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    Post  anth.payne on Sun Jul 04, 2010 1:58 pm

    Hi guys? Just wanting to check we're still alive and kicking here? Not been on in some time - but started the painfull process of digging one BIG hole! lol Laughing

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    Post  kashiraponds on Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:40 pm

    Good luck with the dig, so whats the plan, size filters ect ect
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    Post  anth.payne on Sun Jul 04, 2010 4:05 pm

    It's going to be 24 x 16 feet, and 4ft deep (approx. 9500 gallon).

    Filtration is still a big question at the minute...

    I was considering going the nexus route, or econobead.

    On the other hand, I have a large vortex and 6ft chamber filter which I may put to good use, and run a closed loop off that, like a fluid bed filter

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    Post  kashiraponds on Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:30 pm

    Sounds like a nice big pond, why so shallow? is there a reason for this? I have built many ponds for many people so have fitted all sorts of filters, one thing I will say is keep it simple and make it easy to maintain,A well maintained pond will only go from strength to strength.
    Try to set it up to move 100% of the water every hour.
    One of My favourite pond builds is just a little smaller than yours, has two bottom drains one goes to a Nexus 300 and the other drain feeds an Ultra sieve III and then back to pond via an Aquadyne 2.2 , so the best of both of Your proposed plans. This guys water is gin clear. Had it been twin Nexus the clarity would of been no where near as good, I think bead and Nexus work very well together.
    If YOu have 5 minutes why not have a look at it on My web site, its Jason`s Pond
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    Post  anth.payne on Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:39 pm

    Whats your website?

    I'm keen on getting the filtration right.

    It's going to be 4ft, because I cant go deeper than 12" because of an underground stream. and couldnt really go over 3ft above ground

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    Post  kashiraponds on Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:53 pm

    Sounds like You have Your work cut out
    My site is www.kashiraponds.co.uk Good luck with things If YOu need to pick My brains fill free to drop Me a pm, or I am sure people wont mind if You set up a build post on here and we can all add input.
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    Post  valleykoi on Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:30 pm

    Sorry for my lack of input but I have been away for 3 days.Can`t go for any longer...the Nexus won`t let me !!

    The new build sounds excellent and look forward to a new build post.

    Pick Justins brain all you need...he`s good and will advise well I am sure.

    Looking forward to the pics etc and let me know if I can help on giving good prices for any goods you need.


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    Post  anth.payne on Wed Jul 07, 2010 11:17 am

    Thanks for the support guys

    I will start a diary once i get the site cleared.

    I will be building the structure from wood!
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    Post  valleykoi on Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:35 pm

    Looking forward to this one.Keep the camera ready!



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    Post  valleykoi on Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:44 am

    What happened to the pond build?

    Any news?

    The wheatgerm is out again!Weather!


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