The hourly fee for consulting is $80, and a 1 hour minimum is required. If you are digging a new fish pond we can assist with your design to help you achieve your goals. We can lay out a proper schedule of events to build the food chain your fish will be depending on. Please avoid the common mistake of putting in those few “nice ones” you caught at your friend’s pond. It is easiest to start from the bottom of the food chain and build your way up as each phase is established.
We have 35 years of experience in pond construction at our two fish farm locations. There may be reason for excavating your fish pond to certain depths or at certain slopes. There are many instances where paying the addition hourly rate for an extended reach excavator will be a cost saving over a standard reach machine, even if the hourly rate on the shorter reach machine is less. Before you start let us determine what equipment is required to get the job done. Many excavation companies have ethical owners and operators but there are a few that charge far too much. Very few excavators understand all the ramifications of biology that go into how a pond design relates to a fish population of multiple species.