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    Not got the same drum but the principle is the...

    Not got the same drum but the principle is the same....

    Dig deep hole to place the bottom drain pipe:

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    After measuring water height and drum dimensions, install a drain and drainage...
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    Manky, Thank you for the detailed reply. ...

    Manky,

    Thank you for the detailed reply.

    Really appreciate your input and knowledge and probably speak for all of us that its a real privilege to read what you've got to say.

    Reminds me of a...
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    Another thing you could try if the corrugated...

    Another thing you could try if the corrugated sheets are resting on the edge of the pond is to run lengths of pipe insulation along the edges of the sheets, so it compresses down against the edge of...
  4. Thread: Hppy Birthaday

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    True Johnathan, and I thought of it, but Indian's...

    True Johnathan, and I thought of it, but Indian's are so pricey round here now (when you're a family of 4) that I didn't wanna spend 50 ordering food I can't taste or appreciate.

    Thanks Fred.
    ...
  5. Thread: Hppy Birthaday

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    Ha ha... Thank you Anne, very astute of you to...

    Ha ha... Thank you Anne, very astute of you to notice.

    Was gutted when I logged in at 11am this morning and John (the birthday bloke) hadn't wished me happy birthday. Anne to the rescue :D

    Woke...
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    Sticky: I think when they reach their limits temperature...

    I think when they reach their limits temperature wise koi will roll over onto their sides and then die if temps continue to drop even further.

    I've never had any cold water fish die of cold at...
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    This is really good to read.... Its exactly as I...

    This is really good to read.... Its exactly as I thought, but hard to be certain without your authoritative confirmation simply because everyone says not to feed.

    But it begs the question, why do...
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    Sticky: Thanks for this mate, really interesting. Wish...

    Thanks for this mate, really interesting.

    Wish I made my pond deeper!

    RE: Fish huddling at the bottom - Its a myth for Koi ponds because the water is constantly moving so the temp is equal at...
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    Sticky: My leccy is around 14p including vat. Worked...

    My leccy is around 14p including vat.

    Worked out that a 3KW heater on 24 hours a day to heat 12,000 litres would cost 80 per week, 350 ish per month

    Don't know how many hours a day it would...
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    Don't call this guy either: ...

    Don't call this guy either:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe6RrbP7FeE

    xe6RrbP7FeE
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    Never used Jap matting as a bio media, but I...

    Never used Jap matting as a bio media, but I suspect what you're seeing is normal.

    Had a surprise myself when taking the cover off the Nexus, and all the K1 media has gone from light brown in the...
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    Sticky: That's a LOT cheaper than I'd have thought. What...

    That's a LOT cheaper than I'd have thought. What type of heater is it and what gallonage is the pond?

    Pretty sure my kettle alone costs more than that a day!

    Pond at 9.4C today. Koi appetites...
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    Sticky: Think the covers you have already built are more...

    Think the covers you have already built are more than adequate and the cost of those composite covers would pay for an ASHP plus a couple of years worth of electricity to run it!

    Admittedly I'd...
  14. Thread: Epic filter

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    Agree it has got silly, and obviously there's...

    Agree it has got silly, and obviously there's been a lot of off-screen activity that led to the style of videos we've seen.

    The problem was minor and could have easily been nipped in the bud, but...
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    Since this thread I've been hooked on the tit for...

    Since this thread I've been hooked on the tit for tat videos between James the Koi Whisperer and Waddypete regarding the EPIC filters.

    Has anyone been following this saga?

    Unfortunately it has...
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    Still difficult to do a certain diagnosis, but as...

    Still difficult to do a certain diagnosis, but as its got worse with dropping temps then carp pox seems to be the likely culprit.

    Mucus coating looks quite thick which is why I was interested in...
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    That would look great as a tank. Maintenance...

    That would look great as a tank.

    Maintenance might be a chore though.
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    Who watched grand designs house of the year...

    Who watched grand designs house of the year tonight and wanted the horrible black concrete house just so they could have the huge concrete pond surrounding the entire house?

    Edit:

    This is the...
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    Great job there davethefish1, looks tidy and well...

    Great job there davethefish1, looks tidy and well worth the effort.
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    I've used armaflex outdoors. Can't find much...

    I've used armaflex outdoors. Can't find much detail on it but this video says its preferable to the standard foam insulation:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stuJriUkxo8

    stuJriUkxo8
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    Sticky: Didn't realise you were in Dartford Charco. I'm...

    Didn't realise you were in Dartford Charco. I'm in Dartford regularly as my Nan lives there and I take it in turns with my Mum caring for her.

    Steve, 10.4C unheated is a great temp. Mine is down...
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    Posted this before, but has to be my favourite...

    Posted this before, but has to be my favourite garden and pond:

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

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    The story behind it is equally incredible:
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    Great post Louise and sorry about the loss, but...

    Great post Louise and sorry about the loss, but it's very helpful info.

    The other way to look at it is that the unusual extended outbreak of carp pox was a symptom of a deficient immune system...
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    Hi mate, I can't tell exactly what we're...

    Hi mate,

    I can't tell exactly what we're looking at here but guess its the white patch around the mouth of the first one and the red area with light patches on the other.

    The pictures are good...
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    Welcome Reggie. No need to think of anything...

    Welcome Reggie.

    No need to think of anything useful to say before posting on here. We are all happy to talk and read crap all day ha ha :D

    Your Koi look brimming with health and good sizes too....
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