Welcome to Koi Forum. Is this your first visit? Register
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Senior Member Rank = Yonsai Aggrowe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Location
    Suffolk
    Posts
    241
    Thanks / Likes
    196

    Filtereau 20 Drum

    So my Filtereau 20 drum has been running for a few weeks now, generally happy with it but was expecting a bit better clarity in all honesty.

    Been really struggling with blanket wee at present, & put another dose in yesterday to get rid of the last of it.

    Do you reckon thatís the problem or have people had issues with fines getting through? Maybe not sealed correctly?

    Any ideas?

    Cheers


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk



  2. #2
    Senior Member Rank = Kyusai Gazkoi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Location
    Tividale
    Posts
    971
    Thanks / Likes
    1924
    Hi mate,

    Most likely BW rather than fines after the drum assuming all pumped debris is after the drum.

    Clay can be a good product for reducing fines, however not all are ‘drum friendly’. I recommend and sell Breeders Secret as used and recommended by Gatwick Koi as this does not clog the 30micron drum screens.

    Cheers

    Gaz
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

    www.facebook.com/aurorakoiuk

  3. Thanks Aggrowe, freddyboy Thanked / Liked this Post
  4. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Gazkoi View Post
    Hi mate,

    Most likely BW rather than fines after the drum assuming all pumped debris is after the drum.

    Clay can be a good product for reducing fines, however not all are ‘drum friendly’. I recommend and sell Breeders Secret as used and recommended by Gatwick Koi as this does not clog the 30micron drum screens.

    Cheers

    Gaz
    Which drums have a 30 micron screen? Is this not overkill?



    Do you happen to know if Kasuri clay is ok in a synergy? I've only had it running 2 days and am more than happy with it as it seems to have removed everything. Was going to try some clay tomorrow but if it's known to cause issues I will reconsider.

  5. Thanks freddyboy, Gazkoi Thanked / Liked this Post
  6. #4
    Senior Member Rank = Kyusai Gazkoi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Location
    Tividale
    Posts
    971
    Thanks / Likes
    1924
    Hi John,

    I understand some of the Oase drums have 30micron screens.

    Regarding clay, it is notorious for blocking drum screens, however Breeders Secret does not and that’s the one I sell and recommend (alongside Gatwick Koi).

    Cheers

    Gaz

    Quote Originally Posted by kikokuryu John View Post
    Which drums have a 30 micron screen? Is this not overkill?



    Do you happen to know if Kasuri clay is ok in a synergy? I've only had it running 2 days and am more than happy with it as it seems to have removed everything. Was going to try some clay tomorrow but if it's known to cause issues I will reconsider.
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

    www.facebook.com/aurorakoiuk

  7. Thanks kikokuryu John, freddyboy Thanked / Liked this Post
  8. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Gazkoi View Post
    Hi John,

    I understand some of the Oase drums have 30micron screens.

    Regarding clay, it is notorious for blocking drum screens, however Breeders Secret does not and that’s the one I sell and recommend (alongside Gatwick Koi).

    Cheers

    Gaz


    I've just had a look at that clay but am a bit concerned.








    How does this effect bio activity?

  9. #6
    Extreme Koi Member Rank = Hassai NickK-UK's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    709
    Thanks / Likes
    694
    Quote Originally Posted by Gazkoi View Post
    Hi John,

    I understand some of the Oase drums have 30micron screens.

    Regarding clay, it is notorious for blocking drum screens, however Breeders Secret does not and that’s the one I sell and recommend (alongside Gatwick Koi).

    Cheers

    Gaz
    130 microns i thought?

  10. #7
    Senior Member Rank = Kyusai Gazkoi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Location
    Tividale
    Posts
    971
    Thanks / Likes
    1924
    Hi mate,

    Oase go down to 30 microns.

    Cheers

    Gaz

    Quote Originally Posted by NickK-UK View Post
    130 microns i thought?
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

    www.facebook.com/aurorakoiuk

  11. #8
    Senior Member Rank = Kyusai Gazkoi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Location
    Tividale
    Posts
    971
    Thanks / Likes
    1924
    Hi mate,

    The attached is interesting from Mankey Sanke

    Understanding Clay

    cheers

    Gaz

    Quote Originally Posted by kikokuryu John View Post
    I've just had a look at that clay but am a bit concerned.








    How does this effect bio activity?
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

    www.facebook.com/aurorakoiuk

  12. #9
    Extreme Koi Member Rank = Hassai NickK-UK's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    709
    Thanks / Likes
    694
    Quote Originally Posted by Gazkoi View Post
    Hi mate,
    Oase go down to 30 microns.
    Ahh I see the replacement screens £41 each and you need 8... £328
    1700 litres on 50 watts
    Planned 11,777 litres on 58 watts. 1300l anoxic, 4" airlifts, Solum 16, bio.

  13. Thanks Gazkoi Thanked / Liked this Post
  14. #10
    Senior Member Rank = Kyusai Gazkoi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Location
    Tividale
    Posts
    971
    Thanks / Likes
    1924
    Give me a shout if you want some Nick - I might get my maths wrong

    Cheers

    Gaz

    Quote Originally Posted by NickK-UK View Post
    Ahh I see the replacement screens £41 each and you need 8... £328
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Ecoís, construction skimmer, trickle in/out, Oase Profi Drum and some very spoilt koi.

    3 separate grow on vats, one 1,600 gallon QT and a customer first business

    www.aurorakoi.co.uk

    www.facebook.com/aurorakoiuk

  15. #11
    Extreme Koi Member Rank = Hassai NickK-UK's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    709
    Thanks / Likes
    694
    Quote Originally Posted by Gazkoi View Post
    Give me a shout if you want some Nick - I might get my maths wrong
    Cheaper to refill the pond hehe. However I stand corrected!
    1700 litres on 50 watts
    Planned 11,777 litres on 58 watts. 1300l anoxic, 4" airlifts, Solum 16, bio.

 

 

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:17 PM. Online Koi Mag Forum
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.3
Copyright © 2020 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.

vBulletin Improved By vBFoster® (Lite Version), © UltimateScheme, Ltd.