Small Koi House

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Small Koi House

Postby andyb » Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:08 pm

Hi All


Day One of small koi house, somewhere for the babies to grow, and a quarantine - sick bay

Must thank the good lady wife for finally allowing me to commandeer the rear patio " its only going to be temporary " ( yeah right :) :) )


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Will keep the posts comig as the project moves along.

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Postby Gazza » Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:26 pm

Hi Andy,

Looking good please keep us informed and loads of pictures please :D
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Postby Bob Hart » Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:42 pm

Poly Carb roof Andy?
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Postby andyb » Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:47 pm

Yea Bob


Hopefully the 4 layered stuff.



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Postby Bob Hart » Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:55 pm

I do get loads of condensation inside mine @ 25 degrees, so be prepared to get wet when you shut the door!
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Postby andyb » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:10 pm

Ahh

But you ain't no plumber Bob.

Bit of air management, thats all thats requied.




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Postby Bob Hart » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:14 pm

I aint no carpenter either, got a few draughts = air management!

What do you suggest then Andy?
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Postby Gazza » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:00 pm

Perhaps some king of humidity stat and some ventilation and also controlling the air so we do not get close to the due point.

Would that do????
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Postby mikey boy » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:14 pm

yeah a humidity extractor fan would sort that out no different to a shower room really
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Postby B.Scott » Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:54 pm

Another thing that works is to put a plastic tent over the tank with an extractor fan on top that vents outside. This means the air above the tent is always under negative pressure with respect to the room and the moisture can't get into the rest of the room! The fan only need to be tiny like 5 watts... more than enough.

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Postby andyb » Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:40 am

Let me tell you a story, all sitting tight.

There was a man who was asked if he could provide showers for 60 dirty chaps every 8 hrs. Me :wink: For the tunnel tigers working in the new Stratford Tunnel.

Having install 14, 300lt un-vented hot water cylinders with quick recovery coils, we got over the shower problem.

Then what happens !! big ruffty tuffty tunnel tigers complain about the cold water that drips of ceilings etc ( bless um ).

Then some bright spark, came up with, you guessed it Gazza, humidity stat and extractor fan, works a treat.

So my intention is to hopefully do the same albeit smaller.

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Postby andyb » Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:50 pm

Hi All

Bit more done today

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Roof goes on tomorrow, then we can get flying with the fitting out.

My intention is to have a small 2 tier shower full of B H M, over the fibreglass tank.

Was also thinking of a layer of titanium balls, on the top layer of the tower, but would need to fit a UV light over top so the balls, bask in UV light.

Is it as simple as getting say a small strip light but use a UV bulb :?

Maybe that dame fine chap, Gazza can help :)

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Postby chriskoi » Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:58 pm

Andy I have got some spare polycarp that would do for you.. not sure where you live though
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Postby jason-m » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:20 pm

Coming on nicely Andy, i have not long finished mine and its nice to stand inside on a cold winters evening watching them swim around at 20 degrees.... :lol:
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Postby andyb » Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:25 pm

Hi Chriskoi


Thanks for the offer :) but I brought all the roofing stuff this afternoon.

Got a great deal, after getting some info on the best place to get it ( thanks Gary :wink: ).

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