Hi from the south coast of the UK

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Sirface, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Sirface

    Sirface

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sussex, UK
    Hi

    I have a small 1000 litre garden pond in which the half dozen fish have been successful surviving in a green pea soup for some time. Now I've decided to replace the old defunct filter and following a good clean out, now have a Green Genie 3000 up and running. I have a question re the UV lamp, which is enclosed in a housing in the lid. I read that you can check the lamp is working - obviously you shouldn't look at it - by holding a piece of white paper up to the water inlet hole ! Well, as far as I can tell, it makes no difference if the lamp is swtched on or off. Should this test be down in the dark or at least dusk. I'd really hate the water to go green again.

    Cheers
    Andy C
     
    Sirface, Sep 1, 2012
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Sirface

    Mmathis TurtleMommy

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    9,785
    Likes Received:
    5,587
    Location:
    NW Louisiana -- zone 8b
    Welcome!
     
    Mmathis, Sep 1, 2012
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Sirface

    Sirface

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sussex, UK
    Thanks :)

    I've answered my own question ! Feeling a bit lazy for not checking further, I dismantled the filter box and one of the connectors had fallen off the lamp, probably in transit. I reconnected it and now the blue glow can clearly be seen on a piece of paper, held at the water inlet. Hopefully the water will now clear over the next few days. Perhaps this can help someone else, sometime.

    Cheers
    Andy C
     
    Sirface, Sep 1, 2012
    #3
  4. Sirface

    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    33,627
    Likes Received:
    18,447
    Location:
    Frederick, Maryland
    [​IMG] to our group

    Glad you fixed it!
     
    addy1, Sep 1, 2012
    #4
  5. Sirface

    j.w I Love my Goldies

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    24,892
    Likes Received:
    14,755
    Location:
    Arlington, Washington
    [​IMG] Andy
    Good you know it works now and off w/ the heads of the little algae buggers :razz:
     
    j.w, Sep 1, 2012
    #5
  6. Sirface

    Sirface

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sussex, UK
    LOL

    Finger-crossed it'll be OK. I'll report back once it's clear !!!
     
    Sirface, Sep 2, 2012
    #6
  7. Sirface

    sissy sissy

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    31,320
    Likes Received:
    14,351
    Location:
    Axton virginia
    welcome and hope your algae goes away
     
    sissy, Sep 2, 2012
    #7
  8. Sirface

    Sirface

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sussex, UK
    Well just to tidy up the thread, it's been close on four weeks now and the pond is crystal clear and the fish are clearly loving their new found freedom to dash around. The filter is working well collecting the algae on the foam filters and I think I'll have to clean them about every two months. Well pleased.
     
    Sirface, Sep 28, 2012
    #8
  9. Sirface

    Fishylove

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,678
    Likes Received:
    857
    Location:
    Southern Indiana, US Zone 6b
    Great! :) we would love to see pictures of your hard work Andy!
     
    Fishylove, Sep 28, 2012
    #9
  10. Sirface

    j.w I Love my Goldies

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    24,892
    Likes Received:
    14,755
    Location:
    Arlington, Washington
    Good news Andy!
     
    j.w, Sep 28, 2012
    #10
  11. Sirface

    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    33,627
    Likes Received:
    18,447
    Location:
    Frederick, Maryland
    YEAH!
     
    addy1, Sep 28, 2012
    #11
  12. Sirface

    Sirface

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2012
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sussex, UK
    Only a month ago, we cleaned it all out and cut back the plants. Also it's covered with with wire netting because we have three young children next door and an insecure fence - their fault ! Maybe in the Spring, when it's all recovered a bit, I'll remove the wire and take a picture or two. It's not THAT special, just an L-shaped preformed liner, but we like it ! :)

    ATB
     
    Sirface, Sep 29, 2012
    #12
  13. Sirface

    j.w I Love my Goldies

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2010
    Messages:
    24,892
    Likes Received:
    14,755
    Location:
    Arlington, Washington
    Looking forward to pix and your pond is very special especially to you and that's what counts :D
     
    j.w, Sep 29, 2012
    #13
  14. Sirface

    Fishylove

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,678
    Likes Received:
    857
    Location:
    Southern Indiana, US Zone 6b
    Yep that's right JW looking forward to it :)
     
    Fishylove, Sep 30, 2012
    #14
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.