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  1. #10181
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    Well finally some decent rain over the last couple of days, the gardens certainly needed a good drink! Its still not cold though?

    Out in the open its 19c & 71% RH @ 1255 intermittent sunshine & spots of rain! In the shade its 17.6c.
    The polytunnel is @ 21.5c has been up over 30+ in recent days (closed up) the pond has had only minor variations since putting the sail shade up, earlier this year, & not hitting silly temps, currently holding @ 21.8c, koi on 8 feeds a day (auto feed) plus occasional treats!

    Keep on being Lucky !


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bass View Post
    I know the feeling 17.1 degrees but my ASHP now moved onto the new 2300 gallon pond pipework is leaking at the pressure flexihose solvent joints so CT1 has been used, it would appear despite liberal amounts I have still missed a bit too. Valve back off again & more smearing required
    Did CT1 do the trick Mile or you going to use new fittings ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbs View Post
    Did CT1 do the trick Mile or you going to use new fittings ??

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    I think it will sort it when I put more on the culprit joint as all the others that were leaking are now sealed. The problem was metric pipe into imperial fittings
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    The problem joint is the underside of the left hand pipe at the flexi join
    Last edited by Mike Bass; 01-08-2021 at 02:57 PM.
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    18 degrees this afternoon but the ………..Koi? Seem to like it lol416F8B47-615D-43A6-A5EC-63EEBC5C36B4.jpeg
    particularly likes Marmite pellets lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    the water quality does look good, and the fish healthy.
    with a very high stocking density compared to most UK ponds.
    but where do they go when they grow up?
    that pond looks to be a very small volume.
    and looks to be run by one of my favorite old school pumps, an eheim 1262

    the filtration looks quite standard by comparison...
    diy sand filter then sponges and brushes?

    That's right. The most popular fully automatic WAKISHIMIZU costs over 3000 pounds for the cheapest version.
    That's why I'm thinking of adopting EVOLUTION AQUA products, but importing them personally is a hassle with customs duties and all that, and they are quite expensive, aren't they?
    Can you please ask them to set up a distributor in Japan?
    It seems to be a very promising market, and if they succeed in Japan, wouldn't it be a good advertisement for them?

    When I was in the UK, I didn't think British made appliances would ever be used in Japan (such as the old Hoover vacuum cleaners), but now my wife is quite fond of her Dyson handheld vacuum cleaner.
    If there are good products made in the UK, don't you think they should try to expand their market more?

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    That pond is really small, poor buggers haven't even got room to swim properly. If that's japanese koi keeping I'll stick to the British method thanks!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbs View Post
    Did CT1 do the trick Mile or you going to use new fittings ??

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    Yep CT1 did the trick & ASHP NOW ON happy days
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    Down to 22.1 this morning Lowest I have seen for a little while although the heater is off now. Costing too much to run all the time and can't say I am benefitting from it with the issues I am having. Heated all spring hoping the fish would be better prepared for summer but still having issues with a few sores etc.

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    Bit of sunshine at least today, pond at 20.7c.

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    Is it difficult to extend the temperature above 24 degrees for at least another week or two?
    Just let their appetite function at its best for once.
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    Once this is possible, and the temperature starts to drop, the most important part of our KOI finishing technique is applied!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bass View Post
    Yep CT1 did the trick & ASHP NOW ON happy days
    Ahhhh excellent Mike !!

    I stripped my leaking joint sections right out and re done them all in the evenings - the drips were filling buckets every 8 hours and go so tedious emptying them

    The only leak I have now is where I stripped off the EA UV and tried to mend that , I have only made that one worse somehow and think it will need replacing

    On a plus side, ASHP on, new pipework that I also reconfigured due to poor planning on the first leaky attempt - all leak free and ticking over at 22c nicely

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbs View Post
    Ahhhh excellent Mike !!

    I stripped my leaking joint sections right out and re done them all in the evenings - the drips were filling buckets every 8 hours and go so tedious emptying them

    The only leak I have now is where I stripped off the EA UV and tried to mend that , I have only made that one worse somehow and think it will need replacing

    On a plus side, ASHP on, new pipework that I also reconfigured due to poor planning on the first leaky attempt - all leak free and ticking over at 22c nicely
    That sounds better , funnily enough my EA 55w UV is currently removed using the unions (bypass is working great) as what I thought was needing a new tube is in fact new ballast on order from eb@y. Even better win was sourcing 5x 300mm high by 1760mm long ( half my pond length or just short of the width, in toughened glass for 125 the lot
    Happy days jump guards sorted
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bass View Post
    That sounds better , funnily enough my EA 55w UV is currently removed using the unions (bypass is working great) as what I thought was needing a new tube is in fact new ballast on order from eb@y. Even better win was sourcing 5x 300mm high by 1760mm long ( half my pond length or just short of the width, in toughened glass for 125 the lot
    Happy days jump guards sorted
    Thats a result Mike, damn good price too mate

    I don't have room to fit a bypass past my UV but I may make changes to allow that at a later date... I have been looking into using Amalgam UVC instead but my filtering kit seems to not have any suitable locations to install one of a good size, unless I install 2 smaller ones in my Sieve

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    Its been a rubbish week weather wise, pond at 19.3 today but to be expected with all wind, rain & cloud cover these last few days. Just glad it hasn't got lower yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbs View Post
    Thats a result Mike, damn good price too mate

    I don't have room to fit a bypass past my UV but I may make changes to allow that at a later date... I have been looking into using Amalgam UVC instead but my filtering kit seems to not have any suitable locations to install one of a good size, unless I install 2 smaller ones in my Sieve
    Just be careful that the plastic is UV safe if you are putting amalgam UV inside anything as it makes certain plastics brittle I believe, and you don’t want to be able to see the UV light directly ( especially as Amalgum UV is stronger)

    Even better result, the ballast arrived for around 12 & the seller put another one in for free ( both brand new) 55wUV now working & reinstalled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bass View Post
    Just be careful that the plastic is UV safe if you are putting amalgam UV inside anything as it makes certain plastics brittle I believe, and you don’t want to be able to see the UV light directly ( especially as Amalgum UV is stronger)

    Even better result, the ballast arrived for around 12 & the seller put another one in for free ( both brand new) 55wUV now working & reinstalled.
    Result for sure Mike !!

    Yes I will double check, the best place for me would be the inlet side of my Ultrasieve though that would not see the water in the levels that the BD run does... could then add a switch that cuts the power to them when I remove the lid hopefully

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    Well the evenings are getting a tad chillier, I have the ASHP set to 22c still and this morning it was quite for a change (for first thing) I was a tad worried but thankfully, sat at 22c dead, well happy so far

    Not sure if I should be pushing it up a couple of degrees at the moment, what are you guys currently set to ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbs View Post
    Well the evenings are getting a tad chillier, I have the ASHP set to 22c still and this morning it was quite for a change (for first thing) I was a tad worried but thankfully, sat at 22c dead, well happy so far

    Not sure if I should be pushing it up a couple of degrees at the moment, what are you guys currently set to ??
    My ASHP is set to 22*C . Four rescued fish went in yesterday after a one & a half hour journey. At least one of the Koi is 22 years old & the other 3 are at least 15 years old. But one has an open sore so whilst treating him I will slowly bring the temperature up to 24 *C to help the healing process
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    DBS I would personally aim to keep it to 24-25 for best growth potential. It seems to be improving weather wise so should be easy enough to get the temp up ambient and maintain with the ASHP. Mine is unheated at 24 now, had the heater off a month tomorrow and the pond has not really dipped much below 22 I don't think. Decided to see what an electricity bill without the heater looked like!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bass View Post
    My ASHP is set to 22*C . Four rescued fish went in yesterday after a one & a half hour journey. At least one of the Koi is 22 years old & the other 3 are at least 15 years old. But one has an open sore so whilst treating him I will slowly bring the temperature up to 24 *C to help the healing process
    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    DBS I would personally aim to keep it to 24-25 for best growth potential. It seems to be improving weather wise so should be easy enough to get the temp up ambient and maintain with the ASHP. Mine is unheated at 24 now, had the heater off a month tomorrow and the pond has not really dipped much below 22 I don't think. Decided to see what an electricity bill without the heater looked like!
    Sounds like 24 it is then, i will crank it up now why the sun is out and the solar panels are kicking out 5,539.0w at the moment

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