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Haydn

A few pictures of the koi

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I am so chuffed- i have redesigned the filters on the pond and slowed the flow through the UVs and the pond is crystal clear! I can see through 6' of water to the bottom. There is no hair algea the first time I haven't had to battle it in 3 years and my koi are looking the best I have seen them for ages.

 

A few random shots of the koi

 

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To give a sense of scale the ogon (yellow one) is 27" long

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And finally my ocheba all 20lbs of her

 

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Wow Haydn. They are stunning, great size.

Theres some money in your pond!!!!

 

Dave

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Looks stunning Haydn..........wish i had seen it when i came round

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Wow Haydn. They are stunning, great size.

Theres some money in your pond!!!!

 

Dave

 

Unfortunatly Dave you can't equate size with money when dealing with koi-It's all about quality I'm afraid.

 

 

Looks stunning Haydn..........wish i had seen it when i came round

 

You are always welcome to do a re-visit.

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Very nice. I should do something with my pond.

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You are always welcome to do a re-visit.

 

I will pop over once i sort my tank out mate, then i can visit a few shops around there too

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Hi Haydn,

 

Really like the Kuchibeni Sanke. How big is your pond? Wish mine was as clear!

 

Just bought some Koi for the pond having had four Sarasa Comets in 6800 gallons for the last two years. I had nine big ones for a long-time then decided to quit due to working away from home and having to leave Bev with the responsibility. I remember the last straw was giving directions on how to fix the filter to my son when I was the other side of the world in Beijing.

 

They have such charm and grace - a lovely addition to a Reef Tank.

 

You don't keep Discus and Tortoises and Eclectus too do you?

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Lokks great mate!! any full shots of the pond?

 

Hope they cant see your pond on google earth!

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The pond is 7mx3mx1.8m deep including filters approx 7500galls.

 

The filters are 3 modules approx 100galls each, fed by a 6" piped bottom drain, first has brushes, second has japanese matting 3"cubes with air stones to keep them moving, third has japanese matting sheets. Circulation is by a Sequence 1/2hp pump feeding the return via a 9kw heater. There is140watts of UV fed via a ehime 1262 to get the dwell time in the UVs. There is also a surface skimmer. The pond is covered to stop excessive light to control algae and confuse the herons! Mains water is on an automatic top up via a carbon/particle filter.

 

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In the autumn/winter/early spring the pond is covered with panels to keep the heat in and the wind out.

 

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And no I don't keep anything other than the pond, the reeftank and the dog-My wife would kill me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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wow that looks amazing m8.

 

wish i could have something like that

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nice pond mate i have got a pond and koi but not a nice as that the koi are only 1 puound in weight!!

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nice pond mate i have got a pond and koi but not a nice as that the koi are only 1 puound in weight!!

 

wow what a cracker thats a very nice pond i have one but not that sort of size and sadly i lose my pride ginrin ogon that was 19inch

 

Well done mate and keep up the good work

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wow very nice indead.

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Wow that amazing what type of panels are they? and how are they secured? great idea, I miss my pond.

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