Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Chris348, May 27, 2015.
Oh my goodness, they look so adorable! Bet they keep you busy!
Thank you again. Just been told that we exchanged contracts today so the move is on for next Friday. Best British weather will ensure rain and wind no doubt lol.
I love the bbq house how neat looking is that .Your dogs look like they can get into some mischief together ,those innocent faces tell a story
LOL Sissy. They dont need any encouragement at all. Great company all the same. We did buy the house for a large garden so they can roam freely but I need to address the low level of pond, especially as Harvey is nosey and will no doubt try and explore.
You might find them taking a dip in the pond one hot day .
Cheers Springbok. Moving in Friday so am as excited as an excited child on Xmas morning.
Thank you Nepen
Way to go, I would be too moving into a new place! esp one like that with such a cool bbq hut! and of course the great pond!
Welcome Chris!! Love your pond and the BBQ hut is way cool.
Hi mtpond. Thank you.
Good luck with the move!
All moved in and not stopped for the past 4 days lol....
The pond has been a bit of a nightmare to be honest. Water quality is terrible to say the least. Green algae flourishing so will be emptying it this Thursday. Total vol is 9000 litres.
Congrats on the big move!!!!!! When you say terrible water quality, have you done readings? Algae isn't necessarily a bad thing, other than for aesthetics. If you do a drain/cleanout, don't do any scrubbing or power washing... lining the sides of everything is beneficial bacteria that helps to keep Ammonia and Nitrates in check. Are there any fish?
Hi Michey. There are apparently 100 Gold Fish in there, the pond being some 10 years old, never been cleaned so the bottom is full of silt. You can see it rising as the fish move around the water column. We have a fish dealer coming over on Thursday, he cleans ponds as part of his business and recommends draining so he can check on the welfare of the stock. I am trying to post a video up so you get some idea. The pressurised filter is just blocked with silt and yuk lol. I have cleaned it all down along with the pump 4000 lph Maxi Flow and running UV too.
That makes sense! Get rid of all the silty stuff, but keep scrubbing to a minimum =) There could be anaerobic bacteria built up underneath (the stuff that causes the sulphery, rotten egg smell) so be careful releasing it in to the water while the fish are around as all that stinky stuff is toxic. Your fishies are lucky to have you! Let us know what the fish dude says!
This was my hobby before the garden pond. Loved every moment of the learning through to the growing of SPS Corals. Sadly, no longer a hobby I can dedicate my time too.
This is the pond after I had stripped the filters down to clean. Discovered the UV light was not working so replaced it. Still not working grrrr lol.
Just a tiny bit green
Hi Chris, welcome. I'm sure it won't take loing to get it looking clear and healthy again.
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