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    I'm curious to hear any feedback as well as I'm also considering one of these for my big pond. Price is holding me back right now as I just had to replace my bead filter (winter kill). The only one I know that has one actually in use is the Batemans out of Ill. They love their unit. It's because of their recommendation that I'm considering one for myself.

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    Hello Grant . . .

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    And, do you have a link for where you got that one?
    I'll send you a PM.

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    Is it primarily to remove proteins, and really not involved with the nitrification process? Just asking because of the trickle tower portion.
    The TT is fully functional re: de-nitrification -- and the falling water creates the foam which the FF/PS skims off.

    Quote Originally Posted by gcuss View Post
    Also, probably needs to be on the skimmer circuit to avoid solids entering it?
    Yes, they recommend pre-filtration to help avoid the obvious cleaning issues.

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    SteveC, flow rate on this larger unit is 10,000 l/hr. You guys not on the metric system do the math. It's made in Europe shipped to the only distributor in the USA, Purdin Koi in Baton Rouge, sold by a few dealers here.

    The Clarity is NOTcheap but worth it imo if you want the best water. Retails for almost $2k here.

    Nishikigoi International Online Store

    Don, i hope to set mine up soon but don't want it sitting next to the pond, the thing looks like a vacuum cleaner. I want to see how you're doing yours. Will you gravity feed it back to the pond?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yahtah View Post
    Nice USC mug!
    I know: University of Spoiled Children.

    Actually, I wasn't plugging the ol' Alma Mater -- it just looks that way.

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    Hello Dick . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by dick benbow View Post
    . . . was curious as to which bio ball they used as media.
    Have heard them called both bio-rings and bio-barrels.

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    Imagine with it's size it had to come by freight as opposed to UPS?
    Yup, it came by freight. And I'd estimate the total weight (with packaging and media) to be in the 20-30 lb range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flounder View Post

    Don, i hope to set mine up soon but don't want it sitting next to the pond, the thing looks like a vacuum cleaner. I want to see how you're doing yours. Will you gravity feed it back to the pond?
    This is my hesitation also. I guess you could build a sort of sump in the filter area and throw a Tee inline before the pump. Getting it dialed so it's not pulling too much or too little would be the trick, however as debris collects your flows would change throwing the whole thing out of wack...

    A DIY would almost be better in that you could have a normal pipe fitting for the water return and stick the FF away from the pond....

    Looking forward to how you'll set it up around your pond.

    Grant

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    Hello Steve . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by schildkoi View Post
    Don,
    What size pond/stocking densities and what flow rate through the Clarity Unit are recommended?
    Recommended flow is 10K lpm (or 2641 gph). Anthony recommended a 1/8 hp pump (dialed back with a ball valve ) to achieve that. The final 'test' of whether the flow is proper is by measuring the depth of the water in the foam cup.

    As for your question about pond size/stocking densities, I don't have anything in writing. I do know that in talking with Anthony at the ZNA SoCal show, he recommended the CL-10 for my size pond (6K gallons).

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    Hello Lam . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Lam Nguyen View Post
    I would like to know how loud it is when it's up and fully running. I would love to have one but am afraid of bothering my neighbors.
    Will let you know!

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    Hello Sue . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Auntiesue View Post
    The only one I know that has one actually in use is the Batemans out of Ill. They love their unit. It's because of their recommendation that I'm considering one for myself.
    Erwin Santos has been running one since last year -- and he swears by his unit, too.

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    Hello Ryan . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Flounder View Post
    Don, i hope to set mine up soon but don't want it sitting next to the pond, the thing looks like a vacuum cleaner. I want to see how you're doing yours. Will you gravity feed it back to the pond?
    And a damn fine looking vacuum cleaner it is!

    Mine will be a pond side install and gravity fed back to the pond (it might need a short spillway to reach?).

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