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    Gravity fed sieve

    Can i have your views on this please got 5000 4 chamber kokckney koi gravity fed from a bottom drain then pumped fed to a easypod obviosly the kockney koi is doing all the work cleaning brushes out at least every other day bit of a pain i was thinking of selling kockney koi and replacing it with a sieve feeding to the eazypod ive got ia 10000ltr pond i have i have a skimmer running to a 15000 presurised filter back in to pond just thinking of easy cleaning with a sieve and eazypod havent got the room for a nexus so cant go down that root i have thought about buying another eazy pod from bottom drain pumped fed to my other eazy pod just because there so easy to clean



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    You will be losing a lot of bio by replacing the KK multibay with a sieve.

    Adding a sieve is a great idea to reduce maintenance.
    Ideally I would go Sieve, Pod, Multibay because as the pod is static, it would take out more fines before the multibay, and allow you to use the multibay for some fluid K1 and maybe jap mat.

    Sieve, multibay, pod would work ok too.

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    Thanks ripley i havent got the room for all 3 to run do you think it would work if i was to run 2 easypod for easy clean bottom drain to a easy pod pump uv to another eazy pod above pond full ok k1micro just thinking of the easy clean

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    Could i also ask please if this would work eazypod from bottom drain gravity fed to multi chamber to take all fines out pumped back to pond or would i need a pump between eazypod and chamber and another pump back to pond

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    I run two pods' in front of a multi bay off a vortex this works for me but i needed a fall all the way back to the pond after the first pod that is pumped from the vortex this setup suited hear because it was on a hill and filter room was tight
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    Do you think i would get away with having eazy pod gravity then in to 4 chamber then a pump uv back in to pond or do you think i would have to have a pump after eazy pod going in to myltibay then another pump back to pond many thanks for helping me

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    At a guess you would need to have a head of water in the pod higher than the bay by at lest 200 mm this would put the bay below pond water level so not a good way to go it works for me as the vortex is the low point and pumped up hill from there to the rest. You would have to pump from the pod to the bay filters put them above pond level and fall back under gravity from them for the return to the pond

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    Think if it was me I would use a sieve and then Into the multi bay.
    The multi bay you could then fill with japmat and K1 moving beds etc.
    It would be far more effective at taking out solids and it would have much better bio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sim View Post
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    Think if it was me I would use a sieve and then Into the multi bay.
    The multi bay you could then fill with japmat and K1 moving beds etc.
    It would be far more effective at taking out solids and it would have much better bio.
    I agree with this. The multibay set up this way will require no more maintenance than the pod and will give far better performance. You only have 30 litres k1 in a pod. Fair enough if you have a sieve then it has more capacity to be all bio than it currently is, but its still static and therefore less effective. By doing the above, I would guess you will easily double the K1 capacity, plus jap matt.

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