Wavemaker for a pond

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19 Aug 2016 17:25 #1 by robert
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Hi , am just toying with the idea of putting a wavemaker into the pond , i would hope that with more water movement it would make the koi more active and help adding more body musele . Now i have looked at wavemakers on line and they all seem to use suckers as a means of attactment which wont work on a pond liner , so my question is what size wavemaker on a 1000 gallon pond and how to attach it to the side of the pond . Your thought lads and lassies. Robert

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19 Aug 2016 20:04 #2 by hammie
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Honestly Robert
I think a wave maker would be the wrong way to go! You'd be safer off imo with a water pump angled to suit yourself! You might want it with some oscillation or some kind of a retarder on the flow to interpret it slightly and give it a pulsing effect!
Wave makers wouldn't be powerful enough to do the job and securing to the pond liner / side wouldn't be easy

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19 Aug 2016 21:23 #3 by robert
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Hi Hammie , think you might be right , i have a couple of spare pumps of different outputs so might have a mess around tomorrow to see if i can get anything to work for me

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20 Aug 2016 09:53 #4 by hammie
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Should work well enough.....
Also it will help reduce the risk of algae etc with more moving water!
Let me know how it works out

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20 Aug 2016 11:07 #5 by robert
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Hi Hammie , just installed a 8000litre an hour pump into the pond it has a directional output nozel so have it angled at about 30 degrees up , within seconds of turning it on the koi were playing in the flow , so reckon thats job done , its wired into my outdoor control panel so can be turned off for the winter . Thanks Robert

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21 Aug 2016 10:08 #6 by hammie
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Surely instead of removing or switching off in winter, you'd change the use to just break the surface and stop the pond freezing over?
I'm planning an outdoor tank for goldfish! I have a pond filter that I want to utilise for it....
I'll be using a second pump on a spray bar type system for breaking the surface over the winter to reduce the risk of freezing over!

I have a lot of hurdles to overcome, least of all getting her permission and getting electricity outside safetly!!!!!!!!

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21 Aug 2016 18:31 #7 by robert
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Hi Hammie , i heat the pond during the winter ,but only to 7 deg c , this prevents freezing and keeps the koi slightly active preventing the risk of ulcers from just lying on the bottom of the pond

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