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post #61 of 68 (permalink) Old 12-27-2013, 11:55 PM
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I wish I could afford a rotary drum. Those are awesome.

I have 2 Cetus Sieves on my 11,000 gallon pond. They work ok but I have to worry about the 4' deep filter pit flooding every time it rains, if the power goes out. I'm thinking about swapping them out for 2 Zakki Sieves since they are pressurized and can be above pond level.

Your pond is awesome!
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post #62 of 68 (permalink) Old 04-14-2014, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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filter re-do is back in action











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When you do a project you do it the right way. I love all the thought you put into your systems.

What kind of media do you use in the bio filter?
Is it a fluidized bed filter?

I have heard of a few people using the k1 filter media for media in koi ponds but don't know of anyone personally. I don't have a pond set up for the purpose of keeping koi but more of a water garden with koi in it and I let the plants do most of the filtering for me. My koi are happy and healthy but not what I would consider show quality. With that being said my koi will never reach the size and girth of koi in a proper koi pond like yours. Keep updating this thread as I would love to see the growth of your fish.

P.S. When is that tank of yours going to get water in it.

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70hr work weeks have been getting in the way from getting anything done.

It will be fluidized K1 or K3 media.

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My 4" knife gate valve (not cheap) got in on Friday letting me make some more progress here. Getting close now.

If my thinking is correct on this setup I should be running about 12" of head pressure on my "gravity feed" back to the pond which should greatly increase it's max capable flow rate





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Well that was a pain in the neck, but it's in and buried. Start testing it this weekend, if no leaks I'll finish back filling everything.








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Wow this is nuts! Over 3 years in the making. Looking forward to the build!
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So I changed over the bio chamber overflow to a true herbie split stand pipe system. It is now up and running. 60 micron filtration. drum filter is cleaning itself about every 5-10 seconds the water is so mucky.



















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