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Postby Andy E » Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:10 pm

Hi all,
I'm going to keep this breif as I can hardly type i'm so knackered!!
Got all the blocks ordered last week and had a bricky over on Saturday to do the block work.
Man can this guy work!! I was his Bit*h, sorry I mean labourer for the time he was here and he did a cracking job On Friday there was just a whole with a concrete base, now the pond is really starting to take shape!!
I'm having a window in this pond which is something I have not tried before so I will keep you posted on how it goes. The main blocking out is now done, so rendering next and digging the trench for the outer brick wall. I'm only around this week then on hols for 2 weeks which is going to put me a bit behind schedule, but I think I should be able to catch up for a late August finish (fingers crossed).
Any way here are some pictures of what I got up to this weekend... (spot the deliberate mistake, now corrected!!)

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Postby Andy E » Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:12 pm

Here's a pics showing where the window will go..

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Postby jason-m » Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:33 am

Thats a nice shape, keep the pics coming.. :wink:
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Postby sharpy30 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:11 am

looks good andy..but where's the skimmer???

if that is the mistake.


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Postby andyb » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:31 am

Coming on nicely Andy :D :D

& that the returns have now been sorted :wink:

Enjoy your holiday.

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Postby Gazza » Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:16 pm

Hi Andy,

Spot on mate i love a pond with some shape so come on then whats the filtration and all the good bits and are you having some filtration off the skimmer when fitted :?:
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Postby emmaandaj » Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:49 pm

Hi Andy,
looks like its going well! Didnt take long for the block work to go up! Did you do it yourself or get someone in? Wont be long till the water goes in! Keep the pics coming,
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Postby Bob Hart » Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:55 pm

Looks really good Andy, well done
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Postby Taggy » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:34 pm

Blimey,was expecting to see you & Gazza in there Bob doing the blockwork with Andy on the mixer.



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Postby Bob Hart » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:56 pm

Graham,

I'll be honest here and say I got 'out of doing it'. Andy is a near 2-hour drive from me, so it would have been very long days!
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Postby kayoss » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:59 pm

Looking good Andy.

You gonna relax on holiday or be on edge 'cos you can't wait to get home and finish it off? :lol:

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Postby Andy E » Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:33 pm

Hi all,

Thanks for all your kind the comments :D Yes, as you have rightly spotted we got so carried away with the block work we neglected to leave a gap for the skimmer! This was easily put right with a small hammer :wink:
I've put one spare return in the pond pointing in the opposite direction so I can experiment wi theth flow around the pond (as I don't want any bent fish :wink: )
I'm looking forward and not looking forward to the holiday Bob as as you rightly mention, all I can currently think about is the pond. I'm at that stage now where I just want it finished!! However when I look at my plan of things to do and my rough time line there does not seem enough hours in the day as ever..
Ah well just finished enlarging the filter area a bit tonight and finished back filling some more. Tomorrow I've got to crack on with the trench around the pond for the foundation for the facing wall and the trence to make up the raised bed behind the pond.

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I'm still undecided on the filtration. Really I would like to move over to a Nexus 300 Easy with a Sieve as the space I have is limited, however I am under stricked instructions that I can not get a new filter till I have sold off the old one!! So that may be something that I change to at a later date. On the skimmer line I may run 2 things (one off each outlet on the certakin), a TT to go back into the pond filled with Bakki and on the second outlet the UV and heater.
If I do keep the original filters I may make some changes. The Bakki will defo be comming out to go into the TT and the rest sold off. Then just K1 and Bio chips in the main filters (which may sound familiar).

Anyway better go got lots to do tomorrow!!!

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Postby Gazza » Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:27 pm

Hi Andy,

Save ya money and do some conversions its great fun lol and we may know where you can get some K1 fairly cheep if you need a few :wink:

Its all looking good mate and i am sure it wont be long before there swimming away in there.........well thats if we give em back........what fish :roll: :D :lol: :wink:
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Postby dannyboy » Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:31 pm

Andy,
If you fancy having a look at my filter/water your more than welcome :D i run an aquadyne/ vortex/300 watt wave pump.

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Postby Andy E » Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:42 pm

Cheers for the invite Dan 8) I've been out tonight enlarging the filter bay area so hopefully I will be able to use and modify my current filters.
How do you find the Aquadyne does it require much maintainance? I've never really got my head around how they opperate.

Here's a couple of pics of what hopefully will be the filter bay soon!!
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