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    Prop Wash Bead Filters.......

    Your thoughts????????????

    I was at my Step-Dad's company today, and happened to look back in the corner of the yard........ WTH? There's a prop wash bead filter on a pallet with at a pump, strainer basket, and control box. Looks like it's complete. I asked the yard foreman if I could have it, and he said they didn't own it but he'd talk with the guy and see what he wants for it.

    I know it's a Aquaculture filter appears to be a PBF-5 Aquaculture Systems Technologies

    If one was available to you (for cheap) would you add it to your pond? I would guess this filter is in the $4-6000 range?
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    would not add it unless

    had the space for it in the filter area
    had the high head pump for it, or the budget for one (I guess the high head pump is on the pallet and is therefore on the cheap)
    had good prefilter, such as a sieve or vms, in front of it
    though I needed either more bio conversion and/or fines collection

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    1) Yes I've got more room than I could ask for to add more filters

    2) It appeared to have a high head pump by the looks of it, yet on the site it said "designed for low-med head pumps" or something to that effect.......... Not a big conceren to me.

    3) could make sure pre-filtration was proper........

    4) I as well as most could use more Bio, and Fines filtration..............

    What would you offer???????????? I was maybe figuring $1000 at most as the units been setting for 5yrs. and probably would need new media, let alone if the control box works

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    I would start off at $500.....after all it is years old. You can always raise your offer as needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCA View Post
    I would start off at $500.....after all it is years old. You can always raise your offer as needed.
    Heck, I'd tell the guy you will haul it away for free and save him the money/effort. You never know unless you give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schildkoi View Post
    Heck, I'd tell the guy you will haul it away for free and save him the money/effort.

    Steve

    I tried that................ Didn't work with yard foreman See what the foreman comes up with when he talks to the owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCA View Post
    I would start off at $500.....after all it is years old. You can always raise your offer as needed.

    I was hopeing for $200 with $500 just as good, but I'd go up to $1000 if I had to.

    I am guessing the owner will want a arm and a leg for it

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    Just a update, before I am out of the forums

    I was told to bring my truck out and pick the pallet of stuff up..........

    It's a Aquaculture Systems Technologies PBF-5 with a auto back wash controller, and pumps.

    The housing is probably the only thing worth while after setting all these years.

    It'll be interesting to see how it does, as only one nim rod uses these in the US that I know of

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodyaht View Post

    2) It appeared to have a high head pump by the looks of it, yet on the site it said "designed for low-med head pumps" or something to that effect.......... Not a big conceren to me.
    What is the electric requirements for the high head pump?

    Is the savings gained on buying the filter going to be offset by the increase energy costs of running the pump needed?

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    Won't be using the high head pump, it's just on the pallet with the rest of the stuff.

    I'll be using the same pumps that I am now. Probably have to fiberglass in some new ports to match my flow.

    I am getting it all for free, after I posted this a year ago, the owner wanted $1500, but I was told just to sit tight and wait. In Oct of 2010 the owner was told to remove it within 30 days or it'd be gone.

    So it's mine now

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