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    Extreme Koi Member Rank = Mature Champion john1's Avatar
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    Great Steve,we will help as much as we can.
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    Steve,

    I like plants and my wife wanted some in the pond. When I put in the concrete I built in a big flat shelf in about 12-15 inches of water, this allowed me to add marginal plants in baskets. Part of the basket idea is Anoxic Filtration (sooks out the ammonia) directly in the pond. I think this paid big dividends for me since my pond water parameters have always been "good" even though I was an absolute newby. You can read about Anoxic Filtration on other threads here on these forums. If you like plants in your pond then go for it. My objective view is that I would point people to the science/chemistry behind it.

    Kenny

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    thanks, I've no plans for plants at the moment but something else to look at and have a think about. It's been mentioned a few times that I've removed all of the plants that we had in the garden to build the pond so this may keep her happy for a while if I decide to go down this route. As promised here are a couple of pictures, 1 of the BD and the second of the little progress I made over the weekend, I put the boards up at the side of the pond so that I can level the base when I put in the concrete and also to help me make sure the BD's are as level as possible, the rebar was also cut to size and the holes cut out to go around the BD. IMG_1980.JPGIMG_1981.JPGNow all I need is my pipework so I can get that cut and glued together then I'll finally be able to order the cement, however I go away at the weekend for a week so depending on when it arrives and the weather I may not get this done before my holiday. I've got a large tree next to the hole and I've cleaned out about 2 bags of fallen leaves so far but there is more in there again. I'm not so worried about leaves under the slab but when I lay it and the leaves fall on the wet cement will this cause me any issues.

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    Steve, the reason I mentioned it now is that it simpler to make a change now than when the pond is up and running.

    Kenny

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    How much building sand should I order for laying the block work there will be about 500 blocks to lay will 1 bulk bag be enough or would I need 2 don't want to end up with a load of excess sand

 

 
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