Journal Freds new pond build

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while lockdown has been on going been busy ripping 1 1\2 inch pipework out and installing new 2 inch pipe work and new bakki shower
also new 30000lph ea virio flow pump. with these pumps you can control speed of flow by a controller . you can save on the bills as well
it shows wattage use and flow on the screen.
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here is the controller for vario pump. showing 11.1 watts
also new 2 inch pipe work and two new 2 inch ball valves
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2 inch pipework going around the wall
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more to follow
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this bit here was a nightmare to do. had to knock a brick out the wall
used a rubber boot straight coupler of my uv it was a lot easier
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and out the other side of filter house heading for
my top pond and new shower
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joined to shower with a rubber boot 90 swept bend.
used a rubber boot rather the solvent weld in case I want to
remove the shower or clean out.
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Lol loving the bread basket planting shelves. Will double as hides for fry etc

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Hi gill. When I get around to it .
I will be taking them bread baskets out. And rearranging the top pond plants.
To all sit on the bottom lol.
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My fish where flashing this week. 2 or 3 of them. I thought at first it was tempreture swings.
So did the routine stuff. Water parameter testing of water. All ok. But found my kh
At tap sauce and pond water had dropped
From 12 drops to 6 drops. On turning colour. From blue to yellow. For years it had
Been 12 drops. Water board had been doing something with the system. I will have to keep an eye on this. If it drops to say 4 drops. I will have to slowly add bicarbonate of soda . To bring it back to around the 7 drop mark. The one good thing is softer water is better for the koi colour s and skin.
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On the koi flashing side of things. I netted four that where flashing. Scraped some mucus of gill plate. And bodys. Top and bottom. They where all clean. Scratching my badly napper now. So I sat and watched them for half an hour. Then I noticed this doitsu matalic fish. In the window. Hanging with its tail slightly up.
So netted it.
Scraped and found flukes under the microscope.
It was gill flukes. Egg layers. So a 2 week treatment. 7 days to kill the flukes. Then another 7 days to kill the eggs. Skin flukes don t lay eggs.
So you can kill them in one course of treatment.
So got some chlormine T. This is to take the mucus off.
Then 12 hours later treat them with fluke m.
Noticed the fish are not flashing anymore.
It's now 7 days. So I will be putting the 2nd dose of fluke m in today.
Birds are carriers of parasites. And I have lots of birds bathing in my top pond.
That's nature.
Fred

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Birds are carriers of parasites.
Interesting!? Is it known how the birds get them? Birds that eat snails maybe?

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It is also generally accepted that fish are exposed to increased Dactylogyrus infections during their spawning period.
And it actually is spawning period atm. At least my goldfish are doing it each year in May. Fortunately yet never had gill flukes, or maybe do but not affected and never showed symptoms.
 
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Interesting!? Is it known how the birds get them? Birds that eat snails maybe?

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And it actually is spawning period atm. At least my goldfish are doing it each year in May. Fortunately yet never had gill flukes, or maybe do but not affected and never showed symptoms.
What I have read they eat things. So pooing. And also carry them on there feathers. So they carry and pass them on from lake to lake pond to pond. When I watch the birds. They roll about in my top pond shute.
https://www.angelkoi.com/koi-parasites
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Interesting!? Is it known how the birds get them? Birds that eat snails maybe?

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And it actually is spawning period atm. At least my goldfish are doing it each year in May. Fortunately yet never had gill flukes, or maybe do but not affected and never showed symptoms.
Gold fish are a lot hardier then koi. My tench orf Rudd grass carp are the same never flash or ail anything. Or show it.
Just the koi

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One day I am going to have to build raised Koi pond.
When I go to the pond store at the garden centre the large vat of Koi always look nice to with lovely fish
 
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One day I am going to have to build raised Koi pond.
When I go to the pond store at the garden centre the large vat of Koi always look nice to with lovely fish
Nice one garsands. Once the koi bug gets
You. That's it mate. I have been keeping them for 30 years now . I love the hobby.
And if you decide to build a pond and keep koi. If I can help in any way with tips on the build of the pond. And the help on the fish koi keeping. I am here to help mate.
If you keep koi. The biggest tip I can give you. Is a gravity bottom drain is a must mate.
Fred

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