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PostPosted: 2003.04.17(Thu)14:11    Post subject: building a pond in the uk Reply with quote

I am currently considering building a new pond in my garden! I wish to keep several koi in their about 4 what other fish are suitable to go in with koi? anyways what type of pond in best to use pond liner or a ready built plastic one?? what size pond would I need for the fish stated above and what size filter also how much do these filters/pump cost??
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Joined: 11 Apr 2003
Location: Southend, UK

PostPosted: 2003.04.20(Sun)12:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

id go for 300gal at least. That way you'll have room for more inhabitants if you wish. (btw I don't know much about ponds so don't just rely on my information!).

from what I know and seen, in the uk the only other fish that can live in a UK pond are goldfish(not fancy types) and orfes. Now I have no idea about keeping orfes so I can't tell you anything.

I imagine that buying a pre-formed pond is a lot easier than using liner.try looking at this site:

whenever I go to a fish shop they always have these so you'll have no problems with availability. the Pacific (310gal), Koi Bio-edge(316 gal) are both in your size range.

From what iv seen by surfing the net, there are a lot of pond filtartion systems available such as vortexes and nitrate towers. To run a pond filter, you need a pump (like a powerhead for aquariums). For the actual filtration you could go for :
Hozelock Bioforce 4500 -
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Joined: 12 Feb 2003
Location: Chester-le-Street, England

PostPosted: 2003.04.26(Sat)10:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try for filters.
Your local garden centre will probably the cheapest place for pond liners. We built our ponds ourselves. Its easier than you'd think.

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