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    Well done, hopefully all sorted!

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    started to fill it today ......nearly finished....the filter house behind which is 15ft x 8ft may be going and replaced with a drum and one large k1 chamber .......more work P1010271.jpgP1010265.jpg

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    Looks good mate. Like the window

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    It looks really really nice Phil love the colour and the back ground trellis,let us see it full.
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    Nice job Phil, looks great!

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    Got a few fish inP1010293.jpg

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    Looking good!

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    Very nice

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    Looks spot on

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    rather than starting a new thread I thought it would be easier to post on here:

    I have finished the pond, or so I thought! This weekend I started to gradually fill up. on Saturday I put 4400 litres in, then Sunday I brought it up to 10000 litres and it seems to be slightly leaking, I think anyway. I think I have lost about 3cm since 4pm yesterday however leaving for work before light and getting home after dark it's hard to see 100%.
    I left a tape measure set with the water just touching the surface of the pond about 2 hours ago and when I checked just now It was out the water, however with it freezing up could this be a case of the ice beneath the tape measure rising it? I currently have no fish in the pond so tempted to stick some milk in but how long do I need to wait to see the result? Thanks

    just to add the pond is fibreglassed with a bottom drain and the water level is currently not high enough to leak out the window as only just a inch or so over the bottom of where its sealed, not as high as the actual block work etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    rather than starting a new thread I thought it would be easier to post on here:

    I have finished the pond, or so I thought! This weekend I started to gradually fill up. on Saturday I put 4400 litres in, then Sunday I brought it up to 10000 litres and it seems to be slightly leaking, I think anyway. I think I have lost about 3cm since 4pm yesterday however leaving for work before light and getting home after dark it's hard to see 100%.
    I left a tape measure set with the water just touching the surface of the pond about 2 hours ago and when I checked just now It was out the water, however with it freezing up could this be a case of the ice beneath the tape measure rising it? I currently have no fish in the pond so tempted to stick some milk in but how long do I need to wait to see the result? Thanks

    just to add the pond is fibreglassed with a bottom drain and the water level is currently not high enough to leak out the window as only just a inch or so over the bottom of where its sealed, not as high as the actual block work etc.
    If no fish in the pond, let it drain down to the point it stops emptying that will tell you the level at which the leak could be, assuming its not coming from a leaking fitting or pipe outside of the pond? Then look all around the pond at that level and you should find the culprit. Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
    If no fish in the pond, let it drain down to the point it stops emptying that will tell you the level at which the leak could be, assuming its not coming from a leaking fitting or pipe outside of the pond? Then look all around the pond at that level and you should find the culprit. Good luck
    The pond is dropping about 1cm a night so its a small leak. I have just put some milk in which clouded up and spread towards the bottom and seems to be heading towards the bottom drain its very slow so not sure if its just gradually sinking that way or being drawn towards it. Not sure what it could be in the drain as all the joints were solvent welded then I put a seal of CT1 around everything to be double sure and on the outside of the pipe to the drain

    edit: a bit more time has past and it seems to be a cloud in general which has reached over the bottom drain although looks like its sort of forming lines heading towards an area, is this how the leak test works? Hard to see being pitch black every day when I get back from work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    The pond is dropping about 1cm a night so its a small leak. I have just put some milk in which clouded up and spread towards the bottom and seems to be heading towards the bottom drain its very slow so not sure if its just gradually sinking that way or being drawn towards it. Not sure what it could be in the drain as all the joints were solvent welded then I put a seal of CT1 around everything to be double sure and on the outside of the pipe to the drain

    edit: a bit more time has past and it seems to be a cloud in general which has reached over the bottom drain although looks like its sort of forming lines heading towards an area, is this how the leak test works? Hard to see being pitch black every day when I get back from work!
    id avoid using milk as a leak detector, its has a higher BOD than raw sewage and can easy take the oxygen levels too low for sustaining larger organisms like fish if its all ready running close to the line
    the slow pond build thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    The pond is dropping about 1cm a night so its a small leak. I have just put some milk in which clouded up and spread towards the bottom and seems to be heading towards the bottom drain its very slow so not sure if its just gradually sinking that way or being drawn towards it. Not sure what it could be in the drain as all the joints were solvent welded then I put a seal of CT1 around everything to be double sure and on the outside of the pipe to the drain

    edit: a bit more time has past and it seems to be a cloud in general which has reached over the bottom drain although looks like its sort of forming lines heading towards an area, is this how the leak test works? Hard to see being pitch black every day when I get back from work!
    when I had a leak. same very very slow. so I emptied the pond , and filled up a foot at a time. I found this quicker. then letting it go down to the leak. one foot then left it for a few hours to see if it dropped. then another foot of water
    and so on. I found the leak. on the window. a hell of a lot quicker. just used a brush handle as a ruler. your fish arnt in the pond are they. so you can do this.

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