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    i would run 4" and then reduce it to 2" just...

    i would run 4" and then reduce it to 2" just before the pump. this way if in the future you decide to change to a gravity feed system you wont have to change the bd line
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    this is a good question and i am sure you will...

    this is a good question and i am sure you will get many different answers. i have 2-4" bd on my pond feeding a homemade RDF and i am flowing about 6000 to 6500gph through my rdf with a 40 micron...
  3. Thread: Kin kikokuryu

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    anyone have any input???

    anyone have any input???
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    anyone have any input???

    anyone have any input???
  5. good read

    good read
  6. not a great picture but i agree Shusui

    not a great picture but i agree Shusui
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    some more info would be helpful. detailed build...

    some more info would be helpful.
    detailed build info
    some pictures of the entire unit not just the T
    flow rates
    material inside of the unit

    was the foam coming out of the T before or has...
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    glad I could help enjoy your new filter ...

    glad I could help enjoy your new filter



    kwick
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    I have a used one if your are interested ...

    I have a used one if your are interested


    kwick
  10. in the video it seemed very noisy but that could...

    in the video it seemed very noisy but that could be echo noise
  11. will the water level be any higher then in the...

    will the water level be any higher then in the video? it looks low like less then 1/2 way up on the skimmer. i would assume it will be higher looking at the poly line
  12. the 2 center pipes are these 4" reduced to 3"...

    the 2 center pipes are these 4" reduced to 3" going into the rdf? or is that an optical illusion?
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    Gin Rin Chagoi

    Gin Rin Chagoi
    length 20"
    sex female
    age 2 years old
    breeder Otsuka

    she does have a bit of stress in her tall..


    http://youtu.be/yzVa2aZqXX0
  14. Thread: Kin kikokuryu

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    Kin kikokuryu

    Kin kikokuryu
    lengthy about 16"
    sex unknown think female
    age 2 years old
    breeder Ikarashi Scki from Ozumi Japan


    http://youtu.be/9FlQsz9-iXc
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    i turn mine off and just rely on the moving bed...

    i turn mine off and just rely on the moving bed as soon as my water reaches 50 degrees. remember colder water holds more o2 then warm water..

    i would turn off the BD air.. and if you are worried...
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    what i have found if you use or do not use a ring...

    what i have found if you use or do not use a ring it dont matter.. if you feed small amounts at a time and wait for them to eat it all before adding more you will limit the amount wasted.. this works...
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    you are right on the edge for feeding just keep a...

    you are right on the edge for feeding just keep a watchful eye for bloat.. i think at 52 you should start weaning them off the food until spring..
  18. Thread: Clarity

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    the green water is most likely a uv that is to...

    the green water is most likely a uv that is to small a bulb that is old or no uv at all and not lack of filtration.

    now with the new filtration what did you add a canister filter? also could you...
  19. Thread: 220v question

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    i am sorry i must say something.. electric will...

    i am sorry i must say something.. electric will kill you dead before you know what hit you. it takes less then 1/10 of an amp to kill you. i deal with high voltage 480v everyday at work so i know...
  20. Thread: 220v question

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    you are correct about the wire size this is a...

    you are correct about the wire size

    this is a motor plate form a multi voltage motor as you see

    120v = 20.4 amps this equals 2448 watts 120x20.4=2448
    220v = 10.2 amps this equals 2244 watts...
  21. Thread: 220v question

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    i didn't see this answered so this is the...

    i didn't see this answered so this is the difference between 120v and 220v motors

    example

    120v pump drawls 5 amps
    220v pump drawls 2.5 amps

    so basically this is the theory.. as voltave...
  22. Thread: 220v question

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    well after reading what is being said i have to...

    well after reading what is being said i have to agree with Sweetwater i would highly recommend that if you are not 100% sure of what you are doing you should contact a qualified electrical...
  23. Thread: 220v question

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    i few things to think about.. if you are going...

    i few things to think about..

    if you are going to run a sub panel you will need to run a 4 conductor of equal size to feed the sub panel. 2 wires supply the power one for a neutral and one for...
  24. Thread: 220v question

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    ok let's set the record straight... a typical...

    ok let's set the record straight... a typical 220v line in one black and one white wire each having 120v each on it's own breaker the combination of the 2 equals 220v supply..now note the incoming...
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    no.. you should run a dedicated line for the...

    no.. you should run a dedicated line for the pumps..
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    i have bought these and they work well ...

    i have bought these and they work well

    http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tools/pliers/16-in-professional-groove-joint-pliers-61247-10009.html
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    one thing about using these tools... you have...

    one thing about using these tools...

    you have to be careful to stay in the center of the cutout as best you can and make sure not to wobble when drilling it out.. this will ensure a good fit when...
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    nice job.. i have never covered my pond.. but we...

    nice job.. i have never covered my pond.. but we rarely have a cold spell below 10 degrees. we average mid teens to low 30 through most of the winter.. we have gotten some small icing on the top of...
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    the only reason I have a lid is stop leaves from...

    the only reason I have a lid is stop leaves from getting into the media plus I didnt want any algae growing on the media.. the cover does not cover the entire top of the shower.there is a 1"gap in...
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    shower degassing

    i have read that one of the benefits of a shower is it helps to release unwanted gasses from the water. they called this degassing the water. i have had my diy shower running just over 3 weeks now...
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    very unique cover...I love it

    very unique cover...I love it
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    got to love those inside pvc cutters they are...

    got to love those inside pvc cutters they are lifesavers
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    sparkling water

    from the day i installed my DIY RDF i have had very clear water and have had no issues seeing the bottom of my pond and it is 8' deep. but about 8 weeks ago i started having issues. ( you can read...
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    very interesting. so are you saying that the MP2C...

    very interesting. so are you saying that the MP2C was breaking down and dissolving with the high flow rates?
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    usa koi is in japan

    thought i post up that Mark Bodycott has been in Japan for the past week. he has been posting up some very nice koi on facebook check them out https://www.facebook.com/USA-Koi-316594938998/
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    looking at the pictures i see that the unit is...

    looking at the pictures i see that the unit is set a bit high and it is not level. i have mine set so the water level is about 1/4 below the top of the unit. also i believe that at max flow rate you...
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    thats a 4900gph pump its to big.. if you want to...

    thats a 4900gph pump its to big.. if you want to use this pump you will need to install a ball valve on the discharge side of the pump
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    from what you are sating i sounds like 2 things...

    from what you are sating i sounds like 2 things could be happening

    1) your bottom drain is blocked or clogged
    2) the pump is to big and you are pumping more then you think you are.

    the max...
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    dont forget if you try this remove the media...

    dont forget if you try this remove the media before doing it .. if not the k1 will be all over the place.. also you may want to remove the easy in the middle so it dont get damaged. the way they are...
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    you will need to have a trailer... you could use...

    you will need to have a trailer... you could use a small trailer and put one in the truck and one in the trailer.. but if it were me for ease of moving i would use a trailer big enough to hold both...
  41. Thread: Feeding

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    we feed 5 to 7 times a day.. i am not sure how...

    we feed 5 to 7 times a day.. i am not sure how big the scoop is but i posted a picture below of the food storage container i use it comes with a scoop.. we bought it at pet smart i would guess its...
  42. Thread: Diy rdf

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    very nice.. now i know why your project is so...

    very nice.. now i know why your project is so good.... you have a machine shop at home very cool
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    this is the second video you can see the debris...

    this is the second video you can see the debris in the water column but if you look in the lower right corner of the video you will see a white cap i dropped into the water so you can see the bottom...
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    well i guess we have explored this to the point...

    well i guess we have explored this to the point of no new guesses, so we covered most of what we think would be the cause. just below i have posted everyone's replies.

    1) algae die off
    2) milt...
  45. Thread: Diy rdf

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    nice work...

    nice work...
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    Cheryl instead of doing this you could just add a...

    Cheryl instead of doing this you could just add a simple float switch.. you just plug the pump into the float switch then plug the float switch into the outlet.. then you just attach the float switch...
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    and what did you clear it up did you do water...

    and what did you clear it up did you do water changes?? when i did water changes the problem persisted..
  48. i think this is what you are looking for these...

    i think this is what you are looking for these are about 4" think and are used in filters like the nitrotech 911
    ...
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    take the pump out of the circuit and then with...

    take the pump out of the circuit and then with the pump unplugged remove the pump cover and make sure nothing is in the veins of the impeller. if nothing is clogging the impeller then i would try to...
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    no matter how covered your filters are there will...

    no matter how covered your filters are there will be moisture in the filter house.. just know that for your safety you should be using outdoor use switched and receptacles
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