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    DIY FIlter idea

    Hey guys and gals. I got bored and decided to design a filter. I am not sure if it works but therotically it should.

    Note: My yard is small so I dont have any room for massive filters!





    O yeah as far as material wise.. it consist of a trash can and a basket or bucket to hold the filter pads. the water would shoot right down the bottom of the trash can and allow the water to bubble up to the top and exit just right under the intake.

    The Question is.. Will it work??

    comments ,questions , lemme know!

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    go with static K1 instead. to clean it you just boil it with air and dump without getting your hands wet. Pads like sheets of matting are a royal to clean.

    For the floor space of two barrels..you could do a shower stack with is self cleaming.

    Even better...do static K1 on the BD circuit and a shower on the skimmer circuit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCA View Post
    Even better...do static K1 on the BD circuit and a shower on the skimmer circuit.
    sound advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCA View Post
    go with static K1 instead. to clean it you just boil it with air and dump without getting your hands wet. Pads like sheets of matting are a royal to clean.

    For the floor space of two barrels..you could do a shower stack with is self cleaming.

    Even better...do static K1 on the BD circuit and a shower on the skimmer circuit.

    What is a BD circuit? In a static K1 the beads in the middle act as the filtering pads correct?

    thanks again

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    To answer your question, yes it will "work", but not as well as other designs that can be DIY. MCA's suggestions would be significantly superior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bee_Koi View Post
    What is a BD circuit? In a static K1 the beads in the middle act as the filtering pads correct?

    thanks again
    BD stands for Bottom Drain.
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    In a static K1 the beads in the middle act as the filtering pads correct?
    The static K1 media in the barrel would work the same as they do in the EAzy chamber in the center of a Nexus filter.

    Please go to the Evolution Aqua site and read about EAzy, K1 media, and Nexus filters.

    Koi Pond Filters | Koi Filters, Eazy Pod, Nexus, Answer | Evolution Aqua Ltd


    If you search the construction forum on this site and on KoiShack www.koishack.com you will find lots of DIY threads on filters...including showers, trickle towers, static and fluid beds with K1 or K1 knockoff.

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    here, this one can get you started with your quest......
    Maurice! Fines filtration

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    Thank you all for your support I have studied Waynes filtering system and that looks like something I want to build.

    So after studying some more on the works of the Eazy. The sediment is trapped in the inner or outer part of the mech filter? The slits on the little tub does not look like large waste can get through it. Please correct me if im wrong.

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    Strands of algae and such get caught on the outside. If it starts to get blocked, it is time to clean.

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