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    How do you know you "Need" more bio? What are...

    How do you know you "Need" more bio? What are your nitrate readings? How fast do they climb? I would think two S/G filters would be more than enough for a 2000 gallon pond.
    One easy addition...
  2. The 55 gallon S/G filter is just a good size with...

    The 55 gallon S/G filter is just a good size with all things worked out for you. Going down to a 30 gallon size isn't really that much smaller and you have to figure out everything your self.
  3. I would recomend going deeper than 3 feet. 4...

    I would recomend going deeper than 3 feet. 4 feet would be good, more water, and more stable from temp. fluctuations.
    The simplest filtration would be BD and Skimmer tied together feeding a pump,...
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    I noticed that also but like you said Rich beat...

    I noticed that also but like you said Rich beat me to mention it.
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    1st, I would eliminate all 3 way valves and run...

    1st, I would eliminate all 3 way valves and run individual lines and valves.
    2nd, you have four 2" source lines coming from the pool (pond). so you could go four suction Zakki Sieves, and four...
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    I have been running both Cetus Sieves and the...

    I have been running both Cetus Sieves and the Aqua Forte Ultra Sieve 111 for several years now, and love them both. For the most part they are pretty fool proof. I would never build another pond...
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    A single S/G filter is more than enough for a QT...

    A single S/G filter is more than enough for a QT Tank.
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    Check out my Coates heaters. They come in three...

    Check out my Coates heaters. They come in three sizes. PM me for more info.
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    Even one of these might work, try and get the...

    Even one of these might work, try and get the large 330 gallon one.
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    Like this, off my BD line. There is just a cheap...

    Like this, off my BD line. There is just a cheap plastic cattle trough float valve in the 6" coupling. The fernco fitting is to raise or lower the float valve to change the water level in the pond.
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    You will never imagine what until you clean one...

    You will never imagine what until you clean one out.
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    I believe Kent uses #12 in his filters. I like...

    I believe Kent uses #12 in his filters. I like something courser my self. You will just have to reduce the flow some with #12.
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    Or you can just use split faced block. It comes...

    Or you can just use split faced block. It comes in many different colors.
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    150 gallons is just to small.

    150 gallons is just to small.
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    Over all I like your design. I would go with the...

    Over all I like your design. I would go with the EVO 55 UV, overkill, yes. But so cost effective in the long run. I have done more small ponds than I can count and The ES 3500 going through a UV...
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    Thats a nice sized pond.

    Thats a nice sized pond.
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    I would go with the 6 foot tank my self.

    I would go with the 6 foot tank my self.
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    The Coates 1.5KW ISL are really great heaters...

    The Coates 1.5KW ISL are really great heaters Bill. I used one on my 600 gal QT and used the bigger 5KW on my out door ponds. Give me a call if you want more info.
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    Set everything up on the lawn, with all valves...

    Set everything up on the lawn, with all valves and piping. This will give you an idea how much space you need.
  20. Heat the Garage, not the water. As long as the...

    Heat the Garage, not the water. As long as the air temp is warmer than the water temp you won't have a problem.
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    Boy that really turned out nice.

    Boy that really turned out nice.
  22. Don't be concerned about height from S/G filter...

    Don't be concerned about height from S/G filter to TPR. What you need to worry about id distance or height from S/G filter outlet to pond water level, This distance has to be a min. of 12". 16 is...
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    2" is good enough for the S/G inlet. Remember the...

    2" is good enough for the S/G inlet. Remember the filter can only flow 2000 gph. One S/G filter will easily supply a 16" waterfall weir. Run one S/G to one weir, 2nd S/G to 2nd weir, 3rd S/G to TPRs.
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    You also need ball valves on each S/G inlet line...

    You also need ball valves on each S/G inlet line to control the flow to them.
  25. Each S/G filter needs it's own ball valve for...

    Each S/G filter needs it's own ball valve for flow control, Just cut the tee out and put them in. You will never be able to balance the flow between them if you don't.
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    I agree, your pond looks really nice.

    I agree, your pond looks really nice.
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    Keeping the water flowing is always best if you...

    Keeping the water flowing is always best if you can. If it supplies a waterfall bypass the waterfall. Waterfalls can freeze and divert the water, draining the pond. And if you do shut down the...
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    Skimmer does not go into settling tank. A...

    Skimmer does not go into settling tank. A settling tank settles out heavier than water solid waste. Skimmer waste floats. Tie your skimmer line into the exit line coming out of the settling tank. ...
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    You don't need a ESS 9600. Way to big for your...

    You don't need a ESS 9600. Way to big for your needs. And if you install your pump in a filter pit after your settling tank you don't even need a self priming pump.
    I am a big fan of the DIY...
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    Pump or pumps are determined by the filter needs....

    Pump or pumps are determined by the filter needs. As an example a 4000 gallon pond could be filtered by two S/G filters. These can be supplied by one 4500 gph pump, like the Evolution ES 4500,...
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    That's what I thought, being born and raised near...

    That's what I thought, being born and raised near Bellingham, WA. I know where Kelowna is. Your sig doesn't have the BC so I wasn't sure.
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    Settlement tanks need "Dwell Time" for the...

    Settlement tanks need "Dwell Time" for the heavier than water to settle out in them. You won't have any dwell time flowing 3500 gph through a 55 gallon tank. Rule of thumb is 10% of flow rate. So...
  33. Looking good.

    Looking good.
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    What country is Kelowna?

    What country is Kelowna?
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    Yes your pond is way under filtered. And a...

    Yes your pond is way under filtered. And a settling chamber for a 3" BD might nor be worth while. Your not going to get much gravity flow out of a 3" line with out a lot of dray down.
    Build a 350...
  36. That really turned out nice.

    That really turned out nice.
  37. Just lay the barrel on it's side, then sit on it...

    Just lay the barrel on it's side, then sit on it to oval the opening and the screen will go right in.
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    Congrats on getting your new fish.

    Congrats on getting your new fish.
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    That's how I always have done mine.

    That's how I always have done mine.
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    I've always built my ponds close to my back...

    I've always built my ponds close to my back patio. I like just walking out the door to the patio and Koi. Never been in favor of putting it out in the "Back Forty".
    Every yard is different, but...
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    Looking good.

    Looking good.
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    I drill a 4 1/2" hole in mine and use a 4" elec....

    I drill a 4 1/2" hole in mine and use a 4" elec. conduit adapter.
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    I have been very happy with my Sieves. Both of...

    I have been very happy with my Sieves. Both of your BDs could go to a single Aqua Forte 111 sieve, then pump to shower, M/Bs, or S/G filters.
    What about your skimmer? Do you need to do anything...
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    Somethings not right here. Two S/G filters on a...

    Somethings not right here. Two S/G filters on a 2000 gallon pond should be more than enough. What color is your water? Do you have a UV?
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    I don't think even a 4" line will keep up with...

    I don't think even a 4" line will keep up with trying to draw 5,000 gph.
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    Keep the room warmer than the water and you won't...

    Keep the room warmer than the water and you won't have condensation problems.
  48. I like to use one on the pump outlet going to the...

    I like to use one on the pump outlet going to the S/G filters, to keep dirty water from flowing back to the pond during a power outage.
  49. I know a lot of ponds that are run this way. ...

    I know a lot of ponds that are run this way. They have no problems. Shut down lines scare me, it's so hard to get them drained completely. With my old ponds I would lower the pond level below the...
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    I'm running away and hiding from winter!

    I'm running away and hiding from winter!
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