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    Daihonmei PapaBear's Avatar
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    Good deal...and yes, you Koi will be MUCH happier very soon no doubt

    As for the tree fallout, don't feel bad. Pecans are blooming here too, but so are the silver maples, the cottonwoods, and everydamnthingelseunderthesun that can mess up your head and your water at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Werner View Post
    Pondmaster without question---Cal pumps have issues with durability, specs and customer support.
    When you want the best...
    Sequence 750
    MDM Incorporated - Sequence 750

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    Pond pumps for small ponds.

    Cal pumps are not energy efficient.

    Pondmaster Mag Drive 18 (1800 gph)
    1800 gph pump with 18' cord.
    145 watts; 1.50 amps.
    1200 gph @ 5', 900 gph @ 10'
    approx. cost $180.00


    Sequence 750 pump, model 3600SEQ12
    3600 gph pump with 8' cord
    139 watts; 1.40 amps
    3000 gph @ 3', 1200 gph @ 10'
    approx. cost $275. - $350.


    Rio 32 HyperFlow Water Pump (big powerhead)
    1900 gph pump with 6' cord.
    115 watts
    1920 gph @ 1', 1300 gph @ 6'
    approx. cost $100.

    Note: I am not a dealer or sell pumps.
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    Thanks Rick, and again everyone, for talking me out of the Cal pump.
    I will keep your suggestions in mind for the next pond build.
    So far the pondmaster has met my expectations and is doing a fine job.

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    Ric I got my pondmaster mag drive 1800 for $163.44 tax and shipping included from eBay.

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    Pond parts!

    Ok I got a Tetra vaccume bottom drain, and I am using a (brand new) pool leaf canister to collect up all the debris the vac drain sucks up. I will let you know how that works. The pump comes out of the pond tomorrow!

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    Ok, HOME DEPOT SUCKS! We had to think outside the box to rig the leaf catcher. I was fairly dissapointed that they didn't have ANY fittings that would work without down home engineering. However thanks to down home engineering, we adapted and overcame. OooRah! Wait a sec I was in the Navy (for about 15 seconds) not the Marines.

    So now I got a bottom sucker, and it seems to be filling up the leaf catcher fairly well. I am a little nervous aobut the pump...

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    I had used Sequence 750 (3600SEQ12 & 4200SEQ12) series pumps for years, but for the money I switched to one of the Evolution ES3500 pumps for my latest project.

    Quite impressed with the build quality and performance.

    Currently cheaper than the Sequence

    Bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighatbulls View Post
    For the last week my pond has been without its pump. We came up with a creative solution for keeping the pond some what filtered and tossed in a bubble stone. We also quit feeding the fish. Now that it is payday I need to find a pump.

    The pond holds about 800 gallons. The pump we had was a Lowes branded 32-3500gph, we toned this pump down by adding a a tee fitting and a valve. This also gave the fish a nice strong current to swim against. Alas, after 1 year of service, it died.

    This is what I want,

    Something that will turn the water over in the pond at least twice an hour
    Somthing that doesn't have to be in the pond to move water
    Something that I can easily make a current with
    Lastly something that will be able to handle the upgrades we plan on installing (aqua art retro bottom drain, no niche skimmer, and leaf catcher)

    I am sort of thinking along the lines of a CalPumpTorpedo. Any suggestions?
    Hey I read your thread so far mag1800, calpump???? don't wait your money try the cheap one it's Evolution ES2500 pump. you will safe your money you can push es down to 1800gallon or up to 2500gallon. I think it's the best way to go.
    Ask for birdman -steve his will help you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAVOTOI View Post
    Hey I read your thread so far mag1800, calpump???? don't wait your money try the cheap one it's Evolution ES2500 pump. you will safe your money you can push es down to 1800gallon or up to 2500gallon. I think it's the best way to go.
    Ask for birdman -steve his will help you out.
    One of the problems with needing a pump right now, is that after 24 hours, in this case it was more like 2 hours, if someone comments its allready to late. Still I appreciate your recomendation.

    I went with the pondmaster 1800. We have been real happy with it. I think we are going to go with an air lift system next. I have looked at the Evolution and Sequence pumps they might work for my third pond build.

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