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    Temporary home





    Can people please tell me what they have used for a temporary home for there fish ?
    Iím thinking of large garden pool 10 or 12 ft x 3ft deep
    Fish would be in there a week to 10 days possibly 2 weeks weather permitting
    Going to use my pump fed filter system
    Wondering about the plastic these pools are made of
    As would hate to harm my fish that Iíve had many years before they get back to there new home


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    I had my fish in these for FAR too long during a house move. The pools are fine. not as deep as you'd expect, and you'll 100% want to get a net over it.

    but yes, I and loads of other people have used them and they're fine.

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    I used a 10' round swimming pool for my koi whilst i was rebuilding my pond
    They were in there for about 5 months and they were fine
    Just give the pool a rinse out before use and having a net on it is a must.
    I also covered half the pool to give the koi some shade and somewhere to hide
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    More like this is what you want
    If the air ring gets punctured you'll lose you fish as it collapses
    5000 Gallon Fibreglassed Pond With 54" x 27" Infinity Window
    BD300 Drum Filter
    Artesian 0.5hp - Aquadyne 4.4c Beadfilter - PS4 Protein Shower
    Badu Eco Touch - EP20 UV Sterilizer - ASHP - Venturi
    Hi Blo 60 - Medo 45 - Spindrifter Bottom Drain
    Wide Mouthed Skimmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy1671 View Post
    If the air ring gets punctured you'll lose you fish as it collapses
    We preempted that scenario, made a slit and threaded in some pool noodles! works a treat, and gave us about 4" more water depth.

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    my koi are in the the smaller version of the top pic been in there a month while rebuilding my pondand i covered it with a net and 1 still jumped out

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    Iíve got three weeks of work to crack on with it weather permitting
    So they will not be in there long if it all goes to plan Iím adding two rows of blocks and another 4ft x 12ft on the far side and adding the window on the patio side then phase two next spring another 12 ftx14 ft
    Just going to see what kind of pool I can snag on eBay in the next week or so



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    ive used the 1st intex one you posted, it was fine BUT you have to make sure its on a dead level ground otherwise the side thats lower bulges out, other than that its fine you can blow it up with your mouth without too much of a headrush! I got a 600g one from ebay came from china in a few days

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    I used a rectangular version of the index steel framed in the link, was fine for over a year and will be unpacked this summer for the small folks to enjoy
    the slow pond build thread

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    i have the one you posted and used it whilst i upgraded mine years back,this time i have borrowed a steel framed one and its a lot better,also my biggest piece of advice DO NOT FEED AT ALL,i didnt realise wife was throwing food in and water went toxic overnight we lost 5 large koi,andi

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    Quote Originally Posted by andikoi View Post
    i have the one you posted and used it whilst i upgraded mine years back,this time i have borrowed a steel framed one and its a lot better,also my biggest piece of advice DO NOT FEED AT ALL,i didnt realise wife was throwing food in and water went toxic overnight we lost 5 large koi,andi
    did you not plumb it into your filters when using it?
    the slow pond build thread

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    i had it running on a bioforce 9000,but we had some koi over 65cm,quite a few of them,was concentrating on getting pond finished and took my eye off the ball with testing and water changes and filter cleans for a week,thought as I wasnt feeding theyd be fine,but had some hot days and had put a tarp resting over pool,and didnt tell wife not to feed,just assumed she wouldnt,you learn the hard way in this hobby,not happening this time,filter hooked up and daily 10% water changes,and deffo no food,andi

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    Paddling pool.
    Even if the air ring deflates, the water doesn't escape, the ring collapses inwards, and the last little bit of air makes it float in the water.

 

 

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