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This topic contains 14 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  geordie John 9 years, 10 months ago.

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  • #299524

    geordie John
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    Now then Folk,
    I’m well chuffed that after just about 1yr (Twas last Aug. I started) I’ve got my pond settled LoL.( I thought I would have sussed it by last Christmas !)
    I introduced 2 koi today after putting some young in 2 weeks ago . I’ve still to modify my inlet ,I’m making a waterfall leading into a feeder pool which is full of reads and guppies ! aslo I think I’ll be needing a UV tube as I didnt bother with one and the water is a bit cloudy after 12″ , The filters took thier time as I made them myself to cut the cost ( Not !!) the pond holds about 3500 gallons and the decking doubled its expected cost ( you’ve realy got to budget for screws ect LoL) any how if i did it again Id jen up a bit which would pay off big time as ive wasted a bit of brass which could have been used on quality fish .
    All the best,
    G.John

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    #306301

    Richy
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    Hi John, nice looking pond /smile.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:)” border=”0″ alt=”smile.gif” />
    Will look even better when it starts to mature and settle down

    #306303

    geordie John
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    Hi Richy,
    A few people have said to get a UV I didnt bother as I thought they would be extra wattage but apparently there very economical ,now I cant see my fish LoL .The pond measures 18ft by 16 ft and 3.5ft deep .There is also a 4ft sloping ledge which I thought would be nice and natural …the first heron to see this will probably think the same though LoL.
    All the best,
    G.John

    #306304

    Richy
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    from the stats you gave i get the impression you’ve done some homework before building, wish a few others did, nice one /wink.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”;)” border=”0″ alt=”wink.gif” /> Top left corner of the pic, did you use a spirit level? Stick some bullrush’s in, they’ll never know lol /biggrin.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:D” border=”0″ alt=”biggrin.gif” /> Still nice diy work anyway /dry.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”<_ <" border="0" alt="dry.gif">

    #306306

    keith565
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    great looking job there John.

    #306312

    Matt
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    Looks superb John

    #306324

    geordie John
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    Hi there,
    LoL Richy, Yep all the pond is out of level by about 1.25″ I’ve tried to adjust the visual affect with the decking but it hasnt worked ( some dont notice it but its the first thing I see )The filter inlet it up at that end which is the deepest, prob.a couple inches over 3.5ft would reeds get up to this height if planted in tall planters ?
    I’ve got guppies in both ponds but koi in only the main pond.
    All ther best.,
    G.John

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    #306327

    Richy
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    both pics look the same, is it a game of spot the difference?? /wink.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”;)” border=”0″ alt=”wink.gif” /> /sad.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:(” border=”0″ alt=”sad.gif” />

    #306328

    Eyrie
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    Very impressive

    #306333

    Matt
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    John I reckon reeds would be ok in that depth of water if you start off with fairly big plants.

    #306521

    Reva
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    Very nice job! I am impressed. I had a pond until the raccoons cleaned me out. I found that water lilies keep the algae down, as well as a potted tree of some kind for shade. Also, sinking some pvc pipes under large rocks give the fish a place to hide from predators like herons.

    Are you going to put in a fountain? looks like you need something to refresh the oxygen

    #306658

    mickthefish
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    thats one smart looking pond John, mine went when the herons had a field day with the liner,
    Great big holes about 18 inches down in the pond.
    if you hear of a guy sitting in his garden with an air rifle that’ll be me i’m standing guard for my newts and frogs cos they can’t shoot straight.

    mick

    #306679

    Matt
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    Have you tried giving them a smaller gun mate?

    #307302

    Daspricey
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    How did i miss this thread?

    Stunning pond John!

    Did the guppies survive the whole winter outside?

    #307322

    geordie John
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    I’ve got 5 jap. Koi in now and 1 from Malaya which tested the water LoL,
    I didnt see any guppies but put quite a few more in and now have loads and lots of pin heads,though they were playing scare for a time when some one came to see them last week LoL.
    The Terrapins were dredged out in mid May and seemed OK ,no rot,damage ,smells ect so I put them in a plastic box with water and land to warm up , A few days later it was one of our rare hot days so I put them on the cobbles near the edge of the pond /sad.gif” style=”vertical-align:middle” emoid=”:(” border=”0″ alt=”sad.gif” /> the other one was baked

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