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Mick1912

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"Thing of getting a Drum filter" 4:05pm Sunday 7th Feb


joined: 8th Oct 14
last here: 4:57pm Wednesday 3rd Mar
posts: 173
from: North Notts

Well _ thinking of changing my 320 and getting a combi drum later in the year.
Any suggestions on each drum with the pros and cons appreciated.
I guess a few keepers would be interested in this.

Cheers and take care
Mick
pat27"RE: Thing of getting a Drum filter" 6:07pm Sunday 7th Feb


joined: 30th Mar 09
last here: 8:18pm Monday 8th Feb
posts: 740
from: Beverley,East Yorkshire

I changed from a Nexus 300 to a Synergy Drum and it’s the best move I’ve ever made. Quality is good and water quality drastically improved, if I was to build again I would install a Synergy Combo.
Mick1912

YKS club member
"RE: Thing of getting a Drum filter" 6:23pm Sunday 7th Feb


joined: 8th Oct 14
last here: 4:57pm Wednesday 3rd Mar
posts: 173
from: North Notts

Cheers Pat.
What size to your pond.?

I have 20000L and could expand in a few years
big h"RE: Thing of getting a Drum filter" 6:59pm Sunday 7th Feb
joined: 1st Oct 06
last here: 6:59pm Sunday 7th Feb
posts: 1498
from: howden

I had the Synergy 35 and it very reliable .I since moved on to Profis,and do think the build quality is superb,but they are expensive
Mick1912

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"RE: Thing of getting a Drum filter" 4:52pm Monday 8th Feb


joined: 8th Oct 14
last here: 4:57pm Wednesday 3rd Mar
posts: 173
from: North Notts

Cheers.
What size profi do you have to your pond size?
pat27"RE: Thing of getting a Drum filter" 8:17pm Monday 8th Feb


joined: 30th Mar 09
last here: 8:18pm Monday 8th Feb
posts: 740
from: Beverley,East Yorkshire

My pond is 18000 litres & medium/ heavy stocked and it copes well but I would probably go one size up if I was to buy again
kensmith"RE: Thing of getting a Drum filter" 7:10am Monday 8th Feb
joined: 2nd Aug 03
last here: 7:10am Monday 8th Feb
posts: 363
from: Bingley

I think the drum has to be the best step forward for a long time for us keepers.
I have the AquaDrum 55. Had it for about 4 years now and it has transformed things so much.
For me the Drum has brought back the enjoyment to the hobby. No more weekly maintenance schedules. No more concerns that I have cleaned things correctly. The water is superb and crystal clear. It was always good but now it sparkles
I have not had any deceases or infections since adding the drum. I would normally start the season with something.

I cannot advise on the Combi drums as I don't have one. For me I like multiple media types as I think they all perform slightly differently and support different types of friendly bacteria. I could be completely wrong on that statement but it does give me peace of mind knowing I have more than one type

I think all the Drums perform equally as well as each other. Yes there are the big names with really good build quality and some with not so good. My recommendation would be to get one that you can easily get spares for. Things do go wrong eventually and these are a big investment to start with

Regards
Ken


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