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    Equipment advice

    Right then, have managed to grab a fair bit of equipment including a nexus 310, cetus sieve and have the EA 110w UV.

    Have 2 in pond pumps, at the moment connected to a pod filter to feed the stream and the main multibay box.

    I also have 3 dry mounted pumps, 1 of which is variable that have recently been bought and not used yet.
    Also have 3 EA air pumps.

    Obviously the sieve and nexus is replacing the multibay.

    I'll be looking to possibly build a structure round it all to weatherproof and hide it all.

    So 3 questions..
    1) where is best to have the UV, before or after the sieve/filter, at the moment I have it pre-multibay.
    2) I was looking to replace the pod as it's a bit of hassle, so I was looking at possibly getting a mini sieve to feed the stream, is there anyway I can pump out to sieve which I was hoping to have next to the rest of the equipment, then pump it up to top of stream (about 25ft and about 1-1.5m head height). Otherwise it'll just have to go where the pod is at the moment.
    3) really need to get a skimmer sorted out, suggestions on what I can connect output to? It's a naturalish pond so can't have any of these fancy showers, etc on display. Assuming I won't be able join into the pipework for the nexus?
    Preferably want a side skimmer rather than an in-pond floating one.

    I'll try and get a sketch up, to explain a bit better.

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    Hi,

    My responses to your questions are:

    1 - I would put the UV after the filtration.
    2 - this is possible. Some sieves are pump fed but ordinarily gravity return. With vari pumps though you could pump to and from with a separate pump to your filters - will just take a bit of balancing.
    3 - can you get this running to the sieve too?

    Cheers

    Gaz
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    cheers Gaz.

    i can get it to the cetus easily as the skimmer will be about 6ft away from the "plant room", would i just tee into the in-pond pump line to sieve? or would it need to have a second inlet into the sieve?

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    No worries pal - you may be able to tee it and adjust slide valve to further regulate the flow. Make sure the rubber boot is firmly attached as these have a habit of coming off on the Cetus mate - the attachment point is too short IMHO.

    Cheers

    Gaz
    4,100 gallon pond, infinity window, duratec heater, aerated BD, 3 bakki showers full of BHM, amalgam UV, 3 Blue Eco’s, 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

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