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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray View Post
    Cheers Andi, that’s what I meant - must write more clearly! Pond Refurb being completed this week!

    Torbeck valve you say. I’m intrigued, any more info on that set-up?
    i had this in the inlet of my nexus through a hole above the water line rim bit,now its in my skimmer,just hooked upto a hosepipe,andi https://www.toolstation.com/shop/Plu...l+Valve/p42876

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    Quote Originally Posted by andikoi View Post
    i had this in the inlet of my nexus through a hole above the water line rim bit,now its in my skimmer,just hooked upto a hosepipe,andi https://www.toolstation.com/shop/Plu...l+Valve/p42876
    Aha! Like in a cistern. Got it. Iíll have a read.

    Cheers Andi.

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    Just ordered a Seneye Pond Pack - love a gadget!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray View Post
    Aha! Like in a cistern. Got it. I’ll have a read.

    Cheers Andi.
    Useful gadget but with a few limitations. Its good at spotting changes but the absolute readings shouldn't be trusted as they can be out and change over the month.
    6000g in ground koi pond
    +3000g lily/Anoxic pond attached
    29 koi (40 to 65cm)
    Bottom drain, Mid water & Skimmer to Drum
    JBR boichamber->Blue eco 500 pump ->below surface return.
    Blue Eco 240 -> Large MB -> Waterfall -> Planted Anoxic pond (25 baskets)

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    Yeah I saw that on various reviews - i reckon do the "chemistry set fortnightly to back up the Seneye.

    Just like the idea of having a gadget on the pond! LOL
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    I do love the seneye despite its limitations - On one occasion I spotted from Egypt that our house sitter was over feeding and was able to head the problem off at the pass. Between watching the fish and the seneye I find that unless I perceive a problem I hardly need to do chemical tests - I might perhaps test monthly no more.
    6000g in ground koi pond
    +3000g lily/Anoxic pond attached
    29 koi (40 to 65cm)
    Bottom drain, Mid water & Skimmer to Drum
    JBR boichamber->Blue eco 500 pump ->below surface return.
    Blue Eco 240 -> Large MB -> Waterfall -> Planted Anoxic pond (25 baskets)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mode View Post
    Yeah I saw that on various reviews - i reckon do the "chemistry set fortnightly to back up the Seneye.

    Just like the idea of having a gadget on the pond! LOL
    You need to test nitrite manually as the Seneye can't do this. Plus KH is another important one to manually monitor.
    I love the Seneye for monitoring trends though.

    Have you ordered the Seneye Web Server to go with it? You will need one if you don't want to leave a PC/laptop out by your pond all the time. I installed Ethernet cables to my filter house when I built it to plug the SWS into as I found the wireless dongley thing they recommended for it not very great and cannot get any signal through water.

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    Yes , bought the pond pack and it comes with it. I also only use Macís so need the web based interface




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    Hi all

    I have a day off tomorrow to finish this!

    Then it gets filled!

    Pics to follow!

    Cheers

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    Ok so did not get it finished but here are some pics of the mesh installed around the edge and the tension wires. Also one of the lake skimmer which is ready to go.




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    Hello All
    I have been lazy and did not finish the pond Pre-winter. I hunkered down and fed myself!! Spring arrived though and over the last two weekends the pond is done!

    It is full, pumps and filters are up and running and I have added the first seven Ogata Koi (bought from Koi Logic in Upminster - fantastic fish in there and superb staff!).

    I have some work to do to finish some aesthetic stuff but I will post some pics tomorrow - probably on a new thread if thatís OK?

    I am very impressed with the Oase lake skimmer - cleared the entire pond surface in about 30 mins.

    I need to weight down my air stones and lines with a few rocks - who know that would move so easy!

    Ended up having to change all the valves on the 5 bay filter - they all leaked!

    Primed the filters with some Evolution Aqua Pure + and the next few weeks will be loads of water tests to track progress! That and finish the cover net framework to keep the fish safe!

    Waffling now but watch this space for some pics!!!

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    My first fish pic!!!! Not great quality but snapped it just as I was leaving for work!




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    Few more pics of the fish!!!


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    Lovely fish Mode sure they will grow well in there for you.
    John

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    HI All

    Latest Water Test results:-

    Temp 12degC
    PH 7.8
    Ammonium <.05 (zero I guess!)
    Nitrite 0.2
    Nitrate 5
    O2 8
    Phosphate 1.8!!!

    So Phos is very high - I think this is common for new pond? Do I need to panic yet?

    Also, have not hd the UV's on but now I know the filters are woroking (from the results above) I guess I should turn them on?

    Comments Welcome!!!

    Cheers!

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    I should say that I know the Uv will not lower the phosphate but will help with the algae which is clearly due!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Mode View Post
    I should say that I know the Uv will not lower the phosphate but will help with the algae which is clearly due!




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    Nice fish mate. Enjoy the pond and fish. It took my pond 2 years to fully mature. Feed sparsly to start with.
    Keep testing your water parameters
    Kh as well. Also at the taps. And keep water changing at least 10% a week. Use ST on water changes.
    Especially when feeding. Thats the reason a lot of us trickle in and out.
    Plus to keep water levels accurate
    For filter levels. Enjoy it mate.
    Fred

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    Plants help to reduce phosphates.


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    Seneye is up and running

    Any thoughts on levels so far?




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    That's a clean looking Shusui and looks like the blue will stay.

    Mine was similarly clean but covered in shimmies now, guessing due to my hard water. A real shame.

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