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1100 gallon pond

Discussion in 'Goldfish in the Pond' started by GoldenMcNewbie, Jan 30, 2016.

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  1. GoldenMcNewbie

    GoldenMcNewbie Well-Known Member

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  2. *Ci*

    *Ci* Goldie Guru

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    Well, no. The inflow from the pump is just a pipe the brings the water in, unobtructed. You can have it come in from the top as your diagram shows, or through the side of the barrel near the bottom. Thhe air inlet would be a pipe from the top down to a circle or grid of pipe with small holes drilled all around it so the air will be dispersed evenly and boil up vigourously through the layers of graduated rock, gravel and grit.

    There needs to be an outlet somewhere neer the top for the dirty water to drain out. A drain in the bottom is not necessesary, but nice to have if you ever want to empty the water out for some reason.

    It is a more complicated filter than a skippy, for sure and more costly to build with all the pipe and fittings, but a much better functioning filter by a long shot and easier to maintain.
     
  3. GoldenMcNewbie

    GoldenMcNewbie Well-Known Member

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    Pump came in and it's BIG. I can adjust the flow too, according to the box. I will need to put it in a netted box, it looks like it'll be pretty powerful. It appears to be a Chinese brand, but the seller seems to have a pretty good reputation.
     

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  4. Mark 1959

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    You don't need a drain if you don't mind the water boiling over out the top of the barrel and the water has someplace to go that won't cause a problem, but I would recommend putting in the fittings and using a swimming pool back flush hose so you can put the water where you want it. As far as using the same manifold for air and water, you can omit the air manifold piping but you have to temporarily raise your pump inlet partly out of the water so it will suck a little air when you want to flush if you have flexible tubing to allow you to do that but it really would be easier in the long run to put in the air manifold and use a small shop type vacuum out of the blow connection to flush
     

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