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Critch Critch
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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #11
How about getting a really good heater, and turning it in to an outdoor rainbow fish tank

ohhhh you could put it in a conservtory (SP)could be the cheapest 432 ltr tank ever Lol
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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #12
Quote:

Critch wrote:
How about getting a really good heater, and turning it in to an outdoor rainbow fish tank

ohhhh you could put it in a conservtory (SP)could be the cheapest 432 ltr tank ever Lol


I got in 4 mins earlier with that suggestion
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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #13
I am After a pond where my bike shed currently stands, Bike is being sold ;-(

it would be 8ftx6ft x3or4ft deep, that would give me 4000 ltr or 5400ltrs,, i just need to talk the wife into it lol

Psymon nooo i was quoting you,,, and adding to it lol
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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #14
he he

I just my sugestion about rbf to the OH - I wonder what the answer wii be...
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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #15
I did ask the assistant if the pool was indoor or outdoor, he said both.

It would look nice in a conservatory, or as an indoor water feature, it is just not wide enough (as noodle mentioned) for goldies.

Only comes with a 2 year guarantee.

Ella

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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #16
I was surprised - I didn't get the outright no I was expecting when I mentioned my idea to OH
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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #17
I'd have quite a few concerns with this, as lovely and appealing as it looks. With the majority of my back garden paved I could house one BUT......

- 450 litres. Won't house '10 commons' despite its claim. See the cold water care sheet which states 180 litres plus 55 per additional fish for common goldfish and that assumes swimming room of too of 4 feet min to stretch their fins. Whilst on paper, volume wise 450 is fine for 5 max perhaps, they?d be swimming in circles, so as for ?real? stocking, less and not ideal

- Keeping commons, needs serious filtration ? no actual spec mentioned filter wise, as far as I can see

- Winter temps. This is the big one! Given the last 2 winters I think most of here re-appreciate the damage and carnage uber cold weather brings. Been a while since we have seen winters like these for a while but ponds are dug deep into soil to give some protection against freezing temps and to give the fish a lower place, to escape as deeper ground tends to be more insulated. Some pondy?s here had ice a foot thick or more at some points over the last few years. Not sure fish in an un-dug set up, would even survive that actually

As an aside, as a fairly new product, there is no customer feedback yet as to durability (how the product deals with expansion in colder weather for example, freezing temps or filter quality etc). Would be worth watching for a year or two to see if it?s still around in the UK and initial feedback.

More suited to a conservatory/sheltered out house with minimal stocking IMO. Not suitable for winter months outside in the UK unfortunately, even if it lives up to just some of the marketing claims/blurb.

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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #18
Hi Violet

I totally agree with your post and concerns.

It will be interesting to read reviews from purchasers, and to see how it fares with the british weather.

As well as our cold weather, I was concerned about our summer weather , when it gets hot if this was on a patio could it overheat ?

Symon, a no from oh yet ?

Ella

ps. it was the lfs chap who mentioned it would take at least ten fish....
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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #19
I think it will be a no - I did say it would look nice in the conservatory, and all I'd need was 3 * 200w heaters to keep rainbowfish in it, but she didn't seem as keen. No idea why...
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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #20
soooo This is the Pond verson of a Biorb.
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