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    Finally starting again please help?

    Hello everyone,
    2 years ago I was starting a pond in my house then my wife got pregnant so having a child and a pond build wasnít going to happen,

    now my dads moved house he wants a new pond, got him to get a 12ftx8ft wooden raised pond,
    now I have all the gear from my build eg bottom drains air lines bead filter uv etc
    but I canít remember what order they go in,

    i cant even find any instructions on how to pipe up the bead filer,
    now im a plumber by traded so I know itís not hard to work out,
    just wondering if someone could be the best way to do out,

    little about the pond, itís got a air rated bottom drain, then into the filter house where everything will be,
    there will be a skimmer and I will be adding a sieve to the mix to,

    so so do I put sikimmer and bottom drain into the sieve
    then
    pump
    bead filter
    uv and back to the pond?

    i know itís long winded but thatís for your help,
    also I was a member of Liverpool koi club which I will be restarting



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    Extreme Koi Member Rank = Adult Champion pip895's Avatar
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    Sounds right 4" gravity feed into the sieve each line valved so that you can flush them out individually or balance the flow. Ultra sieve IIIs come with two 4" inputs I believe then pump then bead.
    It is best to have a bypas fitted to the bead which bypasses the multivalve when in filtration mode. This allows more economic Eco pumps to be used. Many people are also using variable speed pumps which allow you to fine tune the system and turn the flow rate down in winter allowing more savings.
    Last edited by pip895; 07-11-2018 at 10:46 PM.
    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 the ultra sieve 3 has 2 x 4 inch inlets

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    Extreme Koi Member Rank = Adult Champion pip895's Avatar
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    Just to attempt to answer another part of your question re the bead plumbing - this might help particularly if you have a bypass on your bead.
    bead scematic.jpg
    The NR Valve is relatively important to protect the Sieve from flooding if the pump turns off and you are returning the water through under water returns.
    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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