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Thread: Indoor Pond, please critique

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur
    Steve,

    A 2' Vortex can only handle a maximum of 2000 gph before the settlement efficiency goes out the door. A ¼HP pump should deliver around 5000 gph, so it would need a 4½' Vortex to provide good settlement.
    What about 3,000 gph through a 2 foot wide vortex? And what size line would you recomend from the bottom drain?

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    Steve, quite frankly I would not recommend a 2' Vortex for more than 1000gph.

    That is a VERY small Vortext indeed. Waste management Vortices are like 30' in diameter for some reason. On a large pond (anything above 3000gal), you really need a 4' Vortex for good settlement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur
    Steve, quite frankly I would not recommend a 2' Vortex for more than 1000gph.

    That is a VERY small Vortext indeed. Waste management Vortices are like 30' in diameter for some reason. On a large pond (anything above 3000gal), you really need a 4' Vortex for good settlement.
    Bummer! I have 10 of these tanks I just got free. They are 24" wide and 54" high. I wanted to use two of them for vortes filters, one off each bottom drain.

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    I think I have it solved Arthur. I have enough if these tanks and enough room to run two vortes filters off each bottom drain, 4 total. 1,500 gph through each.

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    Interesting design and specs.

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