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    wot would you change

    Post  shiromia on Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:57 pm

    i dont know if ive got this the right section but here goes.

    if you could turn back time and change one thing on your pond wot would it be and why?



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    Re: wot would you change

    Post  valleykoi on Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:38 am

    My main mistake on the main pond was the skimmer pipe return size.I thought 1.5in returns would be fine for a good return to the pond and it was not big enough.

    The returns come together in the filter room and feed a pod but I cannot pull more the 5000 l/hour out.

    Summer time I am going to seperate the feeds and have 2 returns into the pod.That should help but I should have used 3in pipe.!

    Of course I could have dug deeper!!


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    Re: wot would you change

    Post  kashiraponds on Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:51 am

    HI Pete its an easy enough job, I have done this for many a customer. I would say go the whole hog and convert to 3inch pipe work through out. How many skimmers do You have running? are they all going to one pod? and did You remember to convert the Pod to gravity fed, as they all come off the shelve to be used as pump fed.
    Cutting the bottom of the skimmer out in situ is a bit daunting but doable with a cool head and an extension drill bit.The fit a 3 inch connector to the bottom of the skimmer and hay presto Your back up and running.
    You can then fit a Sequence 12,000 loads more pull and more water to I am guessing over a shower.
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    Re: wot would you change

    Post  chr1ssy on Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:10 am

    I can not think of anything that I would change on my system apart from the heating supply LOL And all that really needs is a plumber to do the fixings from house boiler.

    Already have block built filters which are so simple to maintain with a sieve on the skimmer again so easy to clean.


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    Re: wot would you change

    Post  shiromia on Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:43 am

    theres a few things on mine that i would change Rolling Eyes but main would be pipework.

    i used all 1.5 inch Embarassed and should of used less 90 bends etc Embarassed should of looked into things first
    and got advice about flow rates etc


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    Re: wot would you change

    Post  duckviglen on Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:34 pm

    the only thing i would change is to build a bigger pond, or at least build a better filter housing, never looked back on swapping to a block built filter. What a Face
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    Re: wot would you change

    Post  valleykoi on Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:31 pm

    Don`t worry we all would have made bigger but it`s the old money\\\.

    It`s all next time.


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    Re: wot would you change

    Post  chr1ssy on Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:15 pm

    Its all part of the learning curve in this hobby you get some koi and then find out they need alot more looking after than a pond with goldfish LOL It then takes hold and you start finding out how costly koi really are, but by that time you are too far down the road to just pack it all in LOL

    Would be nice to see some pics of your pond Dermot.

    Hi Dave hows things, I dont know of many who have gone with block built and it has not successfully worked for them .


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    Re: wot would you change

    Post  duckviglen on Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:17 am

    Hi Chrissy
    ime fine thanks for asking, and you? how the koi doing with the cold spell, all mine are doing great ( so far touch wood !!!!). ime running at 4.5 degs, all the koi are swimming around, shiro's first winter and he has never sat at the bottom, just swims around, which ime really happy at. Like you said you cant beat a good old simple block filter, easy to run/ maintain.

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