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      I've read that 1k to 2k gph per cubic ft of media works well.

      Personally I'm not convinced you can have too little or too much, as long as your
      shower can return the water effectively back to the pond. I've never seen a post
      saying they're flowing too much water through their shower and it's not working.



      Here's a old thread that might be of interest:

      https://www.koiphen.com/forums/showt...amp-Flow-rates
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      And just as a technicality... a "Bakki" shower uses Bakki media, so anything else
      is a just shower filter. I don't mean to somehow lessen it, but Bakki is a specific type of
      media. So I believe a "shower filter" is the correct term for one with other generic
      media that isn't Bakki. Just fwiw...

      https://www.grandkoi.com/momotaro-bacteria-media/
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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      I've read that 1k to 2k gph per cubic ft of media works well.

      Personally I'm not convinced you can have too little or too much, as long as your
      shower can return the water effectively back to the pond. I've never seen a post
      saying they're flowing too much water through their shower and it's not working.



      Here's a old thread that might be of interest:

      https://www.koiphen.com/forums/showt...amp-Flow-rates
      Gotta love this shower filter.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Nguyen365 View Post
      Gotta love this shower filter.
      Thank you! The shower has performed well- no issues withwater quality, uv hasn'tbeen on in six years, maintenance free.... so I'm happy with it. In the pic above it was a remodle where I now have all my water returning over the shower.

      I used extra liner scraps and closed in the shower to reduce noise, as well as better visually. The plants take over, but will kinda die off in winter, and then come back again.

      Not the best pic, but here's how it looks...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Appliance Guy View Post
      Thank you! The shower has performed well- no issues withwater quality, uv hasn'tbeen on in six years, maintenance free.... so I'm happy with it. In the pic above it was a remodle where I now have all my water returning over the shower.

      I used extra liner scraps and closed in the shower to reduce noise, as well as better visually. The plants take over, but will kinda die off in winter, and then come back again.

      Not the best pic, but here's how it looks...

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      Wow it's now all covered up with plants!!
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      It has officially started. I decided to go with the commander heavy duty 17 gallon lowes totes. Much stronger than the 27 commander tote.

      I was going to do 3 stacks of totes but I think two stack of 3 tiers good enough. I'll have to go back to home depo or lowes to get some wood to build support for the totes.
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      Some supplies from home depo with my little brother for shower and xmas lights
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      Humm. 2 stacks of 3 totes, 4 stacks of 2 totes or 4 stacks of 3 totes?

      Japanese matt on top tote or totes, and bottom most tote will be feather rock

      Total cost so far 12 17 gallons heavy duty totes $120
      1- 12 ' 4x4 -$12.
      1- 8 ' 4x4 - $8

      Total cost so far $140. Might be over budget guys.. still need 4 totes worth of feather rock and 8 totes worth of Japanese matt.. ??
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      Go big or go home right? I might have to plug in my jebao 9500gph pump to feed this monster mid water pickup shower filter

      https://youtu.be/5jNFtX5nsSo
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      Super filtration and bio! Exciting to see how it turns out!


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      Quote Originally Posted by koiffee View Post
      Super filtration and bio! Exciting to see how it turns out!


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      Experimenting. That's a total of 28 cubic feet of space for bio from the shower filter. I'm trying to see if Incan push my 5 konishi karashigoi to grow faster than my tosai chagoi.
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      Lookin' good! I love watching your ideas develop. You may just end up with the best filtered small pond on the planet before you're done.

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      Quote Originally Posted by pickerel View Post
      Lookin' good! I love watching your ideas develop. You may just end up with the best filtered small pond on the planet before you're done.
      thanks pickerel. How are you koi doing these days sir?
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      Tony has 3 months to complete the filtration
      Lucky you
      Your filtration remind me Xmas is coming
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      Xmas tree is always up in our formal living room year round. I never take it down.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Nguyen365 View Post
      thanks pickerel. How are you koi doing these days sir?
      My fish are doing fine thanks. Water looks good and they are just chillin at the bottom. Water temps have been 48 to 52.

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      1 tote drilled, 11 more to go. Hope these holes ate big enough not to clogg but small enough to distribution water evenly to the whole tote
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      Those holes look pretty small... maybe they're bigger than they look. I found that if you get
      good distribution on the top, the falling water need nothing to fall evenly further down. Just as a
      comparison, these are ~3/8" in my shower containers.



      I think smaller holes further apart might diminish the even use of all the media.
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      All the pipping are in. The holes are re drilled all holes with 1/4"

      Power drill was out of juice so its recharging then it's time to drill the bottoms
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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      Those holes look pretty small... maybe they're bigger than they look. I found that if you get
      good distribution on the top, the falling water need nothing to fall evenly further down. Just as a
      comparison, these are ~3/8" in my shower containers.



      I think smaller holes further apart might diminish the even use of all the media.
      There are apot of holes onn your stakpak. How many gph are you pushing through it?
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