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    So my first big dig has started today.

    Todayís the day they started digging the pond. Still not 100% sure how itíll look or shape yet as it depends on a drain which runs in the garden but looking at 6500 gallons, 5 foot deep in the deepest running 2 bottom drains to a gravity fed Combi drum with integrated UV (option of increasing bio side in filter pit) returns will be low, mid and waterfall. Being tight and putting a big air ring on top of the bottom drain so if it brakes itíll be easily replaceable. Going to be fiber glassed with block sides, concrete base with rebars. Garden is a building site at the min but itís going to take between 1 and a half months to 2 months for the whole garden, including walls to be built. Not sure how to upload photos via my phone.


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    This sounds like it's going to be stunning.

    Your priority now is to learn how to post photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waynej46 View Post
    Today’s the day they started digging the pond. Still not 100% sure how it’ll look or shape yet as it depends on a drain which runs in the garden but looking at 6500 gallons, 5 foot deep in the deepest running 2 bottom drains to a gravity fed Combi drum with integrated UV (option of increasing bio side in filter pit) returns will be low, mid and waterfall. Being tight and putting a big air ring on top of the bottom drain so if it brakes it’ll be easily replaceable. Going to be fiber glassed with block sides, concrete base with rebars. Garden is a building site at the min but it’s going to take between 1 and a half months to 2 months for the whole garden, including walls to be built. Not sure how to upload photos via my phone.
    GOOD LUCK MATE AND LOTS OF PHOTOS. that's what I did all in a oner. pond. full garden make over and walls all the way around the garden. took mine about 4 months. love following a new build.
    sounds good

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    Jesus!!! I think I need to clean my glasses or something as I read the title of this thread as My first big dog has sharted

    Hang on a minute it does say big dog in the title.

    Good luck with the dog and the dig BTW

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    Lol. Saw that and quickly changed it. Bloody predictive texting strikes again. Iíll post pics as soon as I learn how to do it.

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    Happy digging
    5000 Gallon Fibreglassed Pond With 54" x 27" Infinity Window
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waynej46 View Post
    Lol. Saw that and quickly changed it. Bloody predictive texting strikes again. I’ll post pics as soon as I learn how to do it.
    Thought you'd used your phone to write the thread LOL mine does that and worse all the time.

    As for the photos - there is an icon on the top row and 3rd in from the right on the top of these reply boxes which is called insert image. Click on it then it gives you an option to down load a photo or file from your laptop or computer. From memory you then have to click on the file or photo and then on the upload button and it should stick it on here. For some reason it only puts the files in landscape mode so if you have taken the photo in portrait mode it will be on it's side

    A few people use tapatalk or what ever it's called and then the images tend to come out the right way up I think.

    Good luck.

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    Sounds a good build Wayne you will have to go a bit to do In 2mths!!

    Saying that i did mine in that time single handed working every day on it as i am retired.
    For pics insert to your computer then click on the top right square box where you are typing this and it says upload from computer and go from there.
    Mind you I am not great on computers so maybe an easier way.
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Mind you I am not great on computers so maybe an easier way.
    You're about as good with computers as I am with building QT tanks John LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waynej46 View Post
    Lol. Saw that and quickly changed it. Bloody predictive texting strikes again.
    Ask one of the moderators if they can alter the spelling on the title of this thread for you.

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    I’m being lazy as I honestly don’t have time or ability to do majority of it so it’s all getting done by others with my input from the sidelines. Oh and additional help from where I’m buying the equipment from. It all depends on weather as to how long it’s going to take but fingers crossed it’ll be a couple of months.
    Here goes the first pics of where’s it’s going. Fence has come down already but it’s too dark for pics now. I’ll post more in morning. 1ED0160E-CFB8-40E4-A0E6-B314BA138E69.jpg1ED0160E-CFB8-40E4-A0E6-B314BA138E69.jpg01F8E9F9-1FD4-4B6F-AB74-F4893A06EAE1.jpg94C12D2F-9330-4177-B1AB-11D6C6FB3277.jpgC262B819-0BE5-48F9-B375-5EB0F40DBC03.jpgOne during the day.

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    Enjoy your dogging

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    Someone had to say it didn't they? LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djstiles999 View Post
    Enjoy your dogging
    I really need to change this don’t I. ����

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waynej46 View Post
    I really need to change this don’t I. ����
    No not now as anyone viewing it after the changes won't understand the remarks LOL

    Also you may get more views with that title than the corrected one

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    Nope, we can have hours of childish, immature and in appropriate fun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waynej46 View Post
    I’m being lazy as I honestly don’t have time or ability to do majority of it so it’s all getting done by others with my input from the sidelines. Oh and additional help from where I’m buying the equipment from. It all depends on weather as to how long it’s going to take but fingers crossed it’ll be a couple of months.
    Here goes the first pics of where’s it’s going. Fence has come down already but it’s too dark for pics now. I’ll post more in morning. 1ED0160E-CFB8-40E4-A0E6-B314BA138E69.jpg1ED0160E-CFB8-40E4-A0E6-B314BA138E69.jpg01F8E9F9-1FD4-4B6F-AB74-F4893A06EAE1.jpg94C12D2F-9330-4177-B1AB-11D6C6FB3277.jpgC262B819-0BE5-48F9-B375-5EB0F40DBC03.jpgOne during the day.
    Good start Wayne and you can see what I mean about the photos being taken in landscape or portrait orientation now can't you? LOL

    What is the construction going to be - block work? If so you want to check out this thread -

    Bigcarpchaser finally gets his bum into gear!

    Forewarned is forearmed - hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djstiles999 View Post
    Nope, we can have hours of childish, immature and in appropriate fun?
    You've obvious seen a lot of threads on here already then LOL

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    Yes I saw that. Even did screen shots to show what I don’t want to happen. We all learn by mistakes though.

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    There are some other threads on showing similar results when not using blocks a certain way!!!

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