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Thread: In prize of Bakki Showers.

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    Sansai GazKoi's Avatar
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    Hi Bob,


    I am sure Maurice will not mind me posting a link to his website:

    http://www.koi-uk.co.uk/Koi%20UK%20LTD.htm


    Guys if you want to see some of his progress have a look at his site and i have also posted another link to another forum where he has just posted some of his 'Home Grown' Koi Take a look and prepare for a surprise.

    They are Great!!!!!

    http://www.madaboutkoi.com/cgi-bin/d...rum=DCForumID9

    http://www.madaboutkoi.com/cgi-bin/d...rum=DCForumID9
    Regards

    Gazza

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    Tategoi Maurice's Avatar
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    Thomas, yes the main water is drawn direct from the bottom drain and pumped over the shower. The water from the skimmer has itís own dry mounted Aquamax 6,000ltr, this is also returned over the shower. I use Sequence pumps on these ponds without leaf baskets, they handle the fish waste fine, but for outdoor situations a leaf basket would be best fitted before the pump.



    Bob, Standard showers available in the UK are 4 trays at 1mtr long, they hold 60/70kilo of media, I think Carl uses the same design.

    Turnover/flow rate should be large as possible, up to 300%. Although they will work as low as 150%; when I say they will work, I mean work in consuming the waste. Much depends on your stocking rate/feed rate. If this is high, you may find the water gets a little heavy in fine particles, if this is the case then you have two means of keeping the water clear; either more showers sets need fitting or some form of fines filtration is necessary. With more showers and higher turnover water with fines will be cleared; itís just down to the method you wish to use.



    Standard practice is one shower set per 2,000 gallons, with a low to average stock level, this will cope great. For biological nitrification they are first class, they are well oversized, perhaps up to 5,000 gallons worth. But remember these are also being used a sewerage farm and because of this the points I mention above are important.



    I use my own design fines filtration with static Kaldnes, this can be seen, as Gazza points out (thanks Gazza) on my website. Ignore the first photos in the article, as they are of my prototypes, the design now used is shown in the bottom photos.

    These give water like glass.



    Hope Iíve covered every thing,

    Maurice.

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    Oyagoi Bob Winkler's Avatar
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    Thnx Maurice.... that is helpful... While I have the "double wide" BS already in place for our planned ~35,000 gallon pond and running on the Qpond with all the koi, hard to immediately see how to "fit" more into a gravity fed situation, but am sure it will all work out.


    Congrats again on a job well done.

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    Dear Maurice,

    thanks for taking time out from your busy schedule to answer our questions! If I visit the UK one day, I will definitely drop by to have a look at your setup in the flesh!!!

    BTW do you use the Momotaro media in your showers?

    Thomas

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    Tategoi Maurice's Avatar
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    Thomas, there is no other media for the showers, it's go to be the real thing. Expensive, but it works.
    Maurice.

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