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gazza67 gazza67
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  • Posted on: 14/10/2010 10:59
Re: Discount off your water bill #1
Just got off the phone to South West Water (SWW), yes a sub meter (second meter) is the only option. as i said the amount used on the sub meter would be subtracted from the sewage from the first.

The meter is free and i can install it myself or get a plumber to do so or SWW will do it for ?100 - ?150. They're sending me some leaflets and someone will ring me from the company to explain in more detail in a week or so.


gazza67 gazza67
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  • Posted on: 6/10/2010 16:11
Re: Discount off your water bill #2
I queried it 1st October, they replied today. They have given me a helpline number which i'll ring in the next couple of days.
It does say the second meter reading will be deducted from the first and not charged sewage. So i'll save some money.


gazza67 gazza67
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  • Posted on: 6/10/2010 13:59
Re: Discount off your water bill #3
My water authority (South West Water) emailed me with this:

If you feel that a large part of your water consumption is used to top up your pond, you may wish to consider having a second meter installed on the metered service, in order to register this use. This consumption can be deducted from the main metered use and charged for mains water only, while the remainder is charged for mains water and sewerage.

They say they'll give me a free survey for the second meter, but i guess i'll be paying for any meter being installed.


gazza67 gazza67
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  • Posted on: 20/4/2010 11:00
Re: Green water & algae #4
I'm using a Laguna Pressure-Flo 8000 UVC pond filter with an integrated UVC along with a Max-Flo pump and had no troubles at all apart from the in built UV didn't keep the water clear, so i added a Blagdon Pro UVC 32400 to the set up and got crystal clear water. You will have to change the UV every six months but i turn it off in the winter and just replace the bulb every april. (turn the UV off i mean).


gazza67 gazza67
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  • Posted on: 13/9/2009 19:33
Re: Filter and pergolas! #5
Hi not an expert but:

1,Get a UV light to clear the green algae, i personally rec a seperate one, not one that comes in a filter.
2,The pond is not deep enough for Koi, a minimum stated here is 1 metre deep for koi.

Apart from that, i'll leave it to the experts. ;)


gazza67 gazza67
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  • Posted on: 12/8/2009 15:48
Re: HELP filter system just not delivering. #6
i inherited a pond (5000 litre) which when i got going had very green water. i had a filter with a built in UV and it didn't do a thing. Bought a seperate UV and within a couple of weeks the water was crystal clear. As the other advice says your UV is only effective for 6 months abut i don't think built in UV's are up to the job.


gazza67 gazza67
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  • Posted on: 11/8/2009 17:17
Re: Lots of baby fish #7
I've got 10 shubunkins and they've bred and i'd say i've got at the very least 20 babies in my pond (approx 5000 litres) and i'm guessing it's a fair bit more than that.


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  • Posted on: 31/7/2009 12:46
Re: Starting with just fry. #8
i bought 6 shubunkins (about 2 inches long)and put them in a 5000 litre pond, after about a week 3 had gone missing, after another week one more had gone too. for the next 4 weeks all i could see were these last two. couldn't see bodies, didn't get ammonia readings, took water to lfs they tested it, found it to be fine, suggested heron took them.
bought 3 more fish, put them in the pond, went back an hour later and counted 9 fish in the pond. have no idea where they hid but i couldn't find them.
so don't know how big your pond is but they can be good at hiding.


gazza67 gazza67
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  • Posted on: 23/7/2009 21:09
Re: Spawning and Algae #9
as far as i know you should change the UV bulbs every six months. if they're older than that they're probably not doing any good.


gazza67 gazza67
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  • Posted on: 18/7/2009 18:33
Re: Laguna Pond Pump - not working..... any ideas? #10
Hope your fish are ok. I meant to capitalise the NOT rather than the OK!




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