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Thread: bakki shower or nexus filter

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    Quote Originally Posted by glupo View Post

    Papabear who is this guy in NJ your talking about
    I think Larry was referring to Quality Koi/Nisei Koi Farm in southern part of the state, at Carneys Point. Check out their website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
    I think Larry was referring to Quality Koi/Nisei Koi Farm in southern part of the state, at Carneys Point. Check out their website.
    Yup. I had a bout of synaptic flatulence and fergot my spel chekr
    It'd be tough to find a closer, better place for him to go check out, don't you think
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    yeah i check out nisei once before but it was at end of season when their koi were back in the greenhouse.

    Birdman that is sweet, i'm thinking that i will do a vortex filter with some matala just to catch the solids off the main drain. from the vortex through a pump into a shower into to pond.
    Than off the skimmer filter have it flow through pump in to a DIY 50 gallon barrek with some gravel and fine matala. than have that return into pond by jets to make it have a good current. how does this all sound

    How much square foot of feather rock should i do for 3500gal, because i will also have the matala helping out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glupo View Post

    How much square foot of feather rock should i do for 3500gal, because i will also have the matala helping out.
    I use 1 cubic foot to 400 gallons as a rule of thumb, but this is with a 4 tray shower with 2000 gph flow per sq foot. So for you, using feather rock, if you used 3 foot showers, 4 of them, which would be 12 cubic feet flowing 6000 gph that would be more than enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glupo View Post
    Birdman that is sweet, i'm thinking that i will do a vortex filter with some matala just to catch the solids off the main drain. from the vortex through a pump into a shower into to pond.
    If you swap the Matala for static K1 you will be able to clean it by just turning air on and closing/opening some valves. Way easier than hosing matting down!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eds View Post
    If you swap the Matala for static K1 you will be able to clean it by just turning air on and closing/opening some valves. Way easier than hosing matting down!
    I agree, I hate matts. My favorite is a micro screen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdman View Post
    I agree, I hate matts. My favorite is a micro screen.
    A little trickier and more expensive to DIY though!
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    I would say based on the location and whether you are going to on/ off it during winter etc. matters to decide whether you should opt shower or nexus.

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    This thread is around 9 years old. Original posters not likely to reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skoptsy View Post
    I would say based on the location and whether you are going to on/ off it during winter etc. matters to decide whether you should opt shower or nexus.
    Folks with long, cold winters need to consider the time required to 'ramp up' in spring, and when cold weather starts arriving they likely can continue using a Nexus or similar type filter longer than a shower filter. Showers disperse water heat very quickly.

    I have both Nexus and shower filters. When the pond was built, sieves were not in use. If I were doing it all over, I would use sieves and showers without the Nexus units. Being in a warm climate, shower filters can be operated year-round and are much easier to maintain. Unfortunately, converting what I have would be much too expensive for the benefit involved.

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