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    You raised some good questions Paul, I will try to answer them as best as possible.

    I have a very thin line of white foam around the pond edges. This foam doesn't go all the way around the pond but maybe a third of it. The foam also doesn't stink. Before adding the BS, I had ugly green brown foam that stank that just kept getting worse even with water changes.

    For fines control I am hoping my settling chamber is catching most of the heavy stuff. I keep asking Sean if he would look in there and see how its working he promised to do so at the next water change. I plan on adding some matala to the top 2 trays of the shower in the near future. I have heard that many bakki shower owners have done this and have been happy with the results.

    I will try to get some more pictures tomorrow and share with you.
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    Very nice video, Amanda! It explains much -- you are really harvesting some foam off of that shower, aren't you?

    Thanks very much for posting that video, I really enjoyed it.

    Paul

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    I hope it answered your questions. I think the thin line of white foam in the video is air bubbles pushed out of the way by the return water crashing into the pond. However I am not sure. There is also less of this type foam currently in the pond today than yesterday. Maybe someone can advise me onthis?

    A.

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    I tried to post pictures of what is in the settling tank. but they failed, I will get Sean on it later today.

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    Unless you live in a semi-tropical area where you can run the showers all year, you might want another type of filtration in parallel. I use showers on the skimmer circuit. But for the Atlanta winter (Dec-mid March) I bypass the showers and only use a Nexus on each BD. In early March I restart the showers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCA View Post
    Unless you live in a semi-tropical area where you can run the showers all year, you might want another type of filtration in parallel. I use showers on the skimmer circuit. But for the Atlanta winter (Dec-mid March) I bypass the showers and only use a Nexus on each BD. In early March I restart the showers.
    That is a good point, we live in the Central Valley of California, our winter average is 44. We have noticed a drop in temp to just below 60. I have been thinking about building a shed for the filter, kind of a green house. Till then the filter is wrapped up with a tarp.

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