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    Same mate looks Brill. Good luck with the fill

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    That pond is the nuts mate..... finally light at the end of the tunnel.

    A handful of 80cm+ gosanke would look amazing in there.

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    Been busy so not done as much as Id like recently. Most of the plumbing done now just some final pieces on waste and overflow and next weekend my fibreglass guy coming back this coming weekend to add a layer of tissue to the whole pond

    Added some pipe work pics just to keep it ticking over
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    Any updates on the build , DJ ? Been following this fantastic build with great interest , but the posts seem to have tapered off lately ?
    Colin

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    Wow what a build!

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    Waiting for the weather to settle as need to put a layer of tissue and gel coat over the whole thing as had a couple of pin prick holes in there! Soon as it’s warm and dry I’ll be back on it. Also managed to injure myself which has put me off finishing the drainage to be truthful. Don’t think I fully appreciated how long it would take when I started

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    Only just seen this build diary and it’s incredible, a huge well done !
    You said you under estimated how long it would take, mine is a fraction of the size and took 3 years !! I did have several delays due to work and family commitments.
    looking forward to seeing it full of water and koi going in.
    Good luck
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djstiles999 View Post
    Waiting for the weather to settle as need to put a layer of tissue and gel coat over the whole thing as had a couple of pin prick holes in there! Soon as it’s warm and dry I’ll be back on it. Also managed to injure myself which has put me off finishing the drainage to be truthful. Don’t think I fully appreciated how long it would take when I started
    hope you get well soon. as said a great build

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djstiles999 View Post
    Waiting for the weather to settle as need to put a layer of tissue and gel coat over the whole thing as had a couple of pin prick holes in there! Soon as it’s warm and dry I’ll be back on it. Also managed to injure myself which has put me off finishing the drainage to be truthful. Don’t think I fully appreciated how long it would take when I started
    Can totally relate to that !
    These kind of projects rarely go entirely without a hitch , but you`ve done an awesome job so far ! Just keep dreaming of those long summer days when your relaxing by the pond , enjoying the fruits of your labour
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djstiles999 View Post
    Waiting for the weather to settle as need to put a layer of tissue and gel coat over the whole thing as had a couple of pin prick holes in there! Soon as it’s warm and dry I’ll be back on it. Also managed to injure myself which has put me off finishing the drainage to be truthful. Don’t think I fully appreciated how long it would take when I started
    This! I started mine in April last year and it was running in December but is still far from finished! I did dig it all out alone after work with a spade though which took till about mid August!
    I hope your injury is nothing serious and its sorted soon, I need to see the end masterpiece!

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    wow looks an amazing build, I love the shape, everything looks super mate, like you and everyone else I look forward to seeing it full and with some fish swimming around, lucky fish...….

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    Well it’s been a while but time for an update. Last year saw a leaked by pond and lousy weather so nothing really happened for the rest of the year, being truthful it got me down. New year new start and managed to find a way of getting the tarpaulin fixed firmly to bridge the whole pond and my Fibreglasser booked. Then double checked all the drains and piles only to find I had a pressure leak.

    No option other than to dig it out and replace, 1,200 later and it was replaced and retested, this time it held pressure.

    The week my Fibreglasser was originally due back was warm sunny and dry, now rebooked the forecast was rain, rain and more rain.

    Unbelievably despite weather forecasts prophesying storms at 98% day after day we had 3 dry days and we got glassed

    Anyway got some of the coping stones on and now filling with water, everything crossed that it’s all sound this time
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    Just WOW ������

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    Great looking pond! I feel your pain with the delays believe me!
    Jay

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    Absolutely love it. Love the shape. And the pond looks first class. Been worth all the hassle in the end mate.
    Enjoy it. And it will be worth it once the fish are in there lovely new home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djstiles999 View Post
    Well it’s been a while but time for an update. Last year saw a leaked by pond and lousy weather so nothing really happened for the rest of the year, being truthful it got me down. New year new start and managed to find a way of getting the tarpaulin fixed firmly to bridge the whole pond and my Fibreglasser booked. Then double checked all the drains and piles only to find I had a pressure leak.

    No option other than to dig it out and replace, 1,200 later and it was replaced and retested, this time it held pressure.

    The week my Fibreglasser was originally due back was warm sunny and dry, now rebooked the forecast was rain, rain and more rain.

    Unbelievably despite weather forecasts prophesying storms at 98% day after day we had 3 dry days and we got glassed

    Anyway got some of the coping stones on and now filling with water, everything crossed that it’s all sound this time
    Nightmare, was it a leak from a joint or split pipe? You have a great looking pond now, hopefully time to enjoy over summer, with a beer, we can appreciate the effort it’s been to build this, so hope all rest goes well. Cheers

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    Scamp - not sure as getting it out damaged it anyway but if I’m being honest with myself it must’ve been the join, bit of grit or something, bit of bad luck, who knows but had to put it right rather than just put a bung in it

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    Good to see your back on track . Its been an epic journey , just reading about it - must have been a real roller-coaster ride for you . Cant wait to see it up and running . Great job
    Colin

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    Looks fantastic mate, will be worth it when it's done.

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    Well at long last the fish that have been in the garage since last April have made it into the pond. Bought from Queni at 6” they were around 16” today and looked amazing when the saw daylight, especially the purachina. Anyway picture attached, the air is a bit extreme at the moment but waiting fir a valve so I can bleed sone air off, it’s all coming off 1 Jeboa 150 pump!
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