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  1. whatever you think your budget should be double...

    whatever you think your budget should be double it and that will be a good starting point.. and always buy quality equipment dont skimp when buying filtration and pumps.. bottom line you get what you...
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqxC5L2h6qY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqxC5L2h6qY
  3. Thread: Tpr flow

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    I would go 3"if you can

    I would go 3"if you can
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    it goes under the rubber gasket at the bottom..

    it goes under the rubber gasket at the bottom..
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    gravity flow i would use an rdf.. another...

    gravity flow i would use an rdf..

    another option would be sieves

    a cheaper option would be settlement chambers..
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    you can use something like this for the sides it...

    you can use something like this for the sides it works well
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    i have been using the Levelor k-1100 for the past...

    i have been using the Levelor k-1100 for the past 2 years and love it... i just bought a backup unit for $155 bucks it does not come with the valve or censor... but those are cheap valves are 9 bucks...
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    i just did it as a precaution.. once it reached...

    i just did it as a precaution.. once it reached 32 i plug in the heat tape and left it on until spring cheap insurance
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    i have mine in a filter house.. i used heat tape...

    i have mine in a filter house.. i used heat tape and wrapped the spray bar circuit including the jet pump... so its the line feeding the jet pump, the jet pump wet end and then the line leading and...
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    i use a matsuda net with a 30" head to bring the...

    i use a matsuda net with a 30" head to bring the koi to the top of the pond and then i use a matsuda sock net to transfer them to the next tank or bowl..


    the head size of the net is determined...
  11. Thread: Diy weir

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    on some of the units you can change the front...

    on some of the units you can change the front plate i know that savio has a 6" 8" and 16" face plates assemblies

    just google savio weir face plates
  12. you could use that as long as it is stainless or...

    you could use that as long as it is stainless or poly or like material and not steal.. I think your biggest struggle would be sealing the inlet side
  13. Diameter is 18"length is 24".. my box is 2'x2'x3'

    Diameter is 18"length is 24".. my box is 2'x2'x3'
  14. I don't know about the comically made ones but...

    I don't know about the comically made ones but mine is 18 X 24 with a 37 micron screen flowing about 6,000 gph
  15. I don't do water changes..I have an auto fill on...

    I don't do water changes..I have an auto fill on my pond with a water meter..I am changing our just over 12% water change a week do I feel I don't need to do anything more then ......
  16. good question... lets think about the bottom...

    good question...

    lets think about the bottom drain for one second. a bottom drain constantly has water flowing through it rushing waste to our filters this flow helps move larger debris through...
  17. thank you it's rough but works well

    thank you it's rough but works well
  18. no I have removed it and changed the waste line...

    no I have removed it and changed the waste line discharge so it could handle the leaves and sticks..I just upload a video


    http://youtu.be/2FIVKA_PtmU
  19. manufacturers make there drums differently. some...

    manufacturers make there drums differently. some have a grid system like that others have flat sheets with circles cut in them.. i made my rdf and i have no such grid system, mine is just the drum...
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    my option this is not a safe way to clean the...

    my option this is not a safe way to clean the drum no matter how careful you are or what precautions you take.. the risk is always there no matter how small ita a risk i am not willing to take.....
  21. Thread: Foam

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    did you ever get the foam clear from this post ...

    did you ever get the foam clear from this post

    http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?152215-pond-foam&highlight=

    or is this a continuation of this thread??
  22. Thread: Foam

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    you ph is fine as long as it is stable.. mine...

    you ph is fine as long as it is stable.. mine runs 9 all day and i have no issues with foam..

    by adding baking soda it will raise the kh and will bring the ph up to 9..

    if i were you i would...
  23. Thread: Diy rdf

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    water looks great.... one question what kind...

    water looks great....

    one question what kind of bio filtration do you have and how much....
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    what kind of bio are you running..mats, moving...

    what kind of bio are you running..mats, moving bed, spring flow?

    how often do you do water changes, and his much do you change?

    how often do you clean your filters?

    how much do you feed and...
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    need to know the size of the pond and flow rate...

    need to know the size of the pond and flow rate on the line you wish to add the uv to.. i would look at the matala uv they are a bit pricy but in the end you get what you pay for..
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    i use one la45 for my 2 bd and my pond is 8' deep

    i use one la45 for my 2 bd and my pond is 8' deep
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    from what i have read this means that your bio...

    from what i have read this means that your bio load is very low... the darker the media the heavier the bio load..
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    look at matala uv they work well and the bulbs...

    look at matala uv they work well and the bulbs are reasonable..
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    i have seen this kind of setup in the U.S. at...

    i have seen this kind of setup in the U.S. at quality koi.. this was about 6 years ago.. they had what looked like regular florescent light fixtures hanging about 3" to 4" above the water going back...
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    it looks like it is wired for 220 thats what i...

    it looks like it is wired for 220 thats what i asked for the rest of the data tag... sometimes they put the wiring on the cover
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    can you post a picture of the lower end of the...

    can you post a picture of the lower end of the data tag it should have the wiring code
  32. Thread: pond foam

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    it does sound like you are having issues with...

    it does sound like you are having issues with dissolved organics..

    1) how often do you feeds and at what rate do you feed. (example 1 cup 3 times a day)

    2) how often do you clean you filters.
    ...
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    i would use a mixture of surface-bonding cement...

    i would use a mixture of surface-bonding cement and mortar.. the mixture i use with great success is 1/2 bag surface-bonding cement (50 pound bag) to 1 bag of mortar (60 pound bag)

    i have found...
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    thank you for the kind words i know they are just...

    thank you for the kind words i know they are just pond mutts but i love them non the less...

    i guess its because they are just waking up lol... but also they are feed 6 to 8 times a day.
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    5:30 am feeding

    it's only 30 seconds but I thought it was cool for this time of day




    https://youtu.be/umu20eTuEfM
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    my bad miss read.. but you dont need that one

    my bad miss read.. but you dont need that one
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    i remember this build... glad it is still working...

    i remember this build... glad it is still working for you.... this should inspire everyone to try and do what they think is the imposable.. because in the end the reward is greater then you know..
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    its in the description PondCareŽ Master Liquid...

    its in the description

    PondCareŽ Master Liquid Test Kit All NEW Waterproof Packaging PondCareŽ Master Test Kit is a complete kit for testing tap water & pond water. Tests water 4 different ways to...
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    this is the kit i use has everything you need on...

    this is the kit i use has everything you need on one shot.. this is the minimal needed

    http://usakoi.com/pond-care-master-test-kit.html


    this is optional but i recommend getting it
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    I have been running an rdf for about a year and...

    I have been running an rdf for about a year and have not encountered this issue yet... I would not use a pressure washer to clean the screen but that's me..I think the pressure would be to great and...
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    yes you can use a 35 gallon drum to make a sand...

    yes you can use a 35 gallon drum to make a sand gravel filter..
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    I may have the one I used when I filled my...

    I may have the one I used when I filled my pond..I will check when I get home if I do I will pm you..the over I used is a regular water meter you would use if you had city water
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    just keep in mind that the average cost is 15 to...

    just keep in mind that the average cost is 15 to 20 bucks per square foot.. this is sprayed at 80 mills think.. some will charge more some less.. you may be able to save some money by doing the prep...
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    there is a ton bad with this build its a shame.....

    there is a ton bad with this build its a shame.. but do keep in mind the laser mark on the skimmer can not be true water level. if you tried to run the skimmer at this level it would not work...
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    flood it with water he will come out

    flood it with water he will come out
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    i would say the only stupid question is the one...

    i would say the only stupid question is the one that is not asked...
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    agree 100% i would check the impeller in the pump...

    agree 100% i would check the impeller in the pump first... these impellers are very easily clogged as the vanes are small
  48. that really sucks!!!!! sorry that this...

    that really sucks!!!!!

    sorry that this happened i would not wish this on anyone...


    this is why i had an issue with using water that does not come from the pond to clean the rdf... no matter...
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    an admin or mod should have done this bu they are...

    an admin or mod should have done this bu they are not on i guess....

    guys please stay on topic the original question was

    Nexus 310? The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

    no one asked for a debate...
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    another con the airline inside the water will...

    another con

    the airline inside the water will become brittle over time and can break.. it is an easy fix but does take about 2 hours to do the repair..
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