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    Hi, new to all this, I have a raised pond 10ftx8ftx3ft..
    Bottom drain to sieve then EAeazypod..
    But for some reason water cloudy, any thoughts of what it mite be...
    Was thinking of going down the road of bead filter...
    any help you be great... thanks...
    Pond is fibre glass with viewing window....



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    Is 1500gal not stretching the easy pod a bit to much . What are your stocking levels like . How old is pond /filter/media

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    Hi, the pond went in last December, there is a mix of fish, around 17 in total..
    We had to drain are old pond so I tried to keep as much of the old water as possible

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    What size rangers are your fish mate are your water tests all good . And are you feeding ?

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    Not feeding, all tests seem ok nothing really jumping out.. size wise smallest around 8inch biggest around 23inch

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    You could try a weekly dose of clay or add some filter floss to to the top of the pod?

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    Koi advantage is one I have seen give good results think Dave vr6 uses it

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    Hi

    Do you have a UV as it could just be the final stage of the nitrogen cycle - algae?

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    You are going to have to upgrade your filtration. if your pond is roughly 1500 gallon the eazy pod isnt going to be enough with that amount of fish. Also you have no biological filtration, the sieve and pod only really covers you mechanical side

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    Thanks, what would be a good upgrade????

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    If you wanted to sick with EA a nexus 220 should do you instead of the pod should be able to get a 2nd hand one from ebay for not too much, that would cover mechanical and biological and if you keep the sieve infront you should have some decent water too


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    Thanks, what would be a good upgrade????

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    Keep the pod and run a skimmer line with that if you go down the nexus root . Anoxic filter or shower after the nexus would greatly improve things

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    the problem is cloudy. the only way i found to eliminate cloudieness on my old setup which had 2 x easy pods. was to use jap mat and wool. that cleaned it up . and I had my work cut out cleaning these all the time.also easy pods are more mechanical lol
    my new pond has a nexus and draco drum inside and no problems with fines. the bio is great.

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    Might need a photo and better description of cloudy. Is it bits of stuff floating around? Then perhaps change the sieve mesh for a finer micron mesh.
    However lack of good bio as already identified sounds like you probably do have a big issue and possibly algae bloom, but that hasn't reflected in your water tests (I would be expecting nitrates at 50> ppm). So something is a miss. Re test and change a load of water.
    Adding your bio does not have to be expensive. Any container, 2nd hand filter box, plastic drum, loft tank etc with a 15 bag of alphagrog or white pumice or even a sh1t load of old bottle tops will start you off on a pond that size. You can add more media in the summer if needs be.
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    If you are having water clarity problems now, I think you'll have real problems come summer with the current fish load and filter.

    Nexus 220 is better for 1500 gallons even with your stocking levels and it would be even better if supported by the Eazypod running alongside on a skimmer line like AJ suggested.

    But bear in mind if you are thinking of extending the pond in the future even that set up may struggle on a larger pond with high fish load.

    My water was crystal clear with the Nexus 220 at 1600 gallons and 10 Koi, but when I extended to 2600 gallons with 12 Koi the Nexus failed to cope and I added a drop-in draco drum which has kept water crystal clear so far.

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    Thanks for all reply’s..
    would a nexus 200 do the job..
    what is the difference between the 200,210,and 220?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulpicking View Post
    Thanks for all reply’s..
    would a nexus 200 do the job..
    what is the difference between the 200,210,and 220?????
    each model is better developed. I believe the 220 you can have micro k1 to deal with fines better in the easy chamber. same as the nexus 320. the others are older and more out of date I believe.
    not had a nexus 200 series mines a 320 with draco drum inside. here is a piece I have copied and pasted.

    New for 2014 the Nexus Eazy 220 and 330 Pond Filters from Evolution Aqua incorporates the industry proven Kaldnes Moving Bed coupled with the innovative Eazy mechanical filter which combined to provide outstanding water clarity and quality. The Nexus Eazy 220 and 320 can be pump or gravity fed and are cleverly combined mechanical and biological pond filtration to create an effective, high performance filtration system for all sizes of ponds. The Nexus Easy 2200 and 320 revolutionise the way ponds are filtered and are also extremely eazy and pleasurable to clean and maintain, with minimal running costs. Building on the fantastic reputation of the previous version (210 and 310) the 220 and 320 have a re-designed Eazy filter which now utilises the all new K1 Micro Filter Media in a static bed to deliver improved levels of mechanical filtration. The Nexus Eazy 220 and 330 Pond Filter Systems also use the acclaimed K1 Media in the moving bed to deliver outstanding levels of biological filtration. Together this combination of filter media work to deliver crystal clear and healthy water.

    NEW Nexus Eazy 220 and 330 Pond Filter Features

    • Fantastic water quality and clarity
    • Zero maintenance within the Biological stage
    • Low running costs
    • Easy to install - 'plug and play'
    • Small footprint
    • A 'pleasure' to clean
    • Works pump or gravity fed
    • Uses scientifically proven Kaldnes Moving Bed technology
    • Mechanical and biological stage in one unit
    • Biological capacity that can grow with your fish, just add more Kaldnes media
    • Internal Overflow
    • Large Eazy sections with one way valves

    NEW 220 and 320 Version Features

    • Improved Mechanical Filtrations
    • Improved Flows
    • Dramatically Improved Clarity
    • Easy to Clean and Maintains
    • Better Solids Handling
    • Removable Eazy's

    I myself has never run a nexus with out the draco drum inside. so I cannot give you an answer to how good they are for fines.
    I will leave that to some one who has
    fred

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    As Fred says, main benefits of the 220 are the ability to have smaller K1 micro media to filter out smaller particles, plus the overflow/bypass which will prevent pump running dry if the filter got blocked.

    Other than that the units are physically almost identical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    As Fred says, main benefits of the 220 are the ability to have smaller K1 micro media to filter out smaller particles, plus the overflow/bypass which will prevent pump running dry if the filter got blocked.

    Other than that the units are physically almost identical.
    nice one RS never even thought of the overflow. and I have used it before. good spot mate

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    if you decided to go down the nexus route. i would use your k1 media from the easy pod maturer with what ever the right amount of new k1 to top up to right amount. in a nexus 220 or what ever you decided on. get rid then of the easy pod.and with the funds of the easy pod. put a sieve before the nexus. that should help with fines. and when you can afford it. put a draco drum in the nexus 220. or even better then the sieve add to the funds of the sale of the easy pod and add funds for a draco drum. sorted

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