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Thread: Pond Bottom Drain Help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Hi You can't have above ground filter with bottom drains. You have have to pump up to the filter as I mentioned before and this defeats the purpose of the bottom drain
    ahh, well that does make sense. What kind of filtration is appropriate with a bottom drain then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KidKoi20 View Post
    ahh, well that does make sense. What kind of filtration is appropriate with a bottom drain then?
    Gravity fed filtration, as shown in post #14. Dirty water gravity flows from the pond to the filter, and the clean water pumped back to the pond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaGirl View Post
    Gravity fed filtration, as shown in post #14. Dirty water gravity flows from the pond to the filter, and the clean water pumped back to the pond.
    Ok, thanks a lot! I'm looking for an easy and effective way to filter my expanded pond for next summer. I'm looking at about 1200 gallons hopefully. Would a bottom drain and filtration system like this be most effective and healthy for my fish?

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    Apond of that size only needs a 3" bottom drain and you could easily do that with a 55 gal drum kit for pre-filtration.

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