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Re: ok made my hole now what #21
Looking good and appears a good size "what size is it roughly" cant wait to see the finished result hoping to have my own pond similar to yours sometime this year too, but will be using wooden blocks instead
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Re: ok made my hole now what #22
would this work for gravity fed system as i do not want to make a hole in the bottom for drain
as i can leave a brick out for pipe work to go through

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Re: ok made my hole now what #23
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should be around 1300 gallons 3.40 meters X 1.6 meters X 1.25 meters deep
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Re: ok made my hole now what #24
The only problem doing it that way is that you cant really slope the bottom the pond towards the middle easily. Also you would need put a strainer on to stop fish going up into the filter

Looking at the design as well, notice a couple of points. The top of the filter is not level with the top of the pond (not the water level the actual pond) therefore if the pond overfils it will go over the filter system which could cause trouble later on.

Anothing this is the level of the pump. Is the pump sitting above the water level? If so then if power ever goes off then the pump could run dry when power turns back on. You are better having it under the water level so water will sit in the pump if power goes off. However this can pose some problems, if power goes off in the winter becare that the pump doesnt burst to the water freezing. Also (depending on the type of pump) it doesnt get flooded

When you are thinking about piping, it'll be worth putting in a drainage pipe idealy as low as you can so if you have to get out and you can easily.
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Re: ok made my hole now what #25
Fredrick

thanks for reply points noted but my drawing skills are not too good
the pump will go inside my brick filter housing alongside the filter and the top of the filter box will be the same hight as the pond wall
good idea to have a drain will look at putting one in
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Re: ok made my hole now what #26
I thought it was just down to the drawing but thought i should just make sure. Just remember that once its built and done its very hard to add stuff to it, so consider if theres anything you want to add in the future and it might be worth adding it now.
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Re: ok made my hole now what #27
ooo oooo oooooooooooo
more pics coming along nicely now

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Re: ok made my hole now what #28
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Re: ok made my hole now what #29
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Re: ok made my hole now what #30
now that water us in what next leave it for a few days ?

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