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    Today i 'ave mostly been....

    Today i 'ave mostly been....
    Today i 'ave mostly been....-2-jpg

    ...Claying my pond... unintentionally


    then hoovering most of it back out
    then back to work digging out a hole for the lily tank/ header pond

    Today i 'ave mostly been....-20200408_134314-jpg


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    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    Today I' ave been mostly locking down and isolating....and keeping 6ft away from my fish !

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    Eating . While wife and kid were having a baking day

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    This week I 'ave mostly been eating taramosalata.

    Trying not to kill or be killed by the girlfriend.

    Cleaning the pond filters.

    Getting rid of some bushes that I've been meaning to do for ages.

    And finally not finishing my QT system

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    Trying not to kill or be killed by the girlfriend.

    And finally not finishing my QT system
    She still hasn't found the QT tank then, well, not that it is a QT tank

    Hopefully the lockdown will be over before the QT tank is done
    4600 Gallon Concrete Block and Fiberglass
    2100 mm x 710 mm Infinity Window 32mm thick
    2 x Aerated Bottom Drains and Skimmer
    Filtreau HiFlow 30 Drum Filter
    Bio Chamber - 140 litres K1
    Bakki Shower - 30 KG Sakura Far Infrared Media
    2 x 18,000 lh pumps
    Idealseal MS290

    My Pond Build

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    Today i 'ave mostly been....

    Cleaning out the filters

    Installing the gazebo lights

    Digging some of the front garden and wiring up the garden lights at the front of the house
    4600 Gallon Concrete Block and Fiberglass
    2100 mm x 710 mm Infinity Window 32mm thick
    2 x Aerated Bottom Drains and Skimmer
    Filtreau HiFlow 30 Drum Filter
    Bio Chamber - 140 litres K1
    Bakki Shower - 30 KG Sakura Far Infrared Media
    2 x 18,000 lh pumps
    Idealseal MS290

    My Pond Build

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyLittle0 View Post
    She still hasn't found the QT tank then, well, not that it is a QT tank

    Hopefully the lockdown will be over before the QT tank is done
    No, fortunately she never goes in the garage specially after I told her there was a massive spider in there lol

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    i'm mostly...done in.
    i'm getting too old for this digging malarky...

    just need a few more granite rocks around the edge of the lily tank,
    and then some waterplants like parrots feather, or water cress to conceal and break up the edge...

    then i just need to hook it up to the pond.

    Today i 'ave mostly been....-lilly-pond-1-jpg


    Today i 'ave mostly been....-lilly-pond-2-jpg
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    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    i'm mostly...done in.
    i'm getting too old for this digging malarky...

    just need a few more granite rocks around the edge of the lily tank,
    and then some waterplants like parrots feather, or water cress to conceal and break up the edge...

    then i just need to hook it up to the pond.

    Today i 'ave mostly been....-lilly-pond-1-jpg


    Today i 'ave mostly been....-lilly-pond-2-jpg
    very nice Dave.....
    2200 gallons, infinity window, BD
    Evolve 4000 combi amalgam UV
    10k,20k AF pumps
    Skimmer trickle.

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    Thanks looks better at night

    Today i 'ave mostly been....-20200408_221101-jpg
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    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    Thanks looks better at night

    Today i 'ave mostly been....-20200408_221101-jpg
    looks ace mate, i love the lion ornaments......(assume there lions?)
    2200 gallons, infinity window, BD
    Evolve 4000 combi amalgam UV
    10k,20k AF pumps
    Skimmer trickle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartin View Post
    looks ace mate, i love the lion ornaments......(assume there lions?)
    yes, fu dogs, guardian lions or shishi,
    they come as a pair male and female.

    i have a little bit of a penchant for oriental gardens
    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    Very nicely done mate . Looks perfect to escape to when the world all gets a bit to much like

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    i'm mostly...done in.
    i'm getting too old for this digging malarky...

    just need a few more granite rocks around the edge of the lily tank,
    and then some waterplants like parrots feather, or water cress to conceal and break up the edge...

    then i just need to hook it up to the pond.

    Today i 'ave mostly been....-lilly-pond-1-jpg


    Today i 'ave mostly been....-lilly-pond-2-jpg
    Love it Dave, what is the grey colour of the bridge? Is it the colours paint?
    John

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    Love it mate.

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    Yesterday I spent a few hours cutting back creeping ivy. Some had got under my shed roof.
    All cut back now

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    Looking really nice, It will take a few years for mine to become mature and look half decent
    4600 Gallon Concrete Block and Fiberglass
    2100 mm x 710 mm Infinity Window 32mm thick
    2 x Aerated Bottom Drains and Skimmer
    Filtreau HiFlow 30 Drum Filter
    Bio Chamber - 140 litres K1
    Bakki Shower - 30 KG Sakura Far Infrared Media
    2 x 18,000 lh pumps
    Idealseal MS290

    My Pond Build

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Love it Dave, what is the grey colour of the bridge? Is it the colours paint?
    no mate,
    it's RAL 7016 (anthracite grey) the trendy UPVC and GRP colour.

    i've found it's not that easy to get as an external paint,
    probably to make people buy new products like windows and doors instead of painting what they have

    what i'm using is mixed to order at a crown decorator centre,
    Sadolin Satin Superdec RAL 7016

    i've used superdec on the cabin, bridge and bench.
    it's not cheap, but goes on really easy, dries fast as it's water based, and will last for 10 years

    https://www.sadolin.co.uk/products/s...od-protection/
    https://www.sadolin.co.uk/wp-content...rdec-TDS-4.pdf
    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    Love the pond and garden Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    Yesterday I spent a few hours cutting back creeping ivy. Some had got under my shed roof.
    All cut back now

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    Blimey Fred are you cutting back already? Things must be tight for you maybe we should have a whip round for you lol

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