 1:39 PM CST
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Very nice. My koi are in a big aquarium tank at the moment because I took out their pond. The rest of my tanks and ponds just have goldfish. The koi are growing on me, but I have to watch out for herons coming up from the rivers for a snack.
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Jul 11, 2013 3:30 PM CST
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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Southwest Gardening
i am 2 blocks off the duwamish ( seattles big river ) but i never get haron trying to fish. I think the deep water standing 4 feet off the ground with the strait sides deters them. I have no idea though it is also feet away from 2 walls of my house and slightly overhung. Have seen haron in small preformed pond but my dog was inches away from the last one and i havent seen another yet
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Jul 11, 2013 4:08 PM CST
Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
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Mark -

Your fish are beautiful. I really love the shishui's and yours' have quite a bit of blue on them. When I bought mine, I chose the one that had the most blue and he has kept most of his blue. How long have you had your pond?

Occasionally I see Mr. Heron flying overhead. I live between 2 rivers and it was a number of years ago that he visited us. We put in one of the sensor sprayers that really worked as a deterrent, but my sprayer died this past Summer. Mr. Heron has not discovered that he could probably snack on my fish, but I am afraid that he will figure that out soon..... I do have the straight sides on my pond, too and I think that helps.
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Jul 12, 2013 3:20 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Southwest Gardening
the pond is 2 years old
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Jul 13, 2013 6:11 AM CST
Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
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Mark -

I would love to see more photos of your fish. Here are some of mine doing the 'Feed Me Dance'. They remind me of puppies when I walk by the side of the pond.

Right now, some of my fish are getting very large with eggs.

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Sep 23, 2015 4:11 AM CST
Name: Nicole Martin
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Wow awesome koi fishes in your Pond, I really like Pond. Thanks for sharing! Thank You!
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Sep 23, 2015 7:14 AM CST
Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
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Thank you Nicole.
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Oct 4, 2015 10:05 AM CST
Name: Mary Stella
Chester, VA (Zone 7b)
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One of our koi (one of two Rolling on the floor laughing ) has gotten huge, well huge for us, about 1.5'. Since the fish usually go into caves under the rock at the bottom for the winter we were concerned that he would get stuck as he seems to swim in and has to back out. We put a mesh with 2" grin over the entrance so it blocks him and one other gold fish from going in. The other fellows can swim in and out.

Mark, would love to see the rest of your pond. You aren't related to any Mallons in California are you?
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Oct 21, 2015 5:57 PM CST
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Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Southwest Gardening
Hi everyone thanks for the comments and all etc. Not related to any Mallons from California to my knowledge, could be but my family is from back east. Some of my koi in my old pond were killed by raccoons back when we went on a road trip with my dog. got new fish but my camera is not doing them justice right now. can show you my new pond with the filter set up and new raccoon guard. old pond still there just never got around to puting a roof over it so did not want to let it go for another winter. too much water too close to my house for the timbers after a few years. Its probly fine but dont feel like dealing with it and needed a larger pond.

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Oct 21, 2015 6:00 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Mark Mallon
seattle wa
Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Southwest Gardening
old pond in sideyard

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Oct 24, 2015 12:23 PM CST
Name: Mary Stella
Chester, VA (Zone 7b)
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That's quite a set up. Looks like it would be easy to maintain. And gosh knows racoon proof. Hilarious!
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