Water flowing over the lip of the centre FILTER BOWL?
Has pump stopped? Or has pump/filter connecting hose come apart somewhere?
Power been switched off?
Plan for pump service. UNPLUG POWER UNSCREW plumbing. Perhaps LEAF MATTER AND DEBRIS causing block can be seen in OUTLET AND REMOVED BY FINGER. IF NOT Unscrew the two halves of cage and clean the INTAKE PORTAL of the pump
Plan for Filter service. See Dropbox procedure list
Note down which part and repair. If case of loose connection over a barbed connector then use TEFLON TAPE to thicken up the barb before refitting the hose.
Has the centre plant suffered much?
Goldfish. How are they looking?
Unwell? Take photos of individuals and check for causes. Questions: 1. Is it just an individual or are both affected? 2. Check for uneaten food, levels of AMMONIA or NITRITE. 3. Filter or heater stopped or malfunctioning?
Anything on Body?
Fungus? Red spots?
Take PHOTO of cases and NOTE down details
Brush, broom and nets in cupboard Take out the four lily pots and place on the tiles to the sides Start top-up of water level to top of inner lining. Anchor with brick or Lily pot Use broom to lightly sweep sides and bottom of pond Scrub the sides and edge of the fountain bowl Catch as much leaves and debris as possible. Discard neatly in the garden. Remove any leaves and debris from among the fountain bowl rocks Clean up centre plant; any brown or bent blades cut off at the base with scissors Give a quick pass over with the brush over the sides of the lily pots and rinse them gently in the hose water and return to their positions (Favour the front as more light there) Use broom to sweep down excess water around pond.
Tests part 1
Rinse TEST VIALS in pond water, pH (square vial) and GH (large round vial) MEASURE 5ml in each and SET ASIDE for later. (Tip: use SQUARE VIAL or a SYRINGE to measure an accurate 5ml for the GH)
DRAIN only on certain schedules.
Regular service is TOP-UP water level lost due to evaporation
Tap here for FAST DRAIN INSTRUCTIONS
Turn on GARDEN HOSE to both FLUSH out old water and set the RATE of flow. During this: Pull out HOSE & bring to pond edge. Secure with brick or lily pot
pH Test? 3 drops in 5ml. (ideal range 7.5 - 8)
GH TEST. number of drops: ORANGE to GREEN
SIZE of water change:
ADD 🍐🍐 TSP TURTLE SALTS
ADD 🍐🍐🍐🍐 TSP TURTLE SALTS
SIZE of water change:
ADD up to 🍐🍐🍐 TSP TURTLE SALTS
ADD up to 🍐🍐🍐🍐 TSP TURTLE SALTS
Depending on SIZE of WATER CHANGE, add NO SALTS and let WC reduce the GH.
Salts added? (Low GH)
Pump on and water over flowing from the filter bowl? Sufficient recirculation flow from T-piece in hose line?
Got your: BASKET STRAINER? TOOTH BRUSH? TEASPOON?
Nets and brushes in cupboard? Cupboard locked?