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    No 50% would be perfect. 25% is a bare minimum.

    No 50% would be perfect. 25% is a bare minimum.
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    Wife: That's my favorite tree Husband: Yeah,...

    Wife: That's my favorite tree
    Husband: Yeah, cause you dont have to clean up the ton of crap it dumps into the pond every year (mumbled under breath of course)


    Reminds me of the pear tree we...
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    This is the correct answer. UV effectiveness is...

    This is the correct answer. UV effectiveness is directly related to distance from the bulb. Most technical specs I have read talk about not exceeding 1/4" to 1/2" distance between the bulb and outer...
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    At 10% per week you're basically just replacing...

    At 10% per week you're basically just replacing evaporation and doing nothing towards "water changes" or reducing pollutant levels in the water.
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    I would go with a big blue 20x4" filter housing...

    I would go with a big blue 20x4" filter housing with a Chloramine GAC filter followed up by a 20x4" filter housing with refillable cartridge filled with Zeolite/Carbon mix to remove the ammonia...
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    Just my pride

    Just my pride
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    Note to self: Big containers full of air and...

    Note to self: Big containers full of air and loosely buried will float if it rains hard enough :uggg:
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    When you pump feed a drum filter the sensors are...

    When you pump feed a drum filter the sensors are setup backwards.

    The water level on the clean side of drum stays constant and the sensors see the water level rise on the dirty side and activate...
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    Beat the rain :kpdance2: ...

    Beat the rain :kpdance2:

    http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i248/rbarn1234/pondfilternew12_zpscf5700f6.jpg~original
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  10. Thread: bad pond

    by rbarn
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    Yep, time to get some heavy equipment out there....

    Yep, time to get some heavy equipment out there. Do it right. Drain and dig it back out. You'll never get it in shape otherwise after 15 years of neglect.
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    With it going through a 250 micron sieve and then...

    With it going through a 250 micron sieve and then a 60 micron screen before that chamber I'm hoping it will only need drained and flushed out via the bottom drain once a year at most, I almost didn't...
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    The drum filter is going to be pump fed off the...

    The drum filter is going to be pump fed off the bottom drains, then gravity drain back to the pond through a single 4" pipe.
    2" bottom line will be hooked up to a cheap 1hp pool pump when needed. ...
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    My post drum filter moving bed bio chamber -...

    My post drum filter moving bed bio chamber - convertered W.Lim Vortex 36.

    The 2" line on the bottom is strictly for cleaning and emptying

    Water will come in from the two lower 4" lines (one...
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    Poll: if you can afford it cement over liner any day....

    if you can afford it cement over liner any day. It's just all about $. personally i hate liners and would never use one.
  15. Thread: Mosquitos

    by rbarn
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    you also had a big influx of people and stuff...

    you also had a big influx of people and stuff moving in your yard. This attracts them big time, a lot more than you would think. Give it a little time and it should return to what you were used to...
  16. Thread: Mosquitos

    by rbarn
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    I live out in the country in swamp land USA....

    I live out in the country in swamp land USA. Installed one of the automatic mosquito misting systems and haven't seen a mosquito since. They spay a water based pyrethrin insecticide. Place the mist...
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    Filter re-do is back in action after long delay...

    Filter re-do is back in action after long delay from all the rain this past winter. everything is dug out and broken down now. Should have the new pipe routing done by Saturday
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    wont work. you will need to get a simple "well...

    wont work. you will need to get a simple "well jet pump" to run the sprinklers correctly. They're not very expensive.
  19. I'm going to experiment with it this summer for...

    I'm going to experiment with it this summer for sure, since string algae has always been an on/off problem for me as well. from the research I have done, it should be possible.
    There's a good bit of...
  20. Try increasing your aeration. Algae comes from 2...

    Try increasing your aeration. Algae comes from 2 things. excess dissolved Co2 and excess nutrients. If you de-gas the Co2 fast enough with some extra agitation this should help as well.
  21. The trick is in sizing it properly and providing...

    The trick is in sizing it properly and providing enough flow and extra light so that it out competes the algae in the pond. You would think algae would still grow everywhere in the system, but it...
  22. Have you thought about doing an outdoor algae...

    Have you thought about doing an outdoor algae turf scrubber ? I am definitely building one for my pond this summer. The basic principal is to give the algae somewhere to grow besides in your pond and...
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    Maintaining consistent flow at all times > small...

    Maintaining consistent flow at all times > small change in power consumption
    It's not an excuse to extend time between filter cleanings. What it means is that no matter how back pressure changes in...
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    Neat new "constant flow" pump

    So Pentair finally made an aquaculture/saltwater rated version of its Intelliflo variable speed DC pool pumps

    Called the Sparus Constant Flow...
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    http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i248/rbarn1234/a...

    http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i248/rbarn1234/aqscapbig2_zpsbddb1f51.jpg~original
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    Got a big pallet of manzanita stumps on the way...

    Got a big pallet of manzanita stumps on the way from california to start the hard scaping in the tank :yes:

    Teaser
    http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i248/rbarn1234/manzystump_zpse4f36085.jpg
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    :no: I feel for ya bro. you just need to...

    :no:
    I feel for ya bro.


    you just need to tear it all out at this point and start over.
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    Not with a pump fed zakki sieve :D: of...

    Not with a pump fed zakki sieve :D:




    of course not, they are just another tool that helps reduce maintenance. They have their pros and cons of use. I plan on still adding phoamer later to...
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    Thats the plan. Saving pennies for the Z.Sieves...

    Thats the plan. Saving pennies for the Z.Sieves now.




    "Oase" makes a system like that. Also a dutch company i think.
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    Dont need to, but it can be helpful to have...

    Dont need to, but it can be helpful to have either a sieve or settlement chamber before it just to catch really large stuff like string algae, leaves, acorns and the like.


    This is my plan for my...
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    Starting on Co2 injection system now. It will be...

    Starting on Co2 injection system now. It will be just as over the top as the rest of set up.

    1. Dual 20lbs main co2 tanks tied together in parallel
    2. single 20 lbs back up tank
    3. auto tank...
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    Fire these bozos. You really really need a good...

    Fire these bozos. You really really need a good pool shotcrete contractor. A good shotcrete contractor could show up at dawn and be done in a single day.

    Screw them, they do not know how to do...
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    The short answer is no, it will not harm the...

    The short answer is no, it will not harm the fish. the iron quickly oxidizes. You dont actually seen the iron, what you see is the rust after the iron oxidizes and becomes inert.
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    Yep, you have zero rebar inside that concrete. It...

    Yep, you have zero rebar inside that concrete. It will crack.
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    low maintenance with lots of fail safes,...

    low maintenance with lots of fail safes, automation and monitoring is the goal. Trying to make the whole thing as hands off as possible.

    I figured out how to control the pump with my Apex...
  36. Thread: 2" Bottom drain

    by rbarn
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    not necessarily. How are you plumbing it ? ...

    not necessarily. How are you plumbing it ?

    Most people run gravity flow system, so you want big open pipes. If you are force sucking off the bottom with a pump a 2" can work just fine though.
  37. Thread: 2013 kc-30 rdf

    by rbarn
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    What issues did the old models have ?

    What issues did the old models have ?
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    Nope, sodium is what you want. ...

    Nope, sodium is what you want.

    http://www.sturgismaterials.com/products-view/sodium-bentonite/
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    Brown truck dropped this off today Been...

    Brown truck dropped this off today

    Been reading the instructions. Very neat pump.

    3hp permanent magnet DC motor derated by attaching a 1hp impeller to it.
    Infinite speed control from 450 to...
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    Like I said, lots of ways to build retaining...

    Like I said, lots of ways to build retaining walls. You will need something more solid than sand bags, they will quickly disintegrate and become useless.

    Look into the retaining wall block systems...
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    What they said ^^^ Dont worry about a liner on...

    What they said ^^^

    Dont worry about a liner on a pond that big.

    If you want to keep the sides shaped and vertical than you need to put in some retaining walls like pictured above. Lots of ways...
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    Switching pump choice. Going with the Pentair i1...

    Switching pump choice. Going with the Pentair i1 - 1hp DC variable speed pool pump.

    http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i248/rbarn1234/intelflo_i1_zps8d40f6f2.jpg



    the sump will maintain...
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    My 300 gallon is going to be planted and I have...

    My 300 gallon is going to be planted and I have done high tech high light Co2 injection.

    rule #1: always make very small changes to Co2 levels

    To get started off with you need to let your water...
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    That and your coffee, and hair gel, and...

    That and your coffee, and hair gel, and grandmothers in wheel chairs, and handicapped toddlers .................
  45. Thread: My dream KOIpond

    by rbarn
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    On things like this it's best not to start...

    On things like this it's best not to start counting in the first place, lol ........ just write the checks
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    I am incorporating all those features into the...

    I am incorporating all those features into the KC15 you sold me, by using my Apex aquarium controller to run it. Very easy to do. Put a web cam on it, monitor amp draw on the jet pump, log...
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    KC15 drum filter - 30 micron - 2,900gph max flow...

    KC15 drum filter - 30 micron - 2,900gph max flow (Thanks Norm at BWK !)

    I will be having my Apex aquarium controller monitor it and activate the cleaning cycle.
    ...
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    WLim is in line with other retailers for Kaldsen...

    WLim is in line with other retailers for Kaldsen media. the stuff is expensive, no doubts. Cubic ft of K1 runs about $100 and cubic ft of Ultra Bio is about $50. Not sure if anyone has ever done any...
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    W.Lim sells sinking K1 media too. It's what I...

    W.Lim sells sinking K1 media too. It's what I use.
    http://wlimproducts.com/media.htm
  50. Thread: My dream KOIpond

    by rbarn
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    Your neighbors must think you are putting in one...

    Your neighbors must think you are putting in one hell of a hot tub !

    any of them asked what it is yet ?
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