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Quinton Jones

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PostSubject: My Pond Build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeTue Aug 10, 2010 10:19 pm

I finally decided to build some additional ponds to keep some small fish - basically to have some more fun with koi and free up some space in my main pond. I have a courtyard area that is about 4.5m x 10m that I am going to turn into my koi playpen.
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Note: There is a 1.5m wall between the pool area and courtyard
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PostSubject: Re: My Pond Build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeTue Aug 10, 2010 10:58 pm

Quinton, unless your pond is now a pool, I am a bit lost. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My Pond Build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeWed Aug 11, 2010 6:52 pm

Bobs. some clarity. The pool on the left is a new swimming pool. Things have changed a little. My pond is in front of it. New pods next to the pool.
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This is a pic of the pool

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Here is a really bad pic of the pond

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PostSubject: Re: My Pond Build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeWed Aug 11, 2010 9:58 pm

Quinton, is that a new or old pic of your pond? I see theres some shade & net over now.

Is the new ponds going next to your new pool? did not know you had space there.
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PostSubject: Re: My Pond Build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeThu Aug 12, 2010 7:59 pm

Yes Wayne actually a shade sail - sorry bad pic. Ponds are in a small couryard next to the pool - both of which used to be a much bigger courtyard area.
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PostSubject: Pond Build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeTue Nov 23, 2010 6:14 pm

Here are some pics of my new ponds
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PostSubject: Re: My Pond Build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeWed Nov 24, 2010 8:09 am

Hi,

Very nice!!

Just remember that all Buda’s must face toward the East for good luck!
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PostSubject: Re: My Pond Build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeWed Nov 24, 2010 12:02 pm


a bit more about the filtration of this system??
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PostSubject: Re: My Pond Build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeWed Nov 24, 2010 12:22 pm

Hi Quinton

This looks very good very tidy and professional, well done

You could start a upmarket dealership from here by the looks of things
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PostSubject: Pond build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeWed Nov 24, 2010 1:42 pm

Guys the Budda does face east!


Ernst the filter system is actually sophisticated compared to my usual - I will post pics shortly.

I have a 110m bottom drain on each of the four pods, which then feed collectively into a large vortex, from there it goes to a 1000l tank that is filled with media. At themoment I am using plastic curlers, but I will replace this with caldness soonest. I have a 55w uw last in line and from there it pumps through an outlet in each pond plus through two veggie filters balanced on the largest pond. The total volume of ponds is 10000l with about 2000l filter space. I have a .4 kw Speck pump and 2x 120l/min air pumps on the system. Allpipework hidden in building and filters behind wall in a filter section - not quite up to Bobbys standard but a great filtration system that allows quick turnover, loads of current and also allows me to do just about anything between filters and ponds - move water around etc.

I am getting huge current in the length pond - which is helping the growth significantly
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PostSubject: Re: My Pond Build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeWed Nov 24, 2010 1:44 pm

thanks neville
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PostSubject: Re: My Pond Build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeWed Nov 24, 2010 2:09 pm

Hi Quinton

Your filtration and Speck Pump size doing all of this sounds excellent.

Is there any specific reason that you used that and not the new range of low wattage pumps, as it sounds like a job they could do easily.

I realize that the Speck .45 is also running on the smell of an oil rag anyway. Especially looking at their delivery rate.

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PostSubject: Re: My Pond Build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeWed Nov 24, 2010 2:23 pm

Very nice Quinton cheers cheers Planning definitely played a major role in this one. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My Pond Build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeWed Nov 24, 2010 3:38 pm

Bobs you certainly inspired me!
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PostSubject: Re: My Pond Build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeWed Nov 24, 2010 5:23 pm

Nice Quinton, this calls for a pond safari in the new year for a closer look. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My Pond Build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeWed Nov 24, 2010 8:36 pm

Hi Colin

Yes I think I will also come. lol!
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PostSubject: My Pond build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeFri Nov 26, 2010 10:29 pm

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Filter system tucked away behind vibacrete behind the buddah statue

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The controls - from here I can direct water from 1 pond to another and regulate flow into each pond

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Long white pipe has four pipes feeding into it from the four botoom drains -from there it flows into the venturi

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Waterflow into the 1000l white tank filled with curlers as bio-media, Note the holes in the pipe to block media, The pump sucks from the central white pipe

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White feeder pipe - note 4x 50mm linked to bottom drains - and foe the sceptics - this works no blackages and fantastic flow
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PostSubject: Re: My Pond Build   My Pond Build Icon_minitimeMon Aug 06, 2012 6:32 am

Hi there Quiton ,

Love ur new pond.

Looking very neat well done Very Happy

Regards
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