thanks! i didnt know he was buying them or i would have talked him out of it.. he wanted to put them straight into a pond with a new filter, but then i explained as much as i know about cycling and its ended up where im going to seperate a corner of my pond so they can go in there until he can get his up and running..
were going to build the pond in my front garden as he doesnt want to build one at his house (dont think he plans on staying there long). im not sure on its size but i'll get the tape measure out when i get in..
its a weird shape actually.. almost "s" shaped.. its currently a flower bed and is going to be a bit of a nightmare digging it out.. got our 1st baby on the way, due at christmas time.. so the pond out the back isnt really safe for children as it isnt raised at all.. im going to hunt around in the garage, get some proper measurments and post a pic!