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#1 whatdog72

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 09:58 am

Built my 1st pond in 2013 and decided to rebuild it as had no bottom drain and fish we're getting to big for it

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:01 am

Pond dismantled, decking ripped up and machine in

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:06 am

All flattened and retainer going in

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 10:41 am

Looking good that mate where have you put all you fish while you build the new pond. That picture of the dog licking its lips hahaha

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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:35 pm

I had about 25 fish in there so i done a deal with my pal, if he puts them in his pond he can keep the bulk of them.

When you 1st start you put anything in there, i knew what was growing well so i only want 6 maybe 7 back

 

I will stick a few more up tomorrow when i get chance


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Posted 21 March 2016 - 06:58 pm

Justa  quick question, Are you not scared about the dog(s) going into the pond and not being able to get out again?



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Posted 21 March 2016 - 11:31 pm

The dogs only come this side of the garden when I'm there, they are locked up in their runs when I'm not about

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 06:39 am

Id def be careful with the dogs if your wanting big koi...those two in first pic will look like breakfast if they go for a paddle! haha!

Right what you say about putting owt in, its easy to end up with too many fish due to being over enthusiastic at the start!

good luck, keep us posted.

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 07:07 am

Id def be careful with the dogs if your wanting big koi...those two in first pic will look like breakfast if they go for a paddle! haha!
Right what you say about putting owt in, its easy to end up with too many fish due to being over enthusiastic at the start!
good luck, keep us posted.
whos guna do a bigger bigger pond post?!?!

Come on ryaldinhio get it started hahaha

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 10:27 pm

Pond wall block laid flat with old reclaimed up the front

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Posted 22 March 2016 - 11:17 pm

can I make a suggestion to you (both). when I built mine I ran a quick drain from the bottom of my filter with a 40mm inline gate valve to a local drain. this was one of the best things I did. soooooooo easy for cleaning and or draining/water change. simply open the gate valve and shut when your done. whilst you are building and the paths/patios are up etc it would be worth doing this imo. even if you just got the drain out the ground local for now. my old man didnt listen to me on his and as soon as he saw mine when it was finished he regretted not doing it.

I used to clean my filter weekly. turn pump off, open gate valve, let the filter drain down, jet wash the sh*te off the brushes and foams, rinse filter bottom out, close gate valve pump back on, done.

with yours being bottom drain I would think you would need a gate valve on the supply to the filter otherwise you will have drained 2ft of pond water before it is level with bottom of filter.

def worth considering though. when sonething is easy you are more likely to keep it up.
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Posted 23 March 2016 - 06:11 am

I have got one fitted mate the one with the little T that you pull I have it joined to the main drain which is under the decking I didn't have one fitted at till I seen one in action on a video looks to save hell of a lot of time and easy to do :thumbs:
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Posted 23 March 2016 - 07:25 pm

This is where my filters are going, the bottom drain pipe is to the right and the box on the wall is a skimmer
The plan is for this to go into a sieve which catches the shit before it hits the filter then into a nexus filter which are great bits of kit, Each of these have there own drain which will be piped straight into the aco drain which is piped into the drain
I learnt my lesson on the last pond so a lot of thought as gone into this as I don't want to be doing this again

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 09:17 am

i used to have a lovely 3 foot sturgeon in my pond and i let my mate leave his lurcher at mine overnight  looked out in the morning -- whats that twat eating , fckin thing was having caviar but forgot to harvest it , the sturgeon would come up to the top to see you but that fckin lurcher grabbed it and ate it



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Posted 27 March 2016 - 07:58 am

Concrete some shallows in mate for planting ,spawning






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