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PostSubject: New pond #2   Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:18 pm

I love my new pond and happy with everything. bounce
I took a few days ago. The water is much clearer now and foam is dissapearing.




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PostSubject: looking good   Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:52 pm

Nice pond & atmosphere. Looks so tranquil, luv the garden too!
Sure you are going to enjoy it!!

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PostSubject: Re: New pond #2   Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:54 pm

Very nice Stumble, gladding looks good.
Foam will be sorted quickly
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PostSubject: Re: New pond #2   Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:16 pm

Thanks for the comments! Smile

I've been having problems with the bubble bead filter leaking around the lid. The whole filter was replaced with a new one and that one is leaking the same.
So now we wait for filter #3.
This is so frustrating, and they not cheap etiher...
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PostSubject: Re: New pond #2   Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:27 pm

Is that those retro-fitted sand filters? or proper bead filters? I warned someone on the forum against those retro fitted once.
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PostSubject: Re: New pond #2   Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:36 am

Its the bead filter from Zap.
Apparently they had problems with the housing on a few, the lid didn't fit flush, and have now rectified the problem. So just waiting for a new one.

What is the retro fitted one??
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PostSubject: Re: New pond #2   Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:53 am

There are dealers who are selling sand filters that they have changed into beadfilters.
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PostSubject: Sandfilter   Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:01 pm

Gents I have a sandfilter that I want to replace. DIt is always clogged
Do I:
A remove completely
B use finer gravel and hope it works better
C Modify to bead filter etc

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PostSubject: Re: New pond #2   Fri Mar 05, 2010 8:22 pm

Quinton what sand filter do you have and what size gravel inside? If you can afford it a multi cyclone will help to keep the maintenace down.
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PostSubject: Re: New pond #2   Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:33 am

QJones wrote:
B use finer gravel and hope it works better

Finer gravel will make it clog up much more.

I have replaced all my sandfilters with normal builders gravel. 12 mm. It don't clogg up as much, it is cheap, you get more biological filtration (but less mechanical filtration) and better flow rates due to less resistance.

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PostSubject: Re: New pond #2   Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:03 am

Hi Quinton


A lot has been said about sandfilters and their maintanance recently. I have done some mods and can tell you that once you use air (or have a tool), to clean your sandfilter they are a pleasure and work very well.

Regular backwashing with air will reduce the presure loss considderably and it is then rather negligable. you should not rely on your sandfilter as a bio filter it is realy a better mechanical filter. (I fitted a 50Lt Ultrazap to do the bio work). Normal backwhashing does not clean koi muck from a sandfilter.(that feature only works for dust from swimming pools)

Cleaning intervals is realy dependent on your particular situation

The best sand I have found is the sand supplied by speck pumps, it is made specially for koi sand filters.
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PostSubject: Re: New pond #2   Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:51 pm

Stumble i forgot to say that i like your pond. Is their a more closeup view of it?

Are the fish in yet?
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