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Thread: Word on the Street: $75-$85 phoam phraxionator

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    Oyagoi HEADACHE6's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricshaw View Post
    Do they look like the larger media in the picture?



    That's it (the larger white pieces), only his is orange. The smaller orange media I guess show's it comes in smaller sizes. What is it called ?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by HEADACHE6 View Post
    That's it (the larger white pieces), only his is orange. The smaller orange media I guess show's it comes in smaller sizes. What is it called ?
    Thanks
    I don't remember. If I do... I will let you know. (added: I think the company was called "Clark" maybe near Chicago)

    Back in 1992 I ordered 20 cu. ft. of the larger 2" media.
    The reason they are white instead of orange is the normal orange ones float, I wanted mine to sink. The manufacture added 10% talc (no dye) to make them not buoyant.


    I found out later they (the floating ones) are used in in the transportation of "liquids" to prevent sloshing around.
    I use them as submerged bio-media in a filter.
    Last edited by ricshaw; 04-30-2011 at 10:12 PM. Reason: added Clark

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricshaw View Post
    Do they look like the larger media in the picture?


    The black color media look similar to what is in clarity tower except that clarity media is light brown color.

    I am wondering will Bacteria House work as it is much bigger and allow the water to really splash inside the tower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koi-san View Post
    The pictures below showed the effectiveness from the FF.

    1st picture was taken Saturday right after the FF unit was built. The water surface had good amount of tiny foam, the water was not very clear and looked yellowish.

    2nd pictures were taken Sunday morning. The foam was almost gone, and the water is still looked yellowish.

    3rd picture was taken 2 hours ago. No foam was visible, the water was obviously clearer.
    Big improvement for the water as i can see, Koi-san. I'll build one for my little pond. Thanks for sharing...brothers.

    V.

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    I've never seen the majority of those!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pskorf View Post
    i know you said different shapes but roughly how many squares in a cut piece

    It depends on the ID of the pipe. I start with a piece that is narrow enough to fit in the pipe on one side but longer on the other side. That way it won't lay flat on the bottom. Then just add pieces that are 1x2, 2x2, 1x4, 3x3... Whatever odd sizes will fill the pipe and keep the media from laying flat.

    Raymond

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    Have you considered painting the unit to deal with the uv degradation?
    Pool builders use regular sch 40 pvc which is not uv stabilized and just paint it flat black. If heat buildup is an issue some other color should be ok.
    But, what do I know, I'm just a dumb truckdriver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hairbear View Post
    But, what do I know, I'm just a dumb truckdriver.
    Whatever...Your the well known, well loved "water god" here in NorCal!!!

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    Bumping up for Yerrag. Ethan's DIY fractionator has won a lot of converts and ruined the market for some costly products.

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    Thanks Mike. I had thought you were asking to part with a grand for a foam fractionator. This is a long thread, much like Birdman's s&g filter at koiphen. Must be like you said. I may join the ranks of converts.

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