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  1. my parents pond is very close you what you are...

    my parents pond is very close you what you are doing there pond is 21' x 16' x 3 to 4' deep and they use one skimmer.. there waterfall pushes all the debris to the skimmer below is a video..



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  2. Thread: Wipe on uv

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    this is not 100% correct it will work but they...

    this is not 100% correct it will work but they are more efficient when you allow the water to travel around the bulb instead of just under it.. and i agree it is dangerous to look at the uv bulb when...
  3. nice work so far i will be keeping tabs on this...

    nice work so far i will be keeping tabs on this build!!!!

    if i were you i would install 4" Bd and then reduce it at the filters to the 2". this way in the future if you decide to change to a...
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    try ...

    try

    http://www.amazon.com/Generic-Round-Europe-Plug-Adapter/dp/B002TZBW74/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1417739001&sr=8-3&keywords=adapter+plug+us+to+europe
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    I have heat tape on all the pipes under the nexus...

    I have heat tape on all the pipes under the nexus and then I have pan lights on the waste valves..
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    if you have access to the controller you should...

    if you have access to the controller you should have an input and output for each device or there may be just one...

    if it were me I would fill the unit and let it run..when you get the light for...
  7. use nothing besides the gasket they supply......

    use nothing besides the gasket they supply... there is no need for Teflon or silicone.
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    are there any leaves in the pond? i have seen the...

    are there any leaves in the pond? i have seen the water turn a tannin color from leaves that have started to breakdown and this could look reddish brown.. if its more red then brown i could be algae..
  9. thats what i would assume

    thats what i would assume
  10. i glued my koi toilets to pvc pipe and have no...

    i glued my koi toilets to pvc pipe and have no issues..

    You need a "green colored" ABS to PVC transition cement. You use regular primer and the glue/cement on the PVC, and just the glue/cement on...
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    if you do not add any more salt to the pond you...

    if you do not add any more salt to the pond you can slowly lower your salinity by doing your weekly water changes..
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    as far as i know any metal that would be used...

    as far as i know any metal that would be used should and would be stainless steel..
  13. woops i meant to type KASS Pond Bottom Drain ...

    woops i meant to type KASS Pond Bottom Drain

    but bring you will be using a liner i would use the koi toilet
  14. dont forget dream pond bottom drains as well

    dont forget dream pond bottom drains as well
  15. i have koi toilets installed in my pond.. never...

    i have koi toilets installed in my pond.. never used the other 2

    question is are you using a liner or concrete
  16. Thread: Ferco fitting

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    these are at lowes 4" to 3"...

    these are at lowes

    4" to 3"
    http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=23478-34146-RC100X75&langId=-1&storeId=10151&productId=1065531&catalogId=10051&cmRelshp=req&rel=nofollow&cId=PDIO1

    to...
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    knowing what I have spent on filters and upgrades...

    knowing what I have spent on filters and upgrades not to mention time wasted on upkeep of filters I will offer another option

    rdf to moving bed uv back to pond or

    rdf uv to shower back to...
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    on your site on the koi for sale page...

    on your site on the koi for sale page only the links that work are New Shipment and Customer Koi and they take you to blank pages...

    you must use the drop down menu in order to see the koi for...
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    congrats and gl

    congrats and gl
  20. Thread: website info

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    website looks very clean... and is setup nicely.....

    website looks very clean... and is setup nicely.. the picture slideshow on the main page does seem to load slowly and so did the project photos... maybe its me... good luck with your new venture
  21. Thread: polyurea

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    yes you are correct but like i said the...

    yes you are correct but like i said the faceplates installed on the skimmers is for aesthetics only. below is a like to a picture of the skimmers (a poor picture at that) and you can see big slots.....
  22. Thread: polyurea

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    is this your option or fact? if we are not a...

    is this your option or fact? if we are not a professional in the polyurea pond field it should make it clear that the statement being made is option or what you believe to be true.

    we should try...
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    i would say stay away from using this setup if...

    i would say stay away from using this setup if you have city water. if your waste line becomes blocked and your carbon block dechlorinator fails you will be dumping chlorinated water into your system...
  24. Thread: polyurea

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    this is my pond that was sprayed By Mark form...

    this is my pond that was sprayed By Mark form usakoi.com http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?60680-Start-of-the-Dig&p=2201265#post2201265

    there are 1000's if not tens of thousands of...
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    my local koi dealer sells koi rx for 44.95 bucks...

    my local koi dealer sells koi rx for 44.95 bucks per gallon and proform c for 59.20 per gallon
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    koirx is the same as proform C just a ton cheaper

    koirx is the same as proform C just a ton cheaper
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    so are you going to share your findings, its been...

    so are you going to share your findings, its been a week...
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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
  31. 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...
  32. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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...
  36. Thread: home made RDF

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    thank you for the kind words..

    thank you for the kind words..
  37. Thread: home made RDF

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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...
  38. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 10,000 gallons with 9 koi 1,111 gallons per koi

    10,000 gallons with 9 koi 1,111 gallons per koi
  46. 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..
  48. 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
  49. 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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