Reducing fines

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Postby macaws fly » Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:11 am

i can see order number one coming your way... :roll: :D
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Postby Graham. » Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:09 am

Followed on the heels by me !!

Looks a cracking filter upgrade, would do exactly what im after on my multi..

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Postby fatherted » Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:26 pm

Yes Dave, I draw it up on CAD and then the laser just cuts it out of plate.

Enquiries welcome but I can't just bring it home and it has to go through the company books so the price in stainless may be offputting! That said, if it does exactly what you want...
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Postby Mitchy » Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:38 pm

Hi all

A few more questions on my K1 vortex conversion.

The water clarity does not seemed to have changed much after the inital improvement after the first few days.
How often should I be dumping the vortex and cleaning the K1?

I added eco pure to the pond before we were away at the weekend and this is meant to floculate particles as well as BW this has caused a small improvement.

I also have been using Izeki super clean c and Magic powder once a week but am not sure if this is not helping the clarity for a few days.

The K1 seems to stay fairly clean but in slightly green water when I put the air on.

How long would it normally take to clear a pond of fines?

How clear should I expect the water to get?


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Postby Gazza » Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:00 pm

Hi Dave,

How clear do you want it to be :?: :?:

Its all about keeping busy and if you want it very clean you may have to clean it every day in the summer i can do mine two or even three times especially when feeding a fair amount :shock:
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Postby vippymini » Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:11 pm

hi, another idea is to stir up the fines that are sitting around in the pond. use a soft broom and give the pond walls and floor a good brush down. also give up with the clay type products your just adding the fines back to the pond.
once youve stirred up the crud youl find that a couple of hours later you will need to aerate and flush the K1 then again a few hours later. its surprising how much dirt and crud is around the pond and can easily be disturbed by the koi as they swim around.
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Postby Mitchy » Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:26 pm

Hi Gazza

I am trying to get it so that I can still view koi sharply whilst they are on the bottom (6ft)

I have the time at the moment to flush vortex and clean K1 three times a day if it will help.

Hi vippymini

I might try to stir it up a bit would you suggest leaving the spindrifters on whilst it is clearing or switch off to let it settle?



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Postby vippymini » Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:34 pm

i'd leave them on. the more you agitate/stir up the water the more crud will flow through the filter.
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