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    What's next,window?
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    Looks low like to my eye, but the top of the waste shute is 965.5mm which will be almost brimming at pond water height (with pumps / air lift returns off). Which is what the instructions says. I may put some little adjustable feet on the bottom for finer tweaking and leveling out once it's in situ.
    Last edited by Alburglar; 10-11-2022 at 04:19 PM.
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    When I was fitting my Draco it wasnt right first time,so raised it up with a long crowbar under the table and shoved a piece of wood under the legs.
    Had to do the front first then the back but it worked for me on my own
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    What's next,window?
    Yep, windows are scheduled for delivery on the 17th.
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    ...and I've found the bloody skimmer!
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    I also had to adjust the height of the Draco too, having spent forever trying to get the height right according to the manual.

    Fortunately I only had to slide a bit of plywood under the drum and that was enough. So if you have a stand that allows you to make small changes to the height of the drum that'll help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twhitenosugar View Post
    I also had to adjust the height of the Draco too, having spent forever trying to get the height right according to the manual.

    Fortunately I only had to slide a bit of plywood under the drum and that was enough. So if you have a stand that allows you to make small changes to the height of the drum that'll help.

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    Once set right the Draco's drain can act as an overflow. You'll then get the maximum surface area of the filter mesh in use.

    I switched from dirty side sensor (pump) to clean side sensor (gravity). The gravity fed is more finicky as my return output is a little high in the pond wall ideally it should have been about 10-20cm lower.
    Eco Pond: 13,000 litres, 20K+ lph Airlifts, 1300l anoxic, Solum 16. No pump. 58W total.

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    That's a good idea for the overflow!
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    Drum stand appears to be a bloody excellent insulation cutting table! A happy accident.
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    Another happy accident is that if I cut strips out of an insulation board to fit the top row....
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    ...then the offcuts are, pretty much, the right width to fit the middle row!
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    These adjustable feet were £8, for the set, on eBay. They'll bolt on and seem ideal.
    Last edited by Alburglar; 13-11-2022 at 03:27 AM.
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    Nice bit fine tuning

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    No this glass isn't extra clear. The delivery got Ballsed up! Annoying. Coming next Thursday now.
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    Glass!
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    Windows are in! Sealant used was HA6 in the end. It's what the local pond man used and he said he hadn't had one leak yet...



    Last edited by Alburglar; 07-12-2022 at 03:56 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alburglar View Post
    Windows are in! Sealant used was HA6 in the end. It's what the local pond man used and he said he hadn't had one leak yet...

    Nice one! getting close now!
    when are you filling?

    HA6 wouldn't be my first choice as silicone sealant is a bit softer than a PU or hybrid sealant, but should still work fine

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    No my first choice would have been a PU sealant, however, I paid the pond man to fit them as he had the sexy sealant gun and I wanted it to be exactly how he wanted it to be so that I could be hands free for once.
    ...well I did make two rounds of tea.

    ...there's no excuses then if it leaks...
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