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Re: ok made my hole now what #31
Looking very good. Did you go for PVC liner then?
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Re: ok made my hole now what #32
hi yes i have pvc liner
i lined the bottom with sand covered that with carpet covered sides with polystyrene and carpet and covered that with pond underlay and then put pvc liner in so well covered
i have just got a Laguna clear flo filter and pump pond kit 12000 with 24w uv
gone this way because i have decided to have a bog garden so to keep plants in pond to minimum and because the pressure filter takes up less room

so what advice now how long before i turn pump and filter on
should i leave the pond to go green before i put plants in etc etc don't know what next stage is
but i have these jobs to do for now
bog garden to line fill with stone gravel and plant ( what plants ? )
filter to dig in ground
electric to put in
waterfall to make
york stone to front pond
solar powered rock lights maybe what you think ?
decking to cut for capping off and stain
and a thousand other jobs
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Re: ok made my hole now what #33
In terms of the filter and pump, sooner the better really. And again plants dont really matter either.

Just make sure you add the water conditor a week before the fish.
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Re: ok made my hole now what #34
Wow ! Looks great, quite envious, I cant get away with a pond that size grr

Post some updated pics for those of us going green :)
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Re: ok made my hole now what #35
Hopefully mine will look somewhere near as good as that when its finished. :)
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Re: ok made my hole now what #36
update

ok been flat out on my pond these last few days

electrics all done for pump and filter plus 2 spare switches
filter hole dug for my Laguna clear flo 1200
hoses fitted to pump Laguna 7500 max flo and filter box
more breeze blocks installed to hide filter in ground
faced pond with york stone
pond emptied and cleaned out dirt cement etc
pond filled clean water ****
bog garden lined and filled with water
marine ply wood cut for top of liner (to fit )
pump turned on and now running
to do
fit ply wood
york stone around edge
decking around edge
lights
water to treat
bio to get going
fish to stock been given some to test out the water

**** question when i refilled my pond i noted my water meter reading and it was 198334 and after 198714 so 3.80 (3800 liters) now my water meter is out or i have measured it wrong carn't understand it 3.2m X 1.6m X 1.25 = 6800L ?
Need to know answer as need to treat water or dose it not mater how much chlorine remover i put in?
more pics to follow soon

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Re: ok made my hole now what #37
Your volume calculation would be correct if the pond was a cube with straight sides, but it looks like you have shelves which effectively decrease the size of the pond (and volume of water) as it gets deeper.

I suspect your meter reading is correct.
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Re: ok made my hole now what #38
ok on final straight now almost at finishing line lol

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