How I managed my New Pond Syndrome
  • M_ZAINM_ZAIN October 2010
    Posts: 209
    As some of you has already know that I've Renovated my Pond.

    It took about 1 1/2 Months to complete the Task, can say it as a New Pond on Top of the Old One.

    My previous Pond's Maximum Depth was 3' 1''.

    Now my Shallowest Part is 3'7'' & the Deepest Part is 5'2'' of water Depth.

    My Old Pond was @ Floor Level with NO Bottom Drain, now I've Raised up the Pond by at least 2 1/2 feet with Bottom Drain incorporated into the Pond Bed.

    Filter Chamber ( 3 Chamber ) same as the Old one except the BD flows into the 1st Chamber, Budget constrain, otherwise I could have Redo the Entire Chambers.

    Costing me less then RM 3k with my own Worker.

    When the Pond was Ready......

    Day 1:

    Pond was Filled up & Soaked for 24hrs, Checked PH was above 10.1.
    No Pump Running.
    No Aerations.
    Just Stilled Water for 24hrs.

    Day 2:

    Added 40 liters of 'Artificial Vinega' costing RM 8.00 p/bottle of 4liters
    All Pump Runing with Bakki Showa in Operation without any Filtration Medias
    Full Aerations ON
    Checked PH after 10hrs....below 5.

    Day 3:

    Drain Out the Entire Pond......

    Day 4:

    Started filling up the Pond at 8am
    By 10am water level was about 1' height
    Started Releasing Koi into the Pond which are below 40cm
    Bro Aaron arrived @ about 12:30 to assist me to Released Kois above 50cm, he was a bit Septical to Release all the
    Kois into the Pond since I've only Soaked it for 2 Days Only.
    I was telling him not to Worry, it's only Fish Mah.....hehehe

    Well, my Theory was to Release them into the Pond while the Water Level was Low in Order for them to get Accustom Themself with the Water Conditions Changes.

    Started Feeding them only after 2 days.

    Added PSB Bacterial Starter.

    My Feeding Regime until now ( about 3 weeks ) is really Kau Kau, with no UV Lights ON, reason being to Establish some Green Water & Allow Algae to Grow in order to get Rid of Amonia Build Up.

    Tested Amonia & NO2 everyday with API Test Kits, Amonia was a 'Peak' initially, now after 2 Weeks, No Traces of Amonia with API Test Kit.

    Turned ON 3 Nos of UV lights 2 days ago.

    NO2 was Tested 'Dark Purple' with API Test Kits Daily, now It's getting Lighter by the Days.

    Hopefully by this Weekend NO2 will be Gone....hehehe

    Todate, all Koi are Thriving in their new Home & my Bro Dr.Rahim has few of his in my Pond, most of them are Gulping the Pellets like Vaccum Cleaners....
    Regards,

    M. Zain
    +6019 333 3675
  • StevieStevie October 2010
    Posts: 323
    Hello Bro Zain,

    Less than 3K? So....so cheap. Betul kah ni? Can pinjam or hire your workers ah since they are now experienced? Or you want to build a new business in pond building? hahaha just kidding but it is damn cheap.

    By the way, where do you kept your old koi when you were renovating? I am thinking of do some little changes long time ago but do not know where to shelter them.

    Bro, tunjuk lah gambar pond baru.
  • ShukriShukri October 2010
    Posts: 4,881
    Yah Bro M Zain, please show your 36 22 36!!! All of us here want to see mah. At least now I can say that I notice pond already, but before it was hidden I might say by the house and the lawn. Your pond not like the pasang siap type eh? If yes, many would want them.......
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  • M_ZAINM_ZAIN October 2010
    Posts: 209
    Bro Stevie,

    Well, that's what Community is all about, It's my Principal to have lots of Friends then to have 1 Enemy.

    I myself have 2 Fibre QT & I borrowed 1 2mtr Canvas Folding Tank from Raymond Hew.

    Yup, it's really less than 3K, my Material Costs Exactly RM 2, 326.10 ( Bill from Hardware Shop ).

    I don't mind to undertake Building or Renovating Ponds since I'm in M&E Maintenance Business, at the moment I'm even doing Pond Maintenance as Well.

    As for Business Point of view, for the same scope of Renovations it would cost you something like RM 6 to 7K, it would be a Mark Up of 200% from the Material Costs.

    Bro Shukri,

    My Pond Finishing is nothing to Shout about, it's all Cement Rendered Finished.

    What I wanted is to get it done Cheaply, not Fantastic Finishing.

    The Idea is, Who ever come to my house will actually Look at the Kois that is swimming it the Pond & not to see how Beautiful the Pond is Build.
    Regards,

    M. Zain
    +6019 333 3675
  • M_ZAINM_ZAIN October 2010
    Posts: 209
    Bros,

    It's very very Difficult to Upload Photos here leh.....
    Regards,

    M. Zain
    +6019 333 3675
  • AndySittAndySitt October 2010
    Posts: 560
    Bro.. need help ah?

    http://www.koianswers.com/discussion/52/adding-images-or-video-to-discussion/#Item_5

    1- Click attach a file below the write comment.
    2- Post comment
    3- Right click on the attach file and copy the image location link
    4- Edit your comment and paste the file url.

    Else you may upload to Picasa or other image hosting site and copy the image link.
  • JamesJames October 2010
    Posts: 1,964
    Bro Andy, doesn't work on some comps, not sure why!
  • StevieStevie October 2010
    Posts: 323
    Post edited by Stevie at 2010-10-14 02:16:22 am
  • StevieStevie October 2010
    Posts: 323
    see no problem.

    Restart your computer might work. It was not working yesterday.
  • ShukriShukri October 2010
    Posts: 4,881
    Stevie, that's your pond ma? Goodness gracious! More fishes than water.......hehehe
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  • M_ZAINM_ZAIN October 2010
    Posts: 209
    Aiyoo Bro Shukri, that's wat we Klang Gang say Keeping Kois mah....^_^
    Regards,

    M. Zain
    +6019 333 3675
  • M_ZAINM_ZAIN October 2010
    Posts: 209
    Bro Andy,

    Why your Attachemnt of Photos so kau susah wan??
    Regards,

    M. Zain
    +6019 333 3675
  • AndySittAndySitt October 2010
    Posts: 560
    aiyo bro zain.. ur klang brother also know how to do already woh.. u just click attach and try lah.. make sure don't salah upload your porn.. we want pond!!
    Post edited by AndySitt at 2010-10-14 11:49:47 am
  • M_ZAINM_ZAIN October 2010
    Posts: 209
    Bro Andy,

    Yesterday I loaded my Bakki Shower later I wanted to upload my Laguna Filters, click on 'attach a file' many many many times won't work wor.....

    Maybe your server don't let me up load my Pond photos leh....they want me to up load PORN photos instead......^_^
    Regards,

    M. Zain
    +6019 333 3675
  • AndySittAndySitt October 2010
    Posts: 560
    Well it should work.. Sometimes new scripts have compatibility problem with old browsers like IE7. Use firefox or chrome browser lah...
  • farikfarik October 2010
    Posts: 317
    Fulamak.... bro zain...3k... wow really...kasi tengok gambar la... only if you can get it through.... maybe firefox better.I'm also very bad in this uploading gambas..
  • M_ZAINM_ZAIN October 2010
    Posts: 209
    Ya loh,....susah mau load Gambar Pond maybe I should try loading Porn.....^_^

    Aiyaaaa,...Bro Farik I think you take a Drive to Klang to see my Pond & Koi is faster then me Posting the Photos wor...
    Regards,

    M. Zain
    +6019 333 3675
  • nocturnalnocturnal October 2010
    Posts: 376
    Upload photos la bang, i also want to see, Kluang may sounds like Klang but far ooo....
  • farikfarik October 2010
    Posts: 317
    Bro zain,
    Maybe will take your offer...will be in shah alam this weekend, will call you first for directions if i can steal time away from home minister...he,he.
  • M_ZAINM_ZAIN October 2010
    Posts: 209
    Bro Farik,

    My House is very easy 2 locate, it's near Jusco Bukit Raja....bukan Bukit Tinggi....Dr.Rahim's house is near Jusco Bukit Tinggi, Aaron's House is near Dr.Rahim.,

    This Sunday ade Jemputan Khawin wor.....Klu B4 1:00pm I'll B home.
    Regards,

    M. Zain
    +6019 333 3675

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