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Pochacco
04-04-2006, 03:13 PM
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Have you ever just and sit wonder..,hummm.....

"I Wonder if I can
make something like that?"
</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#7e97be height=70><TD colSpan=2> 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.</TD></TR><TR align=middle><TD colSpan=2>
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..:: Instructions ::..
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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)
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<TABLE cellSpacing=2 cellPadding=2 width=700 align=center border=0><TBODY><TR bgColor=#5372a6><TD colSpan=3 height=32>* Rubbermaid Stock Tanks / other Tanks *</TD></TR><TR><TD width=247 bgColor=#7e97be>R.M. Stock Tank Waterfall Filter
by Gene Winstead (www.koiclay.com (http://www.koiclay.com)) (Pg.3)</TD><TD width=247 bgColor=#e1e4f2>R.M. Stock Tank Bottom Drain
by woodyahtl (Pg.3)</TD><TD width=247 bgColor=#7e97be>World Famous SKIPPY Filter
by Skippy</TD></TR><TR><TD>http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/7633/filter0163se2ya.jpg (http://www.koiclay.com/diy/pg1.htm)</TD><TD>http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/7906/im0010483lm0ge.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7107)</TD><TD>http://img418.imageshack.us/img418/5608/completefilter1jy.jpg (http://www.skippysstuff.com/biofiltr.htm)</TD></TR><TR><TD>4</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>6</TD></TR><TR><TD>4a</TD><TD>5a</TD><TD>6a</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=2 cellPadding=2 width=700 align=center border=0><TBODY><TR bgColor=#5372a6><TD colSpan=3 height=32>* EAzy / Vortex / Static Kaldnes *</TD></TR><TR><TD width=247 bgColor=#7e97be>Static Pre-filter
by Kent Wallace (Pg.1)</TD><TD width=247 bgColor=#e1e4f2>Static Kaldnes K1 chamber
by Andy (www.koicymru.co.uk (http://www.koicymru.co.uk)) (Pg.3)</TD><TD width=247 bgColor=#7e97be>Static Kaldnes K1 chamber
by Mick (www.koicymru.co.uk (http://www.koicymru.co.uk)) (Pg.3)</TD></TR><TR><TD>http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/2671/dsc023462vr.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35054)</TD><TD>http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6331/statick1as5ab5np.jpg (http://www.koicymru.co.uk/statick1.htm)</TD><TD>http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6219/ponduk03bs3pn9cw.jpg (http://www.koicymru.co.uk/ponduk03stat.htm)</TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#e1e4f2>Jap matting to Kaldness media
by Maurice Cox (www.koi-uk.co.uk (http://www.koi-uk.co.uk)) (Pg.3)</TD><TD bgColor=#7e97be>S.I.M.P.L.E. (Easy) thread
by B.Scott (www.koiquest.co.uk (http://www.koiquest.co.uk)) (Pg.3)</TD><TD bgColor=#e1e4f2>Fiberglassing a Vortex Filter
by B (Pg.1)</TD></TR><TR><TD>http://img414.imageshack.us/img414/7375/k1con15wb0fm.jpg (http://www.koi-uk.co.uk/jap_matting_to_kaldness_media/jap_matting_to_kaldness_media.htm)</TD><TD>http://img325.imageshack.us/img325/9733/rebuild087ta3qz.jpg (http://koiquest.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=748)</TD><TD>http://img436.imageshack.us/img436/5285/fiberglassvortexstage21xo4e6pi.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27948)</TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#7e97be>Static Kaldnes Chamber (EAzy)
by CarolinaGirl (Pg.3)</TD><TD bgColor=#e1e4f2>Humble Filter Re-do
by team Cindy (Static and fluid K1) (Pg.5)</TD><TD bgColor=#7e97be>Static & Moving Media Combo Filter for QT
by Ronin-Koi aka Wayne (Pg.5)</TD></TR><TR><TD>http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/5668/p72800034br.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23431)</TD><TD>http://img288.imageshack.us/img288/5924/cimg10033fz.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39452)</TD><TD>http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/2214/18waynediynexusdsc050373fd.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39476)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

<TABLE cellSpacing=2 cellPadding=0 width=700 align=center border=0><TBODY></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE cellSpacing=2 cellPadding=2 width=700 align=center border=0><TBODY><TR bgColor=#5372a6><TD colSpan=3 height=32>* Barrells / Drums / other Filters *</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#7e97be><TD width=247>Vortex Filter (55 Gallon)
by palerider23 (pg.1)</TD><TD width=247 bgColor=#e1e4f2>55 Gal Drum Sand and gravel filter
by Kent Wallace (pg.1)</TD><TD width=247>Dale & Patti's QT - archive by wcstory
by Gene (Pg.2)</TD></TR><TR><TD>http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/3025/55vortex3fn.jpg (http://www.catson4ponds.com/VortexFilter.html)</TD><TD>http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/9030/hun81960x7203bs.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36550)</TD><TD>http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/2302/200503274gg.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16161)</TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#e1e4f2>Wakin pool filter contruction
by Cowiche Ponder (Pg.1)</TD><TD bgColor=#7e97be>Cone for 55gl Vortex
by modan (Pg.5)</TD><TD bgColor=#e1e4f2>Sand Filter Retrofit
by Tim (Pg.5)</TD></TR><TR><TD>http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/4681/114gh18gh.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16250)</TD><TD>http://img70.imageshack.us/img70/1851/img05392od.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36757)</TD><TD>http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/3995/img05067yn.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43524)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

<TABLE cellSpacing=2 cellPadding=2 width=700 align=center border=0><TBODY><TR bgColor=#5372a6><TD colSpan=3 height=32>* Trickle Tower (TT) / Bakki Showers / other Shower Filters *</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#7e97be><TD width=247>Shower Filter
by KoiBoy (pg.1)</TD><TD width=247 bgColor=#e1e4f2>Combo TT & Aerated Moving Bed
by Ryan S. (pg.2)</TD><TD width=247>Trickle Tower/ Protein Skimmer
by L5Vegan (Pg.3)</TD></TR><TR><TD>http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/7393/img164711og.jpg (http://www.koipondfiltration.com/trickle%20tower.htm)</TD><TD>http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/9689/combott10qi.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34175)</TD><TD>http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/254/running0qa3yf.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19198)</TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#e1e4f2>Trickle Tower / Waterfall Wall
by Carloskoi (Pg.2)</TD><TD>5</TD><TD>6</TD></TR><TR><TD>http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/3492/trickletowertopview8xt5pq.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17633)</TD><TD>5a</TD><TD>6a</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<TABLE cellSpacing=2 cellPadding=2 width=700 align=center border=0><TBODY><TR bgColor=#5372a6><TD colSpan=3 height=32>* Bottom Drains / Skimmer / Microscreen *</TD></TR><TR><TD width=247 bgColor=#7e97be>Spindrifter clone (Bottom Drain)
by Harvetthekoi aka Garrett (Pg.2)</TD><TD width=247 bgColor=#e1e4f2>DIY Bottom Drain
by Graham Hawkins (Pg.1)</TD><TD width=247 bgColor=#7e97be>Savio Compact Skimmer Mod.
by Kent Wallace (Pg.2)</TD></TR><TR><TD>http://img313.imageshack.us/img313/1974/spin3xo.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4556)</TD><TD>http://img313.imageshack.us/img313/4058/expandeddrain7wz.jpg (http://www.geocities.com/ghawkins_ca/bottomdrains.html)</TD><TD>http://img313.imageshack.us/img313/8804/sav20qt.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17632)</TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#e1e4f2>DIY. Microscreen
by mekoi (Pg.3)</TD><TD bgColor=#7e97be>VMS (microstrainer) Microscreen
by Ryan S. (Pg.3)</TD><TD>6</TD></TR><TR><TD>http://img375.imageshack.us/img375/1428/108sw.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34377)</TD>
<TD>http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/923/diymicrostrainer1a1fk.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3929)</TD><TD>6a</TD>
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<TABLE cellSpacing=2 cellPadding=2 width=700 align=center border=0><TBODY><TR bgColor=#5372a6><TD colSpan=3 height=32>* Others *</TD></TR><TR><TD width=247 bgColor=#7e97be>portable air supply for transport
by Cindy (Pg.2)</TD><TD width=247 bgColor=#e1e4f2>QT 1000 gal (cast cement pond)
by Charles Pearson (Pg.2)</TD><TD width=247 bgColor=#7e97be>Homemade Bulkhead fittings
by Garden Endeavors</TD></TR><TR><TD>http://img321.imageshack.us/img321/8319/box38dq.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17631)</TD><TD>http://img453.imageshack.us/img453/695/finishedpond5bj.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23735)</TD><TD>http://img460.imageshack.us/img460/913/bulkhead12ie.jpg (http://www.perigee.net/~jrjohns/web19.html)</TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#e1e4f2>Under Water Viewer
by Harveythekoi (Pg.5)</TD><TD bgColor=#7e97be>Fake Rock
by koibie (Pg.5)</TD><TD>6</TD></TR><TR><TD>http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/9137/uwviewer27e5br.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39402)</TD><TD>http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/3880/pond0121qk.jpg (http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4148)</TD><TD>6a</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

palerider23
04-04-2006, 04:05 PM
oO VORTEX FILTER Oo

http://www.catson4ponds.com/VortexFilter.html

aartwmich
04-04-2006, 05:19 PM
Removed inaccurate assumptions driven by impatience :yes:

Pochacco
04-04-2006, 06:20 PM
bump :D:

palerider23
04-04-2006, 08:11 PM
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....
www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35054&page=1&pp=10

palerider23
04-04-2006, 08:14 PM
DIY bottom drain, I really like this one

http://www.geocities.com/ghawkins_ca/bottomdrains.html

palerider23
04-04-2006, 08:16 PM
55 Gal Drum Sand and gravel filter/DIY

http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36550

palerider23
04-04-2006, 08:18 PM
Wakin pool filter contruction

http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16250

palerider23
04-04-2006, 08:20 PM
SHOWER FILTER

http://www.koipondfiltration.com/trickle%20tower.htm

palerider23
04-04-2006, 08:21 PM
I'll stop now, just trying to pass the last hour of work ;)

Koikeeper2you
04-04-2006, 08:31 PM
Great DYI info. :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

fishNpond
04-04-2006, 10:31 PM
This one I found to be practical...DIY Bottom Drain by: HarveytheKoi...Aka: Garrett

http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4556

fishNpond
04-04-2006, 10:41 PM
Here is a whole section from the Koiphen Hall of Fame

http://www.koiphen.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=57

Pochacco
04-05-2006, 01:20 AM
http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34175

Pochacco
04-05-2006, 01:21 AM
http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17631

Pochacco
04-05-2006, 02:28 AM
http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17632

Pochacco
04-05-2006, 02:37 AM
http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17633&page=1&pp=10

Pochacco
04-05-2006, 03:37 AM
http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23735

aartwmich
04-05-2006, 05:11 AM
Oh I see what you're doing now!! An index! Nice.

"B"
04-05-2006, 06:31 AM
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/showthread.php?t=27948&highlight=fiberglassing+vortex...

"B"
04-05-2006, 06:41 AM
Here's a DIY microscreen that's pretty cool!!!

Ryan S. -- Microscreen ---DIY
I used this thread to make mine!!!
http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3929

Here's one more
http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34377&highlight=microscreen

cindy
04-05-2006, 04:00 PM
ABSOLUTELY Allsome job!

CarolinaGirl
04-05-2006, 04:04 PM
How about a static kaldnes chamber (DIY EAzy)?

http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23431&highlight=eazy

Dwight
04-05-2006, 04:17 PM
Great for removing DOCs

http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19198&highlight=foam+fractionator

Koi is the Best
04-05-2006, 04:34 PM
Rubbermaid Stock Tank Bottom Drain
http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7107

Return of the S.I.M.P.L.E. (Easy) thread
http://koiquest.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=748

Stock Tank Waterfall Filter
http://www.koiclay.com/diy/pg1.htm

Jap matting to Kaldness media
http://www.koi-uk.co.uk/jap_matting_to_kaldness_media/jap_matting_to_kaldness_media.htm

Static Kaldnes K1 chamber
http://www.koicymru.co.uk/statick1.htm

Static Kaldnes K1
http://www.koicymru.co.uk/ponduk03stat.htm

"B"
04-05-2006, 05:45 PM
I like this thread!!!!!!!!!!!
:drool: :fiesty: :thumbsup: :clap: :woo:

This is a DIYer's godsend!!!!

"B"

CarolinaGirl
04-06-2006, 09:17 AM
bump


this needs to be stickied at the top of the page so it won't get lost!!

koi kichi
04-06-2006, 09:49 AM
Thank you all for doing this. I love koi, but husband just tolerates. Now I can give him instructions and say, build me this.

koi kichi
04-06-2006, 09:54 AM
The ones with lots of pictures really help, I don't have a clue without pictures. Carolina Girl is right on, this needs to be where it is easy to access.

luke-gr
04-06-2006, 10:18 AM
The mods have done a good job getting threads into the archive this year. :cool:

Noahsnana
04-06-2006, 10:29 AM
Great idea... will make a great DIY archive

palerider23
04-06-2006, 03:45 PM
oOBumpOo
Needs to be a sticky!

"B"
04-06-2006, 07:36 PM
sticky it!!!!!!!!!!!!! :splease:

weaselman
04-06-2006, 07:40 PM
what a great thread!!!!Just in time for my DIY projects this spring and summer

Leekinneykoi
04-06-2006, 08:17 PM
sticky it!!!!!!!!!!!!! :splease:
I have asked the Moderators to check it out for that purpose.:yes:


Pochacco welcome to Koiphen:yes: an Awesome job on this thread. :bow: :bow:

:attaboy: :attaboy: :cool: :cool:

Pochacco
04-07-2006, 12:55 AM
Bump.. :D:

mpageler
04-07-2006, 08:55 AM
Is it my imagination or were some of the previously listed items such as Aerated BD, Stocktank BD, Stocktank Waterfall, etc., lost when this thread was made sticky?

Pochacco
04-07-2006, 10:39 AM
no... it was there... im sorting them as we speak... i had to sleep lastnight.. i was tired... sorry... take a bit putting re-ording them, will be back on before you know it :yes:

fixed :D:

Pochacco
04-07-2006, 12:32 PM
.: Bounce : cool: :.

Pochacco
04-10-2006, 02:55 PM
Homemade Bulkhead fittings
by Garden Endeavors

http://www.perigee.net/~jrjohns/web19.html

Pochacco
04-10-2006, 03:17 PM
World Famous SKIPPY Filter
by Skippy

http://www.skippysstuff.com/biofiltr.htm


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luke-gr
04-24-2006, 09:51 AM
Edit: Bad link fixed

CarolinaGirl
04-25-2006, 10:01 PM
Add this one please. It works and I am delighted with it!! thanks!

http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39452

Harveythekoi
05-06-2006, 10:54 AM
http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39402

cindy
05-09-2006, 10:30 AM
Do you have a diy retro fit bottom drain?

Billy
05-09-2006, 11:00 AM
How about some fake rock
http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4148&highlight=bolders

dcny
05-09-2006, 01:40 PM
Don't forget Wayne's (Ronin-Koi) reverse Nexus/Eazy - http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=39476

Pochacco
05-21-2006, 12:20 AM
Cone for 55gl Vortex by modan
http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36757

Pochacco
06-15-2006, 12:52 PM
Sand Filter Retrofit by Tim

http://www.koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43524

cindy
07-07-2006, 05:22 PM
bump

luke-gr
02-05-2007, 12:42 PM
Low head bead filter by Luke

Similar to next filter but lower flow and using 55 gallon drum as body http://koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49375

luke-gr
02-05-2007, 12:44 PM
Low head bead filter by Birdman. Similar to above but stronger container and higher flow. http://koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49304

luke-gr
02-05-2007, 12:46 PM
Another low head bead filter from the guy who started it all, Harveythekoi (Garrett) http://koiphen.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49430