Thought i'd best just start a new topic in this section. I have a 13x12' patch of grass at the back of my garden I was going to use for a 10x5' goldie pond. Here is a wee picture of my garden (not to scale). The patch of grass we want to use is the one at the top and the space could be extended via the paving and flower bed if need be. We're novices but we have done some research on equipment and I'm hoping for more advice from UK based folk to let me know what filters and pumps would be good. We want to use a liner rather than using a preformed pond and can get that easily enough. Temperatures have been mild this year but here is the average temp information for Scotland. http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/weather/average.htm#Scotland The garage has electricity and my boyfriend is handy enough with that but we need to double check if the filter can be run from the garage. My boyfriend started digging the grass up yesterday. He's also going to buy a mesh frame to go over the pond to protect the fish from predators. we can remove this for feeding and for when we're looking at the fish. Anything I need to think about?