• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cocky
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Depressed
  • Down
  • Drunk
  • Embarrased
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Godly
  • Happy
  • Hateful
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Meh
  • Piratey
  • Poorly
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • Tired
  • Page 28 of 28 FirstFirst ... 1825262728
    Results 541 to 552 of 552

    Thread: Waterfall photos PLEASE

    1. #541
      ginandtonic is offline Junior Member
      is in the pond planning phase
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      May 2021
      Location
      Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
      Posts
      29
      One key piece of information that would be great for this thread is how many GPH each waterfall is flowing! I'm mid-pond-planning and I'm currently considering 2500gph-ish and would love to know what that looks like!

    2. #542
      icu2's Avatar
      icu2 is online now Administrator ~ WWKC Treasurer
      is playing on Koiphen
       
      Feeling:
      Friendly
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2007
      Location
      Poulsbo, WA
      Posts
      32,586
      A good rule of thumb to start with is min. 100 gph per inch of width at the waterfall. Variables are how high over pond level is the waterfall,
      as the higher it is the more water it takes to prevent the water from braking up into droplets and giving it more of a dripping noise...
      unless that's the effect you're after; and what effect you envision for your stream and waterfall... i.e., a small trickle of flow, or a ranging
      torrent!
      Waterfalls are often hard to estimate the actual flow because you may start with a 2500 gph pump but due to head including pipe length,
      size, height, etc., it might only be actually flowing 1500 gph. It's hard to know without measuring it.
      --Steve

    3. #543
      ginandtonic is offline Junior Member
      is in the pond planning phase
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      May 2021
      Location
      Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
      Posts
      29
      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      A good rule of thumb to start with is min. 100 gph per inch of width at the waterfall. Variables are how high over pond level is the waterfall,
      as the higher it is the more water it takes to prevent the water from braking up into droplets and giving it more of a dripping noise...
      unless that's the effect you're after; and what effect you envision for your stream and waterfall... i.e., a small trickle of flow, or a ranging
      torrent!
      Waterfalls are often hard to estimate the actual flow because you may start with a 2500 gph pump but due to head including pipe length,
      size, height, etc., it might only be actually flowing 1500 gph. It's hard to know without measuring it.
      Ya I’ve seen that number elsewhere as well, but it’s still just a number! �� it would be handy if each waterfall pic had the approximate GPH going over it

    4. #544
      icu2's Avatar
      icu2 is online now Administrator ~ WWKC Treasurer
      is playing on Koiphen
       
      Feeling:
      Friendly
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2007
      Location
      Poulsbo, WA
      Posts
      32,586
      I love challenges.
      Okay, this is a real guess. Waterfall looks kind of anemic because it's still cold out here so only 1 s/g filter
      running... but rocks are about 26" across for reference. The flow is from a skimmer to an Evolution ES3500
      so flow is est. at 3500 gph @ 5ft. of head. Mine goes through a UV, about 20' of 2" pipe to the s/g filter and
      is lifted about 10' above pond level. Video of out put of the s/g filter at the head of the stream:



      Waterfall (sorry, too much coffee this morning )...



      I'm guessing I captured about 2/3 of the flow over one of the rocks and with that figured in it worked out
      to about 1800 gph.
      (5 gal / ~10 sec = .2 gal per sec. x60 = 30 gal per min. x 60 min. = 1800 gph)

      Here's a picture with the 2nd s/g filter running and I'd guess it's around 4000 gph:

      Name:  pond2.jpg
Views: 121
Size:  97.0 KB

      Hope that helps!
      --Steve

    5. #545
      ginandtonic is offline Junior Member
      is in the pond planning phase
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      May 2021
      Location
      Ontario, Canada (Zone 5a)
      Posts
      29
      Haha awesome, Steve. Helpful as usual.

      That’s really encouraging. Without being familiar with a lot of waterfalls and their specs, it’s tricky to imagine! 2,000gph sounds like SO much water, but, it’s quite calm! Thanks for sharing. Makes me think I’ll aim for 3k gph flow and if I want to turn it down add in a valve to adjust.

    6. #546
      stephen's Avatar
      stephen is online now Koiphen Member
      WWKC Lifetime Charter Diamond Member #2
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2004
      Location
      Koiphenville
      Posts
      34,027
      I have posted this before but just now took this picture. This one probably flows in excess of 50,000 gph. 2 pumps - the pic with 493 gpm was the same pump on a different pond with a little less head.
      Attached Images Attached Images   

    7. #547
      EmeraldDragon's Avatar
      EmeraldDragon is online now Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      Depressed
       
      Join Date
      Mar 2021
      Location
      Walnut, California
      Posts
      724

      Moon Waterfall

      Updates on my DIY (no cost, well maybe a few buck for that little black plastic thing that she brought) Waterfall Feature. Well that is what my DW called it now! Moon Waterfall. We found and old broken pot with some rocks around the house and use it to updates our waterfall.

      Name:  BlueMoonWaterfall.jpg
Views: 73
Size:  255.1 KB

      -=[Sunny]=-

      I have served, I have fought to defends the rights and freedom for all Americans. I am a proud Retired Veteran!

      Zen's Pond and Garden - The Zen Zone that keeps our sanity alive every day!


    8. #548
      TuanP is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Nov 2004
      Location
      Camas, WA
      Posts
      212
      Not waterfall but, a different idea.


    9. #549
      EmeraldDragon's Avatar
      EmeraldDragon is online now Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      Depressed
       
      Join Date
      Mar 2021
      Location
      Walnut, California
      Posts
      724
      Quote Originally Posted by TuanP View Post
      Not waterfall but, a different idea.

      Still considered as a waterfall TuanP. Just a different style.
      -=[Sunny]=-

      I have served, I have fought to defends the rights and freedom for all Americans. I am a proud Retired Veteran!

      Zen's Pond and Garden - The Zen Zone that keeps our sanity alive every day!


    10. #550
      HoschtonSawyer is online now Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Dec 2009
      Location
      Georgia
      Posts
      50
      Name:  fall.jpg
Views: 30
Size:  335.8 KBNine years on, still have all the fish, nine koi, 16 goldfish,...........a few more ferns. Original pictures on page 24 of this thread.

      Attachment 609408

      Nine years and I still don't know how to rotate the picture
      Last edited by Noahsnana; 1 Week Ago at 01:23 PM. Reason: fixed photo

    11. #551
      Noahsnana's Avatar
      Noahsnana is online now Koiphen Admin - WWKC
      is Lifetime WWKC
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Aug 2004
      Location
      So. MD
      Posts
      51,079
      Quote Originally Posted by EmeraldDragon View Post
      Updates on my DIY (no cost, well maybe a few buck for that little black plastic thing that she brought) Waterfall Feature. Well that is what my DW called it now! Moon Waterfall. We found and old broken pot with some rocks around the house and use it to updates our waterfall.

      Name:  BlueMoonWaterfall.jpg
Views: 73
Size:  255.1 KB

      Trickle Tower?
      The will of God will not take you where the grace of God cannot keep you. .....
      "I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle." -Winston Churchill Zone 7a
      I believe it can happen... Koi World Peace
      "The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." - Margaret Thatcher

    12. #552
      EmeraldDragon's Avatar
      EmeraldDragon is online now Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      Depressed
       
      Join Date
      Mar 2021
      Location
      Walnut, California
      Posts
      724
      Quote Originally Posted by Noahsnana View Post
      Trickle Tower?
      I guess you could call it that. Well, I ended up having to break it down and changed it up. due to circumstances. But it looks nice while it lasted.
      -=[Sunny]=-

      I have served, I have fought to defends the rights and freedom for all Americans. I am a proud Retired Veteran!

      Zen's Pond and Garden - The Zen Zone that keeps our sanity alive every day!


    Page 28 of 28 FirstFirst ... 1825262728

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •