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    Fry
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    need help with pond design

    Hello my name is Kevin I just need a little help to see if my plan will work
    OK heres my plans
    Skimmer 2' x 4' x 2' deep slanted bottom with drain. this will feed the pump house, where it will return the water back to the other end of pond 2500 GPH
    ? # 1 does this seem OK

    settlement tank
    With bottom drain that feeds into settlement tank 2' x 3' with slanted bottom and drain. this will feed secondary settlement tank 2' x 5' with slanted bottom and drain. this will then feed pump house with a 4500 GPH pump which pumps upto a small pond and filters. then returns to main pond
    ? # 2 does this seem OK

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    You never said how big the actual pond itself would be!? Help us out here

    Mike

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    And I will type the reminder formula for passive settlement of solids. 15 minutes dwell time within chamber = 1/4 of the flow. 4500gph pump - TDH = maybe 3600?, means 1000g settlement chamber, something about 4 x 8 x 4. You seem to be planning about 1/8 of that so you should expect about 1/8 the results.

    Buying the biggest vortex you can find/somehow pay for always seems to be the wisest path now that I have disappointed myself with the function of so many first chambers I have built.

    Combining passive settlement with active mechanical separation is a better small footprint solution. Consider static K1 or some type of screen device.
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    [quote=kresler;78985]Hello my name is Kevin I just need a little help to see if my plan will work
    Kevin
    First of all you should tell us the purpose of your pond there is a lot of diffrence in a golfish pond or a koi pond for possibly keeping high quality koi .
    If it is for keeping koi then a good starting point would be a book by Peter Waddington Koi Kichi 1 . Construcion can change based on climate and soil conditions .

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    [quote=kresler;78985]Hello my name is Kevin I just need a little help to see if my plan will work
    Kevin
    First of all you should tell us the purpose of your pond there is a lot of diffrence in a golfish pond or a koi pond for possibly keeping high quality koi .
    If it is for keeping koi then a good starting point would be a book by Peter Waddington Koi Kichi 1 . Construcion can change based on climate and soil conditions . It is wise to dig a test hole to find out what you have below and check local bylaws .
    Regards
    Eugene

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    Kresler.....you have in my opinion some really top notch folks willing to help here....fill them in on stats....pond size, pump size, stocking levels etc!

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