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    Thread: Carloskoi - Trickle Tower / Waterfall Wall

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      Carloskoi - Trickle Tower / Waterfall Wall

      I wanted to build a trickle tower with the crate idea but my wife wasn't too happy about that.

      so i came up with an idea to hide the crates behind a waterfall wall.

      we started to build it today.

      let me decribe my filtration system i have now.

      gravity fed bottom drains to a vortex, then gravity to chamber with Matala mats. from there pumped through two large bead filters with two pumps and back to pond.

      one other bead filter on separate pump goes to the round tank on back corner of pond which has water trickle over and gravity back to the pond.

      over the settling chamber are two 50 gallon drums with small red lava rock fed by a sump pump. although these have only been online for a few weeks they are starting to slow down and clog some. the lava rock and trickle tower Matala media will be used in the crates.

      i will hook the two bead filters up in series to free up a pump to use for the new TT. this pump can draw from the bottom drains through the vortex, bypass the vortex, draw from the Savio skimmer or all three at the same time.

      i will be using about 70 crates with Matala mats and red lava rock in them with >7,000 gph over them. they will be five high and fifteen long.

      where is the best place to pull this water from?

      any comments or ideas are welcome.

      Carl
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      vortex and settling chamber

      the vortex and matala chamber, with the lava rock that is going away
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      today's work

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      got some more done

      got some wall up.
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      taking a break

      it's not just a koi pond. daughter and friends. the fish went to the 9 foot end while the kids were in the pond/pool.
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      for Cindy

      to continue in my original thread.

      it took 5 weeks to quit foaming so much and the water to clear.
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