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    Change Of Plan

    Hi guys,

    i had had originally planned to join three ponds together to make a sunken informal pond.

    Two Atlantis Marlins, one at each end, and a running river pond in the middle.

    Plan was to cut them, make them deeper and join the three together.

    However, after a little trip into Selective Koi, the Doris changed my mind.

    Go Formal, so in a flash, I sold the ponds and got this!

    Atlantis Ocean, current status 5m x2m x800 deep. Approx 4500L.

    plan is to bury this and glass up to deepen it.

    I know it’s the wrong time of year to do any glass work, but the main groundwork’s can be achieved.

    Fitting two bottom drains, fitting and connection of Vor Tec 30,000, Pumps and UV

    Brickwork and pipework can be done, and then glass up when it gets warmer again.

    Any further hints and tips welcome!


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    How are you getting it to the back of the house, lol. Sorry poor sense of humour. Sounds like a plan. Good luck we might have a mild winter, I would get the digging done asap before the frost gets here though, it's a bitch when the first 12 to 18 inches is frozen lol.

    John

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    Dragged the wee beastie in, thanks to good neighbours44822946-DE88-46F0-BA72-17A12AAC6EEC.jpg
    Last edited by Chunksta; 17-11-2018 at 07:35 PM. Reason: Picture

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    It looks like you could take to sea in it lol.

    Once up and running do you intend to net it? Otherwise you will need to consider cairfuly what to do with the "Heron shelf" best not to give the blighter anyware to stand in the pond!
    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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    Yes, going to put a net frame over it

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    How are you going to clean it!??
    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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    There’s just enough room at the back to stand there.
    brushes can be reached at Vortex end.
    Drains at base of each chamber to valves.
    main drain will be extended to take up valve outputs

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    Looks a bit of a beastie did you get it off ebay?

    Good luck with the digging,soil looks pretty good to dig.
    John

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    Thanks John!

    Top soil was pretty healthy until half way across, and then I found out why it always puddled in the shed end and grass would die.

    Basically, it was mostly compacted clay subsoil, and a dumping ground for bags of mortar by the developer.
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    E5BA3B32-1722-487D-A34B-F6CB802771D4.jpgThanks John!

    Top soil was pretty healthy until half way across, and then I found out why it always puddled in the shed end and grass would die.

    Basically, it was mostly compacted clay subsoil, and a dumping ground for bags of mortar by the developer.

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    Said slab took some lumping!

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    Attachment 26426 Said slab took some lumping to break off!

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    2DE75C13-C588-4182-9A81-5C8FC674F63D.jpgShe’s in to check footprint, all good.

    Next stage, dig out subsoil ready to insert pond base with bottom drains and pipes

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    2DE75C13-C588-4182-9A81-5C8FC674F63D.jpgShe’s in to check footprint, all good.

    Next stage, dig out subsoil ready to insert pond base with bottom drains and pipes at ground level, ready to glass upwards.

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    363D2D78-21B4-4612-A88E-0877CCCBD730.jpgDeveloper has wakkaplated about 2” of large gravel over a bed of sand.
    No wonder the garden always flooded in the winter.
    very hard going by hand.

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    Decided to hire E12961F4-11E7-4368-93B7-CEB77F00F386.jpga mini digger as the layer of gravel was actually 4” in places. Even the digger struggled, but the hole is now dug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Good luck with the digging,soil looks pretty good to dig.
    Something tells me you jinxed that one!

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