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Sean Sean
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  • Posted on: 25/5/2010 15:51
Re: My pond, 4years on. #1
thanks for the comments all,

the lights are the bermuda ones, 3 in a joint cable, very easy to use and setup, limited range with the cable but ok for me.

the ones in the plants are bulbs, the ones int he water are led's, much brighter. when the water is clear i'll get some better ones.

the rocks on the side of the pond were just a temporary measure until i get rid of the rocks, nowhere else to put them! they might end up staying though!


Sean Sean
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  • Posted on: 24/5/2010 11:33
My pond, 4years on. #2
Hi all, managed to get out n get some pictures of the pond yesterday.

Spent a good few hours cleaning the filters etc, only the 2nd time ive had to do them since the pond has been running. Hence why the water is a little dirty. Should clean up within a day or two. I do however need a larger UV setup.

Anyway the pictures:

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some night shots with my SLR:

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and the view from my garden:

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thats it.

Sean.


Sean Sean
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  • Posted on: 4/6/2009 7:44
Re: A few of my Fish have died, all the same symptoms #3
weather has been cracking, 25-26deg C for about 3-4 days!

pond level had dropped about 2 inches with this heat.


Sean Sean
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  • Posted on: 3/6/2009 7:35
Re: A few of my Fish have died, all the same symptoms #4
Do you know what product you used for treating that? so far all my other fish are ok but i dont hold much hope for the weaker ones/smaller ones


Sean Sean
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  • Posted on: 2/6/2009 13:49
Re: sidewards koi carp #5
oh no, a rather sudden and abrubt end for our little fishy friend, never mind, at least you tried.


Sean Sean
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  • Posted on: 2/6/2009 13:42
Re: submerged stands #6
agree with goldy, depending on depth som upturned planting pots are good, try and use the type used in ponds though as these have many holes in to keep the flow of water through them, also the root of the pot above will be able to grow through them.

i use this method and its worked great for me


Sean Sean
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  • Posted on: 2/6/2009 13:33
Re: A few of my Fish have died, all the same symptoms #7
this was my thoughts also. i was just running my 10,000lph pump through the filter and back into the pond via a waterfall, but since the 3 blue orph died i read they need a bit more oxygen, assuming a lack of oxygen in the pond i put in the oasis 4in1 pump to act as a fountain, which it does very well, but still having issues with two much smaller fish dying.

i'll see how it is when i get in. i only run the fountain in the day time, first thing in the morning it goes and goes off last thing at night. maybe i should leave it on 24/7 for a week or so


Sean Sean
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  • Posted on: 2/6/2009 11:50
Re: A few of my Fish have died, all the same symptoms #8
also when close to death the fish all dont really know how to hold themsleves up, swimming upside down, on the surface, sinking to the bottom. no real visible signs of disease although i did noptice the orfe looked like they had been bruised and a patch on them was slightly red, although it looked internal than external


Sean Sean
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  • Posted on: 2/6/2009 10:08
A few of my Fish have died, all the same symptoms #9
Hi all, pond is around 8ft long, 6 wide, 3 feet deep (at deepest section) 1.5ft deep (at shallow section) 50/50 split between shallow and deep.

I run a bermuda 10,000ltr ph pump into an Oasis 15,000ltr capacity filter box, an inline TMC UVC 15watt, blagdon blanket weed controller, also run a Oasis 4in1 pump as a fountain and an extra bit of filtration/UV that comes with it, although not too bothered about the effect that is having as its not running through any filter box.

Ive had a blankeet weed problem so have been treating it with some Cloverleaf balnket control. Recommened to me by A5 aqautics of hinckly.

Since this has been in the blanket weed is disaapearing well, dying off etc. the water was also tested by A5 aqautics, ph levels were high, (around 8)

The water is clear ish (a new UVC bulb is sorting it) can see the fish on the bottom at the deep end but not with 100% clarity.

Anyway, thats the pond info. Ive had 5 fish die on me in the past few days. First of all 3 blue orph. 4-6" long. all previously healthy, then a grass carp 1-2inch and then a golden tench 1-2 inch. all seem to be very larthargic, just generally not well, lots of floating to the top, then they kick into life and go down swimming away!

All the other fish seem fine, fish stock is mainly goldfish and 4-6inch koi's/. aruond 20-25 fish in the pond, all small sizes, bar two large koi i sbought as a treat for myself. The pond is well planted but is in the sun a lot of the day.

Any advice or opinions on what could be causing this problem? i have added a couple of small goldfish from a friends pond but that was a very healthy and mature pond. No i think disease is an option but inliekly.

Any help? so far all the other fish seem to be very healthy, some relatviely new mirror carp are growing really quickly!

dont want to loose any more!


Sean Sean
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  • Posted on: 10/4/2009 10:12
Re: Barley Straw, ok for blanket weed clearing? few Q's! #10
had a look at the pond this morning and it seems the blanket weed is dying off. hopefully its done the trick.



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