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    Will this work?

    Hi all,
    I've noticed this year that the flow hasn't been great in my pond, lots of waste not moving to bottom drain, so ended up putting an extra pump in the summer for flow \ movement which seemed to do the job.
    So the setup up at present is bottom drain to midi sieve, only one inlet and outlet, to k1 bead filter over a ps1 shower. If I retro fitted a skimmer with collecting basket could i run this straight over the shower and then put the bead back through as an underwater return. Space is tight as everything is housed in a 4x6 shed.
    Many thanks jase



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    I dont see why it wouldn't work in your current setup you are expecting a lot of your pump going from sieve to bead to shower. Removing the shower will improve the flow through the sieve and bead. The down side is a bit more muck goin over the shower.

    What size is your pond? What pumps do you currently have running and have you ever tried to measure the actual flow you are getting?
    6000g unheated in ground koi pond
    +3000g lily/Anoxic pond attached
    28 koi (40 to 65cm)
    Bottom drain & Skimmer to Drum
    JBR boichamber->Blue eco 500 pump ->below surface return.
    Blue Eco 240 -> Large MB -> Waterfall -> Planted Anoxic pond (25 baskets)

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    hi Pip,
    Pond is 1275 gallons, have a pondXpert 30000l running at 75% 215 watts. I run it 100% 398w for purging the bd. Which seems to do the job.
    Never measured the flow.

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    The pondexpert is an eco pump so will loose flow quite quicky when you up the back pressure. I had one doing similar work to yours - sieve to bead then up to a large multibay nearly 2m up and quite a distance away. I estimate it wasn't pushing much over 10000ltrs. Is your bead bypassed?
    6000g unheated in ground koi pond
    +3000g lily/Anoxic pond attached
    28 koi (40 to 65cm)
    Bottom drain & Skimmer to Drum
    JBR boichamber->Blue eco 500 pump ->below surface return.
    Blue Eco 240 -> Large MB -> Waterfall -> Planted Anoxic pond (25 baskets)

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    yes has the bypass fitted.
    Forgive pic in process of winterizing it all

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    Doesn't look like you would have room to fit an ultra sieve III - that would be another solution (with two pumps of the sieve). So I think your idea of the separate feed to run the shower would probably be your best option - or pop in an easy drum
    6000g unheated in ground koi pond
    +3000g lily/Anoxic pond attached
    28 koi (40 to 65cm)
    Bottom drain & Skimmer to Drum
    JBR boichamber->Blue eco 500 pump ->below surface return.
    Blue Eco 240 -> Large MB -> Waterfall -> Planted Anoxic pond (25 baskets)

 

 

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