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    Quote Originally Posted by jim2069 View Post
    my friend told me that the bigger my pond the more stable it will be with reference to water temp etc...
    Your friend is right. Sounds like you're going to have a great pond.

    Have you considered using TPR's to help move the debris into the drains?

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    It sounds like you are on the right track. You may not need two 50 watt UVs though. My pond is 9000 gallons and I use a single 57 watt UV in my Savio skimmer. That single light can take my pond from green to crystal clear in less than a week and keep it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim2069 View Post
    Hello all,

    well... what can i say, i had my friend round this weekend who is going to build my pond for me.

    Here's what we decided.

    16 X 12 X 6 = 7200 gallons

    rectangular with rounded corners but the outside shape will be a rectangle with sharp corners. This will make it much easier for me to make a cover for the pond in the winter. (cover that is on a pulley to cover it)

    2 Nexus Eazy 200's
    3 pumps (2 for filters and 1 for top skimmer)
    my bottoms drains will be the ones with built in air pumps...
    1 top skimmer
    im not using slider valves im using ball vavles for my filters as these are much better and last much longer. (2 of my friends slider valves have snapped / leaked)

    2 50W UV lights
    1 water polisher (if thats what its called lol the one with sand in? looks like sand)

    all equipment will be inside my newly built shed about 5 feet away from my shed.

    my friend told me that the bigger my pond the more stable it will be with reference to water temp etc...

    im looking starting my build early next summer sort of april pay time

    thanks for all the help and info you've all given me...

    thanks again
    All I can say is that your friend is a good one to have.
    Good plan for a pond you'll spend more time enjoying and less time working on

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    It was obvious you were a Brit from you first “brilliant”. That sounds like a very nice pond, especially for a first one, few begin so strong. Your design is going to make some koi dry goods dealer’s day or month! There was some sage in the current KoiUSA waxing on about facing up to the fact that koi keeping is expensive.
    Since “all ponds are local” it prompted me to point you to the ancient one: Waddington. He offers to design or re-design anyone’s pond for 75 pounds, this cost is in the noise as we EEs say. The next pond I build I’ll take advantage of his offer, if for no other reason than to be able to say, “Fn Peter Waddington designed this pond”!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobF View Post
    ...prompted me to point you to the ancient one: Waddington. He offers to design or re-design anyone’s pond for 75 pounds, this cost is in the noise as we EEs say. The next pond I build I’ll take advantage of his offer, if for no other reason than to be able to say, “Fn Peter Waddington designed this pond”!
    Ya know, there's something to be said for that
    Kinda like buyin' a classic Chevy with a "Body by Fischer" tag on it...

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