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    Filter bay improvements

    Hi, as i'm old decrepit and got knackered knee's i have gone ahead with the plans for my filter bay from 18 months ago.
    I'm making it so i can walk in rather than having to lift the lids which are getting heavy







    Going for a Japanese theme, hope it turns out like i imagine it
    Brian



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    Im sure it will Brian. Anything that makes life easier MUST be good xx You pond looks lovely, by the way!!!! xx

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    Moderator Rank = Supreme Champion miles41's Avatar
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    I'll watch this with interest Brian, as it's something I've often thought about.

    Good luck with it and I'm sure it'll look just as good as your pond.
    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
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    and some nice koi

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    Lovely looking pond. Anything that makes your life easier has got to be a bonus
    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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    Looking great as it is Bryan:-)

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    Thanks guys ....happy with the way it looks i just need to make it more user friendly although its looking a bit sorry for itself atm (post winter).....nothing a lick of paint won't put right
    Brian

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    I love your pond!, I have built mine fairly similar but not as big, i too struggle with my filter bay cover and have wondered how I can improve, so im interested in seeing the outcome.

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    Did a bit more this morning till rain stopped play.






    I'll see what the weather brings later!!
    Brian

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    Rain stopped so back at it






    That's it for today my bones are in bits
    Brian
    P.S. I made the door big enough for the bead removal should i need to in the future.

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    Looking good and coming along nicely Brian I wish I'd made the door a bit bigger in my filter house as fancied a nexus but no way it will fit through the doorway


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    That's starting to look suspiciously like a man cave Brian

    hope there's gonna be room for a chair and beer fridge

    looks great

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    Looking good so far 😃

    Your coping stones could do with a spring clean , as you say, post winter and all that.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Sopersonic74 View Post
    That's starting to look suspiciously like a man cave Brian

    hope there's gonna be room for a chair and beer fridge

    looks great
    Just ordered a new shed 12 x 8 so that's the man cave
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by miles41 View Post
    Looking good so far ��

    Your coping stones could do with a spring clean , as you say, post winter and all that.
    Yeah .....I will be getting the jet wash out when the work is finished.

    Finished the the frame and ordered the cladding and polycarb another day or so on it will see it finished




    46 meters of 4x2 used
    Brian

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    Will you be having a window in there to overlook the pond? Looks like you might be
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by miles41 View Post
    Will you be having a window in there to overlook the pond? Looks like you might be
    Yeah quite a large window opal Polycarbonate Sheet with black pvc beading (japanese tearoom style)
    Brian

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    Was just going to ask the same miles, I'd make room for a comfy chair and beer fridge too:-)

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    Put the roof on today 25mm polycarb, it went up easy enough



    Brian

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    👍👍 looking great Brian


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    Wow..... Really impressed Brian, some great work there 👍


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