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Middy123"New member needs help " 9:06pm Saturday 20th Jun
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Hi all I’m new to the hobby and in the middle of building my first pond it’s a 8000 litre s. I originally bought a easy pod to start with as the pond was going to be smaller, now I’ve extended it, so it’s 8000 litres. Due to the volume increase I know the easy pod will not run the pond. I’ve purchased a draco drum and I’ve been told they can be put in top of a nexus but I’m wondering would I be better off getting a 4 chamber filter with a vortex. The pond will be gravity fed with a bottom drain with 2 jets and a skimmer. Can anybody please guide me in the right direction. Many thanks
14TB

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"RE: New member needs help" 10:58pm Saturday 20th Jun


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Hi Dean,
Welcome to the forum, would normally suggest that you attend as many club events with pond visits as you can to see various set ups. Due to the pandemic these are not happening so maybe best to make an appointment to visit a local dealer.
The dealers that sponsor our site are all very reputable (click the links at the bottom of the pages)amd should be able to guide you.
My thoughts.

Vortex and multibays are a bit old fashioned and high maintenance.

If you haven't started build your pond deeper up to 5ft or bigger most pond owners wish they had done that.

Where are you?


Tony




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Middy123"RE: New member needs help" 8:54am Sunday 21st Jun
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Hi thanks for the reply and yes. I’ve built the pond already the dimensions are 2.5x2.0x110 deep I’ve put a bottom drain in and I’m going to put to jets in and a skimmer. I’ve got the draco drum and I’m wanting to know can I put the drum inside the nexus
14TB

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"RE: New member needs help" 9:07am Sunday 21st Jun


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Have you visited the drakodrum website?
Think you will be able to get help there if not contact them.


Tony




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Middy123"RE: New member needs help" 9:16am Sunday 21st Jun
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Yes been on today but don’t think it will be open until tomorrow
doscofish

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"RE: New member needs help" 10:14am Sunday 21st Jun | message edited once
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If you look on YouTube under birtykoi 01 you will see a video on installing a draco drum in a vortex multibay filter. Pete


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