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  1. Thread: Uv light

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    Is your water green or brown?

    Is your water green or brown?
  2. I would suggest going to a 4" BD. Even if you...

    I would suggest going to a 4" BD. Even if you don't need the flow now some time in the future you might want it.
  3. Most likely it's something in the impeller of the...

    Most likely it's something in the impeller of the pump. Take your pump apart and check the impeller.
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    I use about 250 gallons when flushing my filters....

    I use about 250 gallons when flushing my filters. This winter my filters went 4 months while I was away and they worked great. Came home to a sparkling clear pond. yes the filters were dirty but a...
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    Yes, if the height of the S/G outlet is higher...

    Yes, if the height of the S/G outlet is higher than the water fall basin.
    From your pump, use a swing check valve, then UV, then tee. Each side of the tee needs a single union ball valve, with each...
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    Just remember your BD line can only go up from...

    Just remember your BD line can only go up from the BD to settling tank. It can not go up then back down, that will trap air and not flow water.
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    Elevate your pump so it's straight into it from...

    Elevate your pump so it's straight into it from the Cetus.
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    Good luck with your new life John.

    Good luck with your new life John.
  9. Thread: Spring Sale

    by birdman
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    Spring Sale

    Time for your new pond, or up date your old pond. We can help. We offer Free advice and competitive pricing.
    Now through the end of the month, Free shipping on
    Sand/Gravel Filter Kits
    Aqua Forte...
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    I would pipe them in parallel.

    I would pipe them in parallel.
  11. Looking good.

    Looking good.
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    I really stress making it bigger than you think...

    I really stress making it bigger than you think you need. Pre plan by dry fitting everything out on the lawn. You'll be surprised how much space 4" 90s and valves take up.
    Also I always make my...
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    That's foam, excess organics. Many people make...

    That's foam, excess organics. Many people make foam fractionators to get ride of it. Also some people do routine PP treatments to get rid of it.
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    Good to see you back at it.

    Good to see you back at it.
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    Your pond and fish look great. Thank you for...

    Your pond and fish look great. Thank you for your service and enjoy your leave home.
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    Probably, a lot of people run just pump priming...

    Probably, a lot of people run just pump priming pots for pre-filters before S.G filters.
  17. ok!

    ok!
  18. One question, why are you still using the bead...

    One question, why are you still using the bead filter. The two S/G filters will do much better than the bead filter and it's multi port valve creates alot of head loss.
  19. I think #12 sand is to small my self. If using...

    I think #12 sand is to small my self. If using sand try and find #8. The best bet is fine or even medium granite chicken grit. Stay away from oyster shell.
  20. If you can go 4 feet deep that would put you at...

    If you can go 4 feet deep that would put you at 2600 gallons. I would suggest the BD and skimmer be tied together. You can run the BD through a settlement tank or just feed them both to the suction...
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    Yes it can, as long as it's going to the pump and...

    Yes it can, as long as it's going to the pump and not gravity flowing to a 2nd container like a M/B.
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    Sieves are really nice, I love mine, but you...

    Sieves are really nice, I love mine, but you don't have to have a sieve. Many ponds have been built with just sand/gravel filters alone. Check out this pond I did a while back. Very basic, 3000...
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    For a pond your size you really want two BD's. ...

    For a pond your size you really want two BD's. And of course separate lines. Now's the time to bite the bullet and do what ever to do it right. You'll just be kicking yourself down the road is you...
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    Looking good.

    Looking good.
  25. The Koi Toilet 11 dome does not un screw. It is...

    The Koi Toilet 11 dome does not un screw. It is held in place by 3 pegs, so it will have to be pried off.
  26. Thread: sand filter

    by birdman
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    As I suggested on the other forum, go with a DIY...

    As I suggested on the other forum, go with a DIY Sand/Gravel filter. The filter you pictured will be nothing but trouble on a Koi Pond.
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    NO, That's the reason for the layers of gravel...

    NO, That's the reason for the layers of gravel which don't move when flushing. Each layer supports the next. So the sand always stays on top.
    I have never taken down any of my S/G filters for...
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    What size and shape will your pond be? Can you...

    What size and shape will your pond be? Can you give us a drawing?
  29. I would use the poly strapping.

    I would use the poly strapping.
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    I would bury the barrels behind the waterfall and...

    I would bury the barrels behind the waterfall and just have them spill into the waterfall/creek like this example.
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    If you can add a filter pit I would send the BD...

    If you can add a filter pit I would send the BD to a settlement tank, then tie the skimmer line into the outlet of the settlement tank and then go to the suction of your pump, then UV, then a pair of...
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    As much as you enjoy your pond I would re-do it. ...

    As much as you enjoy your pond I would re-do it. Can you hire some high school foot ball team students to dig it deeper for you?
    You can do the piping your self and build DIY filters to save money....
  33. Rob's a great guy. Good choice Monte, way to go...

    Rob's a great guy. Good choice Monte, way to go Rob.
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    I would run 3 individual pipes, one from each of...

    I would run 3 individual pipes, one from each of your S.G filters.
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    You only need one skimmer. The wide mouth...

    You only need one skimmer. The wide mouth waterway skimmer's I have are designed to go in the space of one block.
    I would use the EVO 55 watt UV, but what ever you use you want it on the discharge...
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    Kind of looks like a Marathon motor, but could be...

    Kind of looks like a Marathon motor, but could be a Emerson or there is another brand of import motors Advantage also uses that look like Marathon motors. The paint isn't right, and with no labeling...
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    Something's not right here. I have never seen...

    Something's not right here. I have never seen any ES or ESM pump with out a 15 foot cord.
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    Sure Pro is the private label for Horizon. They...

    Sure Pro is the private label for Horizon. They are Evolution ES pumps with Horizon's private label on them.
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    Here's another one.

    Here's another one.
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    On the above drawing you do not want to run the...

    On the above drawing you do not want to run the skimmer into the settling tank. Why put floating waste into a tank designed to settle out heavier than water waste. If using a settling tank on the...
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    When designing filtration you want everything to...

    When designing filtration you want everything to be balanced. An 8500 on the BD circuit is way to big.
    A settlement tank to work properly should be 10% of the flow rate, to give you enough dwell...
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    I went over to visit Dale and Brenda yesterday...

    I went over to visit Dale and Brenda yesterday and get some up dated photos of the finished pond. here ya go.
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    For a pond your size two pumps would be nice. ...

    For a pond your size two pumps would be nice. The BD/Bio pump should feed the TPRs, The skimmer pump should feed the UV and a pair of S/G filters in parallel feeding the waterfall.
    Also your pond...
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    Two S/G filters in parallel is a good idea, one...

    Two S/G filters in parallel is a good idea, one feeding the waterfall and one feeding TPRs, esp if you can make your pond bigger. I would use an Evolution ESM 4500 pump for two S/G filters. And run...
  45. My showers are also a long way away from the...

    My showers are also a long way away from the pond, housed with the other equipment in a separate building.
  46. Here's a 1 foot wide waterfall with 2500 gph...

    Here's a 1 foot wide waterfall with 2500 gph going over it.
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    The Artesian pumps are a self priming pump with...

    The Artesian pumps are a self priming pump with the built in priming pot. If hooked up directly off the Cetus Sieve you do not need to spend the extra money for a self priming pump. A Evolution...
  48. I like gravity flow to sieves from the BDs, then...

    I like gravity flow to sieves from the BDs, then pump to showers. But sieves have to be set at pond water level.
    Skimmers to pumps with pre-filter baskets then pump to S/G filters or bead filters....
  49. I use the P&L roof and flashing cement for just...

    I use the P&L roof and flashing cement for just about everything, TPR flanges, BD flanges, and barrel fittings.
  50. Both our ponds are BDs to sieves to pumps to...

    Both our ponds are BDs to sieves to pumps to shower.
    Skimmer to sieves to Sand/Gravel filters.
    I love this set up. We just returned home from being away for three months. My Neighbor cleaned...
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