my koipond

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  1. Henk Hugo

    Henk Hugo

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    Hey guys,

    I moved into my house in March this year and noticed the koipond is leaking +- 6800L a week! so the big rebuild starts. We just wanted to fiber glass the pond but as we stripped the roof lining they used to seal the pond we started seeing some things that really wasnt right... like a base thats only 3cm thick cemet...

    Yes they are chopping it up with a pick.... scary isnt it?

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    We have some ground water issues in winter... the pond became a well point for a few weeks... water just bubbling up

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    my poor poor lawn!

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    ignore the wall - it still has to be repaired and painted

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    Awesome stuff Henk! Can't wait to see it again when there's some Koi in there :)
     
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    Henk Hugo

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    There's fish in it :D
     
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    is that like a giant hob filter:cheesy::cheesy:
     
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    Henk Hugo

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    naw thats just the water feature and planter.

    The system is run by a 0.75kw pump, 3 bag sand filter and two bio filters
     
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    Wow, 'going green with envy - :p' all that mess fixing it seems well worth it.
    Will have to pop by a have a look someday
     
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    Henk Hugo

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    yea i just got some more plants today, 2X purplem 2X blue and 2X purple and white water iris's
     
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    I'll come pop around some time again to check it out. You must shout when you are this side of the world again
     
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    Henk Hugo

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    Well i just got back from a great mornings flying to find my pink lilly flower.... aint she pretty?

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    Yip, very pretty !
     
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    Very nice Henk!!
     
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    Henk Hugo

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    my latest lily....

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    Tien punte vir jou Henk :)
     
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    Henk Hugo

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    you must come see it now.... i was chest deap in the pond yesterday moving them.... slip sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiding all over the place :D
     
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    I'll come around this weekend some time to check it out.

    PS - You put on your wetsuite + flippers + snorkel? :D

    Cheers
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    Henk Hugo

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    naw - swimming trunks and off i went... the koi FREAKED out :D
     
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    shudder...:bigsmile:
     
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    Yo Henk,

    So this little birdie told me you imported Ludwigia Sediodes with that last shipment, you wouldn't happen to have any floating around in your pond by any chance?
     
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    Henk Hugo

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    theres some floating around at one of the partners house - i need to get some for my pond...
     
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    That would look awesome in your pond, but when you do can you save me a piece Iv been wanting to try this plant for ages...
     

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