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  1. #61
    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Wish I had 2000 gal . I should have gone 5 foot deep that extra ft would have given me my 2000gal then filter/pipe work on top

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    1700 gal no matter what you have you'll always want it bigger and more fish haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris.viner87 View Post
    Yes mate and aiming for a window too Marine Reefing to Koi - My build thread I have a 2 and 4yr old, so above ground is essential for me


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    Chris on my build I went 7 feet. Reason .
    Grandkids. And windows. Plus volume.
    Laid the blocks flat until ground level. Then
    Normal above ground level. Then raised the garden when indian stoning by 6 inches
    So 6 feet of water and 1 foot above water line.
    If I had to do it again I would have 5 feet of water. For fish catching. It's a nightmare catching the Rudd. Orfs. And tench. Grass carp.
    I have to dump water to 2 feet deep to catch them.
    The koi I can catch in 6 feet depth there slower. You have to net for scrapes and treatments lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    Chris on my build I went 7 feet. Reason .
    Grandkids. And windows. Plus volume.
    Laid the blocks flat until ground level. Then
    Normal above ground level. Then raised the garden when indian stoning by 6 inches
    So 6 feet of water and 1 foot above water line.
    If I had to do it again I would have 5 feet of water. For fish catching. It's a nightmare catching the Rudd. Orfs. And tench. Grass carp.
    I have to dump water to 2 feet deep to catch them.
    The koi I can catch in 6 feet depth there slower. You have to net for scrapes and treatments lol.
    Fred


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    Perfect thanks Fred - I was speaking with a chap called CJ Lammie on a Facebook koi forum last night and he was saying the same that 5.5ft is about right (any deeper and netting fish becomes a challenge).


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  9. #65
    Nice looking tank mate. Not koi related but how did you get on with the copperband and the sticks? I had one in my reef and had to take him out as he was ignoring any food I put in and nibbling on the corals.

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    Nice looking tank mate. Not koi related but how did you get on with the copperband and the sticks? I had one in my reef and had to take him out as he was ignoring any food I put in and nibbling on the corals.
    Thanks Craig - heís never touched the coral, Iíve had him about a year now. Smashes frozen food - thereís a few tricks of the trade to get them to eat. Happy to help advise in a pm message if youíre interested.

    I wouldnít be without him - my sump and plumbing Iíd full of Aiptasia, but my display is squeaky clean of them


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    Quote Originally Posted by chris.viner87 View Post
    Perfect thanks Fred - I was speaking with a chap called CJ Lammie on a Facebook koi forum last night and he was saying the same that 5.5ft is about right (any deeper and netting fish becomes a challenge).


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    what slows it down to catch them is the bloody weight of the net when dragging through the water chasing them. its fun though. the kids love it. when I tell them to chase them to my net. not good for fish stress though

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris.viner87 View Post
    Thanks Craig - he’s never touched the coral, I’ve had him about a year now. Smashes frozen food - there’s a few tricks of the trade to get them to eat. Happy to help advise in a pm message if you’re interested.

    I wouldn’t be without him - my sump and plumbing I’d full of Aiptasia, but my display is squeaky clean of them


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    Thanks for the offer Chris but have shut my reef down now. we were thinking of starting again in the next few weeks but have put that on hold for now with all this crap going on.

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    Mines just over 6ft and slops down to that.
    don't really have an issue because of the depth catching them, but have a shelf that I used to have plants on that they tend to hide under!
    don't have to catch them often though

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    Right Iíve been doing some planning - system isnít going to be quite as big as Iíd like, but hey ho itís all the space Iíve got to play with.




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    Looks good mate still a nice size . Now get cracking and get some pictures up

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    Yeah got some things still to sort like checking the trees arenít under a preservation order and to sell all my reef stuff to raise the cash for the build and garden


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    Hey chris
    i know your wanting to put the pond in the corner because of the filter, but still look at all options.
    Filter area isn’t massive it may be better the other side of the garden, also you may be able to run the pipework under or over the existing drains into the garage still.
    also the aspect from the house may be better, and the mature tree could stay.
    just a thought putting it out there, thinking of all your options

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    Hey chris
    i know your wanting to put the pond in the corner because of the filter, but still look at all options.
    Filter area isnít massive it may be better the other side of the garden, also you may be able to run the pipework under or over the existing drains into the garage still.
    also the aspect from the house may be better, and the mature tree could stay.
    just a thought putting it out there, thinking of all your options

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    Thanks mate, but weíve tried a few options and this one works the best every time. I also have the issue of waste water pipes all over my back garden Marine Reefing to Koi - My build thread two near where this tank is planned and two the other end of my garden which the one goes straight across the front of the garden.

    My garden isnít big - here it is from right to left




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    Mock up design of a birds eye view of what weíre thinking we could relandscape to:




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    did you perchance have a build thread for your fish room on UR?

    does it have to be in that corner? the waste pipe run looks shallow, so a pain to run pipe, power etc and not have it half way up the fence/wall

    being a new build, what's the ground like, did they do a strip and build and then chuck a shallow layer of topsoil back in over subsoil and build waste?
    the slow pond build thread

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    Marine Reefing to Koi - My build thread

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    did you perchance have a build thread for your fish room on UR?

    does it have to be in that corner? the waste pipe run looks shallow, so a pain to run pipe, power etc and not have it half way up the fence/wall

    being a new build, what's the ground like, did they do a strip and build and then chuck a shallow layer of topsoil back in over subsoil and build waste?
    Hi yeah, Iíve got a thread on UR, but never put any fish room pics on there I donít think. My livestock is currently listed, but Iíve not listed the equipment yet - shout up if youíre interested though.

    Yeah the only spot it can go is the corner (Iíve tried all sorts and thatís the only one that works). The waste pipe shouldnít be an issue, because Iím not building over it (just up to it). Also, I wonít have any electrics up by the pond, because all the electrics will be in my fish room, so that shouldnít be an issue - only challenge really is the length of piping going from the pond drain to the fish room and back, but we can work around that.

    Iíve had a digger in the back garden before and dug quite deep - admittedly the ground does go hard quick, but Iím not planning on the pond sitting that low into the ground anyway (the depth will be 50/50 above and below ground.

    How come you ask? Do you think Iím going to run into difficulties? Cheers Chris


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    having seen how some houses get a token scattering of soil, just before the house is handed over, its not unexpected to find building waste, a friend I helped redo their garage floor, it bowed up and turned out they had a couple of pallets of cement under it, that in time had gone off and changed position, set of the garden the soil was a spits depth at best.

    oh I thought I had seen a fishroom build that looked like your room that's all
    the slow pond build thread

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    Donít think so bud unless I posted a picture on my thread possibly


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