With things re-opening and many going back to work things hopefully will start getting back to normality. We hope everyone has been fine during the lockdown, but we are looking forward to things getting a little bit back to normal.
Retail is opening as of today and we wish you all the very best!
We have still been crazy busy, as we have been all the way through. Now over 50 Nexus units sold in a 3-month period making many new customers in the industry. We are not alone, most other dealers who I have spoken to over the period have been pretty much the same. It looks like the pond/garden industry will continue to do good business over the next few years. I spoke to one of the major ponds and garden companies last week and they are just online. He told me they alone had sold over 17,000 pond liners in the last 3 months and doubled his workforce. He also told me between his company and other major suppliers they had sold over 50,000 liners for ponds.
While this does not have an effect on us right now, many of those small ponds that have been built will then move on up the ladder in the hobby. They will get the bug and build bigger, and better ponds. It’s very promising for an industry that hasn’t been busy the last few years.
We appreciate it has been a tough time for many people out there when it comes to their own lives, but we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported us over this hard period.
We have been trying our best to get as many orders out as possible and it’s great to see how good our clients have been understanding the hardships of couriers etc and getting goods from the suppliers. APC have put many restrictions on us when it comes to sending out Koi, but we are almost done.
New pond upgrades and people building new ponds and updating them have been crazy… we are in London one day a week at the moment and other parts of the country including Scotland and all in-between. We are managing but with only 2 of us and a shop to run its not been as easy as we thought!! Phone calls are in excess of 50 a day… Crazy!
You can follow our YouTube channel to check out the latest ponds we have been involved with and updates from the shop, here are a few recent ones. I will also add the update video of the new QT pond at our facility and show you the shower we installed to test Evolution Aquas new media.
QN Update June 2020 - NEW POND UPDATE!!An update of what's going on with the new pond. Pretty happy with it now and I expect it to get better and better. The bead is performing really well, now we have tweaked it.
The shower with the new EA media is also doing good, the media is changing which its supposed to do. I don't know too much on what will change but the pond has improved.
10 year old pond...FIRST TIME RUNNING?!!!#Koipond #Nexus320 #qualitynishikigoi
I met the client for the first time when I did this video.
The pond was built almost 11 years ago but after the client built the pond all himself...other things took over and the pond was put on the back burner... for 10 years!! The initial filtration that was installed has been ripped out and replaced with Nexus 320's! So today was the first time in 10 years the pond has ever had Koi in it! Amazing.
The pond is 5200 gallons running on 2 bottom drains connected to 2 x Nexus 320's. 4 returns and running back in via a 110 EVO UV.
2x 20,000 Evo Varipumps running the system.
Such a stunning pond and a great setting to relax and enjoy the Koi, which the client will be doing from now!!
5000 Gallon Pond - NEXUS 320 - K1 MICRO BEAD!#qualitynishikigoi #Nexus320 #K1Micro
This is a 5000 gallon pond we supplied all the equipment for and advised on the build.
The pond itself is finished now but the groundwork is still to be completed which will be done as and when the owner has time to finish it. It will look amazing when done and we will be re-visiting 100%
The pond has one bottom drain running into a Nexus 320 filter, which returns via 2 returns back to the pond, one via a EVO110 UV.
The custom Skimmer which you will see on most of our ponds runs into an Evolution Aqua Micro K1 Bead filter. This goes back via a single return right now but has another return which will eventually go onto a shower and heater.
6000 Gallon Pond - 2 Older model Nexus 200 series!#Koipond #Nexus #qualitynishikigoi
We built this pond around 8 years ago and it never has had any issues, a beautiful pond. I do not know where the client got the stainless wires from, but I am sure you will find them online.
It's a 6000 gallon pond built start to finish by us. 2 Bottom drains, one is running into an original Nexus 200 and the second drain is running into a Nexus 210. Like I said in the video, we could change them this week if we wanted, but there is no point.
2 x Evo 55 UV's and various Airtech air pumps. The return pumps are 10,000L pumps.
4000 Gallon Japanese Koi Pond. STUNNING POND!!#koipond #Koicarp #Japanesepond
The pond was designed and built by Michael Wheat ponds and designed by https://www.buildajapanesegarden.com Google search will bring him up. Top job.
This is a stunning pond that we service and supply Koi to. The owners have spent so much time and money on it and its worth every penny. Its perfection.
Please enjoy this video.
2000 Gallon Pond - **NO FRILLS KOI POND!!**#Koipond #Koicarp #qualitynishikigoi
Ponds like these represent the majority of our clients. No fancy gadgets, no complex filtration...Just a simple bottom drain and one return! It cannot be any simpler.
The owner has had the pond for 18 years, and works very hard for a living. The pond is a heaven for him to relax, come home, feed his fish, have a drink...
He changes his UV bulb every year, buys some food every month or so...Thats it.
Many of the ponds I film are complex systems that needs a lot of things replacing etc all the time. Messing with all kinds of things on the ponds...This is just pure, and simple.
1800 Koi Pond build Part 1! CLIENT NOT HAPPY?! LOLThis is a pond we are supplying all the equipment to in Haycock. Its going to look amazing when finished, the owner is a perfectionist in everything he does.
The pond will run on a Nexus 220 via a bottom drain, then return back on a Evolution Aqua Varipump 10,000 and a EVO55w UV.
We are piping the system up tomorrow so will report back.
The Fibreglasser used on this pond and many of our ponds this year is Carl from Midlands Fibreglass Ponds - 07881 246261
We obviously don’t know yet about Japan but the recent news from the Government is saying we can travel to Japan now so October is looking promising, but we don’t know what will happen in the time from now, to then. Japan is a HUGE part of our business so we have everything crossed we can get there and see the people who make our hobby and support them.
We hope everyone is preparing to get back to work and for those who have worked all the way through, BOOK A HOLIDAY!!
Tim and Paul.