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    When the drum was first installed it was firing...

    When the drum was first installed it was firing off every minute with 4000lph. However I'd really made a mess in the pond! As the pond cleans up due to the mess being extracted (like you I'd blanket...
  2. EA? That depends. You'll hear lots of dealers...

    EA? That depends. You'll hear lots of dealers talk about them. However their ratings (things like easy pods) are well over inflated. Cheaper base price with no moving parts I suppose but most people...
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    The issue is everyone tends to think in terms of...

    The issue is everyone tends to think in terms of pump manufacturer LPM which all have different LPM-vs-depth performance.

    With the new pond now being larger that originally planned, it's air...
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    Interesting bit about the older HP vs XP HoBlow...

    Interesting bit about the older HP vs XP HoBlow models:
    https://youtu.be/JK63b0yndXA

    It also seems the newer XP and other 'new' models of pumps have rare earth magnets so the compressor uses less...
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    WARNING - if in doubt seek an electrician. These...

    WARNING - if in doubt seek an electrician. These voltages and current will kill you, your fish and if someone comes to your aid without isolating you.. possibly them to. Oh and it could cause a fire...
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    The fish at the moment are happily eating, even...

    The fish at the moment are happily eating, even actively rummaging around for algae and on the bottom (and they're busy sunbathing again - they all do this when the sun is out, eyes under the lily...
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    Ordered a Brunel SP22 and some sldes+coverplates.

    Ordered a Brunel SP22 and some sldes+coverplates.
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    ~1.1m main depth and 1.6-1.7 under the walls I'd...

    ~1.1m main depth and 1.6-1.7 under the walls I'd hope. ~12,000l not including the rear chamber.


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  9. Looking for a no mess food - currently using Medikoi Probiotic

    Just looking for a good quality stable food that I can blend in - preferably 3-5kg. Would prefer it to have more koi natural ingredients - not sure if I've seen koi eating chicken for example. I'm...
  10. Thread: UV flow rates

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    The first question is what problem are you...

    The first question is what problem are you attempting to solve?

    At 60GPM = 227LPM or 13,620 LPH.

    In short you'll not get 13K LPH through a off-the-shelf

    You should perhaps look at running a...
  11. I think if you go down the anoxic route then...

    I think if you go down the anoxic route then water bills are less. You could use an airlift to move water - this can mean you can switch off the pump and let the air pump do the work. This can be as...
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    So more waste bucket analysis.. 32133 32134...

    So more waste bucket analysis..


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    So in the summer I've noted that the drum is extracting more algae than mess from my koi. Left is yesterday single wash and right is this morning...
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    The NT labs test arrived: NH3 < 0.2 NO2

    The NT labs test arrived:
    NH3 < 0.2
    NO2 <0.25 (0.1 Iíd guess)
    NO3 <2.5
    pH 8
    KH over 9 drips > 160ppm
    GH over ~12 drips (we have very hard water)
  14. So a standard wall plug 5V 1Amp power supply. The...

    So a standard wall plug 5V 1Amp power supply. The important bit is the + in the middle (or tip as it's often called). I have a load of 12V power blocks for the telescope equipment and one that is...
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    Yup. Agreed. Will sort out some scapes

    Yup. Agreed. Will sort out some scapes
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    The sun is out and they will snooze in the sun...

    The sun is out and they will snooze in the sun but I think I may invest in a microscope ahead of the new pond.

    Normally theyíre a little more active searching for food etc.
  17. Thread: Pond 2.0

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    Hehe the more I get into the detail.. the more I...

    Hehe the more I get into the detail.. the more I think this will be a marathon rather than a sprint.. which will annoy the mrs :D :D Seriously - this feels like our kitchen ... no straight edges or...
  18. Thread: Pond 2.0

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    I thought with the pond-chamber wall then use a...

    I thought with the pond-chamber wall then use a simple interlocking of the bricks themselves on alternate rows perhaps with wall ties if need be.

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    I was think that rather than simply block...
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    My current pond is 1.5m across they need...

    My current pond is 1.5m across they need reversing beepers due to the design.
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    Do you fibreglass ponds too :D

    Do you fibreglass ponds too :D
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    Breathing issue?

    A little concerned with the fish breathing at the bottom. It's true he's treading water as there's a waterfall current to the left that sweeps right under the lilies. However he seems to be mouthing...
  22. Thread: Pond 2.0

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    This is the current iteration - if I square the...

    This is the current iteration - if I square the back corner then I loose some wall thickness due to a fence. Having the cut corner wall keeps the 215mm (actually I used 220mm for insulation)

    My...
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    For OSX supports most usb standard camera. Just...

    For OSX supports most usb standard camera. Just have a look at the camera drop down in the settings.
    You could use a wine wrapper on the application if it provides some additional functionality.
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    Here's a random sentence to make the post long enough..
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    That's good to hear.

    That's good to hear.
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