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    You read my mind lol... She calls the Ochiba her...

    You read my mind lol...
    She calls the Ochiba her 'water puppy' :D
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    Like your style ;) I did the same, the problem...

    Like your style ;)
    I did the same, the problem was it wasn't going to be a koi pond...
    Just a water feature...lol!
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    Probably later, The pond is plenty big enough for...

    Probably later, The pond is plenty big enough for the size they are now but will need to be bigger for the year after.

    It's a political issue, lol!
    the missus will take some sweet talking to...
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    thanks, yes mate, heated to 20C about the...

    thanks,

    yes mate, heated to 20C
    about the only plus point of a small pond, heating is cheaper.

    downside, i need to rebuild it bigger next year...:rolleyes:

    currently there are 3 tosai...
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    thanks, they'd only just been fed! like 10...

    thanks,
    they'd only just been fed! like 10 minutes earlier :eek:
    hmmm, maybe i am starving them...they are growing quite fast.
    should up the feed...?

    to be fair though i hand feed pretty much...
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    Piranha Attack!

    fish maul keeper! :eek:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWQo3nk14DU

    think they were hungry :D
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    Thanks again, That makes the choice of a heat...

    Thanks again,
    That makes the choice of a heat exchanger easier to install.
    And keeping the wiring and heating pipework to the external wall of the house.
    And run the pond water to it.
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    good call with the single channel thanks, :) ...

    good call with the single channel thanks, :)

    thinking about the wiring...
    as the filter house power is on a separate circuit, i'd need to run a live and neutral from the controller back to the 2...
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    thanks i hadn't considered the boiler noise. the...

    thanks i hadn't considered the boiler noise.
    the old boiler, being balanced flue was virtually silent in running.

    but the new boilers flue fan can be heard at night, it's very quiet, but just...
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    Sticky: Tell me about depth...I've got to redig my pond...

    Tell me about depth...I've got to redig my pond next year...:rolleyes:

    Agreed, the water stratification is very minimal almost non existant when it's being circulated.

    Though there is still...
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    Thanks handy kenny,:) Mine is a conventional...

    Thanks handy kenny,:)

    Mine is a conventional boiler (not combi) too.
    I've seen some of the submersible coils and might decide to go that way,
    or mount a heat exchanger to the back wall of the...
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    Been years since we had an open coal fire.:)...

    Been years since we had an open coal fire.:)
    Most people don't even know what they're like.
    Messy but the heat is unbelievable.
    And toast done on a toasting fork is off the scale!:D
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    New Gas boiler

    I'm looking at adding a heat exchanger to my house central heating to heat my pond as it's a lot cheaper than electricity.
    my current boiler is a potterton flamingo, it's 34 years old and not very...
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    Sticky: In this country...in winter.... A million...?...

    In this country...in winter....
    A million...? Lol!:D
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    Sticky: at 12,000 liters electric can get expensive... a...

    at 12,000 liters electric can get expensive...
    a lot depends on insulation and how good it is, i've seen a big saving just by using 50mm celotex on my filters both in ground one and those in the...
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    Sticky: covers make a big difference, the ground holds...

    covers make a big difference,
    the ground holds heat at depth all year round, thats one reason why the fish huddle at the bottom, +8C at 2 mtrs...?
    i did have a graph somewhere..... info is...
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    Sticky: i think most of us here would 'heath robinson'...

    i think most of us here would 'heath robinson' something together, rather than shell out nearly 2k for a filter cover...:)

    can you just slap and tape some celotex around it?
    it's a doddle to cut...
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    Sticky: that's what i feared for my pond without heat... ...

    that's what i feared for my pond without heat...

    my last pond years ago was over 6 ft deep, unheated, and not covered.
    but suffered some losses due to low winter temps and spring start up....
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    Sticky: It's an electro 1 kw I got for a good price only...

    It's an electro 1 kw I got for a good price only 100 on eBay less than a year old.
    29962

    The pond is only just over 1000 gallons, as it was only meant to be a water feature.
    after 20 years of...
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    Not unpalatable but I'll pm anyway ;)

    Not unpalatable but I'll pm anyway ;)
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    Sticky: wow you southern lads are getting some great...

    wow you southern lads are getting some great temps even unheated!
    reckon mine would be well into single digits already without the heater.
    we've had a few frosts already this year! :eek:

    ...
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    the last pic was before back filling the trench....

    the last pic was before back filling the trench.
    It's all buried under 6" of soil with bark chips on top :)

    plus i used to work in site maintenance, and a while ago took the advise of the pest...
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    i've had various size reef tanks over the years,...

    i've had various size reef tanks over the years, but smaller volumes are harder to control parameters.
    temp, alkalinity,calcium,magnesium ect...

    100 liters is fairly restrictive for fish, but...
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    Thanks:) Anything that helps to save the...

    Thanks:)

    Anything that helps to save the electric heating over the winter
    The pond had 4 layers of foil bubble wrap insulation under the liner to help a little.
    A 2" pipe uninsulated can lose...
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    Nitrile is fairly uv resistant and closed cell....

    Nitrile is fairly uv resistant and closed cell.
    I've used, and seen it used outside on site for years...

    Armaflex do a hard shell nitrile lagging that's better, but it costs a fortune.

    I got...
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