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ok made my hole now what #1
hi i am new to this fishkeeping
well i have removed my earth from my pond area 3.4m X 2m X 0.75m deep aprox 5100L the pond is 75% below ground with 25% above with breeze block wall faced with york stone i now need some help with liners which one to go for pvc rubber ? which pump? filter system? budget about ?250.
would not ask but my head is spinning i have read that many threads and am now confused (ps my wife is not happy with the big pile of muck so need this sorting quickly told her i will build a walled flower bed to use the soil so please help me soon or i am in trouble)
will post pics of my build asp
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Re: ok made my hole now what #2
Hey welcome to the site,

A quick reply tonight and then ill answear in more detail tomorrow morning.

Liners, PVC are fine but make sure you use a good amount of underlay. Rubber/butyl would be better but costs more.

Filter systems, look at the hozelock ecoclear range, which come with pumps and pressiused filters.
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Re: ok made my hole now what #3
For filter boxes you have three options really;

Gravity Feed Filters; These work by having the filters at the same level as the top of the water level in the pond, then you have a pump at the end returning the water to the pond. These are the best but most most expensive as they require to be built in when the pond is being made.

Pressuized Filters; These have a pump in the pond pumping water threw a pressuized filter, these allow the outlet of the filter to be higher than the filter, meaning they are easily hiden ang again these are pricey.

Gravity Outlet Filters; Like the pressuized filters, pump sits in the pump and pumps to a box, however with gravity outlet filters the outlet needs to be higher than the highest point of the pond (e.g. a waterfall etc.)
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Re: ok made my hole now what #4
hi thanks for quick reply
i have been surfing the net and come up with these what do you think
yamitsu mega large filter + 15w uv best price ?109.99
yamitsu pump 3600 ?40 or titan 3000 or 5500 price ?
any good i guess these are gravity fed
any how heres some pics
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Re: ok made my hole now what #5
I have no experience with the knockey koi pumps, but the filters have a big surface area and alot of biological media and their UV are one of the best.

In terms of the titan pumps or any pump, just keep an eye on wattage, with the titans it jumps from about 50-60 to 240? on the 5500 model so will cost you a fortune in the long run. Have a look at aquamax eco pumps, seriously good valave for money with 60 watts useage and a 5 year gauntee but do cost that little more at first.
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Re: ok made my hole now what #6
Just a quick thought before you add the liner.

What do you want to keep in the pond? If you are thinking about Koi, you would need to dig the pond deeper - 120cm minimum.
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Re: ok made my hole now what #7
hi thanks for reply s
been away for a few days
i have taken on board what you guys have told me and now have a shopping list
ordered my breeze blocks left the liner for now till i get all walls built so can i get a true measurement. will a single skin wall be ok if i go no higher than 2 courses.
will upload some pics soon tried on last post but never went with post sorry
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Re: ok made my hole now what #8
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Re: ok made my hole now what #9
Its slowly comign along aint it, willnt be long till you've got some fish in it
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Re: ok made my hole now what #10
yep sure is breeze blocks here hope to start laying them this weekend
decided to go for a gravity fed filter system while i can so having a yamitsu mega large filter with 11w uv with inline pump after it for easy cleaning pumping to a small water fall pond has increased in depth to 1.25 metres
if there is anything worng with this please tell me before i install pump filter ect
thank's