Carpal tunnel, sore muscles, humidity, dehydration, thunderstorms and night did not deter the pond digger from completing the onerous task of lowering the rotary drum filter 8 inches. You may think “how hard could 8 inches be?” – but it took three days of 12-15 hour days to get it right. If you look in the section about tweaking the ponds, there is a little video of the equipment area.
For 31 hours, the koi had very little filtration and the ammonia levels went up slightly. We did a 10 percent water change and I was thinking that it’s a good thing we don’t live in California with drought restrictions. 1500 gallons watered our lawn and the street today.
I’m looking forward to the pond water clearing back up again!
Here’s the video that’s posted on the tweaking the ponds page: