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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    ...can't belive no one mentioned the pic of the body that was exhumed!

    would she not let you have the pond.....?


    The build diary.-img_5204-jpg

    Haha, the strangest thing with this was the the location where it was found in relevance to the garden, basically it was in the middle of the far end of the pond from the filter bay, so literally just in the middle of the garden! I relocated all the bones together to another part of the garden so the poor hound can rest in peace. It did mean I had no option but to extend the pond a bit longer I also found a cat in the filter bay end. Don't plan to dig anything else out there thought god knows what it'll be next

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    Nice pond though samp09

    it's what i would like myself...
    ...if i didn't have to cart every ounce of soil right through the house to the skip....

    yeh its far from ideal! without the side alley it probably wouldn't have happened to be honest!

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    Have you seen ďpet cemeteryĒ?
    Be afraid lol


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    First one aye but second was crap

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    Little update today, Put two concrete footings in for the wall around the filter bay so time for that mature now. God knows why I didn't do this in the first place but I just wanted to get the main build sorted and running then focus on the tidying up after so to speak. Also used some of the foil bubble wrap looking insulation to wrap around the pipework that will be on the outside of the pond whilst the temps still ok before winter hits properly. Think I have found the finish I am going to go for over the weekend too which is another thing off the list.

    Originally I planned to finish things in spring when the weather was better and warmer but to be honest the weather isn't exactly cold at the moment so may do it through the winter so its all done for spring and I can enjoy the pond in the warmer weather not have to work on it every day.

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    Hi the pond looks great I am looking to do something similar what sort of base/foundations did you put in ? Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyCarter View Post
    Hi the pond looks great I am looking to do something similar what sort of base/foundations did you put in ? Cheers
    hi buddy, and welcome to the forum. I used metal rebar mesh in the bottom with about a 20cm concrete base poured over the top. I believe I have put a picture of this in the beginning of the post

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    I’d strongly recommend a decent poured concrete base with rebar / metal mesh.

    Quote Originally Posted by RickyCarter View Post
    Hi the pond looks great I am looking to do something similar what sort of base/foundations did you put in ? Cheers
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats and a 1,200 gallon QT.

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    Thatís a nice and tidy job youíve done there, well done! Fair play to you for pulling out all that soil by hand (with a shovel I assume!) and without hardly any mess.

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    Thank you, Hopefully have an updated picture after this weekend.

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    Managed to get most of the tiling done recently as well as the coping stones. Not much more to do on the outside of the pond, other than the filter pit!

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    Looking good mate like them tiles like

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    Same mate looks good nice job bud.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    Managed to get most of the tiling done recently as well as the coping stones. Not much more to do on the outside of the pond, other than the filter pit!

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    Really love the tiles Sam,well done mate.
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    Me too, have some of those planned for mine when I get time...which probably wonít be long coming lol
    Itís a job to do whilst stuck at home


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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcarpchaser View Post
    Me too, have some of those planned for mine when I get time...which probably won’t be long coming lol
    It’s a job to do whilst stuck at home

    If you haven't brought them already, I got mine from https://marble-mosaics.com/split-fac...tiles-44-c.asp they are £26.99 per SQM as opposed to £50 odd per 1/2 SQM from marshals at places like travis Perkins,wickes etc and had no issues with mine. I ordered 7 SQM in case and as it stands I have enough loose to finish the job and 5 unopened boxes left. I have looked at bare blocks since august and cannot get over how incredible the pond looks now with tiles on, as I look out the French doors typing this, the side finished is separated by the door frame in the middle to the unfinished part, so I am closing one eye and pretending its all finished

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    Tiles all finished today hurrah!Also fitted an outside sensor light down the side of our extension to get more light when around the pond at night.Just have to decide how to cover the filter now!

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    Very tidy job mate

    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    Tiles all finished today hurrah!Also fitted an outside sensor light down the side of our extension to get more light when around the pond at night.Just have to decide how to cover the filter now!

    6FE8257C-E238-41C3-AFC1-17BAE36E5355.jpgFB6F65A4-159F-4AFF-8D94-6EE214F37B1B.jpg
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats and a 1,200 gallon QT.

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

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    Cracking job mate now get that bbq on haha

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    Very smart indeed

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