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  1. Well that's one way to take care of the problem.

    Well that's one way to take care of the problem.
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    The "Big Boys" are back. Been a long time...

    The "Big Boys" are back. Been a long time coming. Give me a call if you are interested in these.
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    Nice Cheryl.

    Nice Cheryl.
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    Looking good.

    Looking good.
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    Very nice.

    Very nice.
  6. Thread: December MVP

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    Great choice! Congratulations Karl!

    Great choice! Congratulations Karl!
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    I'm a bit late so I'm just repeating what others...

    I'm a bit late so I'm just repeating what others have suggested. I would get a new high efficiency pond pump like the Evolution ES 4500. Run that through your UV to a pair of S/G filters in...
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    I would continue to use your 200 ppm RO water. ...

    I would continue to use your 200 ppm RO water. Koi like soft water. And 200 ppm is still high enough to buffer your water for PH.
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    The top of the tank should be 2" above pond water...

    The top of the tank should be 2" above pond water level.
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    Congrats John.

    Congrats John.
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    No problem using a lid. An Air blower will never...

    No problem using a lid. An Air blower will never create enough pressure to harm the barrel.
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    You want as much flow as you can with out...

    You want as much flow as you can with out fluidizing the sand. The number isn't important, balancing your flows to not over work any one piece is.
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    Here's two I hid behind a waterfall.

    Here's two I hid behind a waterfall.
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    I would use block.

    I would use block.
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    Hula Hoop.

    Hula Hoop.
  16. Looks like your off to a good start.

    Looks like your off to a good start.
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    The Medo air pumps are the Cadillac of air pumps....

    The Medo air pumps are the Cadillac of air pumps. They run super quiet and I have never had to rebuild one.
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    Thats a great find.

    Thats a great find.
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    I can't comment on the Elete pump as I don't sell...

    I can't comment on the Elete pump as I don't sell them. Just because your pond is 5700 gallons doesn't mean you have to flow 5700 gph. Thats just a guide line. And depending on your waterfall size...
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    I agree with Mike here, I don't like pressurized...

    I agree with Mike here, I don't like pressurized filters as bio filters. Use a good bead filter, I like GC Tec with their by pass feature for mech and a shower or moving bed for bio.
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    Go with the Xpex.

    Go with the Xpex.
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    Can't wait to see it going John.

    Can't wait to see it going John.
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    The Oatley red can all purpose is what I use.

    The Oatley red can all purpose is what I use.
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    yep

    yep
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    Your wife did a great job on the folds.

    Your wife did a great job on the folds.
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    2" 45 degree Dream Ponds TPRs are no longer...

    2" 45 degree Dream Ponds TPRs are no longer available. The forming die was destroyed some how and it costs to much to have it re made. So you will only get what's still in stock.

    I have one in...
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    Your not going to find "Long Sweep" sc 40...

    Your not going to find "Long Sweep" sc 40 fittings. Long sweep fittings are DWV, not sc 40. DWV can be either white PVC or black ABS, depending on where you live and what meets code. The west...
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    Congrats Bill.

    Congrats Bill.
  29. Thread: UV question

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    Please consider replacing the UV. These have...

    Please consider replacing the UV. These have burned the skimmers, decks, and almost houses.
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    Looks like your off to a good start.

    Looks like your off to a good start.
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    I can't really advise on the walls. It's just...

    I can't really advise on the walls. It's just kind of a guess. But it will be more stable once water is in.
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    That 2nd tote might be over kill for bio, and you don't mention anything for...
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    Hey Jorge. Welcome back.

    Hey Jorge. Welcome back.
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    Looking good Steve.

    Looking good Steve.
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    Looking good Cheryl.

    Looking good Cheryl.
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    You pretty much nailed it when you said more...

    You pretty much nailed it when you said more contact with oxygen. A lot of people shut their showers down in the winter and quit feeding. But sense we don't know where you live I can't advise on...
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    Looking good Cheryl. Those are some of the...

    Looking good Cheryl. Those are some of the nicest corner folds I have ever seen.

    Your liner flap, folded over and nailed to the top. Before attaching your cap stone, cut some of that liner...
  37. Really looking good Jeff.

    Really looking good Jeff.
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    There are probably better designs available now. ...

    There are probably better designs available now. Remember your filtration does not have to be at the pond, but can be installed at some remote location, like side of garage or something like that.
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    Looking good.

    Looking good.
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    I am somewhat confused here but I'll try and...

    I am somewhat confused here but I'll try and help.

    Because the TPR flanges are way to close to the corners no way could you ever be able to attack multiple layers from the folds to them. The...
  41. Thread: Tpr flow

    by birdman
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    I like to use one 2" per S/G filter.

    I like to use one 2" per S/G filter.
  42. Thread: Birdman's s/g

    by birdman
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    My 16,000 gallon female pond was filtered with 6...

    My 16,000 gallon female pond was filtered with 6 S/G filters. BUT also four sieves, one 4 foot set of feather rock showers, and two 55 watt UV's.
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    Any kind of "dry" media like feather rock in a...

    Any kind of "dry" media like feather rock in a shower will work better than a wet submerged media.
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    The only way is to reduce flow or go to courser...

    The only way is to reduce flow or go to courser sand.
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    This is commonly called a pipe boot. Done all...

    This is commonly called a pipe boot. Done all the time.
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    Looking good Cheryl

    Looking good Cheryl
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    No it shouldn't.

    No it shouldn't.
  48. Thread: Mvp aug 2015

    by birdman
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    And he is HAPPY!

    And he is HAPPY!
  49. Thread: Mvp aug 2015

    by birdman
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    Can't wait the get the Bird Back.

    Can't wait the get the Bird Back.
  50. I really like the new GC Tec filters. Give me a...

    I really like the new GC Tec filters. Give me a call if you want and we can discuss your options.
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