My first pond

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    John harton

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    Hi im new the pond world and have built a part raised pond which has been fun now complete and been running approx 3 months now, i am enjoying sitting on the side listening to the water and watching the fish its been well worth the work 20170731_150149.jpg 20170731_150211.jpg
     
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    WOW how nice is that pond .Oh welcome to your new friends here that are addicted also .;)
     
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    Very nice job! Welcome to our group!
     
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    Nice pond! How many gallons is it?
     
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    Really like all the wood around it. What did you use to construct the base?
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    holy cow that pond was obviously made by a master craftsman!
     
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    It's just under 6000 litres, I built a timber frame concreted the posts in fixed 3/4 ply to inside and formed shelfs down two sides at 6 inch for plants and at 11 inch around rest for deep plants, clad with decking but left a 2 inch gap between pond wall and decking so I can hide any pipes and wiring under the decking to the filter, I have used a preasurised filter which works for me
     

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    Very nice, what an improvement between the before and after shots. Like the look of the lights at night, as well.
     
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    Very nice pond! Welcome to the GPF!
     
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    Wow,, that is an amazing transformation
    beautiful workmanship
     
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    Welcome on board from a fellow UK ponder!

    Your pond, the cladding and the decking looks fantastic, it's very professional. This surely wasn't a first project was it, you must have you done this kind of thing before? The transformation from the early pics is amazing, it's added to the value of your property no doubt. How many and what kind of fish have you got?

    I changed my old and underpowered box filter and separate UV combo to a pressurised one nearly two years ago. It was not coping with the ever growing fish and their equally larger 'output'. It works brilliantly and I like its easy clean mechanism, it's a Hozelock Bioforce Revolution 9000 and it = no more stinky hands! It has an integrated UV that is 3 times as powerful as the previous one we had. What kind of filter set up did you chose?
     
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    Amazing! I love the woodwork and style. It is indeed gorgeous.
     
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    Beautiful pond. I love the wood work surround. So many ways to build a pond. Wood, blocks and rocks. I love your version. And I even have a rock addiction. :)
     
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    Thanks for sharing. It is amazing!
     
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    welcome, @John harton
    I'm always impressed by the thoughtful use of space by our UK fellow ponders
    You've again demonstrated that more is not always better...
     
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    that sure was an ugly spot before you built the pond
     
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