Search:

Type: Posts; User: birdman; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.46 seconds.

  1. Last Call for High Desert Koi Filter kits

    We will be on vacation starting the 1st of Sept for a while so I won't be able to build kits while I'm on the road. Pumps, BDs, Skimmers, and all accessories and of course free help will still be...
  2. Thread: Am I wrong?

    by birdman
    Replies
    38
    Views
    664

    Forget that, we don't want him!

    Forget that, we don't want him!
  3. Replies
    7
    Views
    213

    I would make the plant pond completely separate...

    I would make the plant pond completely separate from the koi pond. It can be made to look like it flows to the koi pond. Lots of tricks you can use. All you need on the plant pond is some...
  4. Replies
    496
    Views
    20,360

    Hamster ball M/B filters are good for 2000 to...

    Hamster ball M/B filters are good for 2000 to 2500 gph. Any more than that and the media will pile up against the outlet ball. Same with S/G filters, good for 2000 gph. What I like to do is build...
  5. Replies
    15
    Views
    510

    Excellant deal. Yes you can use the skimmer, But...

    Excellant deal. Yes you can use the skimmer, But I would replace the pool filters. The Aqua Flo pump is a good one. It has a standard waterway wet end. If you look at the gap of the impeller and...
  6. Replies
    19
    Views
    615

    What a bummer, sorry to hear this.

    What a bummer, sorry to hear this.
  7. Way to go, that really looks nice.

    Way to go, that really looks nice.
  8. Thread: DIY bio filter

    by birdman
    Replies
    3
    Views
    217

    These work good for strapping bio filters. I...

    These work good for strapping bio filters. I make a air blower manifold like in the S/G filters for flushing, BUT use 1 1/2" pipe and fittings. Then cram it full of 1/2" poly strapping. One tote...
  9. Replies
    496
    Views
    20,360

    That will work.

    That will work.
  10. Replies
    12
    Views
    239

    2" lines will work just fine. I designed the...

    2" lines will work just fine. I designed the filter with 3" for a more universal application and quicker flushing. But most people including myself neck them down to 2" for TPRs.
  11. Replies
    4
    Views
    179

    Looking good.

    Looking good.
  12. Replies
    11
    Views
    363

    Very nice, thanks for sharing.

    Very nice, thanks for sharing.
  13. Replies
    21
    Views
    828

    Neat idea.

    Neat idea.
  14. Replies
    22
    Views
    558

    Settlement tanks work really good if sized...

    Settlement tanks work really good if sized properly. Fo a 4" bottom drain you want to flow 3000 to 3500 gph. You want your settlement tank to be 10% of the flow or 350 gallons to give you enough...
  15. Replies
    11
    Views
    401

    Add a foam extractor to the outlet of your shower.

    Add a foam extractor to the outlet of your shower.
  16. Replies
    469
    Views
    66,239

    Very nice.

    Very nice.
  17. Replies
    22
    Views
    558

    Here's my list of what I would use. BD, 4" Koi...

    Here's my list of what I would use.
    BD, 4" Koi Toilet 1
    Skimmer, I need more info from you on this.
    Pump, one of the Evolution ES series pumps, size depends on filtration.
    UV, EVO 55, just can't...
  18. Replies
    15
    Views
    375

    I didn't take any pictures. To busy eating and...

    I didn't take any pictures. To busy eating and BSing with all the great people.
  19. Replies
    15
    Views
    375

    We had a really great time. Got to meet some...

    We had a really great time. Got to meet some great people, got to eat some great food, and just had a blast.thanks Steve n Rose.
  20. Replies
    12
    Views
    288

    Even though your weir is not bottomed out your...

    Even though your weir is not bottomed out your creating a small vortex in the sieve tank, which is sucking air. Put a 90 on the inlet or a shield like jeff drew and that will stop sucking air.
  21. Replies
    1,086
    Views
    153,075

    I think #12 is to fine my self. I like #8 or #1...

    I think #12 is to fine my self. I like #8 or #1 chicken grit.
  22. Replies
    3
    Views
    237

    Rent a gas powered concrete saw. Cut out a hole...

    Rent a gas powered concrete saw. Cut out a hole just big enough to accept the new skimmer. Install a gunite skimmer with water stops using hydraulic cement to bed it.
    Kind of like this.
  23. Replies
    2
    Views
    261

    Use 8"

    Use 8"
  24. Replies
    22
    Views
    881

    A proper filter shed, 2 by 4 walls, and insulated...

    A proper filter shed, 2 by 4 walls, and insulated can be heated with only a space heater. I have done this in mine and we have seen temps as low as 20 below. Put all your filters in the shed and...
  25. Very nice.

    Very nice.
  26. Depends on where the water is going but probably...

    Depends on where the water is going but probably not. I run ES 8500s off my Cetus sieves to my shower. The sieve oncl carrys a 10" water level so you start out with 2 feet of head just to get to...
  27. Replies
    9
    Views
    296

    Like others have said you need to rase the pump...

    Like others have said you need to rase the pump to the same level as the top of the pond. And you will never get a prime with out a swing check installed at the BD. With out a swing check you won't...
  28. Replies
    22
    Views
    881

    Gravity fed filtration is really nice. Are you...

    Gravity fed filtration is really nice. Are you going to use settling tanks or a sieve?
    Don't use jets. They take a big pump. Use 2" returns, we call TPRs. Run individual 2" lines to each TPR....
  29. You can go from #1 to #2 chicken grit and up your...

    You can go from #1 to #2 chicken grit and up your flow a bit. But remember, the courser the grit, the poorer the filtration.
  30. A small 2000 gph pump and a DIY Sand/gravel...

    A small 2000 gph pump and a DIY Sand/gravel filter would be all you need. (Possible a small UV if your water turns green)
  31. Replies
    11
    Views
    298

    Your pond really turned out nice.

    Your pond really turned out nice.
  32. For S/G's feeding TPRs you need the S/G outlet a...

    For S/G's feeding TPRs you need the S/G outlet a min. of 12" above pond water level. 16" is even better.
  33. I would stick with 8" blocks, and if you use a...

    I would stick with 8" blocks, and if you use a liner you don't have to have a concrete bottom.
    A 55 gallon barrel is not near big enough for a settling tank, unless you fill it with some kind of...
  34. Replies
    11
    Views
    245

    Can you show us a picture of your pump? maybe we...

    Can you show us a picture of your pump? maybe we can identify it for you.
  35. Replies
    16
    Views
    634

    No pump is ever going to run rated watts. All...

    No pump is ever going to run rated watts. All pumps are flow tested at 115 volts at 5 feet of head. There probably isn't a house in America getting 115 volts. Most of the time it's 120= and if you...
  36. Replies
    1,086
    Views
    153,075

    I can supply anyone with any of the individual...

    I can supply anyone with any of the individual parts, or you can just get the complete kit. It's pretty close to the same cost as sourcing everything piece by piece your self.
  37. Replies
    12
    Views
    378

    That don't look anyway close to the Drop in's I...

    That don't look anyway close to the Drop in's I sell. Send it back and get your money back.
  38. Replies
    17
    Views
    568

    I'm kind of late here but yes I do modify the...

    I'm kind of late here but yes I do modify the skimmers to 3 or 4 inch.
  39. Replies
    9
    Views
    408

    Looking good.

    Looking good.
  40. Replies
    248
    Views
    18,921

    Looking good John.

    Looking good John.
  41. Thread: Ohio

    by birdman
    Replies
    20
    Views
    655

    The Evolution ES 3500 is pretty hard to beat...

    The Evolution ES 3500 is pretty hard to beat considering the price and the warranty.
  42. Replies
    11
    Views
    406

    Weirs ridding lower than normal is a sign of the...

    Weirs ridding lower than normal is a sign of the inlet lines getting plugged. As water flow decreases through the line, the weir will drop to try and get the amount of flow the pump is wanting.
    ...
  43. Replies
    35
    Views
    1,061

    Here's one...

    Here's one
    http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?93692-Gedrose-Pond&highlight=gedrose
  44. Replies
    35
    Views
    1,061

    Now that you mention it I do remember that. The...

    Now that you mention it I do remember that. The UV needs only to be used durning the summer in most cases.
  45. Replies
    254
    Views
    16,072

    A days work saw cutting and fixing the leaks is...

    A days work saw cutting and fixing the leaks is better than the rest of your life fighting them. As much as you have been through and still have to do, what's another day?
  46. Replies
    6
    Views
    209

    In the past when I have stored pumps for the...

    In the past when I have stored pumps for the winter I just kept them in the shop. Once a month i would plug them in and dry run them for a few seconds.
  47. Replies
    496
    Views
    20,360

    Your on a roll!

    Your on a roll!
  48. Replies
    52
    Views
    769

    Congrats Steve.

    Congrats Steve.
  49. Thread: need some help

    by birdman
    Replies
    18
    Views
    380

    That will work just fine as long as the bio media...

    That will work just fine as long as the bio media is mot to restrictive. But the most you can flow through a S/G filter is about 2000 gph. So if you want more flow, run the two filters in parallel,...
  50. Check out the filtration basics in the...

    Check out the filtration basics in the construction forum "Stickys".
    At 20 by 10 that's a natural for a river pond. Where all the water enters a shallow end and flows to a deep end. I would go 4...
Results 1 to 50 of 1000
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4