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    Daihonmei
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricshaw View Post



    That is how I filtered my first "Koi pond" back in 1979!




    There are better ways to filter a pond now.
    I remember that design!! LOLs JR

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    All I can say is that this is a small step better than an Aquascape design due to the piping allowing water movement through the gravel... until it clogs. It is still a bad concept for a koi pond.

    I gave up on undergravel filters in aquaria so many decades ago. They work well at first. As the gravel bed becomes loaded with mulm, performance declines. Only gravel washing on a regular basis can make them useful, and that takes more work than other filtration types that are more efficient.

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