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    Silly question but have you tried tightening the...

    Silly question but have you tried tightening the fittings? It could just be a fitting. If it is the body that has failed which is really unlikely you could try to repair it by plastic welding. If you...
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    I would be very interested to see how you get on...

    I would be very interested to see how you get on to. I have a drum filter from the same manufacturer and he was very unhelpful when things went wrong. For that reason alone i wouldn't buy anything...
  3. Thread: bakki shower

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    Thanks guys interest comments so far. I have 7700...

    Thanks guys interest comments so far. I have 7700 gallon and not had and issue with water quality. I have two bottom drains into a drum filter and return via chambers of k1 and jap matting. I also...
  4. Thread: bakki shower

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    bakki shower

    Hi All

    I am thinking of upgrading my pond filters and adding a shower. I am looking for general advice like how to size them and where to buy them. I know everyone takes about Bakki shower house...
  5. Thread: Pro Line Heater

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    I have been using the electro nano for a year now...

    I have been using the electro nano for a year now seem to work fine on 4500l. It is a pool heater not a pond heater but was a good price so thought i would give it a go.
    3 kW Elecro Electric Plug &...
  6. Thread: Pump advice

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    Yes mate, the controller and transformer need to...

    Yes mate, the controller and transformer need to be protected from water, you can put them in a weatherproof box. I got one on my grow on set up and it has worked fine for two years. I use a 15000...
  7. Thread: Pump advice

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    Hi Math I think you have the wrong pump for...

    Hi Math

    I think you have the wrong pump for the job, the pump you have has a max head of 1.9m. If you have 20m of pipe and 1.5m of static head you need something a lot bigger. You done say how...
  8. Thread: Air

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    I have the same bottom drains, i use a medo 45...

    I have the same bottom drains, i use a medo 45 split to feed two bottom drains. The pomd is 5.5 feet deep and just under 8000 gallons. That is plenty to pull the dirty into the bottom drain. The air...
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    sounds like the water might have got too hot and...

    sounds like the water might have got too hot and the oxygen level have dropped to low. If you have an air pump put it on and start changing some water. If you have a spare water pump you could use...
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    I have had most of the auto feeders and they have...

    I have had most of the auto feeders and they have all broken from the cheapest to the most expensive. I have settled on the cloverleaf type feeder which i brought labelled as autopetfeeder which was...
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    Just a warning that my programmer did fill get...

    Just a warning that my programmer did fill get rain water in it over the winter and stop working. I cannot get a new programmer so it is scrap now.
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    drum filter cleaning pump

    Hi All

    I need some advise on selecting the right pump to boost the incoming mains water supply to my drum filter to help the cleaning cycle.

    I have been having a nightmare trying to get my...
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    You can use silicon boost pipes used on cars. You...

    You can use silicon boost pipes used on cars. You can get them made any diameter and any shape. Try a search on the internet or try viper performance 01952 670 702
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    Overflow on skimmer

    Hi all

    I have a certikin skimmer that has 2 fittings moulded in the back. I remember that they are for an overflow and top up you just have to open the blanks out. What I don't know is what size...
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    Well got 30kg of saki balance delivered last...

    Well got 30kg of saki balance delivered last week, profi feeder to fit this weekend. Got a filter upgrade to do over Easter then I am going to bring the temperature up and start feeding. I guess it...
  16. Thread: Leaking filter

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    have you tried tightening them up? if not it...

    have you tried tightening them up? if not it appears they can be replaced.

    Aqua One Aquis 1000/1200 Hose Taps 16mm (pn 10763N)
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    I think mine have grown over the winter but it...

    I think mine have grown over the winter but it could just be i haven't seen them up close over the winter. Going to start feeding in April and hoping they will grow even more.
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    Thanks for all the replies it is very interesting...

    Thanks for all the replies it is very interesting that there are so many approaches to feeding what is the effectively the same fish.

    For me i have been keeping koi for 4 years in my new pond. I...
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    How do you know how much food to feed

    Won't be long until I start feeding the koi again. I want to know how you guys know how much food to feed. What do you look for to know if you are over or under doing it?
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    7n blocks are suitable for below ground and won't...

    7n blocks are suitable for below ground and won't break up from freezing action. light weight blocks will break down and weather but it depends how long you want the pond to last. If the blocks are...
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    You are right Steve, you should get more out of...

    You are right Steve, you should get more out of the hobby then you put in or you might as well do something different. I have also had my downs and they have a nasty habit of coming in multiples. I...
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    So i need a reliable 3 bar mains water pressure...

    So i need a reliable 3 bar mains water pressure to get the drum to work, not sure what i have got, guess i will need to buy a pressure meter this weekend. If i don't have good enough pressure is...
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    I really like the idea of the drum filter not...

    I really like the idea of the drum filter not have any computer or other electric components. Still don't fully understand how it works just off water pressure but brilliant design. Would like to...
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    Are you sure its the bottom drains? Its easy to...

    Are you sure its the bottom drains? Its easy to get carried away going for worse case options. If you glued the pipe work up on the bottom drain and seal in concrete it is unlikely to be the...
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    I would prefer the 3 step over the 4 step overall...

    I would prefer the 3 step over the 4 step overall i like the body shape more but that is my opinion. As for quality i can never tell for photos would need to see the fish. I like both and would give...
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