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PostPosted: Aug 1st, '18, 09:41 
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i have built a shower filter out of containers.

the problem is the 1800l pump didnt output enough water to get the filter going

im using a 5000l litre a hour a pump instead but of course the flow rate is too high

i wondering whether to get another container to put the pump in then have pond fill up and drain back into sump

any suggestions on what to do?


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 Post subject: Re: need help
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Install a 'T' piece and a ball valve? Ball valve to control the flow to the filter and the 'T' to allow the excess to return to the sump.

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ok thanks

thats sounds like easiest way of fixing it.

so the ball valve would have to be on filter side to adjust it ?


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That's where I would install it.

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Seems like the ball valve would have to be on the T back to the sump not on the riser for the filter or everything would just go out the T :?


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scotty435 wrote:
Seems like the ball valve would have to be on the T back to the sump not on the riser for the filter or everything would just go out the T :?



Thats what i was thinking .

I might have to get more pipe or shorten the pipe so the flow goes through more of the filter in the container.


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i bought a second container to divert the water and its slowed it down but i dont want to

drill in to the pond.


i was wondering what the easiest siphon valve to build would be.


Its only needs to be enough to stop the pond overflowing.

any ideas ?


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I'm not quite sure what you're asking but I think maybe we need to know a bit more about your system. When you say pond are you talking about the Rubbermaid stock tank or the new sump?

Any chance of getting a pic of the whole setup and a better explanation of what you want?

You might want to lookup "No holes overflow" and if you can stand putting a hole in the side instead of the bottom then checkout "Solids Lifting Overflow" or SLO which would be an option.


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i figured it out

it dosent look that great but run out of money to make it look better


So im running if for a while before i put fish back in their.


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