New Pond - San Antonio, TX

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I've been absent from this forum for years because I stopped keeping fish but I'm getting back into it and to start my mom said she would like a pond in her back yard and I went fully into it. The pond is 4 feet wide and about 17 feet long in a boomerang shape with three tiers. The deepest it gets is 3.5ft and its 1 foot at its shallowest. I'm using a little giant pump (can get you model tomorrow) with a Pondmax pressure filter and Pondmax lights. I lined the sides with Oklahoma flagstone and the bottom and edges are covered in river rocks. I'm almost completely done but I still need to hide the hose going to the waterfall and finish the edges and viewing area. I've added a water lily, 2 Amazon swords, and other bog plants I got from a local pond retailer. Attached are pics so you can give me advice or point out things I may be able to do better. The pond does have a thick underlayment and rubber liner. I used Pondmax waterfall foam and GE silicone to make the rocks stay in place. I did use a dechlorinator and bacteria I purchased from LFS. I added 4 gold fish, 1 koi, and 2 albino frogs. This has been a ton of work and I hope I didn't do anything horribly wrong. The only thing I'm a bit concerned about is creating a solution for overflow when it rains since I don't live here and my parents will be responsible for taking care of the pond. I don't want something horrible happening if they have a huge rain storm and aren't home to drain some water in advance or during.

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FreshyFresh

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Looks great! Will it get some shade?
 

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Looks great! Will it get some shade?
Yes. There are trees overhead that shade different parts of it at different at different time of the day. There is also a few different hiding spots for its inhabitants to include a pvc pipe at the bottom surrounded by rocks.
 
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Looking good!
 

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Here's some update pictures my dad sent me. The pond is well established now with 3 koi and 4 goldfish and we added more plants.

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