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    Shower change

    I currently have a plastic shower holding 45 litres of CSM but thinking about changing to a stainless steel shower with 90 litres capacity.

    Would I better to keep the media I have and add 50 litres of BHM so I still have mature media or just go with full BHM from the start?

    If I keep the mature media I could put it in the top two trays and then it would be a simple swap out in future?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapleyr View Post
    I currently have a plastic shower holding 45 litres of CSM but thinking about changing to a stainless steel shower with 90 litres capacity.

    Would I better to keep the media I have and add 50 litres of BHM so I still have mature media or just go with full BHM from the start?

    If I keep the mature media I could put it in the top two trays and then it would be a simple swap out in future?


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    I would definitely keep to help move things along and just do tray at a time..

    Any reason I'll getting rid of plastic one or is it just for capacity

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    Yes capacity. I have an issue with buying fish and not being able to take my own advice of needing to slim down on stock with a small pond! I have upped my moving bed to around 225 litres of micro K1 and K1 plus so thinking if I double the shower size as well.

    I have been trying to plan a pond size increase but I just donít have the space with the garden unfortunately.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapleyr View Post
    Yes capacity. I have an issue with buying fish and not being able to take my own advice of needing to slim down on stock with a small pond! I have upped my moving bed to around 225 litres of micro K1 and K1 plus so thinking if I double the shower size as well.

    I have been trying to plan a pond size increase but I just donít have the space with the garden unfortunately.


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    Lol think we all have that problem mate lol. Go deeper if I had money for new liner I would be going deeper when I install the bottom drain this year

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    Already at 1.8m and that is too deep I feel, really want more surface area but I just canít make it work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapleyr View Post
    Already at 1.8m and that is too deep I feel, really want more surface area but I just canít make it work.


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    Yeah good luck catching at any deeper than that.. Be interesting to see how you get on adding more and more bio to compensate as that's what am planing. Good look with it mate. Thinking twin showers on mine

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    My first thought was the same as yours top tray or two with the old media. But perhaps adding the media though the BHM so it’s mixed and remove later when adding more BHM what are others thoughts on this?
    do you recon it will colonise faster this way? though it does mature very fast compared to something like K1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Lol think we all have that problem mate lol. Go deeper if I had money for new liner I would be going deeper when I install the bottom drain this year

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    Garden is just an awkward size and layout and my notice takes up a fair Chuck...think I just need to be happy with what I have and work with it...






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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapleyr View Post
    Garden is just an awkward size and layout and my notice takes up a fair Chuck...think I just need to be happy with what I have and work with it...






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    I'll take a picture of mine later a can top trump ya.. You could easily double that pond into the lawn lol

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    That is the only real option but the thought of more grabber lorryís and muck puts me off. I am at 13k litres so should be able to have 12-15 decent fish with the amount of filtration, flow and heat I have.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapleyr View Post
    That is the only real option but the thought of more grabber lorryís and muck puts me off. I am at 13k litres so should be able to have 12-15 decent fish with the amount of filtration, flow and heat I have.


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    Haha think of it this way how many koi can you fit in a grab wagon lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapleyr View Post
    Garden is just an awkward size and layout and my notice takes up a fair Chuck...think I just need to be happy with what I have and work with it...






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    When little legs is bigger maybe I might get a extension but for now. No chance what so ever bottom of picture is house . Maybe 10x 10m

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapleyr View Post
    Yes capacity. I have an issue with buying fish and not being able to take my own advice of needing to slim down on stock with a small pond! I have upped my moving bed to around 225 litres of micro K1 and K1 plus so thinking if I double the shower size as well.

    I have been trying to plan a pond size increase but I just don’t have the space with the garden unfortunately.


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    I have that issue too
    9000 litre, fibreglass, BD/skimmer, Nexus 220, Draco, Remora i9 ASHP, Econbead 50 bead filter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    When little legs is bigger maybe I might get a extension but for now. No chance what so ever bottom of picture is house . Maybe 10x 10m

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    It is working with what you have...my issue I see more and more ponds online and the green eyed monster appears!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob View Post
    I have that issue too
    I think we all do!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapleyr View Post
    It is working with what you have...my issue I see more and more ponds online and the green eyed monster appears!


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    Yeah definitely that's why a started a thread the other day to see what the members on here have and not the massive ott beautiful money no object ponds out there and to tbf most have around 2k gal working with what room you have as you say... I felt a little better with my 2k when I realised I had some it normal and decent in all fairness

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapleyr View Post
    It is working with what you have...my issue I see more and more ponds online and the green eyed monster appears!


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    I like that rockery to the right, is it been planted? Re the pond you do know you should cement copings down Sorry on AJ's pond. Wrong quote
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spongebob View Post
    I like that rockery to the right, is it been planted? Re the pond you do know you should cement copings down Sorry on AJ's pond. Wrong quote
    The copings were just a job I never got around to and to b fair am glad as makes it easier to remove liner to fit bd this year.. Yeah the rockery will be planted at some point. Waiting for posts and rails to turn to to fix some bamboo screen to to keep the next door out lol then start the planting I've got a nice red bamboo to plant in corner but wanna build a filter box for a skimmer and sieve first and plant around that (skimmer will gravity to seive then in time pump long right pond wall to a shower in back wall) I want a smashed up boat to sit on the big rocks and plant inside it but can't found out at the moment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    I'll take a picture of mine later a can top trump ya.. You could easily double that pond into the lawn lol

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    with AJM on that one....
    this would be the pond 8 metres x 4 meters, then that building to the side with greydoors...thats your new filterhouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    with AJM on that one....
    this would be the pond 8 metres x 4 meters, then that building to the side with greydoors...thats your new filterhouse

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    Nice Japanese style one few of your acers around it nice bridge magic come on rap get it done get it done lol

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