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    Diy shower

    Just finished my shower for the pond to replace the smaller one i have.

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    Its 27ins long 14ins wide and 12ins high overall 3ft high.

    Very easy to make the hardest part was finding the food grade crate,couldnt find stackable ones.
    They are supported by 10mm s/s threaded bar from Tool station threaded through some hose pipe to protect it more.
    Then the base was cut out leaving two strenghtening bars to support the sides,basically cut out three squares and the bars are over the s/s bar with hose pipe.
    Next part fit the square grid and spray bar.
    I have done a practise run and seems ok maybe get it all fired up tomorrow.
    Cost about £50 overall.
    What do you think guys,i can take a knock.


    John

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    For £50 thatís pukka I reckon.
    Not sure about how the swept tee might affect your spray bar performance but thatís easily messed around with I expect?
    Should get a fair bit of media in there too Diy shower


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    spot on great job

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    Should have said 80ltr each box.
    Thanks Phil [ kois-r-us ] your square media grid was spot on better than the diagonal ones.

    Not too sure how the spray bar will do but its not glued in so can be modified if needed.
    John

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    NIce work John, I'm thinking about something like that for the Nitrates on my QT and main pond.

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    looks good that mate,and frim,what qt haha,andi

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    if not put the tee on one corner so the water goes round rather than trying to split it

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    That is a good plan Phil put the T in one corner,remember that one.

    Frim that is the plan to put the small shower in the q/t and use this one on the pond,i was thinking of moving the media from the pond one to the q/t shower in the winter as i will be growing on koi from the pond.
    John

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    Looks spot on to me made mine with a wheelie bin it seams to work . Good job

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    Quote Originally Posted by andikoi View Post
    looks good that mate,and frim,what qt haha,andi
    I knew I should have said when I build the QT and not on my QT, Andi LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carlo boni View Post
    Looks spot on to me made mine with a wheelie bin it seams to work . Good job
    Well as long as it works for you that's all that matters.

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    You ordered that tank yet Frim?
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    You ordered that tank yet Frim?
    I'm nearly there John just waiting on a couple of answers from a couple of suppliers and hopefully will get it ordered over the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andikoi View Post
    looks good that mate,and frim,what qt haha,andi
    haha brill

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    You ordered that tank yet Frim?
    only just spotted this john. that look s spot on mate. where did you get the crates from.

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    Got them from a local shop called "Charlies " they sell all sorts horsey stuff,bird food diy etc.

    Been looking for ages and they are the best i could find,very strong and arnt brittle and 80 ltrs each so a good size Fred.
    John

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    Hi John, This looks brilliant, I'm intrigued to ask if there is a correlation between the size of a shower to a pond or is it the fact the water is getting filtered. whatever size of pond you have. Also could I ask if you are putting all the same media in each level or different ones ?

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    Cheers john
    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Got them from a local shop called "Charlies " they sell all sorts horsey stuff,bird food diy etc.

    Been looking for ages and they are the best i could find,very strong and arnt brittle and 80 ltrs each so a good size Fred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingofdiamonds View Post
    Hi John, This looks brilliant, I'm intrigued to ask if there is a correlation between the size of a shower to a pond or is it the fact the water is getting filtered. whatever size of pond you have. Also could I ask if you are putting all the same media in each level or different ones ?
    Hi Kingofdiamonds, dont really know the answer to that one but i am led to believe the bigger the better,but saying that i have been told not to cram it full of media but just a soft layer and the best is bacteria House which is very expensive.

    I am useing Alfagrog wich is quite porous and these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5Pcs-Bio-...item2f19e78a1c
    but the large size in the top shelf.
    All the Japanese are useing the showers now so there must be some good in it.
    John

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