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Question - sorry to hijack thread but its on same subject lol I planned on having a pond last year dug a big hole basically 20ft x 20ft and 5 foot deep roughly I left it for the winter but going to start work on it shortly haven't had a pond before and haven't a clue . Things I need Liner , Underlay for liner , Filter and Pump . Is there anything else like a must have ? and any tips before i start ? Thanks in advance

Just worked out your pond and it is 12460 gallons (56693 litres ) that's some serious filters and pump you would need, it's recommended you turn over your pond at least once every two hours I personally try around once an hour but that's just meIf you google pond calculator it will give to pump, liner and filter sizes before you start
you say turn over ? turn the pump on you mean ? for how long at a time ? can pumps etc be set on timers ?

Turnover means how long it takes to run all the water in the pond through the filter(s).

Thing is Deerman, it's all relative to what fish you want to keep. ;)

 

I havent really thought about fish did toy with the idea of 2/3 Carp but not really arsed about fish more so to sit by in summer with a pint of cider in evenings

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Fair play to you that's a big old pond for 2/3 carp

Didnt really think about fish when wanted a pond, just dug the hole to a size that dont look to small or large for my garden, but like i said 3/4 carp do me if i get any fish at all.

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Fair play to you that's a big old pond for 2/3 carp

Didnt really think about fish when wanted a pond, just dug the hole to a size that dont look to small or large for my garden, but like i said 3/4 carp do me if i get any fish at all.
Be able to grow some good size koi on in that

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Concrete pour was booked last week but noticed I cracked my bottom drain so had to replace it and reschedule the pour

Lucky I spotted it as would of had to dig it all out again

Concrete was a killer pushing up the ramp but last of my big jobs completed just need to sort Fiberglass and filters out

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Good spot mate saved yourself some graft there lol. That's not bad ramp try pushing a cube n half in barrows up a steep 40ft drive then up a ramp to cover 5 steps that was a killer hahaha. Looking well now soon be fish in there

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Good spot mate saved yourself some graft there lol. That's not bad ramp try pushing a cube n half in barrows up a steep 40ft drive then up a ramp to cover 5 steps that was a killer hahaha. Looking well now soon be fish in there

Just want it finished now, been too long trying to get it done juggling work, dogs,birds, allotment and family
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Put the cellotex on the walls ready for fiberglasser, he came in finished it in about 6 hours. Really happy with the finish

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Great job. My work did same thing, got a pond and didnt realise how big fish would grow, so had to give away some of the fish instead of getting bigger pond sorted.

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Thanks mate, came home from work feeling quite upbeat...now off to bed suffering with yard envy!,lol

 

That really is a cracking job, well done.

 

Oh by the way, I'm jealous of your little birdroom as well.

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