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savo"Which filter" 12:51am Wednesday 5th Jun
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Hi all,

Asking for a friend, looks like drum filters are the way forward if he can afford it!

Which one is my question it's for a 2000 gallon pond.

Or any other filters?

He mentioned wanting to spend around £1500 😁

Regards Gary


6,000gallon block and fibre glass pond with two bottom drains,two 130heat exchangers on oil, one aquamax 12,000 pump,one superfish 15,000, 75watt koi pro uv,100ltr medo air pump,nexus 210,ub60 with kinshi sieve.
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"RE: Which filter" 2:14am Wednesday 12th Jun


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Draco drums are supposedly ok and can drop into a bultubay, nexus or as a stand alone feeding a bio unit.

There are also filtreau drums that have been getting good reports.


Laura

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"RE: Which filter" 8:16am Sunday 30th Jun


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Queni 15 drum and a jbr plastics bio chamber Jason makes the bio chambers any size to fit into space you have you draw and design the chamber you want and he will make it


4000 gallons queni koi drum one outlet to jbr plastics bio chamber with 75 litres oase hel x media run on a variflow 20000 running at 50% one outlet to ps2 protein shower ea variflow 10000 running at 80 % drum fed from bottom drain 3 inch gravity skimmer also into drum 55 watt submersible uv 240 litres air and 12 fish
andikoi"RE: Which filter" 8:22am Sunday 30th Jun
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something like this is in his budget,nothing else to buy,,,andi https://www.kingslynnkoi.com/product/koi-pond-filter-upto-6000gals-drum-filter-bio-bed-oase-hel-ex-pumps/


5000g . 2 spindrifters.each to a kc-10 drum and returning over momotoro bakki shower with 70kg of bhm. Nexus 200 on skimmer
tommy1099"RE: Which filter" 10:21am Saturday 6th Jul


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I’ve also been looking at this specific filter to replace my current nexus 200, but find it complicated understanding the autofil water supply etc, information around drum set ups I find hard to find.
andikoi"RE: Which filter" 12:21pm Sunday 7th Jul
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which bits dont you understand mate,will try to help,i run 2 older kc drums but the running is just the same as newer ones,,,,andi


5000g . 2 spindrifters.each to a kc-10 drum and returning over momotoro bakki shower with 70kg of bhm. Nexus 200 on skimmer
tommy1099"RE: Which filter" 1:34pm Monday 8th Jul


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Thanks for the reply Andy, Ive been looking at the filtreau drums. The bits I find hard to understand is my pipework for bottom drain is all at a specific height, and as pipework runs from pond through to my garage where my filter is situated it would be a "pig of a job" so to speak if I have to re adjust bottom drain pipe entry etc.

Also I struggle with filter around being the correct height of water for the level in the pond and the filter itself too, as its kind of hard to figure out when theres a garage wall between them both.


Like I say currently running a nexus 200 with no problems at the minute, but sooner or later I would like to invest in a drum filter once I have the confidence that they'll be easy to install/

Thanks.

Tom.
andikoi"RE: Which filter" 3:26pm Monday 8th Jul
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i have a nexus 200 on my skimmer that was on my old pond bd,so from memory you should have no issues putting a drum in as the inlet on nexus is so low to ground,rubber connectors are a godsend when it comes to piping things up as they give you a bit of wiggle room lol,as to water height,if you turn pumps off and let the levels balance out then mark on wall in garage where water in nexus sits,easy peasy,,,, andi


5000g . 2 spindrifters.each to a kc-10 drum and returning over momotoro bakki shower with 70kg of bhm. Nexus 200 on skimmer
tommy1099"RE: Which filter" 8:57pm Monday 8th Jul


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Cheers Andi, really appreciate that, now to choose which drum filter

Thanks.

Tom.
tommy1099"RE: Which filter" 12:39pm Tuesday 9th Jul


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Private message sent "andikoi", as don't want to clog someone elses thread up.

Thanks.

Tom.


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