Hey is any one running from bottom drain to Cetus Sieve then K1 Micro Bead filte .I have all my pipe work and a nexus 220 and redy to start the plumbing now.but the nexus 220 is takeing all the shed up and I could run the 4 inch pipe along and out the shed and set up the nexus out side but that's longer pipe runs and I would like all the filter in the shed.so was thinking of the sieve then bead as it's a lot smaller and give me more room. I would be up for swapping my 220 for a cetus sieve .would you think the 24 inch K1 Micro Bead filte is better than the 220
Hi. I don't run a Cetus Bead combo but if you are swapping from what you have I would recommend swapping to drum and bio. I have been running Drum for about 5 years now and it completely transformed my enjoyment. I no longer feel that it is a chore to keep on top of the filter cleaning and the water quality / clarity has been amazing. Personally I cannot recommend the drum enough
Wish I could afford a drum filter i have had a look atThe Filtreau Drumfilter HF30 and it about the same price as a bead. but I would have to get a bio chamber as well.just trying to save sum space .where abouts in bingley are you.im from crossflatts. But in riddlesden now.
Hi. I was under the impression you was going to buy both sieve and bead which is why I suggested the drum route. Unfortunately they are not cheap, nothing in this hobby is. If you could stretch to it even if it is a plan for the future
I don't think you would regret it. I am from the grange park area at the bottom of Cottingley. You are welcome to come and have a look at my set up if you would like. My brother is in Denholme and he runs a much smaller set up with a smaller cheaper drum.
From what i can see the HF30 is just the drum filter. You would still need the bio filtration too. The drum just removed the main crap which then gives the bio stages a better chance of doing its job.
I am home most evenings. Let me know what works for you and we can arrange a visit
Yes that's right so I have been looking at the FILTREAU COMBI NEXT as will because if I am going to do it might as well get the full unit .I finish work at 6 every night I work in Shipley so have to go past yours on way home so I can call in any time that is good for you
Hi Dean I started with a Vortex gravity fed then pumped up to a three bay, I decided to replace the vortex with a Cetus and regretted it as the water clarity got worse so I then decided to replace with a drum and have never looked back.
I still have the three bay but while having to clean more often with the Cetus don't clean so much at all with the drum and the clarity is good. I know they are expensive but the time and work they save in cleaning the bio chambers is well worth the expense.
I have Kockney Koi bay filter then a easy pond on the old pond loved the easy pod for the cleaning no getting wet haha.now I did like the idea of the bead filter. But the more i look at drum filters i think i will get one.think i will sell the nexus or try swap for a bio chamber if i get the drum. With out the bio.after going to Kitsu koi last friday I carnt wait to get the pond up and running