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    2020 Lockdown pond re-build

    Hi all,

    Bit of a different process this one as I have built it already, so this thread I can feed you all the pictures I did.

    Feel free to comment and ask questions as we go along.

    Also if there anything you think I should of done just say, but its too late now.

    Lets kick off with June 20th 10.42 am pumps off all ready to start the pump out and fish re homing.

    This is what I started with, built this 20 years ago, posts have started to for through and the liner was star thin to show its age..

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    Question How do you rotate the pictures?


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    The only way I find to get the pics the right way round is to screenshot them on your phone and then send the screenshot.

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    Off to a slow start lol, June 21 with the fish in the new temp home on the decking, Filter, pump, uv all connected up the demolish commences..

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    Still don't understand the photos there all the right way up my end.

    More to follow, stay tuned. ...
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    Ace Johnoz keep the pics and updates coming.

    Happy to help if I can.

    Cheers

    Gaz
    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.

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    Well the digging now started, over the next 3 days this was achieved, earth removed, old concrete footings taken out.

    I might add all single handed too.

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    Thanks for looking, more instalments to come, its well worth the wait.

    Love it when a plan comes together.

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    Getting there now, Digging now complete by July 5th

    Filled 4 6yd skips, and when I say filled I mean filled, earth trampled it the skip as it is filled and then nicely heaped at the top.

    More wonky pictures.

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    Tune in for more content to come, the exciting bit will start soon.
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    Well thats the digging done,
    Hloles drilled to filter pit.
    Plastic sheet layer, 2 bottom drains set in place and bedded.
    Reinforcement mesh set in place.
    7 bulk bags of ballast and 40 bags of cement to mix and lay,
    Lets crack on..

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    Arty shot with the cat, made a great play ground.

    That was one hell of a day to mix and lay, my next door neighbour did help don't think I could on done it on my own.

    More exciting instalments to come .....

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    Big job completed.

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    Coming on well pal

    cheers

    Gaz
    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, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

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    Oooooo very nice, looks a good size too, I wasn't sure until I saw the cat for scale... what are the dimensions going to be ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbs View Post
    Oooooo very nice, looks a good size too, I wasn't sure until I saw the cat for scale... what are the dimensions going to be ??

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    Overall external dimensions are 3.8m x 3.2m and it is 1.8m deep, there is of course the corner missing thar wraps around the shed.
    The goal was to get 3000 gallons which I achieved with the internal dimensions. Pipe work and filter will add slightly more capacity.. keeping an all square straight sided pond makes life east to work out the capacity.

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    Nice size that, looking forward to the progress pictures 2020 Lockdown pond re-build

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    So with the concrete done on July 17th, it was time to let it set and dry out.

    That done weekend of the 25th July the block work was to commence,

    Had bricky friend lay them for me, I was on the mixer and block carrier, not sure who had the easiest job

    500 dense concrete blocks delivered, (we have all been there) lol

    Roof installed as inclement weather was forecast, and I must say ti worked very well through the whole build.

    Ok this now is picture heavy.
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    So the weekend and a couple of evenings and here we have it, built.

    Concrete slabs set in walls are for plants to live on

    Return pipes installed as we went along.

    Skimmer set into wall.

    Remember to look out for the next stage.
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    Looking great that mate any updates

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    Great to see the progress like this, lime a blast on fast forward every now and then 2020 Lockdown pond re-build

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbs View Post
    Great to see the progress like this, lime a blast on fast forward every now and then 2020 Lockdown pond re-build

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    Patience

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    Brick work complete, glassing next, let down badly by someone so had to source a replacement.

    Found someone local did a fantastic job, but would not glass onto insulation, he said it was not a good thing to do!.

    We won't get into why and why's not as I don't know.

    So rendering was the order of the day.

    Plant shelves shaped, glass rebate cut.

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    Ok here we go again September 2nd Glassing day,
    Day 76 from the initial pond draining
    And a couple of weeks later than planed due to finding a professional to do the work Sussex Fibreglass and Plastics, well recommended.

    Anyway pictures speak louder than words.

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    Good day and a half work, and a very good price too.

    Tune in for more to come.

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    Love the plant shelf idea. Pond looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g mac View Post
    Love the plant shelf idea. Pond looks great.

    They work really well.

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