Practice English Speaking&Listening with: JAPANESE GARDEN WITH A KOI POND? YES PLEASE!

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Welcome to the beautiful world of aquascaping!

I mean terrascaping.

Because we're here, in the internal garden of Green Aqua.

We're working on the biggest project of Green Aqua in 2019

This is going to be an internal garden.

We're going to build a Japanese garden here.

We're one month later now,

and I just said that this is the biggest project

of Green Aqua in 2019.

The Japanese garden, the internal garden.

We're almost ready!

I'm actually standing here in a pond!

This is going to be a pond powered by Oase gear!

We're gonna have some rocks over there,

with water flowing down into this pond.

With beautiful Koi.

Stay with us to see what's happening!

So as you can see,

the pond is already much deeper,

than it used to be before.

This is gonna be the rim

of the pond itself.

You can see another kind of foil,

which will prevent the roots of the bamboo,

to go pinch the pond foil itself.

There's gonna be a bench,

stretching along this curve,

around this tree.

We're progressing nicely with this seating area.

We have already poured concrete

at the bottom of this structure here,

which is curving nicely along this tree.

In the background you can see,

that the soil is elevated.

We're gonna have all kinds of plants here,

which are coming obviously later.

Another progress that we have

is that we brought and we selected the rocks,

that will be on the ground here.

There's gonna be actually stepping stones,

because they're gonna be on the pebble walkway here.

We dug a big hole in here

and the hole is covered by sand.

On the sand, as the first layer of protection,

this is actually a pond foil.

We placed the pond foil on the sand bed.

On the top of this pond foil we have used a geotextile fabric.

The geotextile's role is to protect the foil

from the weight of all the different rocks and pebbles,

that are sitting on it.

This skimmer is gonna take care of all the leaves,

that have fallen into the pond.

It's coming from Oase, as the rest of the gear.

This whole pond and this whole project is sponsored by Oase.

Thanks again guys!

So, this is how we stand now!

This tree, this price right here...

Is the total budget of the whole internal garden at Green Aqua.

So we could buy this and have nothing else in there,

in the internal garden.

Funny, right?

Now let's go, select some others!

This is the complete plant list here.

We're gonna have four of these.

This will grow probably knee height.

These are probably our plants,

to add some detail to the pond area.

This is the Dwarf Bamboo.

The Imerata cylindrica is a kind of a grass type.

The Carex...

Really nice decoration, a grass type as well.


This is the big moment,

we're passing 50k subscribers

on the Green Aqua YouTube channel.

Thank you guys, you're wonderful!

I did not want to make this live,

because I know how you are,

you're gonna start trading stocks

with the subscriber list here.

The longs will fight shorts

and you will try to push it below 50k and so...

Ohm yeah, so thanks again for your support,

let's continue on with the video!

This is the bamboo that we're gonna have in the background,

behind the pond itself.

Phyllostachys bissetii.

This is the kind of bamboo, that will be right here.

We're looking from here,

you can see that this is the reception area

at the bottom of the picture.

[Viktor] The paper is wrong-side-up...


[Attila] Start it again!

We'll not cut this out!

[Balazs] So Ati just told me that I was holding the paper

in the wrong way.

This is the foreground and...

Are we gonna use this in the foreground, Ati?

Here? No.

Or in the kitchen...

So where do you want this?

[Ati] This is the kitchen side.

[Balazs] So you want this to the kitchen side.

Alright, so this is gonna be in the background,

towards the kitchen, behind the pond.

Okay, we're very scientific here.

The dark grey color of the wall is gonna look nice

in the background, behind these bamboo.

This is it!

The trunk is blackish.

That's gonna go where you enter the garden on the left side,

near the wall.

You're gonna have this type of bamboo.

This is the Festuca gautieri "Hobbit".

This is gonna be a small dwarf grass,

that we're gonna put in-between the rocks .

We're gonna use this in the background,

near the filter.

We're gonna place the Oase filter behind the pond itself

and we want these to be rounded.

The name is Rhododendron Blue Tit Major.

Okay, so the name is Tit Major.

It reads here, so I'm just reading what I'm seeing here.

Yeah we really like this one!

But the problem is that its's so damn expensive!

But this is like... It would be the crown of the whole garden!

So we want it! I want it!

The price... We don't want to know.

It's the Juniperus Chinensis Bonsai.

It's Chinese.

This is for the Cinescaper's nano tank!

Máté, we selected this for you!

Would it fit?

As you can see, we're placing the protective foil

and that will prevent from all kinds of plants coming up,

because we're gonna have pebbles in here.

The seating area is already done.

We only need to cover it.

Also some hoses are prepared

for the pebble cleaning irrigation.

Ati came back with two types of pebbles,

that we could use around the stepping stones.

I guess the yellowish one would be better

for our purposes.

It doesn't match the stepping stones exactly,

but it's gonna look more natural.

Putting in these rocks is not easy.

Each one of them is about 1 to 1.5 tons.

This is the most difficult part.

Moving the rocks each by each.

Hardscape on a big scale!

What we're doing now is that we're deepening

the stepping stones into the gravel.

We're testing the waterflow on the stones.

I love this!

By sitting here and looking around

I can already feel the completeness in the garden,

just by bringing the plants in here in pots.

I don't wanna get emotional!

We have started placing the two types of Phyllostachys bamboo.

This is the Metake type, which has broader leaves.

It has a greenish tint at the root.

This is the Nigra type, which has the black trunk.

We have two more types of bamboo,

the dwarf bamboos, which are towards the entrance

and the counter area of Green Aqua.

This is the Pleioblastus here and that is the Sasa type.

This is a little bit more golden yellowish

and that is absolutely green.

So actually what we're doing in the case of the bamboo

is that we're making a big hole

and we're taking all the soil out of it.

And then we're mixing the soil that we have taken out

with fertilizing soil.

We're elevating the soil, that will come...

Yea, I'm just working on the dirt now.

That is gonna come and constitute a nice little hill.

The pebbles will cover the whole thing,

we're gonna put pebbles on it.

This is gonna be the ground jewel of the Green Aqua garden.

These plants will just be at the beginning of this seating area.

Bruce, our panther chameleon is really buffing up in the sunshine.

He really enjoys being out near the pond

that is being built in the background.

This is the part where I'm gonna teach you,

how to speak into a hose.

No, not really.

But this is the hose that will take the dirty water

from the bottom of the pond - out, to the filter.

What's happening at the bottom of the pond?

We're sucking in the water from the pond itself,

through this big Oase water pump.

Let me take this pump apart!

You take off the top of it.

You can see that all the debris will be caught in this little grid.

And you can see the actual pump in here.

Now this has two inlets.

The first inlet is for a smaller hose,

that will take the water from this chunk over here.

The water from the skimmer itself, which you can see here,

will be pumped into the actual system.

The other side however - the bigger hole -,

will connect this hose and it will take the water

from the pump itself out to the filtration.

What you see now is that we're planting the Nymphea alba.

You can actually cover the whole plant with some pebbles

and it will grow out from there, through the surface.

So what we're doing now is that

we're placing in the water pump

and we raised it a little bit,

because when there's some problem with the hose,

like it breaks during winter, etc.,

there's some problem on the upper side,

we don't want the water to be fully sucked out of this pond.

So actually the water level will be this high,

so that no fish will will die,

and the pond itself will not dry out completely.

All we have to do now is to wash it a little bit

and fill it up with water!

So we will start filling up the pond

with tap water at this time.

What we want to do is that we want to wash the pebbles.

The pond is about three cubic meters,

or three thousand liters.

It will take about one hour, one and a half, to fill it.

You can see that the pebbles will go into the pond itself.

You're not gonna see where the pond ends.

The intake of the filter itself,

you can see that the hose stretches from there

and it goes down, it goes below the rocks

and it goes into the pond.

We're progressing nicely, we're almost ready!

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

I'm so excited!

I'm here, right next to the filter cannister,

courtesy of Oase.

As the first step, the water will come into this UV filter.

At the top of this chamber here,

when you release it, it'll let the water through the screen itself.

This screen is taking care of all the big debris.

So what's happening?

So it's increasing ...

It takes care of everything

and it will bring all the debris inside there.

If you want to clean it, you can use a brush.

I'm gonna lift the whole thing,

in order for you to see, what's happening underneath it.

Inside the filter, you can see all the sponges.

And they have different colors!

Their coarseness is different.

Which means that different types of filter bacteria live in them.

When you're adding the bacteria, guys,

please don't start the UV filter for three days,

because you don't want to get rid of the bacteria,

which is helping your filtration.

If you want to introduce Aactivated Carbon in the filter,

two activated carbon bags are placed in here right now.

All we have to do now is to close the lid and we're ready!

It's raining like hell!


I'm gonna run from here,

but not before I showed you

that the water is coming out from this hole here.

This is the smaller amount

and the bigger amount is coming down there.


We're here with Peter Roscoe

and lots of things have happened

since you guys were here.

Because I can officially say,

that we're ready with the garden!

Of course the garden is never ready,

the plants didn't grow in,

and there are things that we still need to do,

about the...

We're losing water in the pond.

I know why we're losing it.

Actually we filled it up this morning

and this much water had just... [Peter] Drained!


Is that what you're looking for?


Thanks mate!

It's good that we have a good native,

a proper native speaker on the channel now.

It's the only thing I bring.

That's worth anything.

You bring a lot of things,

you bring humor as well - to the channel, man.

Okay! And the drone footage is mine!

What drone footage?

We will see!


Drone footage!

We have some lilies down here.

[Peter] Very rarely I give a tip, but when I do, you should be listening! [Balazs] I'm listening, mate!

When the winter comes in, the lilies die off.

When you see a lily on it's way out

and it's starting to go brown,

rip it out straight away!

[Peter] All the way out! [Balazs] Rip it or trim it?


I'd... to be honest, I'd just rip it out!

You can see that the skimmer is hidden

behind this tree here,

which has some rocks on it,

because we didn't want that to float up.

The pump is also covered by some Iron wood

and we put some moss on the Iron wood.

Okay, I'm gonna leave you one last tip then.

My advice would be is: Don't do what I did!

Go out and get the best filter you can!

Overkill and whatever, whoever the company is,

whatever they advertise and they say

it can cover a pond.

So for example if they say they cover

30 square meters... cubic meters, should I say,

that's probably more like 10, if you're gonna add fish.

I love this tree, this is my love!

I'm gonna hug the tree every time that I step in here!

What else do we have to do?

We have to get fish!


We spent the last days in this beautiful castle

near the Slovakian, the Ukrainian

and the Romanian border, actually.

We're on our way to Nyirkoi,

one of the best koi dealerships in Hungary.

You can see the most popular koi posters in the world here.

You can see the average koi types -

like the best ones in the world and in Japan,

the most popular one, the Kohaku, Sanke, Showa

and the other koi varieties.

In this pond you will see the last arrival koi from Ofuchi

and from Yoshikigoi.

Yoshikigoi is the fourth biggest breeder in the world.

The biggest one is a yellow Hariwake from Yoshikigoi.

This is a small Sansai fish, like three years old.

The second one is a two years old Nisai Doitsu Kohaku.

The breeder is Kaze.

The third one is a Ginrin showa.

This is a small Nisai, around two years old.

The breeder is Shinoda.

Shinoda is very popular is we are speaking about

Showa and Ginrin showa.

This is a very nice fish.

You can see more than 20 different types of fish here,

from the last 6 years.

The best one is a Beni kumonryu from Yoshikigoi.

The price is nearly 2000 Euros.

You can see the biggest one here,

I bought it for myself.

This is a very nice Red kujaku.

Guys, if you happen to be in the neighborhood,

I would definitely recommend this place.

These guys know what they're doing,

they have the most beautiful quality fish.

If you would like to buy a very nice koi,

or you would like to know something

about the koi types of the world,

please visit us, thank you!

Welcome to the unboxing video

of koi fish at Green Aqua,

with Peter Roscoe!

It's a first!

So I wanna give a big shout-out to these guys from Nyíregyháza,

because they have a very professional shop.

You'll find their website, down there,

as well as their Facebook page.

I'm gonna let them be here for an hour now.

Then we're gonna take them out .

So what's your opinion, Peter?

I love them!

You know, as I said in the last video,

you should have a white one for sure,

just cause it's very dark in the pond itself

and it'll really stand out.

Should we start from the smallest and go to the biggest?

Yeah, whatever you can catch!

Whatever I can catch...

Put him in already!

Relax, it's fine!

Is he meant to float?

Oh oh oh!

There we go, there we go!

Okay, he went!


He did!

He was very powerful!

Now the fish, they're all really soft

and as you'd expect, slimy.

But the white one, it's not that soft.

It's really rough on the side.

Feed them maybe 2-3 times a week maximum

and always from the same spot, say like here.

And if you do things like this,

koi is a very clever fish.

And what they'll do is they'll start coming out,

and you can pretty much drop pellets into their mouths.

And you can train them really-really well.

Beautiful, aren't they?

Aren't they amazing? They really are.

Alright, as you can see the fish are swimming nicely in our pond

and they really hope that you like

this Japanese garden project in 2019 from Green Aqua.

About one month later, we're done with everything.

I think the plants will need some more time to grow.

We'll keep you posted.

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