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    Extreme Koi Member Rank = Gosai Designer1's Avatar
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    Mine don't go all the way up, as unless your finishing the top of you pond in a stone which you can cut to shape it creates an awkward detail to finish at the top.

    Mine is bricked around the top, so I felt whatever I did to 'cap' the curve would look odd (in my humble opinion).
    Its a hole in the ground where I throw my money!

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    Didn't mean a flow meter but one of those that you can attach to your hose, looks like them on house water meters.

    Regarding filleting.... the corners are weak spots for fibreglassing as ken told me this is usually where it can split due to water pressure. By filleting the corners it reduces the pressure on the edges and is also easier for the glasses to get a better finish.


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    It's been a busy few weeks since my last update trying to juggle work, pond build and the weather. All the stainless steel joists are in, plastic decking down and seat over filters built. Not the easiest of jobs single handed but very pleased with the results, it even holds my weight which is a bonus.
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    Barrier around the pond next to keep out the pesky Heron out!

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    Extreme Koi Member Rank = Gosai Designer1's Avatar
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    Looks great.....credit to you.

    Have you had a visit from the Heron then?
    What barrier are you considering?

    Are you experiencing any water coming into the bay - or is it ok?

    Great job Delcac
    Its a hole in the ground where I throw my money!

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    Love it. Looks great. And like the idea of filter soace being used as a seat. New pond fun and games. New pond fun and games.

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    Looking good New pond fun and games.
    Chip


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    looks really nice,daft question but how do you get to your filter lol,andi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Designer1 View Post
    Looks great.....credit to you.

    Have you had a visit from the Heron then?
    What barrier are you considering?

    Are you experiencing any water coming into the bay - or is it ok?

    Great job Delcac
    Cheers mate, thanks for the comments.

    Sodding Heron decimated my last pond as you know they never forget a food source hence the net. I've made up some stainless steel round posts (about 500mm high) with side channels which will be screwed to the black trim round the pond. Perspex panels on order to slide in between the post for easy access, that should keep the Heron out and the fish in. lol

    I've fixed some 18mm water proof ply under the decking and applied some EPDM over the top before I screwed everything down. Still very humid and damp down there at the mo but hoping it drys out.

    All in all its working out so quite happy. Aim was to hide everything under ground and keep the noise of the drum/pumps down to a minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andikoi View Post
    looks really nice,daft question but how do you get to your filter lol,andi
    LOL
    There is a hinged hatch next to the seat with a lift up handle with 2 hydraulic rams, ladder is underneath.
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    WOW!!! what a change of ideas over the course of the thread.
    I started reading your pond build story today without realising you started it 12 months ago and when you posted your detailed drawing of barrels, barrels, pipes, more pipes, brushes, static K1 etc,etc, my mind was screaming No,No,No,GET A DRUM, I have been keeping koi for 25 years and have only just fitted a drum a couple of months ago and can honestly say it has transformed the hobby for me.
    I have had a few health issues over the last 4-5 years and climbing in and out of the filter bay to clean filters etc has been a challenge at times (I'm fit as a fiddle at the moment) but the drum is a revelation.
    Your pond set up looks great and I'm sure it will give you many satisfying years of koi keeping.

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    Despite the awful weather I've managed to temporarily site the new shower over the weekend. Had to get the plumbing all sorted and leak checked before I back fill and lay slabs.
    Shower has been running for a day now and there is lots of green gooey foam coming out the protein pipe. I haven't a clue what this means for water quality but the fish have gone mad and are much more mobile. They seem to enjoy playing under the shower water fall.
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    As you can see from the dates I haven't updated the pond build for some time now. Well I'm glad to say that the pond and garden are finally complete whoop! Thank Christ for that. Everything is ticking along nicely, fish are packing on wait and the water is crystal clear. I am soooo glad I opted for the drum setup, thank you Des Harris for all your help and advise on that front. I feel its all been worth the blood, sweat and tears (not to mention the money) as I sit there feeding the fish in the sunshine. A big thank to everyone for all your priceless advise and experience over the length of the build. My advise to anyone building a pond is listen and take in all the advise it will save a lot of heart ache.
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    Glad it has all settled down for you now and your enjoying the hobby,and welcome to the world of drums.

    Your pond is looking great so neat and tidy,credit to you mate.
    John

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    That looks fantastic. I like the really clean, sharp lines of it all.

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    love it . stunning. great job done on the build. enjoy the pond and fish mate

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    That’s a great looking pond, full credit to you, neighbours must be envious!

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    Pond and garden looks lovely @Delcac, a credit to your efforts.

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