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    A belated hello!

    I realised today that I have never introduced myself properly so though I would today.

    I'm Ed, a primary school teacher (I teach the older 9-11 year olds) from Nottingham in the UK.

    I have a 3,500 UK gallon pond, stream and waterfall with a concrete chambered filter under decking and a small trickle/shower filter with Bioballs in (due for a change to BHM later this year).

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    Ok, why aren't my pictures working? Do I need to do them in a different way on this forum?

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    Hello Ed and Welcome to K-B.

    I'll try one of my Photobucket links just to see whether it works (or not).



    EDIT: That answers that. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoiCop View Post
    Hello Ed and Welcome to K-B.

    I'll try one of my Photobucket links just to see whether it works (or not).



    EDIT: That answers that. LOL
    Thanks for trying! I'm confused now! Are hosting sites blocked on here or something? Help anyone?!!!

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    Maybe it's just this forum that's causing the links to not display?

    You might try sending a PM to JNorth (the Moderator) &/or starting another thread in the Main Forum?

    Best wishes,

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    Well I'll try attaching them! In order the first three should be;
    1. The pond.
    2. The stream looking back towards the pond.
    3. The waterfall and cobble riffle,

    The whole thing is made with a concrete base, 4" block walls, rendered and then sealed with G4. The pond's nearly 12 years old now but the filter was only done about 5 years ago to replace the original filter won in a competition.

    Then the next set should be;
    4. The filter (before K1 conversion).
    5. And this is with the decking covers on.
    6. Which are all hinged for access.

    The filter has a bottom drain feeding into a block built vortex chamber about 1.2m diameter. The water then travels by a 4" wide channel into a static K1 chamber and then on into a long thin fluidised K1 chamber. It runs with 2 sequence pumps that turn over the pond about once an hour. A skimmer is connected to the inlet of one pump. The pumps then connect to a long length of 63mm MDPE pipe that takes the water all the way along the hedge to the top of the waterfall.

    I also have a growing on pond in a greenhouse of a little over 300 UK gallons filtered with a DIY shower filled with BHM. The turnover is 12,000 lph and it's heated to a minimum of 17 degrees all year round.

    Last couple of pics are;
    7. Set up inside the greenhouse.
    8. Closer view of the shower filter.

    If anyone looks at these and wants to see some fish pics (and assuming these actually show!!!!), I'll post some pics of my fish later.
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