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    Hi I live in Malaysia and have juat built a koi pond. At my home. It is 12 feet long and 8 feet wide about 3 feet deep. It is concrete construction and then fibreglassed. I live in the hills of Malaysia and our ambient temp is about 15 degrees C. I have just finished putting the flo coat onto the fibreglass and it is taking ages to go off. It is black colour polyester material. I mixed hardener 1.5% by weight and stirred thoroughly. The whole pond was done with the same mix/batch so no variation in mixes it was a one time mix. Some has gone of and is silky smooth dry and hard however there are still areas on the walls and a couple of areas on the floor that are still tacky. Not sticky enough to make your fingers black but definitely sticky to touch. It has no been 3 days we have had rain and it has been very cloudy and windy. Sunshine is very minimal right now.
    Should I try to remove it?
    Should I leave it longer?
    Could I recoat the sticky areas with a small mix with extra hardener?
    If I left it and it remained sticky and I put water will it kill my fish?
    ​​​I am unsire what to do with this right now. But it seems odd the majority of the floor is hard and the walls are tacky from the very same mix.
    I hope someone can advise me what I can do next.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Since almost no one in USA filberglass their ponds, you are not likely to get a response here. Suggest joining a UK koi forum where lots more people know about fiberglassing koi ponds.
    Koi keeping is not a belief system; it is applied science with a touch of artistry.


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