Boy that really turned out nice.
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Boy that really turned out nice.
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...
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.
You also need ball valves on each S/G inlet line to control the flow to them.
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.
I agree, your pond looks really nice.
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...
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. ...
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...
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,...
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.
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...
What country is Kelowna?
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...
That really turned out nice.
Just lay the barrel on it's side, then sit on it to oval the opening and the screen will go right in.
Congrats on getting your new fish.
That's how I always have done mine.
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...
I drill a 4 1/2" hole in mine and use a 4" elec. conduit adapter.
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...
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?
I don't think even a 4" line will keep up with trying to draw 5,000 gph.
Keep the room warmer than the water and you won't have condensation problems.
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.
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...
I'm running away and hiding from winter!
I have dismantled several S/G filters over time and have not seen that mixing in mine. I would guess to much air when flushing.
A heaping 5 gallon bucket will give you 3" layers. I then use about 150 lbs of grit.
Take a look at the EVO 55 UV, much better choice than the Savio drop in's.
Very nice, thanks for sharing.
I make saw cuts outs in the top of the 2nd row of blocks.
On the way, looking good.
2" will work, I designed it with 3" to be more universal for different applications.
I usa a 22 caliber nail gun and fender washers.
And the last two ESS pumps I got last summer had the new EVO motors on them. I called Josh and he said the Marathon's were no longer available and all pumps would now be using the new EVO motors.
Take a bit to read through the "Filtration Basics" in the construction stickys. One S/G filter will handle a 2000 gallon pond both mech and bio. You will also want a UV, BD, and skimmer.
Off to a good start. I do horizontal #3 rebar every other row.
Yep, I'm running two pumps with two suction outlets off my Ultra Sieve 111, no problems at all.
In the last couple of years Advantage had a lot of trouble with their motor manufactures. 1st with the import ES motors, then even the American Made marathon motors went down the S-Shoot because of...
I usually use a thin layer of gravel. It's not to bad cleaning it once a year.
I use sieves on all my ponds. I like the simplicity and being ably to leave them while on vacation. Also sieves are the only thing I have ever used that can keep up with a string algae outbreak and...
I would shield them from direct sunlight but don't cover them so much they are air tight.
If adding two barrels I would go with two S/G filters.