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    Draco or Not

    Hi all
    i asked this question on another thread but as things do they can get missed so i thought better off starting a new thread
    Below i've posted two links to videos of my pond the first one you will see water quality is not to bad, just after taking this video i put jap matting ,filter wool sandwich in my nexus 48 hrs later i took the next video and the water quality has improved but as you can see there's still a lot of fines in the water, barring in mind i'm pump fed would a drop in Draco make any difference?
    Wjsh i had gone gravity fed but can't justify ripping the decking up plus the Colonel would throw a fit

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQZxzEQqY20&t=9s

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lHR7G6RtnA&t=192s

    Cheers all Colin



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    I have a draco in nexus 320 best thing I ever bought for the pond.
    I am gravity fed.
    Fred

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    Because i'm pump fed i know there muck gets chewed up before entering the nexus my concern is would i be wasting money trying to get all the fines because they would be just to fine for a drum

    Thanks Colin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goonerharwood View Post
    Because i'm pump fed i know there muck gets chewed up before entering the nexus my concern is would i be wasting money trying to get all the fines because they would be just to fine for a drum

    Thanks Colin
    Can t you retro fit a draco bottom drain. I ain't ever been pump fed so don t know the score there lol.
    Someone who is pump fed. Could maybe answer that. All I know is how good a drum is gravity fed. And that's awesome

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    i dont think the fines would be to fine for the drum mate, i had mine up and running for a while before any fish where in the pond and it was going off every now and then with just the dust from the surface of the water

    Quote Originally Posted by Goonerharwood View Post
    Because i'm pump fed i know there muck gets chewed up before entering the nexus my concern is would i be wasting money trying to get all the fines because they would be just to fine for a drum

    Thanks Colin

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    I take it your pump fed too

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    no im gravity fed to a solum 25

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    A draco would clear those fines out no problem at all, guaranteed.

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    Cheers RS
    Best get saving

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    Saving! Surely you mean ordering didn’t you gooner

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    I run a gravity fed drum But would think it would take those fines out

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    wish i had the funds available Sim but have to help the Spurs pay their backroom staff

    Colin

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    At Koi shows and Open days Draco often sell drums at a 10% discount if purchased on the day.

    In view of the current situation where those events aren't happening, you might be able to negotiate something similar. I spoke to Cuttlebrook knowing Draco do 10% off on the Cuttlebrook Open days and told them I wouldn't be able to attend but could they reserve me a drum with the 10% off and I'd pay a deposit now.

    They called me back later that afternoon and said it would be shipped immediately if I pay in full now, less the 10%, so I did.

    Mine went on a credit card, interest free for 12 Months (last July/August), and think I've thereabouts paid it off now. Not a great idea in current situation if you can't guarantee ongoing regular income, but otherwise worth considering.

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