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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #21
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soooo This is the Pond verson of a Biorb.


[giggle] [/giggle]
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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #22
That is a good one Critch
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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #23
I saw one of these in my local MHA - it looks much smaller in real life!

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soooo This is the Pond verson of a Biorb.


It so is - it looks good, but is far too small! Still think it would be nice as a tropical tank for smallish fish in a conservatory, but you wouldn't get much viewing through the small port holes on the sides and I think you'd need a refrigeration unit for the summer - my conservatory gets like a green house in the summer. Would hate to come home to simmering fishies
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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #24
Hi I'm new here and this is my first post.
I came accross the site through google when looking for reviews on the affnity pool and it showed this topic.

I've been looking for an above ground pool/water feature for my back yard for a while now and I seen one of these pools (octagon) at my local garden center yesterday and was really impressed with the look, size and shape of it and thought that will be perfect as it's a pool and water feature all in one.
I haven't bought it as I'm trying to get some more info and customer feedback on it but seen as it's so new there isn't a great deal of info on it other than what websites selling it say but now after reading peoples comments on it I'm not so sure ?
Could someone point me in the right direction of something for the beginner ?

Here is a real life pic of it also.

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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #25
Hi R1chard

Welcome to FK

Great that you have attached a pic !

I still think it is a lovely looking water feature, but personally have serious concerns as to how it will cope with hot, and particularly cold weather.

Also, it is really a bit too small for goldies as a long term home.

Think it would possibly make a nice indoor feature for smaller fish - assuming you have the space, we have not !

I will be watching for reviews with interest.

I am sure one of our 'pondies' will be along' to advise you re an above ground water feature.

Good luck

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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #26
Thanks for the welcome Ella :)

I was mainly looking for a large water feature but this caught my eye and I liked it but as you and others have said it's maybe not best or the most practical thing to keep fish in.
I have done some reading on it and it's been in development for 4 years so surely it's been through all weather conditions ?

I'm waiting for an email back from the manufacturers with a few questions about it so I'll see what they say :)

Thanks
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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #27
i like the sign..'just add water'..yeah right!

Your so right..a pond version of the biorb's.. Utter Crud!!!
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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #28
Hi again Richard

Well done you, for doing a bit more research


Would be interesting to hear questions / responses.

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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #29
I had a look at the local garden center, tbh it looks a little flimsy,, think I will save my money and build a railway sleeper pond lol...
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Re: Blagdon Affinity Feature Pools #30
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Could someone point me in the right direction of something for the beginner ?


Hello R1chard, nice picture.

Most folk who want a pool (Not a water feature) make one them selves to their own design.
The only other pool (That springs to mind) is also hexagonal but has no "windows" and it too is also very small.

There are available a lot of free standing water features, ranging in cost from a few pounds to thousands, but only two pools (That I know of) I suspect this is because like a fish tank, there is more to keeping a fish pond than meets the eye.

If it?s a fishpond you are looking for, as I mentioned, the best way is to build it yourself.