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PostPosted: 2006.04.17(Mon)9:52    Post subject: Can't believe my luck, but I need help! Reply with quote

Today I was gardening with my mum and I said "do you know what would look nice in that corner, a pond" to my surprise she liked the idea and said that if I did the work and research I might be able to build one. My grandad has a really nice pond so he will be able to help me a little, but I was wondering how much it would cost to set up a smal (but not too small) pond?

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated!
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PostPosted: 2006.04.18(Tue)13:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, when you refer to
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PostPosted: 2006.04.18(Tue)14:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi sorry I wasnt clear. I'm not sure of the capacity, but enough to house a 3/4 shubumpkins. I was think about maybe a quarter of a circle shape as it is going in a corner; if not a circle or a oval would be fine. I would like it to be below ground; with a few lumps of granite around the outside. don't think I'm planning on destroying it!
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PostPosted: 2006.04.18(Tue)14:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well if you
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PostPosted: 2006.04.18(Tue)14:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

My garndparents have a lot of pond liner, so that will be my option. What capacity will it need to be (for 3/4 shubumpkins) and how much will it cost to set up a punp and filter for the size?
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PostPosted: 2006.04.21(Fri)10:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the rule of thumb is 30g to start out with and another 10g for every fish you add, so that brings the total to a astonishing 70g Wink , but personally I'd make it as large as possible, with the minimum being 80g.

I can't realy give you the cost since I don't live in the US or UK, so I'll honestly be guessing if I said $150-300.
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PostPosted: 2006.04.22(Sat)7:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice, I will go with 80gallons. Luckily my local garden center is closing down and they have a great pond section, they are selling everything half price. How lucky is that!
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PostPosted: 2006.04.22(Sat)10:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit it sounds as though you poses a lot of luck Very Happy

It's a pleasure helping and if you have any more questions, don't hesitate.
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