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    My final design after much trial and error. Much happier with this setup. Better than spending 100ís on a shower lol.


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    My final design after much trial and error. Much happier with this setup. Better than spending 100ís on a shower lol.


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    Haha I got them boxes from bnq ! Quiet good and strong ainít they! Not sure how they will hold up to the uv light though!


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    Quote Originally Posted by KyKoi View Post



    My final design after much trial and error. Much happier with this setup. Better than spending 100’s on a shower lol.


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    Looks fantastic , mate . Are you running anything else with it , and what is the flow rate ? Thinking of making one myself . Nice design !
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    Morning John.
    Question, how big a hole did you cut in the bottom of the upper tanks. My lids have an oppening of 16x9 inches and I was going to cut the bottom of the tank on top 10x3 to take care splashing.
    I've used some fancy Korean filter mats plus coral in a bag
    See pictures below
    Your setup looks amazing mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charco123 View Post
    Haha I got them boxes from bnq ! Quiet good and strong ainít they! Not sure how they will hold up to the uv light though!


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    Yeah there wicked mate! Really impressed. Mines not exposed so I need not worry aha


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    Quote Originally Posted by hippo View Post
    Looks fantastic , mate . Are you running anything else with it , and what is the flow rate ? Thinking of making one myself . Nice design !
    Hi mate, thanks New DIY Bakki shower my filtration is BD into nexus 220 into 10k pump through Uv and up to bakki shower. Got about 6ft head going up to the shower but the flow is really good tbh. I donít know exactly how much but the shower doesnít overflow lol. I have 3 50mm outlets on the bottom box. 1st chamber some hel-x lying around then the rest is grog and a knock of bhm. Do it mate cannot go wrong with a DIY bakki New DIY Bakki shower

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndwgolf View Post
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    Hi Neil, I left about a 2ins rim around the base to hold the mesh,but I cut the base in two pieces to leave a strip in the middle for reinforcement of the box though not sure if I needed to but did no harm.

    The lid which it sits on is a bigger cut so the water doesn't hit it,wasnt supposed to but it seeped under the base onto the lid but went in ok and didnt spill over.
    The base sits on small feet to let air circulate round the media,the idea of a shower is to get the water over the media fast and not to let any media sit in water,it must flow over the media.

    Not sure what your upright pipes are for ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Hi Neil, I left about a 2ins rim around the base to hold the mesh,but I cut the base in two pieces to leave a strip in the middle for reinforcement of the box though not sure if I needed to but did no harm.

    The lid which it sits on is a bigger cut so the water doesn't hit it,wasnt supposed to but it seeped under the base onto the lid but went in ok and didnt spill over.
    The base sits on small feet to let air circulate round the media,the idea of a shower is to get the water over the media fast and not to let any media sit in water,it must flow over the media.

    Not sure what your upright pipes are for ?
    Uprights to allow boxís to stack maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyKoi View Post
    Uprights to allow box’s to stack maybe?

    Good shout mate,why didnt I think of that
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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Good shout mate,why didnt I think of that
    Brain fart moment haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Good shout mate,why didnt I think of that
    John you seem to be the DIY king. How does my setup look mate? Been running 4 days now and Iím happy with it

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    Not sure what your upright pipes are for ?
    Thanks for the reply John
    The boxes I bought here in Thailand seem quite sturdy but there was now way I was going to see if they would hold my 18 stone frame like you did ,New DIY Bakki shower. So I cut some 3 inch pipe to help support the 2 boxes above. I just did it in the bottom box.
    I still have to get a few more fitting but hopefully I will have it up and running later tomorrow.
    I'm not sure how this coral will work as a bio media but hopefully it's as good as the pretty sales lady said it was going to beNew DIY Bakki showerNew DIY Bakki showerNew DIY Bakki shower
    Later
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    Quote Originally Posted by KyKoi View Post
    John you seem to be the DIY king. How does my setup look mate? Been running 4 days now and I’m happy with it
    Wouldn't call myself that mate,but i enjoy tinkering and hate koi tax much rather make things.

    Yours looks fine to me mate,you have the filter grids which let's water through fast, though maybe the ceramic needs to be on its side and at random,maybe wrong but sure I read it somewhere and saw it like that on others.
    And you have good exits,they are so simple to do really.
    When I made my seive that was loads more complicated.
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndwgolf View Post
    Thanks for the reply John
    The boxes I bought here in Thailand seem quite sturdy but there was now way I was going to see if they would hold my 18 stone frame like you did ,New DIY Bakki shower. So I cut some 3 inch pipe to help support the 2 boxes above. I just did it in the bottom box.
    I still have to get a few more fitting but hopefully I will have it up and running later tomorrow.
    I'm not sure how this coral will work as a bio media but hopefully it's as good as the pretty sales lady said it was going to beNew DIY Bakki showerNew DIY Bakki showerNew DIY Bakki shower
    Later
    Neil


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    I did hand stands on mine to check the weight

    Only joking,do you think I could do that at 69yrs
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    I did hand stands on mine to check the weight

    Only joking,do you think I could do that at 69yrs
    Sure you can mate....... It just might not be pretty New DIY Bakki showerNew DIY Bakki showerNew DIY Bakki shower

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