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PostSubject: Newby and my big filter   filter - Newby and my big filter Icon_minitimeSun Sep 12, 2010 6:40 pm

Hello everyone

I have just moved into a house with a empty koi pond and a 750kw pump for a 5mx1mx0.5m pond ( 25 000 litres? ).
This seems in excess and I wanted to know if could run the pump less to save on the electrical bill without damaging the fish and their water?


Would appreciate some advise on this?

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PostSubject: Re: Newby and my big filter   filter - Newby and my big filter Icon_minitimeSun Sep 12, 2010 6:47 pm

Hi Toby

It really depends a lot on the no of fish and your filter system, But I can promise you a ,75Kw is maybe on the smaller side for 25000Lt already.

Tel us more about your no and size of fish and your filtration please.
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PostSubject: Re: Newby and my big filter   filter - Newby and my big filter Icon_minitimeSun Sep 12, 2010 6:50 pm

Toby

Looking at the dimensions of the pond, I am sure you mean 2500 l ?
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PostSubject: Re: Newby and my big filter   filter - Newby and my big filter Icon_minitimeSun Sep 12, 2010 6:53 pm

Well spotted Pieter I never even looked at that.

Maybe, if what Pieter has observed is correct replace the koi with goldfish and a small submersible? Then you can also plant some water plants. Turn it into a nice feature
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PostSubject: Oops.   filter - Newby and my big filter Icon_minitimeSun Sep 12, 2010 7:02 pm

Yes, is this correct -2500l with a 5x1x0.5m pond and are you saying this is too small for khoi?
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Yes 2500l, i agree if you want to keep 3 kois it wil be big enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Newby and my big filter   filter - Newby and my big filter Icon_minitimeSun Sep 12, 2010 8:18 pm

Ok, 3 is cool...

Now, hmm.. what do I start with in terms on choosing the fish? Do I get 3 small babies? What should I be looking for?
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PostSubject: Re: Newby and my big filter   filter - Newby and my big filter Icon_minitimeSun Sep 12, 2010 8:22 pm

Iwill recomend a kohaku showa and sanke about 30cm plus the best your money can buy
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Sanke, Goshki, tancho
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PostSubject: Re: Newby and my big filter   filter - Newby and my big filter Icon_minitimeSat Sep 18, 2010 12:38 am

frans wrote:
Yes 2500l, i agree if you want to keep 3 kois it wil be big enough.

However... isn't 0.5m a little bit shallow for a koi pond? I would consider deepening it first to at least a metre.

Cheers, Mark
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PostSubject: Re: Newby and my big filter   filter - Newby and my big filter Icon_minitimeMon Sep 20, 2010 7:30 pm

I agree with Mark spend the extra money and make it deeper and wider if you can while the water is out, I have a 10 000l pond and it is to small and trust me if the bug bites you stuffed but if you go for 3 koi ill say kohaku showa sanke with out a doubt

have fun you going to love it were do you live.
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If anyone knows of a proper Goshiki, I will be interested.The silver must show. A proper one
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Sal vir jou uitkyk Marius. Daar is op die oomblik by Mario en ook by CND maarr nie die regte outjies nie.

Hoe groot wil jy hom he
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So 30cm of meer. Sal mooi lyk in my dam
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Moet lyk soos die een wat (as ek reg kan onthou) wat Ernst gewen het met skou. wil graag begin om mooi visse aan te hou en is bereid om ander visse weg te gee maar in VS is dit nie maklik nie. Koi hier is onvoorspelbaar soos die rugby Laughing
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