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    it's a different material made by azek and is...

    it's a different material made by azek and is solid core
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    looks like you had a great event... and some...

    looks like you had a great event... and some beautiful koi
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    that will work for that unit.. i am using 2 of...

    that will work for that unit.. i am using 2 of these with the bottoms cut out and gravity feeding a midi sieve.. if you are going to use them up directly to a pump then i dont know how they will work
  4. changing the bulb is not a big deal if you are...

    changing the bulb is not a big deal if you are removing the unit for winter.. but when you remove the unit i would clean the quarts sleeve while it is wet.. it makes it easier when it is wet to clean...
  5. Thread: Diy rdf

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    water does look great.. i would like to know...

    water does look great..

    i would like to know how deep the pond is and how many gallons ( sorry if you answered these questions i did not see then answers ).. looking at the pictures i would guess...
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    it looks like you are using to much air.. i have...

    it looks like you are using to much air.. i have seen this on a few and that was the cause for them.. try using just enough air to agitate the top layer of the S/G filter
  7. i agree water changes.. when mine goes bad i do...

    i agree water changes.. when mine goes bad i do 5% a day plus the 10% when i clean the filters
  8. Thread: home made RDF

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    be very patient..and take your time... I would...

    be very patient..and take your time... I would take some the scraps and do test welds before doing any welding on your finish product.. maybe make a small box as a test and you can check and see how...
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    thank you for the kind words..

    thank you for the kind words..
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    there are really no secretes just a ton of work...

    there are really no secretes just a ton of work cutting ( about 4 hours ) and welding ( about 8 hours ). i want to say total build time for myself is about 4 days..

    i never really thought about...
  11. Thread: home made RDF

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    well it has been 28 days and the rdf has not...

    well it has been 28 days and the rdf has not missed a beat.. there are a few changes that need to be made but nothing that is major.. i think alining the axis of the drum and output shaft is very...
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    has anyone started a project yet? my unit has...

    has anyone started a project yet? my unit has been running on a friends pond since aug 8 and has not missed a beat yet, but there is room for improvement..
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    interesting

    interesting
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    very impressive build and craftsmanship.. well...

    very impressive build and craftsmanship.. well done
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    thats a good price

    thats a good price
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    i have a few questions for you.. 1) do you...

    i have a few questions for you..

    1) do you have any support under the drip tray or are you planning to add any?

    2) are you going to have this exposed outside going directly into the pond or is...
  17. the deeper you go the more it cost and in most...

    the deeper you go the more it cost and in most cases the better the water... yes it is true that some well water does have a low D.O. level.. to help with a low D.O. level from well water just let it...
  18. 10,000 gallons with 9 koi 1,111 gallons per koi

    10,000 gallons with 9 koi 1,111 gallons per koi
  19. this is the unit i use.. it is a pro model and is...

    this is the unit i use.. it is a pro model and is used by most professional plastic welders..
    http://www.kamweld.com/Products/Welders/Model-46-RW/333

    i also use this unit it is also a great...
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    it also depends on the pump being used.. some are...

    it also depends on the pump being used.. some are good for direct exposure to the elements and others are not..
  21. Thread: feeding time

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    if you use the following tags it will inbed the...

    if you use the following tags it will inbed the video like below



    movie link in this area

    very nice


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLSqSxXQKew&feature=youtu.be
  22. making progress is always good.. nice job is...

    making progress is always good.. nice job

    is you la45 above the water level? even though most air domes act like a check valve i would not rely on that in the event of a power outage.. water...
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    i would replace both bearings usually that is the...

    i would replace both bearings usually that is the issue.. they are cheap
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    1) tank..is this rigid enough to make the seal...

    1) tank..is this rigid enough to make the seal that will be needed to seal the drum.. i am thinking it will work at first but then it will deform and you will loose the seal.

    2) jet pump what are...
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    on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the hardest i...

    on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the hardest i would rate this project a solid 9.. this is a pretty advanced project compared to many of the other DIY filters that i have seen made on this and other...
  26. Thread: home made RDF

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    the first fix was to add a better spray bar.. the...

    the first fix was to add a better spray bar.. the first one had 4 nozzles and only cleaned 8" (40%) of a 20" drum.. so i made a new bar with 10 nozzles and this cleaned 100% of the drum

    ...
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    sorry forgot to post that part lol.. i am...

    sorry forgot to post that part lol..

    i am using a friction seal
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    thank you sir... but i have more work to do this...

    thank you sir... but i have more work to do this is just a beta version and i need to work out a few bugs..
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    sorry for the delay been very busy the last few...

    sorry for the delay been very busy the last few days

    in post 3 i answered the photo question



    as for the screen... i acquired it locally
  30. Thread: home made RDF

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    a few pics from last night of the debris coming...

    a few pics from last night of the debris coming out of the discharge pipe after cleaning the screen.. i am amazed at how small partials are.. the bucket is about 1/2 hour of run time..
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    dead link

    dead link
  32. Thread: home made RDF

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    i did but.. i took an update on my cell and i...

    i did but.. i took an update on my cell and i took it to the great professional staff at Verizon wireless because my phone was stuck at the boot screen.. i asked them to do a hard reset and they did...
  33. Thread: home made RDF

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    home made RDF

    well this is my first crack at making an RDf.. everything worked out well for the first one. the first thing that pops out is i did not leave enough space at the top between the spray nozzles and the...
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    when i did my pond, i did all the rebar work and...

    when i did my pond, i did all the rebar work and only needed a crew to fill the walls and pour the floor plus the filter pit ( if i was to build another pond i would NOT pour the filter pit. this...
  35. looking good, cant wait to see the rest of the...

    looking good, cant wait to see the rest of the filtration installed... that is not really phom.. phom is created by the splashing of water that contains a high level of D.O.C.. what you are seeing is...
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    great progress.. love what you have done

    great progress.. love what you have done
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    i turned you pic... i had the same issue my uv...

    i turned you pic...

    i had the same issue my uv was going bad and we went to florida for 5 days when i got home water was pea soup green.. my pond is 10k and 8' deep.. the first day i did a 30%...
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    what is the location i missed the post for that

    what is the location i missed the post for that
  39. Thread: Pond help

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    do you know how big the pond is in gallons? this...

    do you know how big the pond is in gallons? this would help in determining the amount of filtration that would be needed.
  40. Thread: PP Treatments

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    it is recommended ...

    it is recommended


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LY6JeU8TFY

    that is another use as well..
  41. i think over time this fix will start leaking.. i...

    i think over time this fix will start leaking.. i would think about using a bulkhead fitting and just insert a plug on the inside of the skimmer.. then you would not have any worries about the...
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    very nice

    very nice
  43. Thread: Air pumps

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    it all depends on what your are using the air...

    it all depends on what your are using the air pump for.. is it running one device or more then one... and by restricting the pump it will lower the wattage but it also lowers the amount of air being...
  44. yes you will need to seal the concrete.. there...

    yes you will need to seal the concrete.. there are many different kinds of products each with pros and cons and prices range from reasonable to expensive...

    to name of the sealers

    polyurea......
  45. baking soda will raise the kh which will...

    baking soda will raise the kh which will stabilize your pH... I keep my kh around 150 per million.. this will keep the ph stable... as for the koi clay it has been said that it helps to make the...
  46. baking soda not baking powder

    baking soda not baking powder
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    that makes sense kind of like the venturi type of...

    that makes sense kind of like the venturi type of setup

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/VenturiFlow.png
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    its not 100% clear but i understand what he is...

    its not 100% clear but i understand what he is saying page 3 post 6 and 7
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    this is a picture of a pressure chamber that i...

    this is a picture of a pressure chamber that i have made and used it is a 2" airlift and it flows about 2500 gpm and the submergence is 28" with 50ml air flow
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    in the pictures of the compression chamber how...

    in the pictures of the compression chamber how would you seal this area? would you not need something over this to create the chamber?
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