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    Thunder Storms

    With all this nice warm weather we recently had and the weather forecast predicting thurnder storms and very heavy rain fall what pre cautious are people taking?



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    Air and massive amounts of it
    Extra stones/pumps going .

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    If I put any more air in mine it would drift away Thunder Storms

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbs View Post
    If I put any more air in mine it would drift away Thunder Storms

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    Lol mint . I don't have air in the pond only the filter as I like the calm and stillness

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    Heard of a few people dropping the water levels to protect from jumpers but pump fed only a guess

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    Thanks everyone Ive the dropped my water level by an inch or so not sure it make much difference but got loads of air bubbling away in.

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    Air is the main thing its all about the air pressure change with the storm drops the oxygen levels in the water. Obviously more worrying if you have sturgeon with their high requirements anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Lol mint . I don't have air in the pond only the filter as I like the calm and stillness

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    I get you there Ajm, I love the stillness but now mine play up of I turn the air off, can't win Thunder Storms

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbs View Post
    I get you there Ajm, I love the stillness but now mine play up of I turn the air off, can't win Thunder Storms

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    Haha freds were the same mate he switched the air off when I was there and they went nuts flashing off the dome till he put it back on them we all went back to normal in seconds weird like quess it's what they get use to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Haha freds were the same mate he switched the air off when I was there and they went nuts flashing off the dome till he put it back on them we all went back to normal in seconds weird like quess it's what they get use to

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    Hahaha yes exactly, I never had the pleasure of meeting Fred in the flesh ... bless him Thunder Storms

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbs View Post
    Hahaha yes exactly, I never had the pleasure of meeting Fred in the flesh ... bless him Thunder Storms

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    As for a lot of us on here he was the first to welcome me to the forum my first likes and every thing lol hahah

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    It’s important to remember that the oxygen carrying capacity of the water is temperature dependant as well as related to atmospheric pressure. So the warmer it is, the worse the effect can be on oxygen levels. If I was concerned I would actually drop the temperature of my pond to help the fish out (with an ASHP you can do that, but also water changing with cold dechlorinated mains water is an emergency measure worth considering if fish start gasping at the surface).

    Also don’t forget that with heavy rain when the filters have been working a lot with summer feeding, a pH crash can always be possible. Rain water is acidic, so as well as diluting the KH in the pond it also consumes buffers. With summer feeding carbonates get used up my filter bacteria. So the 2 factors together can be a recipe for depleted KH and a crash if you are not monitoring your water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feline View Post
    It’s important to remember that the oxygen carrying capacity of the water is temperature dependant as well as related to atmospheric pressure. So the warmer it is, the worse the effect can be on oxygen levels. If I was concerned I would actually drop the temperature of my pond to help the fish out (with an ASHP you can do that, but also water changing with cold dechlorinated mains water is an emergency measure worth considering if fish start gasping at the surface).

    Also don’t forget that with heavy rain when the filters have been working a lot with summer feeding, a pH crash can always be possible. Rain water is acidic, so as well as diluting the KH in the pond it also consumes buffers. With summer feeding carbonates get used up my filter bacteria. So the 2 factors together can be a recipe for depleted KH and a crash if you are not monitoring your water.
    That's a good point on PH Feline, this is another thing I love about the seneye you can see trends, here is my PH, started to drop a couple of weeks ago when I had to turn off my trickle in for fluke treatment, and now this rain on top which is due for a good week by the looks of it, I now need to start 2nd fluke treatment so trickle in will need to go off again tomorrow - So thinking best to order some Biocarb damn quick to be safe... what's the recommended dosage ??
    PH Trend.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbs View Post
    That's a good point on PH Feline, this is another thing I love about the seneye you can see trends, here is my PH, started to drop a couple of weeks ago when I had to turn off my trickle in for fluke treatment, and now this rain on top which is due for a good week by the looks of it, I now need to start 2nd fluke treatment so trickle in will need to go off again tomorrow - So thinking best to order some Biocarb damn quick to be safe... what's the recommended dosage ??
    PH Trend.jpg
    30 gm per 1,000 litres per day
    I believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    30 gm per 1,000 litres per day
    I believe

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    Nice one thank you Johnathan, if it is that I will buy just a 10kg tub just to be safe, I was going to but a 25kg sack but storing that would not be quite so easy... maybe, as 25kg is by far the most economical way to buy at only 1kg

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    Money you've got just buy the buckets of koi buffer man lol..
    I got the 10kg last time for storage but mine pond is only 2k gal but do have to use it constantly with having pretty much 0kh out the tap.. I would get the 25 if I was you and call round the the local Indian takeaway lot them use the blue barrels with the air tight lids. Food grade so idea

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    Is there any specific Bicarb you need to use or is any of it ok? I was thinking of getting some as my KH is down to 4 at the moment, usually around 6-8. Would rather have a little more of a buffer, especially as I plan to PP once the nitrite is down anyway after spawning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Money you've got just buy the buckets of koi buffer man lol..





    I would be paying people to do the work if I had a lot of money mate, not doing it all myself

    I got the 10kg last time for storage but mine pond is only 2k gal but do have to use it constantly with having pretty much 0kh out the tap.. I would get the 25 if I was you and call round the the local Indian takeaway lot them use the blue barrels with the air tight lids. Food grade so idea

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    Good thinking there mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    Is there any specific Bicarb you need to use or is any of it ok? I was thinking of getting some as my KH is down to 4 at the moment, usually around 6-8. Would rather have a little more of a buffer, especially as I plan to PP once the nitrite is down anyway after spawning!
    I was looking at popping in and grabbing a sack from here, they do free delivery too but want to see what else they have I can use

    Sodium Bicarbonate (TATA) – Hexeal Chemicals (hexchemonline.co.uk)

    Just awaiting a reply from them if this is okay... they do PH balancing kits too so worth a look.
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