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    Pump and drum query

    I am in the process of building a new pond which will be 4200 gallons. It will have a drum, bio, 3 returns, a skimmer, UV and a ashp. There are two aerated bottom drains.

    I must have planned out my pipework and filter system a 100 times. Initially I was going to run the BD's straight into the Draco Solum25 with the skimmer run into a blade. I'm now contemplating running everything through a drum but I want to make sure that putting the skimmer through the drum won't stop the BD's working as efficiently as possible. Would a pump such as a EA 30000 still pull sufficiently?

    Now I am wondering if I need to have additional outlets from the drum to run to the ASHP and for this to bypass the bio completely. I have looked at the Burton TF as it has more outlets to give me more flexibility and the possibility of adding a Baki shower in the future.

    I know a UV can be added into the Burton drum. Does anyone know if a UV can be added into the Draco drum?

    The choice of drums is mind boggling and I keep changing my mind!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skippy View Post
    I am in the process of building a new pond which will be 4200 gallons. It will have a drum, bio, 3 returns, a skimmer, UV and a ashp. There are two aerated bottom drains.

    I must have planned out my pipework and filter system a 100 times. Initially I was going to run the BD's straight into the Draco Solum25 with the skimmer run into a blade. I'm now contemplating running everything through a drum but I want to make sure that putting the skimmer through the drum won't stop the BD's working as efficiently as possible. Would a pump such as a EA 30000 still pull sufficiently?

    Now I am wondering if I need to have additional outlets from the drum to run to the ASHP and for this to bypass the bio completely. I have looked at the Burton TF as it has more outlets to give me more flexibility and the possibility of adding a Baki shower in the future.

    I know a UV can be added into the Burton drum. Does anyone know if a UV can be added into the Draco drum?

    The choice of drums is mind boggling and I keep changing my mind!
    I cannot comment about Draco but my current build in progress of 2300 gallon pond has 2 aerated bottom drains feeding directly into the Filtreau combi drum/ bio High Flow. My test running of the pond using a 30,000 lph aqua flo vari pump initially starved the bio chamber when one pump was ran at 50% but once the water was cleaner of initial debris, it is able to use x2 30,000 pumps at 30% with one supplying the ASHP then x2 2”underwater returns the other supplies the bakki shower. The skimmer line will gravity feed a EA sieve then 22,000 vari pump split to Eazypod/ UV / blade & 2” low level return.

    If & WHEN the drum gets extra work from food waste solids and tree seeds or gets shut down for amalgam UV replacement ,maintenance etc,the skimmer line can continue filtration.
    1kGal BD/Skim RDF/UV/k1 2.3kGal 2windows 2airBD/skim Sieve/Eazypod RDFcombi 3xVP/UV,ASHP

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