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Re: Filtration Issue
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2011, 10:11:02 PM »

Glad things are clearing up for you! Smiley
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Re: Filtration Issue
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2011, 07:58:11 AM »

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Re: Filtration Issue
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2011, 11:35:51 AM »

Where are you in Ohio?  Im in Zanesville about 50 miles from Columbus. 
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« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2011, 11:38:49 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2011, 11:43:49 AM »

Ok, you are up in Tana's neck of the woods!   Smiley
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Re: Filtration Issue
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2011, 07:59:28 AM »

Six days and still crystal clear. I am going to corral the Hyacinth's today as i can see the root fragments floating in the water from the fish snacking on them!
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Re: Filtration Issue
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2011, 11:27:10 AM »

After taking care of the hyacinth's and cleaning the filter (with the laguna scraper) I now have nothing (except tiny snails) coming through the filter! Water is still crystal clear. perhaps it was the hyacinths!! The quilt batting is clean and has been filtering the waterflow output for the past 24 hours.
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Re: Filtration Issue
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2011, 11:34:14 AM »

Most eggs-cellent!  I'm glad you have gotten things worked out...  or rather your filter did.   Grin
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Re: Filtration Issue
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2011, 04:44:14 PM »

Still have a crystal clear pond, but i am having to clean the sponge filters in the Laguna 3200 pressure flo every 4 days. Clearly I am going to have to replace this filter with one that can actually handle the waste. As i said before i have a 1,000ish gallon pond, and have two pumps feeding into the laguna unit. A maxflo 3100 and a powerjet 2900. Both are being fed into 1 1/4' flexible tubing and lifting the water approximately 5'. Thus the actual water flow through the filter is way less than the pumps designed max flow.

Any suggestions as to what kind of filter (mechanical, biological and U/V) I should consider replacing the laguna with?
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Re: Filtration Issue
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2011, 05:27:19 PM »

I asume you have two pumps to increase the flow to your falls. If that is the case just run the 3200 gallon pump thru your 3200 and run the the 2900 gallon directly to your falls. If the falls has two entry points fine if not install a Y at the falls. I run 2 pumps  for my falls this way and also use a Laguna 3200 filter. I maintains my 1500 gallon pond just fine  with around 20 goldfish in it.
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Re: Filtration Issue
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2011, 05:56:03 PM »

Using the batting , is manually making up for the lack of filter capacity.If you are going to purchase a factory made filter..do not get one with foam or matting inside, it just clogs too fast . The tetra 4000 or pondmaster 4000 are both bead filters with no foam..Remember the 4000 rating is for a pond with no fish.. and its better to over filter.These filters come with and without a uv..  An Ultima 200 is another option but expensive.. If you have big pockets, google KC10 rotary drum filter..


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