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Old 30-09-2015, 04:12 PM   #61
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Bro DragonFireSG, do you have measures to protect the fishes from the Haze for your outdoor pond?
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Old 30-09-2015, 05:03 PM   #62
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Dilution and KH maintenance should help lots.

When changing water, we pump out the dirty water before filling back as opposed to pouring in fresh water and relying on the overflow since the dilution effect means a large proportion of the fresh water will overflow out with the dirty water.

Similar concept here.
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Old 30-09-2015, 05:07 PM   #63
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The haze might prove problematic for people like me who use shower filters. The shower might end up dissolving a lot of airborne contaminants into the water.

The solution to that is probably a few sacks of activated carbon in the water stream. Need to be careful with those tho. The carbon grains are like sand and will wreak havoc if they get out of the sack.

Happened in my old pond and eventually killed a pump. I was scooping carbon out of the brush chamber for months after the bag burst.
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Old 30-09-2015, 05:44 PM   #64
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Thanks for the info
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Old 30-09-2015, 10:36 PM   #65
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I painted my ponds with epoxy paint.. bad move.. air bubbles started to form underneath after a few months.. now they started to peel off after slightly more then a year and a half.. haiz..
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I painted my ponds with epoxy paint.. bad move.. air bubbles started to form underneath after a few months.. now they started to peel off after slightly more then a year and a half.. haiz..
Yep this is pretty much my fear.
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:57 PM   #67
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I painted my ponds with epoxy paint.. bad move.. air bubbles started to form underneath after a few months.. now they started to peel off after slightly more then a year and a half.. haiz..
Bro...shouldn't be the case. it is due to uncure cement (not dry enough) before you paint.

my last pond lasted 5-6 years before peeling.

my new ponds....
one of them .....3 wks peel off already!
the other one, scrap off and repaint after inspection during construction time...till now still ok.
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Bro...shouldn't be the case. it is due to uncure cement (not dry enough) before you paint.

my last pond lasted 5-6 years before peeling.

my new ponds....
one of them .....3 wks peel off already!
the other one, scrap off and repaint after inspection during construction time...till now still ok.
Not true Bro.. my new pond was unused and dry for a year before painting.. still the epoxy came off.. the best is still tiles..
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:30 PM   #69
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My old pond use to have tiles but the debris trap in between the tiles make it hard to go into the bottom drain.

I think fiberglass the pond is still the best. IMHO.
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Not true Bro.. my new pond was unused and dry for a year before painting.. still the epoxy came off.. the best is still tiles..
bro...important is the few days before the painting must be dry lar...
further more, in farm area, themorning dew level is high, maybe you should paint at noon only...
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