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    Check your ponds

    Just heard the water turn on in the house , thought it was just the drum going off but didn't stop, just went out and the whole cover had been ripped off the pond and knocked the 1200mm wide shower off the side and emptied about a foot of water, be careful out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by sephuk View Post
    Just heard the water turn on in the house , thought it was just the drum going off but didn't stop, just went out and the whole cover had been ripped off the pond and knocked the 1200mm wide shower off the side and emptied about a foot of water, be careful out there

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    Shit mate at least you were in tho could have been a lot worse. Almost dropped me phone to run out side haha

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    I've done the best I can to put as much as I can back together, turned the drum off and taken the bypass plates off as the level is so low, hopefully top it up and check it all in the morning fingers crossed the shower isn't leaking

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    All of my ponds are inside...... That's as long as the roof doesn't get blown off
    5000 Gallon Fibreglassed Pond With 54" x 27" Infinity Window
    BD300 Drum Filter
    Artesian 0.5hp - Aquadyne 4.4c Beadfilter - PS4 Protein Shower
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    Hi Blo 60 - Medo 45 - Spindrifter Bottom Drain
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy1671 View Post
    All of my ponds are inside...... That's as long as the roof doesn't get blown off
    Ooo posh git hahaha

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    I'm not silly.... I can enjoy my koi all year round.
    My room is 20 degrees. T shirt temperature
    5000 Gallon Fibreglassed Pond With 54" x 27" Infinity Window
    BD300 Drum Filter
    Artesian 0.5hp - Aquadyne 4.4c Beadfilter - PS4 Protein Shower
    Badu Eco Touch - EP20 UV Sterilizer - ASHP - Venturi
    Hi Blo 60 - Medo 45 - Spindrifter Bottom Drain
    Wide Mouthed Skimmer

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    Jealousy can make ya go off people hahaha wish I could have done that like

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    i did used to have polycarb over my pond and through out the cold winter months i would nip out throw food at 'em and run back inside
    Then i had a brain wave to make the polycarb big enough for me to get under it.....so i am in the process of building a 8.5m x 6.5m koi cave
    In there i will have
    my 5000 gallon main pond
    2x 750 gallon EZ Ponds
    2x 400 gallon Shoreham Koi ponds
    1x 450 gallon Denby Koi pond
    Rather than heating each tank individually i heat the room in winter and chill it in summer
    5000 Gallon Fibreglassed Pond With 54" x 27" Infinity Window
    BD300 Drum Filter
    Artesian 0.5hp - Aquadyne 4.4c Beadfilter - PS4 Protein Shower
    Badu Eco Touch - EP20 UV Sterilizer - ASHP - Venturi
    Hi Blo 60 - Medo 45 - Spindrifter Bottom Drain
    Wide Mouthed Skimmer

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    Wow got enough ponds like

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    The missus was really chuffed.
    My little shed was knocked down when we had a kitchen extension.
    So we had no kitchen and no koi shed...... Guess what I built first lol
    5000 Gallon Fibreglassed Pond With 54" x 27" Infinity Window
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    Artesian 0.5hp - Aquadyne 4.4c Beadfilter - PS4 Protein Shower
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy1671 View Post
    The missus was really chuffed.
    My little shed was knocked down when we had a kitchen extension.
    So we had no kitchen and no koi shed...... Guess what I built first lol
    Hahah good man that's what takeaway shops are for haha. Should have just told her you did it so she didn't have to wash up haha

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    I eventually got her a washing machine for her woman cave/kitchen
    5000 Gallon Fibreglassed Pond With 54" x 27" Infinity Window
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    Hi Blo 60 - Medo 45 - Spindrifter Bottom Drain
    Wide Mouthed Skimmer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy1671 View Post
    I eventually got her a washing machine for her woman cave/kitchen
    Haha good job Ann E hasn't been on for a few days or we d be done for haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy1671 View Post
    I eventually got her a washing machine for her woman cave/kitchen
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    I put a T on one of the 3 inch pipes coming from the pond. The T goes up to make a foam fractionator (sp) I re-used an old T because I am a cheapskate. There wasn't enough hole to solvent cement the vertical pipe. So I used a load of silicone instead. I meant to replace the T with a new one at some point.

    But it stayed in place well and I only ever got foam out of it on one occasion so I never got around to replacing it.

    The night before last I accidentally knocked it while cleaning the filters and it came out of the hole, shooting up a geyser of water. I had to put my foot into the hole to reduce the flow while I tried to remove the silicone round the edge to get it back in. The water that made it past my foot was shooting up my trouser leg.

    Which was nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre Asagi View Post
    The water that made it past my foot was shooting up my trouser leg.
    Ha! Check your ponds

    What is a foam fractionator (sp) ??



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeh83 View Post
    Ha! Check your ponds

    What is a foam fractionator (sp) ??

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    it's a protein skimmer
    removes dissolved organic molecules

    had one on my reef tank, koi ponds use much bigger ones...
    .....wonder if i could rig my old deltec APF 851 to my pond....
    Last edited by davethefish1; 16-01-2020 at 10:57 PM.
    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    Bcc has just put one on his pond. Loads of DIY ones on Internet

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    And itís made some foam Check your ponds


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