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    Japanese ornaments

    With Christmas fast approaching, does anyone know where you can get some reasonably priced ornaments? Might be a nice idea for koi keepers!


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    Elecro 2kW in-line heater
    Evolution Aqua 70 air pump
    Standard wall skimmer
    Hozelock Vorton 55watt UV
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    What are you after Miles, I got these two for less than the price some people are charging for one. I got both for 45.00 which I thought was a bargain!

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    A couple of years ago I bought a replica of a terracotta army warrior, he stands about four foot tall on he's pedestal.
    He overlooks the pond in the hope of being a Heron deterrent.....seems to be working so far.
    I got mine from a garden centre but I believe you can get them online, they range from miniature to life size.
    I call mine Bob......why, because I'm unstable .

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    Have a look at hills water garden Telford as he deals in that sort of stuff:-)

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    Look up rhino rock on the web you won't be disappointed .

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1ndianajones View Post
    Look up rhino rock on the web you won't be disappointed .
    I just took a look...WOW now that's the place to buy quality Pond stuff, thanks for tip, Christmas list now under construction, .

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueBlue32 View Post
    What are you after Miles, I got these two for less than the price some people are charging for one. I got both for 45.00 which I thought was a bargain!
    That type of thing yes, but I see so many that are 'painted' in some way, which I'm not keen on. I quite like the lantern type of ornament, as oppose to Buddhas etc.
    1630 Gallon raised pond
    4" 'Avenue' bottom drain
    Estro sieve
    Econobead EB60 bead filter
    Sequence 18000 pump, 6000 pump on skimmer line
    Elecro 2kW in-line heater
    Evolution Aqua 70 air pump
    Standard wall skimmer
    Hozelock Vorton 55watt UV
    and some nice koi

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    The frost has cracked my buddah for some reason!

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    Miles, take a look on eBay at this item number, then look what else he has for sale. This is where mine came from. If you buy a few he will do a deal.
    Item number 331373164794

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    Thanks for the link, I like the 'plain' ones best
    1630 Gallon raised pond
    4" 'Avenue' bottom drain
    Estro sieve
    Econobead EB60 bead filter
    Sequence 18000 pump, 6000 pump on skimmer line
    Elecro 2kW in-line heater
    Evolution Aqua 70 air pump
    Standard wall skimmer
    Hozelock Vorton 55watt UV
    and some nice koi

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    For our "newer viewers,"

    You can make your own, for a few pounds, you just need to remember your sandcastle making skills, to make quite authentic looking ornaments.
    I made these 27 years ago.

    I put this video about them on YouTube two years ago.

    It's had over 5,600 hits so far, so there must be plenty of interest.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtMvrgFiUkM


    This is the second video, which gives a better look.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPYMX3zjO3w

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nik bate View Post
    The frost has cracked my buddah for some reason!
    Water has gotten into it, frozen water expands and has extraordinary force.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pondwithnoname View Post
    Water has gotten into it, frozen water expands and has extraordinary force.
    I'm not disparaging them, as if people like them, it's fine by me. But they are often cheaply mass-produced in concrete, using inexpensive materials. As you say, water permeates the body, hence the subsequent "blasting." It can happen with poor quality house bricks. I've had it happen with a few patio pots.

    That's a story in itself, about three years or so ago, I bought several from a local Wyevale. Three of them fractured during a cold spell. As they were quite big pots, I wasn't going to take the whole of each pot back, I just took a few bits and photographs of the offending ones.

    "We only advertise them as "frost resistant" sir."

    "Exactly! They didn't resist the frost, so I want my money back, or replacements."
    After a "phone call to head office," (how often does that happen? So many so-called managers are that in name only, they are micro-managed from head office), I took away three replacement pots. I noticed after that the stopped describing any posts as "frost resistant."
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    You only have to let it in." (Jesse Stone)

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    The pagodas I bought were treated with water sealer so I'm hoping this will prevent water ingress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pondwithnoname View Post
    I just took a look...WOW now that's the place to buy quality Pond stuff, thanks for tip, Christmas list now under construction, .
    I,v just looked as well omg wished I lived in England ,

 

 

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