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    Quote Originally Posted by familyman View Post
    very nice build, nice neat brickwork, looks like 4.5 m long x 3m wide internally, so at 4 ft deep you will have about 3,600 gallons, that's a nice size.
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    Think that might b wrong size but its sumthing like that at absolute i think he said sumthing like that just the push now i want it runing end of april hopully new seson!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yowkoi View Post
    So your pond is dense blocks upright as the inner skin of the walls with wall ties linking to outer skin of normal bricks you used 3-1 mix on all the mortar? I believe it makes a difference as to what sand you use is this true what have you used sharp sand or normal builders sand? Sorry for all the questions getting ready to start digging my new pond as soon as we get a decent break in this damn rain so just trying to get it straight in my head.
    hi i did 3-1 bellow ground then 4-1 above even tho u want it strong 4-1 is ok and normal building sand dont use shap more 4 scread yellow building sands got more grit in it but reds normaly beter 2work with!! I did flat block then above ground coz the faceing brick i stood the up put ties in everycorse nomaly ever 2 corse it give u a tiny cavaty so made a sharp sand like wate mix down there make it all bond as 1!!
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    I got a hour 2day with out rain a bit more dun!! Thanks 2 who ever it was that said on anther post about geting the bulb out the uv i had that in my head after i put it there and had 2 move it up so glad i ran outa glue easy fix!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by familyman View Post
    very nice build, nice neat brickwork, looks like 4.5 m long x 3m wide internally, so at 4 ft deep you will have about 3,600 gallons, that's a nice size.
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    Hi david u was right its been that long winter i 4got what it was and looked like the pond it is 2.8 x 4.5

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    Just read all your build Scott and you have done a fantastic job,i know you are a builder but it really looks great neat and tidy.

    Similar size to mine 4x3 mtrs 4ft deep and to be honest its big enough for me,are you glassing yourself ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Just read all your build Scott and you have done a fantastic job,i know you are a builder but it really looks great neat and tidy.

    Similar size to mine 4x3 mtrs 4ft deep and to be honest its big enough for me,are you glassing yourself ?
    Hi John I no u all ways think I could of gone bigger I didn't have no more room unless I put it at bottom of garden or took walls down!! Realistic how meant koi do u think would b ok in our size pond? Is it a avrage size? I'm at the unknown stage again 4 me with pipework!! I've got Ken book next week 2 glass it if wether ok it was last month but wether wasn't good was it!!

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    Hi Scott, I have had 35 in mine too many really so have thinned it down to about 25 not very big,one about 24 ins and a few about 18ins.

    My opinion is to start small 6-7 ins maybe 15 or so and watch them grow that is what i find enjoy about the hobby,as you are in Nottingham why not try Chris at Koimasters in Barnsley really knowledgeable guy with years of experience and very reasonably priced he has just got a load in this weekend from Ogata Japan all done from his home.

    Good bloke Ken,he did mine and very reasonable,give Chris a ring for a chat.
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    That's the plan get sum small fish in there this year I've got a very small what will b a stock pond it's 1.5 x1.5 4ft deep there about 9 in there at 12inch long so 2much I'm wasn't going 2 put them in in till next year tho just incace new pond and all!! Is it a shop then or Sumone at home? Of 2 spend 2day pumps and lots of other bits trip 2 absolut!!
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    I'm thinking 2 sturgens as well nomaly and an albeano kids love them 25_30 fish sounds good 2me

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    Been spending and got sum advice of Darren at absolute lots of questions
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    Been spending a lot of pennies there Scott three pumps.

    Probably those nine would be a good start to get your filters etc going well then increase fish slowly,dont know anything about sturgens i just keep to koi.

    Yes Chris has his buisness at home and goes to Ogata koi in Japan several times a year really knows his stuff and his stock are a lot cheaper than big dealers and same or better quality,he also has koi food etc and he breeds them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Been spending a lot of pennies there Scott three pumps.

    Probably those nine would be a good start to get your filters etc going well then increase fish slowly,dont know anything about sturgens i just keep to koi.

    Yes Chris has his buisness at home and goes to Ogata koi in Japan several times a year really knows his stuff and his stock are a lot cheaper than big dealers and same or better quality,he also has koi food etc and he breeds them.
    Thanks John sound good 2me that when I'm not skint I might get sum fish in it or it might b a swimming pool lol ye been spending need more bits been playing earlier trying 2 get my head around it all!! Thought I would bite bullet now get it running asap after it's fiber glass hopefull this Friday all weekend filling it then turn her on that's the plan anyway!!

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    Finger and toes x I'm doing it right!!
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    Just baffled by this at the min don't no what way 2 go with!?? as 1day i would love a profidrum combi when lot win
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    Hi david u was right its been that long winter i 4got what it was and looked like the pond it is 2.8 x 4.5
    lol, no probs, im a builder, so just counted the blocks

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    Thats what i did when looking at pic again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scotts koi View Post
    Just baffled by this at the min don't no what way 2 go with!?? as 1day i would love a profidrum combi when lot win
    What world b best 4 flow any advice welcom!??

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    I can see you are useing rubber boots which is good as you can change the syatem when you need to,use them on bends if poss and any connections Swell do a good price for them.
    Have you got your returns plumbed in?
    John

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    These boots i got when i broght the nexus i was just useing as an example i was going 2 glue fixed pipe but do u think thay would b better then? What bits are the returns im just bumbling my way throgh at this stage as never dun owt like this b4

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    Hi Scott,i dont know what returns you have is there a shower?

    Most folk have underwater returns ie a foot or so under the surface and a foot or so from the bottom,have you built these in Scott?

    My system has both of these and the aim is to create a circular flow of the pond aiming to get the surface water to the skimmer,you have a seive so is the skimmer going into this? and the bottom drain to the nexus?

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    Here is a link to swell,i got all my rubber boots from them,if you decide to go for a drum later now is the time to plan it and fitting these boots will make it a lot easier and you wont be wasting expensive pressure fittings.

    To be honest Scott i dont know why you didnt go for a small drum like an Aem or q/k one,because you wouldnt need the nexus or seive,but its your choice and only trying to help.

    You have to really think this out,dry fit the pipe and check it out or put pics on here to see if it works ok.
    John

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