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  • Posted on: 2/5/2010 10:41
Re: pond filters #1
Someone's up early

I think the filter could be overated (volume of water/pump etc rather than reputation) by Hozelock's specifications, as I'm using the pump they recommended (Titan 3000) with the hose tail cut to 38mm, and there is no choice for the outlet anyway, as it's a 40mm pipe which is going directly into the pond.

According to the OP they told him it's possible that the box had warped, so I'd like to see what they advise.

This is by no means an attack on Hozelock, as all my pond stuff, Titan 2000, Titan 3000, Bioforce 2200UV (electrics died after six years - can't say that's not great service !), Bioforce 4500UV, and a Cascade 3000, is/have been great, as is their staff and service. They are a company who stand by their warranties, as I know, having had stuff replaced very quickly.

Of course I checked everything as I always do when I have had a problem with the ponds (which touch wood, has been very seldom over the six years I've had them)before I blamed the filter.

You have made assumptions about the filter without checking. This is the pump Hozelock want customers to use with the filter. The pump's hosetail is 38mm, the maximum on it. Again recommended by Hozelock. The filter is about 2" above the pond....look, I've read the manual.


The previous filter system (Titan 3000, Bioforce 4500UV had been in place for about four years with no problems)

Do you speak for the makers themselves ?

You obviously assumed it was my fault, and this could just go around in circles, so I'll leave it here.

Peter


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  • Posted on: 1/5/2010 22:40
Re: pond filters #2
eh, because the lid keeps lifting.
It currently has three granite blocks on it, and it's still not really closed properly.

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  • Posted on: 1/5/2010 22:10
Re: pond filters #3
First apologies for not being on for..... it seems like years

But I'm glad I checked, because although it's a very old thread, until I read it I thought I was going mad

It's very nearly the same situation.
I moved my Bioforce 3300UV up to our mini pond, an installed an EcoPower+ on the bigger pond, which has flooded itself constantly, nearly draining the pond and killing my 5+ year old fish in the process
..and yes, I'm using Hozelock's recommended Titan 3000 pump with it.

I'm off to find a couple of bricks, and I'll be phoning Hozelock on tuesday.

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  • Posted on: 30/6/2007 12:18
Re: Slime coat problems -now with black bits #4
As I was advised too.
Any chance of a pic ?


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  • Posted on: 30/6/2007 12:17
Re: Slime coat problems -now with black bits #5
That doesn't sound good

I think you might be better posting this in the "Emergencies" forum, as there are bound to be lots of people on here with more experience than me about Koi.

Mine are Tench, Shubs, and Comets.

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  • Posted on: 30/6/2007 10:38
Re: Slime coat problems -now with black bits #6
White spots usually means its a case of Ich, and needs a whitespot specific remedy.

Could also have been Carp Pox which is fairly harmless and will go away on it's own.

You would have to sort out what it was.
Carp pox spots are big and waxy looking.
Ich is small dot-like spots.

It could be their slime coat has sloughed off, and algae has got a grip.

Are they swimming and eating OK ?

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  • Posted on: 27/6/2007 12:33
Re: Slime coat problems -now with black bits #7
Well, after the AF/Slimecoat treatment it cleared up eventually.
So I'm thinking it was algae after all.

Well done Julie, right again

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  • Posted on: 12/6/2007 21:52
Re: Slime coat problems -now with black bits #8
That sounds nasty, though I thought the Anti-P would have it covered ?

No swelling so far.

I'm not sure if it is black, or if its "dirty" coloured.
The bits are on the body rather than the fins.

I'll try a pic tomorrow.

So far the other goldfish are OK.

This happened just after I aquavaced the bottom, taking care to change about 20% dechlorinated water

Peter


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  • Posted on: 12/6/2007 16:38
Re: Slime coat problems -now with black bits #9
OK dokey.
Will report back tomorrow.
Ta,

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  • Posted on: 12/6/2007 16:29
Re: Slime coat problems -now with black bits #10
I remember hearing something about that a while ago.
Very strange

It's his (or her's) last AntiF dosage tomorrow, so I think I'll try and fish him out and take a pic.

If it is algae, what can be done ?

Peter



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