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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    My Dream pond is 3 sides fully inclosed and insulated, roof , and double glazed bi fold doors on the front easy open and close

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    i can dream quite a bit bigger than that mate

    a detached house 10m wide with adjoining garage on right and workshop on left,
    with two filter house 'outbuildings' extended onto the back of the garage and workshop. flanking the 'garden' 30 meters long, with a multiple 10 meter wide bifolding door end connecting the outbuildings.
    giving a 30 meter long x 10 meter wide courtyard. fully landscaped with japanese pines and large boulders,
    two 20,000 gallon kidney shaped in ground koi ponds left and right of a meandering path, with a japanese bridge over the stream connecting them.
    females in one pond males in the other.

    and the cherry on top....
    a fully automated motorised clear polycarbonate retractable roof in two 30 meter x 5 meter halves joining in the middle to fully enclose the garden over winter and at night.
    that retract over the flanking outbuildings and have full spectrum 'daylight' LED lamps to replicate natural sunlight in the winter.
    and a GSHP to heat the entire space.

    when i win that euro lottery....

    Last edited by davethefish1; 28-03-2023 at 05:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    i can dream quite a bit bigger than that mate

    a detached house 10m wide with adjoining garage on right and workshop on left,
    with two 'outbuildings' extended onto the back of the garage and workshop. flanking the 'garden' 30 meters long, with a multiple 10 meter wide bifolding door end connecting the outbuildings.
    giving a 30 meter long x 10 meter wide courtyard. fully landscaped with japanese pines and large boulders,
    two 20,000 gallon kidney shaped in ground koi ponds left and right of a meandering path, with a japanese bridge over the stream connecting them.
    females in one pond males in the other.

    and the cherry on top....
    a fully automated motorised clear polycarbonate retractable roof in two 30 meter x 5 meter halves joining in the middle to fully enclose the garden over winter and at night.
    that retract over the flanking outbuildings and have full spectrum 'daylight' LED lamps to replicate natural sunlight in the winter.
    and a GSHP to heat the entire space.

    when i win that euro lottery....

    Haha mine was a dream pond in my house and garden if we talking lotto win dream that's a whole different story lol

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    sod the fish, if i won euro millions the only hole in my garden would be a swimming pool in the med somewhere
    2200 gallons,infinity window,BD
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    Quote Originally Posted by smartin View Post
    sod the fish, if i won euro millions the only hole in my garden would be a swimming pool in the med somewhere
    See ad still need a pond like . And a massive open air salt water coral tank as well lol and sod the swimming pool ill Snorkeling all day with them lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    See ad still need a pond like . And a massive open air salt water coral tank as well lol and sod the swimming pool ill Snorkeling all day with them lol

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    I would have a 35 acre stunning well stocked carp lake for my fish exploits accomodation etc, i would love to run a private fishery oh the dreams !!
    Last edited by smartin; 01-04-2023 at 10:31 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smartin View Post
    I would have a 35 acre stunning well stocked carp lake for my fish exploits accomodation etc, i would love to run a private fishery oh the dreams !!
    Book me in along you running forum discounts lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartin View Post
    I would have a 35 acre stunning well stocked carp lake for my fish exploits accomodation etc, i would love to run a private fishery oh the dreams !!

    that would be the dream...
    carp fishing lakes, mud ponds, and koi ponds, why not have it all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    that would be the dream...
    Carp fishing lakes, mud ponds, and koi ponds, why not have it all? :d
    absolutely..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajm View Post
    book me in along you running forum discounts lol

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    would be free mate:
    2200 gallons,infinity window,BD
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    Pond now at a barmy 18 slowly up to 24 by the 1st May, covers staying on until the end of May
    Fibreglassed/5000 gals/4.5 m Tunnel/Spindrifter/Twin drums/Bio chambers/Beads/Showers/Remora ASHP

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    12.1 in mine this morning, hopefully although colder the next few days the sun is meant to be out all day so might help warm it through the covers.

    Going back to everyones favourite subject of a huge amount of money, for me it would be a nice 100 acre plot of land with a fishing lake at the bottom end, maybe 20 acres with lots of islands, bays and what not stocked with 150 proper carp with minimal other species. Basically a mini sonning or burghfield! Then maybe another 5 acre lake with tench bream crucians etc and a handful of carp in too for other species fishing as of course you would have the time to go whenever! Woodland surrounding and splitting the lakes the lakes so they are well enclosed and peaceful on their own right.

    The other end of the land would have the house which would be built to my design with a nice big 50,000l+ pond that is as natural as possible but still clear so it can house lilies and what not and the fish can still be seen easily. This would be heated and have big bifold doors with a nice high front meaning the sun gets in all year naturally to help with the colours.

    Then for 'work' I would have a small scale fish farm/dealer where I would import my own koi from Japan on one side and the other side I would use to grow on spawn/small carp from the lake and hand pick the future stockies maintaining the stocking system on site. That way I would have complete bio security for my lake and also first pick of the best koi (in my eyes) from the imports which I could grow on myself to make sure they all reach jumbo sizes

    I haven't thought about this much honestly.

    Oh and the holiday home in the Colorado mountains too so I can go hiking in summer and snowboarding in winter, then airbnb it the rest of the time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    12.1 in mine this morning, hopefully although colder the next few days the sun is meant to be out all day so might help warm it through the covers.

    Going back to everyones favourite subject of a huge amount of money, for me it would be a nice 100 acre plot of land with a fishing lake at the bottom end, maybe 20 acres with lots of islands, bays and what not stocked with 150 proper carp with minimal other species. Basically a mini sonning or burghfield! Then maybe another 5 acre lake with tench bream crucians etc and a handful of carp in too for other species fishing as of course you would have the time to go whenever! Woodland surrounding and splitting the lakes the lakes so they are well enclosed and peaceful on their own right.

    The other end of the land would have the house which would be built to my design with a nice big 50,000l+ pond that is as natural as possible but still clear so it can house lilies and what not and the fish can still be seen easily. This would be heated and have big bifold doors with a nice high front meaning the sun gets in all year naturally to help with the colours.

    Then for 'work' I would have a small scale fish farm/dealer where I would import my own koi from Japan on one side and the other side I would use to grow on spawn/small carp from the lake and hand pick the future stockies maintaining the stocking system on site. That way I would have complete bio security for my lake and also first pick of the best koi (in my eyes) from the imports which I could grow on myself to make sure they all reach jumbo sizes

    I haven't thought about this much honestly.

    Oh and the holiday home in the Colorado mountains too so I can go hiking in summer and snowboarding in winter, then airbnb it the rest of the time!
    Hiking and snowboarding . You gunna get ya self a bionic knee aswell like lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Hiking and snowboarding . You gunna get ya self a bionic knee aswell like lol
    You already know thats been ordered and should be delivered tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    You already know thats been ordered and should be delivered tomorrow
    Told ya they ordered the wrong size man

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    Whatís happening my peeps!!! Location dartford Kent temp today was 12.5c. Next Friday those covers are off! Rain or shine those fish are guna have to face the elements lol! Little snap of them the other day feeding them cheerioís The Daily pond temp thread


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    12.5 in mine too yesterday, the last 2 days I have enjoyed an hour or so out by the pond watching them so it has been nice with the sun although overcast today and wet today. Milder at night the next few days too so may get a bit more warmth but don't fancy icing my knee in the rain!

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    Long Day!

    What a Lovely Long Day! And the pond as hit 9 degrees.

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    Pond hit 13.1 today covers are off! They may have to brave the cold this evening down to 3c but for the rest of the week itís looking good! May the hobbie re-begin!!!


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    stunning weather today
    it was 20+C around the pond this afternoon...

    the pond temp is quickly ramping up as well.... currently at 16.4C
    i'm still covering at night as i don't want the temp to start yoyoing up and down.
    but if it goes up much more i'll have to, as oxygen demand will go up too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    stunning weather today
    it was 20+C around the pond this afternoon...

    the pond temp is quickly ramping up as well.... currently at 16.4C
    i'm still covering at night as i don't want the temp to start yoyoing up and down.
    but if it goes up much more i'll have to, as oxygen demand will go up too...
    I know why you left the marine hobbie Dave, itís a tricky beast to control. Still battling a few issues felt like drowning myself in the tank a few times it got that bad The Daily pond temp thread this pond malarky is extremely easy compared. What do you think?


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