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    Tosai
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    Need Bakki Shower

    I am adding additional filtration to my pond which includes an RDF. I want to move 10k gallons per hour and need suggestions. Can I use a single 4 inch pipe to feed the Bakki. Where can I get a Bakki shower big enough to handle the load? How much Bacteria House do you recommend to put in each tray? Will two 4 inch gravity return pipes be sufficient? I have heard that stacked plastic trays break down. Would love a Momotaro but too expensive. Need ideas please and thank you.

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    Jason,

    What part of the world are you in? Dry good vary from place to place. Do you need the shower to look like a 4 tier stainless steel shower or can it look different. I ask because you have stated that momotaro is too expensive.

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    Here's my beercrate diy bakki running at 15k litres/h.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtsklar View Post
    Jason,

    What part of the world are you in? Dry good vary from place to place. Do you need the shower to look like a 4 tier stainless steel shower or can it look different. I ask because you have stated that momotaro is too expensive.

    I live in the US. It is OK for it to look different but still very nice because it is in front of my house.

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    I have seen the you tube video very cool but The silver padded cover will not work for me

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    Jason,

    In the US Norm Walsh makes a clean looking stainless steel shower. It has a smaller footprint than a shower with MBH because he uses an ultra high surface area ceramic instead.

    I have seen the shower installed on top of a square stone pedestal, and the finished job looks like a sculpture. Unfortunately I don't have a photo of that installation.

    Here is a shot of one installed in SoCal.

    Need Bakki Shower-bawaki-shower.jpg

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    few weeks ago i was at koi acres open house and they were showing off their new shower filter
    i took a picture that day(only picture taken) and shows the 4 inch oulet then also sent me one with a waterfall weir showing how the top diffuser would sit on it also.
    actually outlet can be any size ,mutiples or even choose side or sides to put it on.
    its not a cookie cutter as its made to fit exactly what you want and where.
    made of stainless steel and really think advantage will be very little if any splash at all(i am betting zero splash) out of shower.
    plus they can get you the momotaro media

    so give Koi Acres a call and they can give you better details about it
    http://www.koiacres.com/
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    My shower trays are 3x2x1. They would easily do 10kgph if I had the pump. Have a machine shop make a set in stainless and use expanded stainless for the bottom of the trays.

    you can see my shower stack in the thread "doublewide flattop" on page 2 in this forum

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    Here is a photo of MCA's shower from the side...clearly double wide and nicely done :
    Need Bakki Shower-sideview.jpg
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    BTW, if you have low calcium soft water, you can put crushed oyster shells (from the local feed and seed store) or crushed coral in the trays. I have 30 pounds of crushed coral in my stack. Had I still been back in the Dallas TX area.....no need as the water had plenty of calcium/lime.

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