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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    Haha Brill

    Nice one John. Well I didn't want to rush things now did I? lol
    And no one could accuse you of doing so could they lol At least ya can tell the missus you only set it up slowly using your "pocket" money

    All looking good Frim, really glad to see it with fish in

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    Thanks

    Just had some kind of good news related to telling the fun sponge about the tank etc

    She keeps asking about what to do with the fish in regards to moving house so I can set the plan into action shortly lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    Thanks

    Just had some kind of good news related to telling the fun sponge about the tank etc

    She keeps asking about what to do with the fish in regards to moving house so I can set the plan into action shortly lol
    New house new pond build on the way like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    New house new pond build on the way like?

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    Yes maybe ,but a year or so off at the moment unless we just sell up without sorting the house for a quick sale. Could just use the 6 months to a year to mature the QT system.
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    My lord frim building a new pond
    Over 2 years to build a premade qt
    How bloody long is it gunna take to do a 2k gal pond from scratch???!!!

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    Well it would have to be a lot quicker as everything will be in the QT so we can move then see if I can do a quick bigger temporary pond to move them into or at least some of them into while the main pond gets built.
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    Haha its just a scary thought like lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Haha its just a scary thought like lol

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    What are we talking here? Moving? Building a bigger pond? or telling the fun sponge about the QT system?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frimley Koi keeper View Post
    What are we talking here? Moving? Building a bigger pond? or telling the fun sponge about the QT system?
    Moving piece of piss.
    Telling the Mrs just phone her when you have to work away from home for a couple days.
    .. You building a big pond that's just terrifing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Moving piece of piss.
    Telling the Mrs just phone her when you have to work away from home for a couple days.
    .. You building a big pond that's just terrifing

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    Work away from home for a couple of days LOL more like just before I get on the plane to emigrate
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    Just did a quick 10% water change earlier today and have sussed the issue I had with gravity fed small volume set ups lol. Just cleaned the Eazy Pod by doing 2 x 3 minutes boils and 2 flushes. OK first boil was simple, just turn off the pump give it a few seconds for the water level to settle then fit the cleaning tube, shut the various valves and turn on the air pump, jobs a good'en. The problem is after draining the Eazy Pod and trying to refill it for the second boil which as the water level has just dropped isn't as easy so was initially thinking of putting a temporary pump in the tank just to refill the Eazy Pod for the second boil. But thought that would possibly be a bit stressful for the fish so went back to old school ways and used a bucket to top up the Eazy Pod for the second boil lol the 2 flushes are easy as there is still enough water in the tank to part fill for those 2 flushes

    All that time trying to find a solution and a bucket was the answer all the bloody time lol

    Not only is it a free way of moving the water it's also a bit of exercise too lol well at my age, every little helps

    Just added some Interpet Bioactive Plus before topping the tank back up.

    Will test the water later just to make sure everything is heading in the right direction parameter wise.
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    OK the test results as promised

    Taken at 9:50 am

    Temperature - 7.0
    Chlorine - none
    Ammonia - 0.25
    PH - 7.4 to 7.6 (right on the edge of the low and high range tests colour charts)
    Nitrite - 0
    Nitrate - 20
    KH - 11 to 12?
    GH - 19 to 20?
    Phosphate - 1.0

    OK the Ammonia is a tad high and possibly the Phosphate but at the current water temperature the main one the Ammonia isn't an issue if I'm understanding the chart where PH, Ammonia and temperature are linked to the toxicity of Ammonia?
    Seeing as the system has only been running a couple of weeks tops and only had koi in it last Friday afternoon I think it's doing OK. Yes I know the Ammonia is going to spike followed by the Nitrite and then the Nitrate as the system matures but hopefully a careful eye on the koi and the water parameters will keep things under control
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    Probably helps with some of those figures that the koi aren't eating the food I normally use so I'm going to have to get some NT Labs stuff like they have been use to previously. They have eaten a small amount I think but not what I would have expected due to the size of them etc?
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    Looking good then Frim, is it worth looking into adding salt just while the filters get going in order to help guard against any problems when that nitrite spike arrives?, wouldn't take much to dilute it out once everything is settled.

    Just a thought, but then you'll probably be able to keep it in check with your water changes anyway.

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    Could be an option, thanks

    Just need to buy a decent salt tester first
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    Had a couple of deliveries today which should help with the QT system etc
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    Finally sorted the heater controller and it's now up and running

    Will post some photos later
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    Strange thing I found today. The heater controller is showing the heater is off and the neon indicator on the socket the heater is plugged into confirms the heater is off but the heat has risen to 11.2 when the heater cuts off at 10.5 max. The only thing I can think is the compressed air from the air pump is pumping warm air into the water as the room temperature isn't as warm as it would need to be to raise the water temperature. Will turn off the air pump later on and see if the temperature drops to 10.5
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