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    Filtration

    Hello all, I've got a question I'm not really that experienced when it comes to the best filter for money out there so I would like to get people's opinion, what's does everyone think of a kockney fibreglass filter?

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    The Kockney filters are a "good" filter but to be honest, they are a little dated on design and allot would complain they take too long to clean.
    You will get most people say go for a drum filter as it has become a very fashionable filtration system due to the quality of mechanical filtration and ease of maintenance.

    Realistically though, what size and specification of pond are you going for? And what sort of budget do you have in mind for the filtration aspect?

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    Nexus or a bead filter are quick and easy to clean
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    Quote Originally Posted by NuneatonKoiAron View Post
    The Kockney filters are a "good" filter but to be honest, they are a little dated on design and allot would complain they take too long to clean.
    You will get most people say go for a drum filter as it has become a very fashionable filtration system due to the quality of mechanical filtration and ease of maintenance.

    Realistically though, what size and specification of pond are you going for? And what sort of budget do you have in mind for the filtration aspect?
    Pond will be around 1500l nothing too big and just your normal garden pond, realistically i have about 200-300 for a filter I'll have a bottom drain with the external pump

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    Never had one myself, but with that budget I'd say a second hand Easypod would easily keep a small pond like that crystal clear all year round.

    If you get into the hobby you will want to extend in the future. If that's a possibility you might need to increase budget for a used Nexus 200 / 210 / 220 to save buying twice. That said, you'd probably get close to your money back on a used Easypod if you extended anyway.

    I'd suggest not keeping Koi in 1500 litres and to go for goldfish or shubunkins etc, otherwise they'll grow and you'll have no choice but to sell them on or extend the pond in order to avoid water quality issues.

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    Hi Hugo

    just a a quick question are you thinking of keeping koi in there? Just speaking from experience watching my dads garden pond progress. He started with a small 'frog pond' then a year later this evolved into a small goldfish pond then..... koi came into the fold. After a range of 3-4 years dads pond has evolved into a beautiful koi pond approximately 3000 gallons with good filtration. I'm going to start my own build soon 4000 gallons, as I know I'd want to expand moving forward. I have gone for the kockney koi 20000 and an easy pod to filter that and if bio filtration isn't sufficient I'll buy a baking shower.

    Addictive stuff this pond malarkey best of luck

    Dom

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Never had one myself, but with that budget I'd say a second hand Easypod would easily keep a small pond like that crystal clear all year round.

    If you get into the hobby you will want to extend in the future. If that's a possibility you might need to increase budget for a used Nexus 200 / 210 / 220 to save buying twice. That said, you'd probably get close to your money back on a used Easypod if you extended anyway.

    I'd suggest not keeping Koi in 1500 litres and to go for goldfish or shubunkins etc, otherwise they'll grow and you'll have no choice but to sell them on or extend the pond in order to avoid water quality issues.
    I got the dimensions wrong, newbie mistake, right so it will be a 3000l pond at least that's my plan, I haven't been doing this for too long only roughly 8/9 months, the previous house that I I was in already had a pond in there with goldfish and better halfs dad keeps koi himself and got me into it, but the thing is as much as I think I know everything I don't really know much, hence why I've come here and am asking these question from you guys as I can tell you got experience behind you.

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    second hand eazy pod?

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    Exactly the reason I joined this forum. The knowledge and guidance that I received here has helped me to ensure when I build mine I do it right first time. Easy pod are good for mechanical but not amazing for biological filtration. A baking shower is great for bio and can be ran straight after your eazypod. I bought a second hand easy pod from Chris from here keep your eyes open .

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    If your budget can't stretch to a drum then a few people on here have gone for something like Eazy Pod for a prefilter then 2 blue barrels full of K1 or similar. There's a thread on here with the plans for making the DIY barrel filters and if made right you can add more barrels as required. One barrel is a moving bed filter and the other is a static bed filter and can be built as a stand alone set up with out an Eazy Pod in front of them.

    Have a look at this thread as it shows how to build the 2 blue barrel filters -

    Filtration DIY or Easypod

    There is another thread which I think is called something like - anti pod - which is worth a look too if you can find it. There may even be a link to it on the thread I put the link to?

    Trace is trying to get the plans drawn up by someone with autocad so she can post them on here free for members to use but I know she got messed around by the first person that drew them up and it all turned a bit nasty so she was looking for someone else. Not sure if she has got any further with getting the drawings sorted yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugo View Post
    I got the dimensions wrong, newbie mistake, right so it will be a 3000l pond at least that's my plan,

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    An Easypod being rated for up to 10,000 litres should still be adequate for 3000 litres on its own. (Usually 1/3 of the manufacturers claim is about right in reality).

    If looking specifically for Koi you could probably get away with 5 small Koi in that size as you'd be surprised how much waste they produce as they grow. Based on my experience, I have 7000 litres and gradually increased to 10 small Koi over the course of last year. They have become 10 bigger Koi and I'm currently extending the pond to 12000 litres to cope.

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    Just need to watch the feeding as on its own an Eazy Pod can only handle 120 or 125 grams of food a day due to the volume of K1 only being a maximum of 30 litres or 18 litres if it's micro or mini? K1.

 

 

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