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    bakki shower

    hello kb member , last night on my research for my filter ( i plan for my new pond) i find out a discuss about Bakki shower but it happen stop at page 36 or 37 .. i didn't know what happen after that ? i feel likely everybody don't want to talk about it at this forum i shouldn't not bring it up but i just want some answer for it . Can someone give me that? Last page i read it talking about used lava rock or bio ball for it, is that working? i try to get some ceramic media but my dealer don't have it. if someones have a good shower can share with me on that ones .thank you

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    [quote=nguyen4;100181]hello kb member , last night on my research for my filter ( i plan for my new pond) i find out a discuss about Bakki shower but it happen stop at page 36 or 37 .. i didn't know what happen after that ? i feel likely everybody don't want to talk about it at this forum i shouldn't not bring it up but i just want some answer for it . Can someone give me that? Last page i read it talking about used lava rock or bio ball for it, is that working? i try to get some ceramic media but my dealer don't have it. if someones have a good shower can share with me on that ones .thank you[/quote Try calling Majestic koi and look for Rob. I heard that he has a shipment of BH coming in. Try it you won't be sorry.
    Michael

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    it can be noisy so check out in personal first. majestic koi should have one setup and running. Stop by and check it out. Unless space is an issue, else I like the conventional filtering instead of bakki shower.

    Steve

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    hello kb member , last night on my research for my filter ( i plan for my new pond) i find out a discuss about Bakki shower but it happen stop at page 36 or 37 .. i didn't know what happen after that ? i feel likely everybody don't want to talk about it at this forum i shouldn't not bring it up but i just want some answer for it . Can someone give me that? Last page i read it talking about used lava rock or bio ball for it, is that working? i try to get some ceramic media but my dealer don't have it. if someones have a good shower can share with me on that ones .thank you

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    Not sure which post or article you are referring to but I have been happy with the Bakki House media. The claim TDS will drop is correct. My initial finding did find a 10 point drop per week in TDS, not sure if BH can take all the credit but I was impressed. The main drawback IMO with using BH is the cost. I know there has been talk on various forums about where to find this product, but I have not heard where other then from Japan. Keirin Koi used to carry this product also. Regarding Lava rock and Bio balls (lots of plastic products out there), I would think the key would be the texture of the surfaces to retain, protect and keep clean & moist surfaces for bio slime to develop. I believe under high flow conditions, BH would fair higher over lava rock then plastics IMO.
    Bob

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    I built a DIY shower for my pond using sealed plywood and lava rock. I am flowing 8500 gph through it and realy love the results. So much so I am making new fiberglass trays to replace the wooden ones and will be offering the new fiberglass trays to DIY-ers. This picture is of the wooden trays durning construction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    I built a DIY shower for my pond using sealed plywood and lava rock. I am flowing 8500 gph through it and realy love the results. So much so I am making new fiberglass trays to replace the wooden ones and will be offering the new fiberglass trays to DIY-ers. This picture is of the wooden trays durning construction.
    Very nice . I noticed that all the new baki shower units now look like plastic bottle crates holes on the sides . Why I dont know but must be something in it may be better aireation .
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    nope....it is that those 4' plastic crate are MUCH cheaper than Momo's stainless versions!!!! Got two stack in the backyard right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MCA View Post
    nope....it is that those 4' plastic crate are MUCH cheaper than Momo's stainless versions!!!! Got two stack in the backyard right now.
    If I remember correctly, you're using the BH media, right? What flow rate are you putting through them? Did/do you notice a significant drop in your TDS since having them installed? I remember seeing a pic of your pond/showers on another thread. I like your setup. Maybe you could post a pic of the setup here with an explanation of flow and return to pond so we get a better idea of form and function.

    Thanks Mike

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    Ask Rob, at Majestic koi.
    He has one set up and nice.
    he has video on it too.
    Jackson

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    By the time I finished installing my showers it got too cold to use them. So in March I will probably crank them up...depending on temp. Right now the media is all 1" bio balls. I think those are the next best thing to BS. The have lots of void space for plenty of gas exchange.

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