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    Thread: Bakki Shower Filter Minimum Flow Rate Question

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      Bakki Shower Filter Minimum Flow Rate Question

      I've seen a lot of DIY waterfall filters and I have a pretty good idea on the basics, but my question is specifically about the flow rate. I have a small pond/yard and plan to use 17 Gal. Tough Storage Bin by HDX. My questions are with these reduced sizes:

      1) Can I use 1" PVC pipe (I plan to set it up in a loop circuit and not a straight line, if that matters)?
      2) What is the minimum amount of flow required for the process to work?

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      I am not the expert as far as in this area. but I had done mine with try and errors.

      Depends on what you want to do.

      1) You can use either PVC or flexible line. I am not sure about 1" though, because if your incoming flows from the pond is 1" then the returns should be 2". (or something like that) To my understanding. The experts will probably chime in any moments.

      2) Not sure on that one, I will leave that to the expert to answer.
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      I meant a Bakki style shower filter... Is there a way to update the subject line for this post? Reading it now I understand it looks like I'm asking about a completely different filter setup

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      Quote Originally Posted by TJeep View Post
      I meant a Bakki style shower filter... Is there a way to update the subject line for this post? Reading it now I understand it looks like I'm asking about a completely different filter setup
      A moderator would need to change it... what would you like it to say?
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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      A moderator would need to change it... what would you like it to say?
      Update: "Waterfall Filter Minimum Flow Rate Question"
      To: "Bakki Shower Filter Minimum Flow Rate Question"

      Thank you!

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      Ideal shower flow is about 2,000 GPH per 1 sq ft of surface area (not cubic ft of media)
      Some ideas to consider
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      A shower filter is a wet/dry filter , and the media is not submerged under water , but rather kept moist from the water flowing through it .
      Water flows from the top of the shower filter , usually through a spray bar, and then gravity flows out of the bottom of the shower .
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      Because the water flows out from the bottom of the shower filter by gravity , the shower container , or the lowest container in a multi stacked shower filter , must be above the point at which the shower outlet returns to the pond .
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      Quote Originally Posted by catfish whiskers View Post
      Ideal shower flow is about 2,000 GPH per 1 sq ft of surface area (not cubic ft of media)
      Some ideas to consider
      Is there a standard calculation I can use to calculate cubit ft of media (Lava rock or pumice) into total surface area?

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      Quote Originally Posted by TJeep View Post
      Is there a standard calculation I can use to calculate cubit ft of media (Lava rock or pumice) into total surface area?
      Itís only surface area at the top of the shower .
      Both of the tanks below have the same surface area .
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      And I don’t recommend lava rock . Because it is too small and packs too tight (not enough space between the rocks ) , it will clog up and overflow , draining Your pond .
      It ends up acting like a down flow gravel filter , not a shower filter.

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