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Thread: Trick to avoid Bakki Shower

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    Trick to avoid Bakki Shower

    Avoid Bakki Shower? Some people must scream at me, but it's true. I been using that trick to eliminates all my Bakki shower for the last two years now, NO3 always zero, always, even better than with Bakki, I know, because with Bakki, i cannot turn off my UV, now with that trick, I can turn off UV and water all cristal clear all year round, in Texas. Any body want to know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojo View Post
    Avoid Bakki Shower? Some people must scream at me, but it's true. I been using that trick to eliminates all my Bakki shower for the last two years now, NO3 always zero, always, even better than with Bakki, I know, because with Bakki, i cannot turn off my UV, now with that trick, I can turn off UV and water all cristal clear all year round, in Texas. Any body want to know?
    YES, WILL YOU KINDLY ELABORATE ON THIS SECRET OF YOURS
    MICHAEL

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    Quote Originally Posted by gspotmc View Post
    YES, WILL YOU KINDLY ELABORATE ON THIS SECRET OF YOURS
    MICHAEL
    the main purpose of Bakki is to degas, and bacteria housing. i am not a fan of bacteria housing. the more you have it, the more unwanted bacteria are produced, and more trouble create, if you don't keep water clean. Just enough bacteria to keep water parameter perfect, then no more. that the first reason to eliminate Bakki shower. The second is to degas. We have to find a simple way to degas, no more cost and more clean, effective. I been thinking about it for a while, like you now, another way to degas. Let you think and think, and think then i will tell you. By that way, communication will be easier

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    I use spray bars in conjunction with my bakki, both recirculating and well water inflow, for added degassing and oxygenation. My water is gin clear without the UV.

    How do you do it?

    Marie

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    Air stripping with an aeration tower?
    A giant bunny rabbit blows air into the pond?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingkong View Post
    Air stripping with an aeration tower?
    A giant bunny rabbit blows air into the pond?
    Did the Eveready Bunny finally run out of gas??!?!?!LOL Too funny

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    There are several inexpensive de-gassing devices on the market for aquaculture use. AES catalog shows a couple. Easy for DIY folks.

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    All of you think i try to joke, but not, here what i do: i have a simple up flow DIY bead filter, pond water come from the bottom of a 20 gallon fiberglass flower pot, thru a 8" thick Bead, stop by a perfolated plate. Instead of sending the clean water to the pond by a plastic tube, i let it spill out run down along the wall of the flower pot. The clean water then is collected by a large container ( i make by Hardy plank sheet) open 1 end, seat right under the filter, then to the pond. It's the water fall down along the pot wall and conducting to the pond by a long path act as a simple Bakki. I alway think it will have not enough contact time to degas. But surprisingly, it works even better than a Bakki, and no cost, no space. You may have different filter type. but the priciple still can work with your. The filter wall, the long path to the pond do the trick. It's simple.

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    Nice Job MJ.. Pix please

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    I also would appreciate a picture of what you have explained...

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