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    Jazz, Hi and welcome. I run an AEM Easy Drum...

    Jazz,

    Hi and welcome. I run an AEM Easy Drum (also known as a Filtreau) which cost around 1000 on a 20,000 litre pond (around 4.5 thousand gallons) and would thoroughly recommend it. The water...
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    Mikeh83, Read about Anoxic here - click ...

    Mikeh83,

    Read about Anoxic here - click

    Anoxic works, and for good scientific reasons that Manky explains on his web site. Personally I swear by it even though I do lots of other filtration...
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    Fred, The anoxic baskets are normally housed...

    Fred,

    The anoxic baskets are normally housed out of the main water flow in a gentler area of the pond. Mine are housed in a raised area in the pond where I sit my plants and also at the side of a...
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    Mikeh83, Just a thought. I have anoxic...

    Mikeh83,

    Just a thought. I have anoxic filtration in my pond with and without plants in the baskets. Plants are not much use at this time of the year but the anoxic part will still be working...
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    Steveo, My bottom drain sits at 7.5 feet. On...

    Steveo,

    My bottom drain sits at 7.5 feet. On the end of the pipe feeding it I have 2 x Airtech 60 air pumps (with non-return valves) since I read somewhere that they are better than most at...
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    Rusho, I have a gravity fed RDF setup and use...

    Rusho,

    I have a gravity fed RDF setup and use an AEM drum which I think is less tall than the Proficlear. However mine came into existence after trying different filter setups so the floor height...
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    Sticky: Martin, I have had solar panels for 8 years....

    Martin,

    I have had solar panels for 8 years.

    There are a whole load of variables to consider however the maximum you will get out of a standard sized solar panel is 200 watts on a really sunny...
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    Simon Fish, Davethefish1, I don't know about...

    Simon Fish, Davethefish1,

    I don't know about plan names but I am assuming my thermostat in the pond (Pro Digi-Stat Controller from Absolute Koi) is the same as a single channel programmer in that...
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    MustBeSomethingInTheWater, Using an Aqua Forte...

    MustBeSomethingInTheWater,

    Using an Aqua Forte sieve box I mounted the original parabolic sieve plate at a steeper angle, closed off the original inlet and brought the dirty water in from the...
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    Davethefish1, My existing system actually had...

    Davethefish1,

    My existing system actually had two zones anyway, one for heating radiators and the other for heating hot water and storing it in the hot water tank. Adding another zone was actually...
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    Bigcarpchaser, In concept it is really simple,...

    Bigcarpchaser,

    In concept it is really simple, a lot like adding a new radiator into your existing system and having an on/off valve (zone control) open and turn on the boiler when the thermostat...
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    Rays Pond, Generally the water comes in at the...

    Rays Pond,

    Generally the water comes in at the top of the sieve on one side and flows down through the sieve plate itself and leaves at the bottom going to your next filtration stage. The big bits...
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    Davethefish, I heat my pond from the house gas...

    Davethefish,

    I heat my pond from the house gas heating. When changing my boiler I heard a load of difficult technical (and expensive) stuff that needed to be done to a combi boiler to make it...
  14. Thread: Hi all

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    Hi Ant, nice to hear from you. Kenny

    Hi Ant, nice to hear from you.

    Kenny
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    Jagg, Agree with Manky re the floating around....

    Jagg,

    Agree with Manky re the floating around. I bought a wet suit for me to go into the pond, first time - cold shock as soon as my head went in the water, second time - couldn't stay submerged...
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    I bought a 4" Kumonryu near the end of last year....

    I bought a 4" Kumonryu near the end of last year. I thought it had disappeared or a seagull had taken it because I didn't see it until the middle of this summer. It has actually turned completely...
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    I have a big problem in my pond with leaves and...

    I have a big problem in my pond with leaves and twigs blocking the 4" bottom drain. Eventual resolution was to buy a Karcher drain cleaner extension like this - click here and fed it back down from...
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    When Hugo (the older Cocker) was not well we were...

    When Hugo (the older Cocker) was not well we were giving him a lot of boiled rice to which we added fish or egg or both. My wife still buys for both our dogs from the fish man (she goes to the fish...
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    Bluefish, I actually checked the all about...

    Bluefish,

    I actually checked the all about dogfood website - https://www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk/the-dog-food-directory after posting last night and see that the nutritional value of the original...
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    Bluefish, My Cocker Spaniel contracted...

    Bluefish,

    My Cocker Spaniel contracted Campylobacter and Giardia probably through eating some chicken that my neighbours liked to feed (poison) our local foxes with. It took ages to clear with...
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    Marckoi, I agree with Frimley, your pump needs...

    Marckoi,

    I agree with Frimley, your pump needs to be bigger turning over the water in your pond more quickly. I have around a 20,000 litre pond running through the same drum, gravity fed with an...
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    Stuffyrat, Re dirt in the wool. The amount...

    Stuffyrat,

    Re dirt in the wool.

    The amount of dirt picked up by the filter wool - I need to try that!

    Kenny
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    Stuffyrat, Wow, shocker! Kenny

    Stuffyrat,

    Wow, shocker!

    Kenny
  24. Milaz, Look forward to seeing this. My...

    Milaz,

    Look forward to seeing this. My Easydrum needs cleaned every so often and it seemed to me that the problem was partly cause by excess muck catching and hanging over the edge of the waste...
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    Stuffyrat, Those photos would look fabulous if...

    Stuffyrat,

    Those photos would look fabulous if the water wasn't a bit milky. One thing I have noticed from your photos though is that there always seem to be a lot of surface bubbles. I believe...
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