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    Miltibay

    Hi everyone I have had my pond for about 3 years now I ran it with a diy gravity fed filter built with a vortex and compartments with block rendered and sealed it's performed great but it's a nightmare to clean with only one drain
    I have noticed lately the water quality is deteriorating fast ie green from about a foot down I have 4 goldfish about 6 inches and 4 koi about the same which have only been in about 6 months
    The pond is 2600 gallons with a waterfall
    I have just bought a klk 12000v multibay filter which is all I am allowed to spend at the moment I intend to change the filter to brushes in the vortex and the 3 bays jap matting
    My problem is I have a submersible pump which I don't really want to change
    Is it possible to add a barrel or container after the multibay just to accommodate the pump with a bit of extra filtration on top or do i have to place it in the last chamber of the multibay the exit if the multibay is only 1and a half inches
    Thank you for your help

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    yeah no reason you cant do that, as long as you have big enough pipe work to get sufficient flow.

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    You would need to upgrade the pipework - no way would you be able to pull enough through a 1.5" pipe. Are you sure your pump isn't dry mountable - many are - most of the superfish ones for instance.

    Either keep it in the last bay or get one you can dry mount if you don't want to take a hole saw to your filter.
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    Have you got a uv filter?
    Does the pump not currently flow to the water fall, would that not still be the case? How is it piped at the moment?
    I have a 12000 and am planning to add a 120lt barrel, about £ 22 of eBay. That will be 4" from the multi to the barrel, you can get a curved tank connecter of eBay for a tenner. From there pumped back to pond or up to a shower, still playing with ideas.

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    Hi Simon that's exactly what I was thinking a 4 inch connector from the multibay to a 120 litre barrel that would hold my pump it would also give me an extra chamber of filtration in the multibay and I could then put the plastic media that came with it in the barrel I just need the courage now to drill the hole !!


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    Start with the barrel, if that goes wrong not to painful.
    Then with added skill set confidence progress to the multi.
    If it's a drilled hole you might struggle to widen an existing hole as there's nothing for the central bit to sit in.
    Probably easier with a suitable saw.

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    Would it be possible to stitch drill it with a drill and then cut it out just a thought I'm a builder but never cut fibreglass

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    Hi Chris, You could stitch drill it and then cut it out with a pad saw or jig saw,if using the tank connector there is a large flange on them so a bit of Le-way there.
    Fiberglass cuts very easily but may need a bit of sanding and lots of silicone on the cut edge,good lock.
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    Thank you John yeah sounds like a plan il let you know how I get on next month when I change the filter and empty the pond

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