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Just finished with the koi pond leaking a few months ago and now starts again. To locate the 60 l per hour loss is taking some time . But used old troubleshooting techniques, go to where you last worked! So have by passed the waterfall -ok. Then checked the stream bed - ok . To day have returned to the no. 1 filter and yes it is leaking some where. Next is to drain and dry filter and re cement. Or just chuck and start over. Frustrated.  All this when just am beginning with a , new to me, fish , MEDAKA.

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That is extremely frustrating... Dang I'm sorry to hear about this. What is MEDAKA?

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On 3/25/2021 at 2:58 AM, mikroll said:

Just finished with the koi pond leaking a few months ago and now starts again. To locate the 60 l per hour loss is taking some time . But used old troubleshooting techniques, go to where you last worked! So have by passed the waterfall -ok. Then checked the stream bed - ok . To day have returned to the no. 1 filter and yes it is leaking some where. Next is to drain and dry filter and re cement. Or just chuck and start over. Frustrated.  All this when just am beginning with a , new to me, fish , MEDAKA.

Good Luck!  Please post more photos when it's up and running!

On 3/25/2021 at 11:35 PM, koko said:

What is MEDAKA?

Rice Fish!

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Ugh I agree, very frustrating process. Let us know how it goes, cheering for you and the Medaka :)

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Bypassed filter removed plants and cemented insides again.  This time am using a mix of tile and wall fibre cement Pictured. 

Medaka seem to be ok. Placed 20 in aquarium inside ( warmer for quicker breeding I hope) and the other 20 outside in two pools. They are for mosquito control. 

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That looks like a nice setup!  Can you post a picture of the whole thing?

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14 minutes ago, Acro said:

That looks like a nice setup!  Can you post a picture of the whole thing?

Go to Goldfish photos area this forum and see at thread post “Sunset feeding time”. There you will see pond and filter no. 1 feeding stream .

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Ahh yes, I remember.  I didn't connect that those were your photos.  So lovely!

I'll post the link to make it easier for others to see if interested:  https://kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/topic/133660-sunset-feeding-time/?tab=comments#comment-2053327

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MEDAKA are spawning! ( arms waving for joy) , pictured female with eggs attached , males have the longer pointed fins. These are the ones inside at about 18 C.   

Still awaiting for cement to harden in koi pond filter.  I hope the cement is ok .Next is to set up the baby pond for the MEDAKA. Currently it houses  uninvited frogs and mosquitoes. 

Today was really nice to see that the hoopie birds have arrived from Africa. An odd looking bird that nests here.

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Found the big leak (I hope). This morning pond was down again about 2500 and so nuts began to think as to where else can be a leak so big as to loose over a hundred an hour? Got new cement ready and drained the filter , steam bed again but this time had a little look at the pvc tubing connecting filter to falls head and found the leak! Pictured is the coupling between two pipes which carry water from filter to falls and stream . It has opened ( a big leak) and just passed all that water hidden in the rocks and plants to ground under filter. 

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WOW. I didnt know they had eggs stuck to them like that.

Dang that is one big breech :yikes

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Delighted to report that after re cementing filter box one and stream bed and repairing leak at pvc junction pipeline that little lake now holds its water. Remains only to replace waterfalls rocks and clean pumps . Pictured is sunset feeding with feathered friends helping to finish dinner . 

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Sweet. I am so glad you got it all fixed. Man what a head ache that must of been :(

Do the chickens feed the fish? :lol: 

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Yeah that was a big leak! Love the chickens 🤗

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I am really liking this thread!  Congrats on the rice fish, fixing the leak and . . . chickens! 

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