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  1. #141
    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    I like those air valves Dave.

    The ones with screws in seem to rust/seize/leak after a while and are expensive to keep replacing.


    Negotiated a good deal on a Draco..... Ordered!



    Used Credit Card.... not sure how I'm gonna cover that off yet, but have a Month to think about it lol.
    hi mate so when is it due. and where did you buy it from. I got mine straight from tony. from the factory. and remember gravity feed from bottom drain the waste tray is your water hight. my water hight in the pond is skimmer. so my draco waste tray is lined up with skimmer for my water levels.
    unless they have added something new . and altered things since I bought mine lol. that threw me off lol when I installed. I kept it at nexus hight. and had flow problems. then tony explained it to me.
    have fun with it RS and keep us updated lol . and make sure you whisper on the phone haha

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    Not sure when its due, he said it will be manufactured to order and the factory is normally busy earlier in the year but should be within a week at this time of year.

    Can't fit it till other prep work is done anyway.

    I'm fussy where I buy things from. The reason I chose this place is because;

    1) They're an authorised Dealer
    2) They have a good write up about it on their website
    3) They have a solid reputation on this forum
    4) They called me back when they said they would.
    5) They agreed to try and negotiate a discount on my behalf
    6) They don't charge for delivery.

    Cuttlebrook Koi farm.

    The questions they answered:

    1) Water level.
    He said to install so water level is half way up the waste tray.

    2) What happens in the event of powercut / water supply failure
    He said he believes the Nexus overflow pipe will work in the same way it would if the easy got blocked up. (He wasn't 100% sure but couldn't see why not).

    3) Can I use the mains water supply to the Draco as a pond top up.
    He said no, run mains to the Draco and T off to purifier for top ups.

    He said he has seen one fitted start to finish in a Nexus in 14 minutes which is the current record!


    I had a credit card stashed in the garage and sneaked off to pay for it lol.

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  5. #143
    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Not sure when its due, he said it will be manufactured to order and the factory is normally busy earlier in the year but should be within a week at this time of year.

    Can't fit it till other prep work is done anyway.

    I'm fussy where I buy things from. The reason I chose this place is because;

    1) They're an authorised Dealer
    2) They have a good write up about it on their website
    3) They have a solid reputation on this forum
    4) They called me back when they said they would.
    5) They agreed to try and negotiate a discount on my behalf
    6) They don't charge for delivery.

    Cuttlebrook Koi farm.

    The questions they answered:

    1) Water level.
    He said to install so water level is half way up the waste tray.

    2) What happens in the event of powercut / water supply failure
    He said he believes the Nexus overflow pipe will work in the same way it would if the easy got blocked up. (He wasn't 100% sure but couldn't see why not).

    3) Can I use the mains water supply to the Draco as a pond top up.
    He said no, run mains to the Draco and T off to purifier for top ups.

    He said he has seen one fitted start to finish in a Nexus in 14 minutes which is the current record!


    I had a credit card stashed in the garage and sneaked off to pay for it lol.
    Nice one mate. Sounds good.
    Mine runs of mains water. And t off for separate trickle in out.
    It s like Christmas has come early
    Haha.
    Don t forget to sneak credit card back lol
    Haha brll

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Davej's jumbo fry for sale.... £250 each.

    Have a Draco to pay for!


    Did you see the latest pics Dave in the last PM?

    They were taken on Tuesday.... and they're bigger still now and more colour changes. Thoroughly enjoyed raising these, get excited every morning to see what changes have taken place.

    Will post up a development thread for them in the next week or 2 if you don't mind. I've learned a lot from these and hopefully it will be interesting for others too.

    EDIT: They will take standard sized 3mm pellets now.
    I will hatch them you can grow them! Sounds like a plan

    When on to 3mm its plain sailing, may soon be bottom drain proof! I chucked 4 into the Nisai tank and they have survived... so far, they do have to mind their manners though!


    Pics are always great! shar what you are doing as it will help many.

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    I put mine in the same tank 5ft as the 2 black moors.

    Moors chased the life out of them at first (trying to breed, not eat but with the risk of accidentally biting one in half ), All getting along fine now, biggest shock has been the growth the Moors have achieved on the fry food, one is now 16cm inc. tail, not bad for 13 Month old fancies.

    Fry growth will never be a real surprise to a breeder like yourself as the tobi's must make everything else seem average.

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  11. #146
    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    I think so.
    Mentioned the issue to a Dealer and he offered me a load of free clay. I said no, then thought afterwards realised that might be why he was offering it.
    Should have taken clay anything free is helpful lol it does clump fines together tho

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    Senior Member Rank = Adult Champion RS2OOO's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuffyrat View Post
    Should have taken clay anything free is helpful lol it does clump fines together tho

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    Yep, should have learned my lesson last month at the B&Q trade counter at closing time.

    Bought a few bits and pieces for shelving and looked through the screw section and thought, I ain't paying £8 for 50 screws as I've probably got enough at home.

    Went to the counter and the guy said can I interest you in a special offer on some screws? He pointed to some big boxes of 1000 turbodrive screws on the counter and I hesitated as that's way more than I need.

    Then he said you're not gonna believe this... £1 a box.

    I hesitated again then said go on then I'll take a box.

    He said they've all gotta go tonight why don't you take the rest of the boxes (2 more left).

    I said, na, 1000 will be plenty cheers.

    Got home and the missus looked up the screws online, they are £90 a box!

    Should have took all of them and flogged them on eBay!

    They are top notch screws, already used over 100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Leave for a Week?

    After 2.5 hours the outlet was totally blocked and the pump was whining!

    Admittedly that wasn't Jap mat, I used filter floss.
    thats why i said JAPMAT, filter floss is something like 20microns,,japmat will let some fines through but as it gets dirty it traps more and doesnt really affect the flow,ive done this for years in mine,actually have 2 pieces so i can drop clean one in when i take dirty out for washing,,,,andi

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