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    Thread: A before and after indoor koi "spa".

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      Karl can this "spa" be made in away that it can be taken apart for the summer when it's not in uses or maybe in the summer be moved outside to the back yard.

      Thanks Paul

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      Quote Originally Posted by Monroe1950 View Post
      Karl can this "spa" be made in away that it can be taken apart for the summer when it's not in uses or maybe in the summer be moved outside to the back yard.

      Thanks Paul
      I kinda doubt it.

      You'd have to remove the liner and styro under it. Then jack it up and put round posts under it and roll it on to a flatbed. Not an easy job.
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      first off very nice spa....

      what is the size of the spa you built in your gerage?

      What did you use for bulkhead fittings and did you use a bottom drain?

      did you use a drop in liner or fold it?

      Can you use lexon for the window or is it too flemsy to use?

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      You got any pic of how you did your TT in the 55gal drums?

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      Quote Originally Posted by UTKoi View Post
      first off very nice spa....

      what is the size of the spa you built in your gerage?

      What did you use for bulkhead fittings and did you use a bottom drain?

      did you use a drop in liner or fold it?

      Can you use lexon for the window or is it too flemsy to use?
      Sorry I haven't gotten back to you. I kind of forgot about the thread. Mine is 1250 gallons. I used farm spray equipment bulkheads for the filters as well as the drain. Nope no bottom drain. I set up the current in the tank to swirl waste to the filter pickup. It works very well.

      I used a rubber liner. A drop in line will work but you really need to build the tank and then order the liner to fit precisely. I used one of Birdman's drop in liners on the last one I built. It worked fine.

      Lexan 1/2" is perfect.
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      Quote Originally Posted by UTKoi View Post
      You got any pic of how you did your TT in the 55gal drums?
      Lost 'em in a computer crash. But they are simple. A coke case flipped over on the bottom. 20 stripping pads 20" in diameter to each barrel. A garbage can lid on top flipped upside down to the lip holds water and the lid is drilled with as many holes as you can stand to do in an hour. Then I use air filtration media which comes in large rolls and is cut up to give me some fines filtration. The water entering the top of the barrel is simply run through a single spray bar to distribute the water over the media.

      I have to clean these filters twice a year. Otherwise they just seem to hum along.
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