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Hi
My name is Hartvig, and I live in Norway. I have a pond at one million gallons where I have started a major upgrade. I've started a YouTube channel to have a place to gather documentation from the project. This year the focus has been the environment around the pond. I have spent much time getting cleared away lots of trees and scrub. in addition, I replaced the fence. Next year I have to look at what to do with the pond itself. Since I live in Norway, it is now winter, and the pond is covered with snow and ice. When I start again in the spring, I hope there is someone who will give me advice on what kind of solutions I shall choose to create circulation in the water smile

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Welcome to PBF Hartvig!

Beautiful pond and setting! I've always wanted to visit your country.

There are lots of good people here at PBF that I'm sure can help when the time comes and you have specific questions. Please tell us more about the pond. For example,
how deep is it? When I think of Norway I think of cold, harsh winters. Is that correct?

I am looking forward to following along as your project progresses.

Again welcome!

Bill D.

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Hey Bill
Thanks for the nice welcome. Finding this forum here, it felt like coming home smile I have participated in various forums in the last 10 years, but this has only been forum dedicated to koi and goldfish. Here there have been few who have had knowledge to challenges with a pond in the size I have. Not to talk about the challenges of the temperatures I have where I live. At this forum it is I who have the "small pond"!

I live halfway between Oslo (the capital) and Lillehammer (Olympic Winter Games 1994). In other words, the temperature range from + 30C in summer to -25C in winter.

I will make a separate film about the details of the pond. When you have seen it will be easier to understand what I'm trying to get to smile

The main reason I'm making a YouTube channel, is that my other hobbies is flying with drones (Phantome 4), shooting film (Drone, Canon and GoPro) and create gardens. In connection with work, I have a need to learn how to edit film. When kids has started to fuss about creating their own YouTube channel, I thought that it's okay to do it yourself first so that I actually understand what this is about.

The bonus is that it is a great way for my own part, to document what happens in the pond. It is especially nice to let others who are not able to have such a pond, the opportunity to participate in this journey.

It's nice if you all subscribe to my channel. The aim of the channel is not to maximize subscribers. But it's nice to see that people like what I spend time creating.

If the goal were as many subscribers as possible, the kids are telling me that I must create a channel about Pokemon Go or makeup. I think I'll stick to my pond laugh

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Hey Hartvig,

While the videos are nice, and I'm sure they will be a great resource for you in documenting your project, I suggest, in addition to posting video links, you might consider just posting a few photos and a few words of explanation/query as well. This might get you more responses from the pros on the forum. A lot of the pros do their best to respond to as many posts as they can but time is limited. It can take quite a lot of time to watch videos. Just a suggestion.

Bill D.

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I'm not a pro and don't know a lot about cold water fish ponds.

But, welcome home.


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Dealt with a few Koi ponds. Gonna need some good filtration...especially with those trees around it. A million gallons is quite an undertaking for a koi pond! How deep is it? What predators do you have around? Birds and mammals will destroy the koi as they like to be up at surface. Put some big hiding spots in for them to escape.

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Originally Posted By: Bill D.
Hey Hartvig,

While the videos are nice, and I'm sure they will be a great resource for you in documenting your project, I suggest, in addition to posting video links, you might consider just posting a few photos and a few words of explanation/query as well. This might get you more responses from the pros on the forum. A lot of the pros do their best to respond to as many posts as they can but time is limited. It can take quite a lot of time to watch videos. Just a suggestion.

Bill D.


You're absolutely right smile As I need advice, I will supplemented my questions with background information.

But I will gladly answer any questions smile


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Originally Posted By: MaxH
Dealt with a few Koi ponds. Gonna need some good filtration...especially with those trees around it. A million gallons is quite an undertaking for a koi pond! How deep is it? What predators do you have around? Birds and mammals will destroy the koi as they like to be up at surface. Put some big hiding spots in for them to escape.


Thanx MaxH
The pond are 4 meter deep on its deepest. Birds are the biggest threat. It is normally no raptors in this part of Norway. But ... in a later video, you will see that they are here too ...


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Originally Posted By: Dave Davidson1
I'm not a pro and don't know a lot about cold water fish ponds.

But, welcome home.


Thanx for the nice welcome smile


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Subscribe to "The 1.000.000 Gallon Koipond" on YouTube, and be a part of the transformation from a malodorous pond in the scrubland, to a healthy pond surrounded by a well kept park!

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Subscribe to "The 1.000.000 Gallon Koipond" on YouTube, and be a part of the transformation from a malodorous pond in the scrubland, to a healthy pond surrounded by a well kept park!

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Great. Do you ever fish for them?

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Originally Posted By: Fatih
Great. Do you ever fish for them?


What do you mean with "fish for them?". Fishing rod is prohibited in this pond blush

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Episode 009

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Episode 13

The 1.000.000 Gallon Koipond - E013 - I pumped out 1.000.000 gallon of water!

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The 1.000.000 Gallon Koipond - E014 - ICE ICE BABY

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Episode 15

The 1.000.000 Gallon Koipond - E015 - The first flight

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Episode 16

The 1.000.000 Gallon Koipond - E016 - The Koi Park takes shape

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I have watched your videos and I am really amazed to see such a big and beautiful koi, your planning for upgrading this pond looks good. Hope for your success in this plan

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Quite the undertaking Haab!


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Quite the undertaking Haab!


Originally Posted By: Linda Robert
I have watched your videos and I am really amazed to see such a big and beautiful koi, your planning for upgrading this pond looks good. Hope for your success in this plan


Thank you to both of you smile


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