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    Time to sort the pond out

    Well it's that time of year again were the fish start to come back to the top, so i thought with this lock down i would start to clean the good old pond out.

    This year i will be hopefully adding a new outside shed that will be my new fish house were i can put the pond filter and the new pump that i have got for it this year, and this will be were i can keep every think that belongs to the outside pond and not all around the house which does not go down well with the Mrs

    Another thing that i will be looking at doing this year is adding a new top skimmer as well to catch all the bits of leafs and muck that get blown onto the water....but first i need to get the shed sorted out before any think else.

    Will try to keep you all up to date with this as it happens, until then happy fish-keeping

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    Re: Time to sort the pond out

    Just done the shed

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    Re: Time to sort the pond out

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary R View Post
    Well it's that time of year again were the fish start to come back to the top, so i thought with this lock down i would start to clean the good old pond out.

    This year i will be hopefully adding a new outside shed that will be my new fish house were i can put the pond filter and the new pump that i have got for it this year, and this will be were i can keep every think that belongs to the outside pond and not all around the house which does not go down well with the Mrs

    Another thing that i will be looking at doing this year is adding a new top skimmer as well to catch all the bits of leafs and muck that get blown onto the water....but first i need to get the shed sorted out before any think else.

    Will try to keep you all up to date with this as it happens, until then happy fish-keeping
    Well it's 14 months on and with one thing and another this did not get started but the fish have now been moved to a put up swimming pool in the garden for now and the pond drained.
    So now i am hoping to get started on the skimmer after 14 months of it sat in the garage and at the same time it looks like its time to change the filter to a new bigger one.
    Pictures to follow as i get on with it

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    Re: Time to sort the pond out

    well the pond is empty and the fish moved to there temp home and its time to pull the thing to bits.IMG_4184.JPGIMG_4185.JPGIMG_4188.JPGIMG_4189 - Copy.JPG

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    Re: Time to sort the pond out

    Well the water will hopefully start to go back into the pond from tonight ...should only take 5 to 6 days to fill it using the 3-Stage Dechlorinator at 3L a minute

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    Re: Time to sort the pond out

    Well pond is now full and holding the water so it looks like no leaks ( he says) at the moment. Next job is to get the new filter ordered don't know if i should get a nexus 320+ or a drum filter ?

    Will be putting the old filter back on so the fish can go back in well other work gets done on it.

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    Re: Time to sort the pond out

    Ok i went for the nexus 320+ and a Aqua 130 air pump in the end ... that came to me Saturday just gone. Just now waiting on some pipe and bends to turn up and it can be connected up to the pond.
    Started to tidy up the pond liner around the pond doing the back first and working round, need to order the new coping stones for the front wall which hopefully will be this weekend.
    couple of pictures showing how it is coming on


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    Last edited by Gary R; 14-07-2021 at 10:18 AM.

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