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Thread: Mesh for Shower Trays?

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    Sansai
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    Mesh for Shower Trays?

    I am looking for sources of mesh for shower trays, preferably with half inch or slightly smaller mesh.

    Suggestions as to what and where?

    Jake

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    I'm going to use a grid like this cut to size in the bottom tray of my shower.

    http://www.rainbowkoi.co.uk/images/p...ilter-grid.jpg

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    Mesh for trays

    Hi Ed

    Thats very much what I have in mind for mine. What material is this? Source?

    The ply would only be the sides and ends of the trays. I am thinking of 4' long as I can get 2 trays out of a 8' by 4' sheet, along with some 8' 1" by 1" or 2s.

    So two sheets would give me 4 trays. The bottom 2 or 3 trays would be lava rock, or the top 3, depends.

    Jake

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    They're plastic and available from most koi shops over here. Not sure about over your side of the pond, sorry. The only issue you will have with them is that they are flexible and will need supporting at the edges or heavy media will cause them to break.

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    Showers

    Hi Ed

    Thanks, I will start looking for the suppliers over there, I have a few bookmarked.

    Jake

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    Jake, I can't find it now but you should take a look at Henry C's pond build. As Woodyaht suggested in the treating wood thread, he has some very nice stackable trays for use in a shower filter. There are some other ones out there that have slots too....that also stack. I'm all for DIY but knowing how wood gives (and eventually leakes), you probably would come out cheaper in the the long run to buy the bins.
    Hopefully someone will come along and post a link so that you see what we are talking about.

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    Wood

    Thanks Ruth, I'll be looking for it.

    Jake

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    Hi Jake, I finally located Henry C's pond build. I hope he or no one else minds that I posted the link to a different forum, but this build and his fish are what many would want to aspire to. The whole thread is wonderful, but I think I copied the link where he shows a good picture of his trays. They are affordable - doubt that you could have as nice a job with diy and wood.

    Henryc's Pond Construction - KoiShack - Page 3

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    grates

    Jake,
    Try calling these guys and see if they have a reseller near you:

    Greenhouse Products, Poultry Products, Swine Products, Breeder Slats- SWAP Inc.

    They make several different grid/grate type products so you will have to browse the product section of their site.

    Matt

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    Thumbs up Info

    Thanks Ruth and Matt !

    Good info both places ! I am checking into both sites, Henry has great looking trays. I am also planning on the 'pfoam phractionator' shown on another list site,

    I am doing my homework now and will start putting these together very soon.
    I am really anxious to get it all together and working. I also have to take a hoop house down this month and bring it home. Wont get it up til next year, this winter the Koi are in the garage.

    Enjoy, and thanks again,
    Last edited by Jake Levi; 08-17-2010 at 08:44 AM. Reason: spelling

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