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    Pond tour

    Inspired by watching GadgetBazza videos and now that my pond has been up and running for a while, I have made one of my own.
    The advice from members of this forum has been invaluable throughout the whole process. Reading about other people's issues has certainly helped me avoid making some of the same mistakes (but not all).

    Hope you like the video

    https://youtu.be/2NfWcMIlifM



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    Another natural looking pond. . my favourite kind

    looks great and will look better in time as the fish grow.

    surprised you havent included any planters or floating baskets ? again a personal choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wain View Post
    Another natural looking pond. . my favourite kind

    looks great and will look better in time as the fish grow.

    surprised you havent included any planters or floating baskets ? again a personal choice
    Thanks Wain. I did have some plants in originally but the fish kept eating them and sucking sucking the soil through the baskets. I have now planted between the rocks which looks okay.

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    Looks good mate. Nice job. Nice video
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    Nice pond pal and great video too

    Cheers

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    Looks great, thanks for sharing Pond tour

    Wondering if your high pH could be caused from stone leaching or other run off.


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    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeh83 View Post
    Looks great, thanks for sharing Pond tour

    Wondering if your high pH could be caused from stone leaching or other run off.


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    Thanks Mike, yes you could be right about the sandstone as it is partially submerged. I used landscaping foam to hold the rocks in place as I know morter can really swing ph but the rocks may also be acidic. PH has been 8.5 since day 1 and never changed. Tap water is 7.5.

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    Lovely looking pond Letimgo.

    Rather than draining down and refilling using a water meter to measure pond volume, it would be less stressful to your filters, fish and you to use salt to accurately calculate your gallonage - see: Pond volumes

    You will need a salt meter to do this - the Koi Medic Digital Salt Tester is a really good piece of kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouiseR View Post
    Lovely looking pond Letimgo.

    Rather than draining down and refilling using a water meter to measure pond volume, it would be less stressful to your filters, fish and you to use salt to accurately calculate your gallonage - see: Pond volumes

    You will need a salt meter to do this - the Koi Medic Digital Salt Tester is a really good piece of kit.
    Hey Louise, I hadn't heard of the salt method for calculating volume. What a great idea. Have you tried this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letimgo View Post
    Hey Louise, I hadn't heard of the salt method for calculating volume. What a great idea. Have you tried this?
    I haven’t, no, as I used a water meter when filling my pond 6 years ago. But, if I needed to, I would definitely use the salt method - as you can see from Syd’s article the salt method is often more accurate than using a water meter plus, obviously, no need to drain down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouiseR View Post
    I havenít, no, as I used a water meter when filling my pond 6 years ago. But, if I needed to, I would definitely use the salt method - as you can see from Sydís article the salt method is often more accurate than using a water meter plus, obviously, no need to drain down!
    Hi Louise,
    Just wanted to thank you again for suggesting the salt method for measuring pond volume. It worked brilliantly and was so much easier than emptying the pond and refilling. I now have a very good idea of how much water is contained in my pond/filters/pipework A little bit more than I expected. I will do it a few more times once the salinity has been diluted sufficiently.
    Salinity went from 0.3 to 2.6 after adding 25kg of salt. Therefore, 25000g divided by 2.3 (difference between first and second reading) equals 10,870 litres - brilliant!

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    You’re very welcome - it’s important to know actual pond volume so I’m glad it’s worked for you and your fish.

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