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    DIY & MODs - Do It Yourself (how to make your own)

    Have you ever just and sit wonder..,hummm.....

    "I Wonder if I can
    make something like that?"
    Well no more worries.. and less time searching threw hundreds of pages for a simple DIY (Do It Yourself). Here in this thread, you will not only find what you might be looking for, but also a thumbnail of the DIY. I will try to update this thread as often as possible, as i also want to make some of my own items for my pond.


    SPECIAL THANKS to those who had posted a DIY/MOD, without you... this thread would be far gone by now.


    ..:: Instructions ::..
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    ..:: Updates / Added ::..

    06.15.2006 - Sand Filter Retrofit by Tim

    05.20.2006 - Cone for 55gl Vortex by modan

    05.09.2006 - Static & Moving Media Combo Filter by Ronin-Koi aka Wayne

    05.09.2006 - Fake Rock by koibie

    05.06.2006 - Under Water Viewer by Harveythekoi

    04.26.2006 - Humble Filter Re-do by team Cindy (Static and fluid K1)



    * Rubbermaid Stock Tanks / other Tanks *
    R.M. Stock Tank Waterfall Filter
    by Gene Winstead (www.koiclay.com) (Pg.3)
    R.M. Stock Tank Bottom Drain
    by woodyahtl (Pg.3)
    World Famous SKIPPY Filter
    by Skippy
    456
    4a5a6a
    * EAzy / Vortex / Static Kaldnes *
    Static Pre-filter
    by Kent Wallace (Pg.1)
    Static Kaldnes K1 chamber
    by Andy (www.koicymru.co.uk) (Pg.3)
    Static Kaldnes K1 chamber
    by Mick (www.koicymru.co.uk) (Pg.3)
    Jap matting to Kaldness media
    by Maurice Cox (www.koi-uk.co.uk) (Pg.3)
    S.I.M.P.L.E. (Easy) thread
    by B.Scott (www.koiquest.co.uk) (Pg.3)
    Fiberglassing a Vortex Filter
    by B (Pg.1)
    Static Kaldnes Chamber (EAzy)
    by CarolinaGirl (Pg.3)
    Humble Filter Re-do
    by team Cindy (Static and fluid K1) (Pg.5)
    Static & Moving Media Combo Filter for QT
    by Ronin-Koi aka Wayne (Pg.5)


    * Barrells / Drums / other Filters *
    Vortex Filter (55 Gallon)
    by palerider23 (pg.1)
    55 Gal Drum Sand and gravel filter
    by Kent Wallace (pg.1)
    Dale & Patti's QT - archive by wcstory
    by Gene (Pg.2)
    Wakin pool filter contruction
    by Cowiche Ponder (Pg.1)
    Cone for 55gl Vortex
    by modan (Pg.5)
    Sand Filter Retrofit
    by Tim (Pg.5)


    * Trickle Tower (TT) / Bakki Showers / other Shower Filters *
    Shower Filter
    by KoiBoy (pg.1)
    Combo TT & Aerated Moving Bed
    by Ryan S. (pg.2)
    Trickle Tower/ Protein Skimmer
    by L5Vegan (Pg.3)
    Trickle Tower / Waterfall Wall
    by Carloskoi (Pg.2)
    56
    5a6a



    * Bottom Drains / Skimmer / Microscreen *
    Spindrifter clone (Bottom Drain)
    by Harvetthekoi aka Garrett (Pg.2)
    DIY Bottom Drain
    by Graham Hawkins (Pg.1)
    Savio Compact Skimmer Mod.
    by Kent Wallace (Pg.2)
    DIY. Microscreen
    by mekoi (Pg.3)
    VMS (microstrainer) Microscreen
    by Ryan S. (Pg.3)
    6
    6a


    * Others *
    portable air supply for transport
    by Cindy (Pg.2)
    QT 1000 gal (cast cement pond)
    by Charles Pearson (Pg.2)
    Homemade Bulkhead fittings
    by Garden Endeavors
    Under Water Viewer
    by Harveythekoi (Pg.5)
    Fake Rock
    by koibie (Pg.5)
    6
    6a
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    bump
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    I'm willing to help ya with this index.....

    Never really liked the microscreens out there.. Static prefilter for suspension in the top of a settlement tank...

    Kent Wallace made it and is testing it....
    http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showth...4&page=1&pp=10
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    DIY bottom drain, I really like this one

    http://www.geocities.com/ghawkins_ca/bottomdrains.html
    "Whatever can go wrong, will, and at the worst possible time."
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    55 Gal Drum Sand and gravel filter/DIY

    http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36550
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    I'll stop now, just trying to pass the last hour of work
    "Whatever can go wrong, will, and at the worst possible time."
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    Lightbulb Great

    Great DYI info.
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    It is often said that land blessed with good natural water can produce good crops, rice, sake and beautiful women....and a few very fine Koi.

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    This one I found to be practical...DIY Bottom Drain by: HarveytheKoi...Aka: Garrett

    http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4556
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    Here is a whole section from the Koiphen Hall of Fame

    http://www.koiphen.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=57
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    [DIY] Combo TT/Shower and Aerated Moving Bed by Ryan S.


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    A portable DIY air supply for transport by Cindy


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    Savio Compact Skimmer Filter Modification by Kent Wallace

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    Trickle Tower / Waterfall Wall by Carloskoi


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    QT 1000 gal (cast cement pond) by Charles Pearson


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    Oh I see what you're doing now!! An index! Nice.

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    This thread should be added to the archive!!!!
    This is nice...GREAT IDEA!

    Here's my

    DIY Fiberglass vortex by "B"...
    http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showth...lassing+vortex...

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