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    Newbie needing help

    Hi guys,

    This is my first post on here so please bare with me!!

    I am planning to build a pond in my garden in the very near future. I have been doing lots and lots of research as you do! I just have a couple of things to run by you..

    Pond size will be 10ft x 6ft x 5ft, so 1880 gallons, bottom drained, fibreglassed..

    Question number one:
    What filter system? I know theres plenty on the market, preferably a self cleaning one which requires little maintenance, I have looked at the nexus 220 with the additional automatic cleaner, they are mega bucks but I presume worth it?

    Question number 2:
    Anyone got any idea on fibreglassing prices out there? I'm in walsall west Midlands If anyone has any recommendations?

    Lastly, I'm not sure if I've put this in the correct section so apologies if I havent!



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    Cripea.....which filter is a bit of a minefield, somewhat comes down to how much dosh you want to spend and how much faffing you want to do.
    Keep it simple with a combi drum
    Bit more flexibility with a drum - bio chamber
    Possible cheaper - used nexus with a drop in Draco
    Simple and “modular” - Evolve
    Anything with a drum means less maintenance
    Sieve - > bio, simple, effective but not as maintenance free as a drum.

    Wouldn’t bother with one of those auto nexus things, a normal one with a Draco would be far better.

    Add a shower to any of the above

    Alternative but controversial - Anoxic

    Consider using airlift returns for minimal running cost. Shower would need a reasonably powerful pump but plenty of decent ones around £150


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    Hi Matt,

    Welcome to the world of Koi.

    I am based in the Black Country, so not too far from you.

    Happy to help with any advice mate.

    As BCC says, filtration gives many options, however if you want minimal maintenance, this will increase the cost - however as the vast majority will say keepers rarely sell on a Drum (unless it’s broken). Whilst seemingly expensive, they are a fantastic item which contributes significantly to lower maintenance stress and demands.

    When the lockdown lifts, depending upon what stage you are at, I would be happy to take you round some customer ponds and of course my own set up to maybe give you some ideas.

    Personally I would opt for a drum over a Nexus auto cleaner.

    Cheers

    Gaz

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Broadhurst View Post
    Hi guys,

    This is my first post on here so please bare with me!!

    I am planning to build a pond in my garden in the very near future. I have been doing lots and lots of research as you do! I just have a couple of things to run by you..

    Pond size will be 10ft x 6ft x 5ft, so 1880 gallons, bottom drained, fibreglassed..

    Question number one:
    What filter system? I know theres plenty on the market, preferably a self cleaning one which requires little maintenance, I have looked at the nexus 220 with the additional automatic cleaner, they are mega bucks but I presume worth it?

    Question number 2:
    Anyone got any idea on fibreglassing prices out there? I'm in walsall west Midlands If anyone has any recommendations?

    Lastly, I'm not sure if I've put this in the correct section so apologies if I havent!
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Eco’s, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

    www.facebook.com/aurorakoiuk

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    Thanks a lot for the help mate I'd appreciate that! Any particular make of drum filter? I've been offered a vortex filter by someone that has kept koi for over 20 years, unfortunately that means the filter Is that old, hes just had an auto cleaner..

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    ... Don't forget to feed us photos during the build. We are always hungry for them.
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    Give me a call mate (not right now though as it’s 02:11am )

    I will happily chat through some options that I can source (and send you details) along with others that I can’t. I will also give you some customers feedback.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Broadhurst View Post
    Thanks a lot for the help mate I'd appreciate that! Any particular make of drum filter? I've been offered a vortex filter by someone that has kept koi for over 20 years, unfortunately that means the filter Is that old, hes just had an auto cleaner..
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Eco’s, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

    www.facebook.com/aurorakoiuk

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    Thanks for that gaz, will give you a call when I get 5..

    Alburglar I will do!

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