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    Will the be ok?

    Hiya

    I am about to fit a Draco Medius but the logistics with available people to help lift the old filter out and this one in means I will have leave the pond with no filter overnight and half the water, so its lower thatn the gravity outlet.

    I have some net bags i was going to put the old media in and dangle in the the pond then just run a submersible pump until the new one is up and running.

    I just wanted to check I hadn't missed anything and the fish will be ok

    Thanks

    Wayne



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    Wayne when i moved home my drum packed up whilst i was renting the property and i was in the process of getting the above ground swimming pool ready to ship them to my new house, so i switched everything off except for the air and stopped feeding them for the time about a week! no problem whats so every Koi are a lot more resilient they will treat them.. i am sure it will be fine lots of air and stop feeding a few days before? after all they survive a journey from Japan of 24 hours in a plastic bag ..

    dont fret

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    The risk will be increased if it's a hot, humid night, so make sure that there is plenty of air being pumped in.
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    I kept mine in a temp pool in the garden for 2-3 weeks mid summer when it got to 30+ in the water a few years ago. I just kept the air pump going and they was completely fine. Weren't ideal, but I had to drain the pond and wasn't really logistically possible to run through my filter so it was how it had to be.

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    Thanks all

    Thinking about it with the embarrassingly minimum of care my fish have received over the years they must be hard as nails - maybe nice water will be a shock to them

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    are you using the existing old filter media in the new filter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    are you using the existing old filter media in the new filter?
    Hiya - no I have Hel-x.
    I have some filter bags so I can dangle the old media in the pond for a while. Dunno if it will help but surely it can't hurt right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneakp View Post
    Hiya - no I have Hel-x.
    I have some filter bags so I can dangle the old media in the pond for a while. Dunno if it will help but surely it can't hurt right?
    can't hurt no,
    so be prepeared to go through new pond syndrome, until your media cycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    can't hurt no,
    so be prepeared to go through new pond syndrome, until your media cycles.
    Now that sounds scary😲

    Last time this was a "new pond" was 20 years ago , I'll look it up

    Thanks

    Wayne

 

 

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