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    Quote Originally Posted by Wain View Post
    Hahahaha

    temptation was too great

    Wait one . . . .

    not gonna say "water level"
    Hahahahahaa I wish I had one last week, one corner ended up 20mm lower than the others, I had to change the levels on that corner 3mm on each course... damn spirit level, not user error

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbs View Post
    Hahahahahaa I wish I had one last week, one corner ended up 20mm lower than the others, I had to change the levels on that corner 3mm on each course... damn spirit level, not user error
    My level errors on the 4” pipe & sloping floor ....was all user error mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bass View Post
    My level errors on the 4” pipe & sloping floor ....was all user error mine
    Okay you got me... it may have had something to do with me

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbs View Post
    Okay you got me... it may have had something to do with me
    You should have stayed with the first excuse you gave while the going was good ....faulty bubbles are common
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    Nooooooooooooooooo - Just leaving for a sit visit, checked on the fish and there is one laying on the bottom of the pool, got him out, put in quarantine tank and now having to go out for 6 hours

    Quick water test, Nitrite and Ammonia look fine, will have to check him out tonight and do all the other tests

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    So finally finished work, I best do some scrapes - thankfully my daughter called a guy that is very good with fish, he shot around and thinks it is just it's time to go, looked and felt fine he thought, he check all the other fish over, double checked my water tests, suggested some extra feeds as I have limited them a bit over last couple of weeks due to massively smaller water volume.

    I certainly have not seen any odd behaviour lately once they all settled down they have been quite at home in their new pool.... god knows what has happened

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    Well thankfully, gill and body scrapes look fine to me, no signs of bug life, though very new to this depth of caring for them

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    Tests carried out before I shot off to work...



    My poor fish (sorry a photo taken tonight so left him in quarantine all day so I could check him properly.





    And Gills, look okay to me considering when he may have died, they were very red this morning ??



    Soooooooo desperate to get the pond finished now, damn it.

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    Sorry to hear of the loss mate. Keep a good eye on the others lol.
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    Gutted mate I know how that feels. Touch wood I seem to have missed any trouble this year. I do hope we can ease into the new ponds when they are ready to go without too much NPS issues.
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    Sorry to hear your bad news.

    As for NPS that might be more difficult for some to get over than others what with all the extra chlorine being add to the water supply which then if not treated properly could knock back filters etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    Sorry to hear your bad news.

    As for NPS that might be more difficult for some to get over than others what with all the extra chlorine being add to the water supply which then if not treated properly could knock back filters etc.
    I must admit I am actually dreading starting up my new pond in the spring. I have been Lucky so far, on a knife edge growing on the Remaining 50+ fry from a batch of 100. For the past 2 years Cramped in with my original mixture of 15 koi & Orfe squeezed in together in my small 1000 gallon pond which has matured over the past 4 years

    The rest of my fittings finally arrived yesterday for the new pond
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    so I can start to connect up the filter system
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    Why not just run it as soon as it's finished or at least ready to run and then you can check for leaks etc and make sure any muck in the pipe work is removed before you start maturing the system?

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    You might be lucky if the weather stays warm for a while you might even get the system to start to mature a bit before the winter? Plus if you are going to get any leaks they can be dealt with before the spring as sometimes they can take a couple of weeks or so to show up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    Why not just run it as soon as it's finished or at least ready to run and then you can check for leaks etc and make sure any muck in the pipe work is removed before you start maturing the system?
    Thats what I aim to do , it will take me some time to build the concrete floor & drains for the Drum/bio combi & sieve to be at the correct levels then fit al the pipework, valves & pumps to include future additional heater & aquaponics in the system. Then build the “shed” on the brick base around all the filter equipment.

    Then the aim is to have the pond running over the winter checking as I go that everything is working then start a fishless cycle, I already have An extra 70ltr of media maturing in the smaller ponds system added recently
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    Sounds like a good plan Mike.

    Another idea is if you run it over the winter that is going to be the time when something is going to go tits up and you can get it sorted without having to move fish out etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    Sounds like a good plan Mike.

    Another idea is if you run it over the winter that is going to be the time when something is going to go tits up and you can get it sorted without having to move fish out etc
    Yep that’s the plan. The other half is making some resin koi to put inside a flower & pond scene all in resin that will be positioned Into the stone arch window ( in the middle of photo) above the blade on the wall dividing the pond from the filter room.475FF8FD-A2E9-4D12-9FA9-F03FFBA951E7.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    Sorry to hear of the loss mate. Keep a good eye on the others lol.
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    Cheers Fred, bloody typical isnt it !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Bass View Post
    Gutted mate I know how that feels. Touch wood I seem to have missed any trouble this year. I do hope we can ease into the new ponds when they are ready to go without too much NPS issues.
    Thanks Mike, yes just a fish but fond of them aren't we I have my fingers crossed for all of us doing builds at the moment, not great timing but is there ever a good time !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    Sorry to hear your bad news.

    As for NPS that might be more difficult for some to get over than others what with all the extra chlorine being add to the water supply which then if not treated properly could knock back filters etc.
    Cheers Frim

    My water is fine at the moment, long may it continue !!

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