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  1. because the water level can only reach the sieve...

    because the water level can only reach the sieve level to be the highest, if it is higher than that, the sieve is submerged and stop working.
    in turn, the water level before the pump is influencing...
  2. I do have good filtering machinism, except, I...

    I do have good filtering machinism, except, I don’t want to clean or flush as often as I do now. I keep water lily in pond and it generates debris and I will need to handle it.

    I thought about...
  3. How much does the float move in routine use? It...

    How much does the float move in routine use? It probably not noticeable in one day, but after weeks, u might see it has gone up inches.
    I am working on a DIY sieve, and will use a valve to throttle...
  4. seems the float does the throttling...

    seems the float does the throttling automatically.
    thx.
  5. understand all that. my point be, the sieve usage...

    understand all that. my point be, the sieve usage requires a water level difference between the pond and the box. u cannot let the box water level approach the pond level for the sieve to work. This...
  6. please see ,y reply above. thx.

    please see ,y reply above.
    thx.
  7. MCA, Seems not many people do what I propose...

    MCA,

    Seems not many people do what I propose which is to use pump to flush in this situation.
    Maybe, I misunderstood the strength of gravity feeding.
    Do you need to throttle the gravity feed to...
  8. MikeM, u validated my concern about the debris...

    MikeM, u validated my concern about the debris build up. I will need to make the flushing mechanism work.

    It looks like u thought the dot line is the pond, no, that is the chamber of the for the...
  9. ascii flow chart doesn’t work here, but see the captured shot

    41375
    10chars min, so type soometh8ng here.
  10. . valve1 . ——>————+————-v ...

    . valve1 .
    ——>————+————-v +———pressured filter
    . | | | .
    . v sieve ^ .
    . | | .
    valve2>————pump——>—+ .
    . valve3 .
    . ...
  11. flush in the situation:Bottom drain gravity feeding into a closure

    Hi, everyone who has a bottom drain that gravity feeds into a chamber,

    I am designing a bottom drain, gravity feed to a chambe that has a sieve, then pump prefiltered water to a bead filter.

    I...
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    solved, they r black fly larva. MikeM was correct!

    solved, they r black fly larva. MikeM was correct!
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    They r not seasonal as far as I can see. They...

    They r not seasonal as far as I can see. They have been in my pond since very early days. I have never seen them turn into winged insects.
    I take an interest in them because they seem to propagate...
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    what kind of worm is this in my pond.

    Hi, I am in California. Does anyone know what kind of worm they are in the pic?
    They are shaped like little letter “r” with one end attaching to the surface where there is current and the branching...
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    Akai, my experience is that the plant filter...

    Akai, my experience is that the plant filter helped even used with a pressure biofilter. it actually has proved to me my pressure biofilter did nothing to help the water quality, mainly because it...
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    Mike, what u said is possible. I will see then,...

    Mike, what u said is possible. I will see then, and I am also in the process of getting rid of some good size goldfish to reduce the load, not that i have to now, but get prepared.
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    Mike, I have 11 koi and 4 of them slightly...

    Mike, I have 11 koi and 4 of them slightly longer than 12inch and the rest are 8inch which have grown from 3inch 1 yr ago.
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    I have been sold on veggie filtering with water...

    I have been sold on veggie filtering with water hyacinth for about 7 days now. I am cautiously optimistic that it will keep working for me for as long as ... forever.

    About one week ago I totally...
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