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PostPosted: Nov 28th, '17, 00:28 
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Sweet water tank trailer too.

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PostPosted: Nov 28th, '17, 08:08 
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Up to fill height.
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However, thinking a compression fit with silicone would be enough to hold back gravity, better glue just to be safe.
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Almost had water flowing, there is always tomorrow.

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So preliminary numbers.....

Anyway, I started by calculating the time it took to fill the primary barrel from my SLO: 1min 22 sec
approximate volume of water: 25 gallons
Gallons/Minute: 18.38 or 1,102 GPH

Surface skimmer: 1 min 21 sec
approximate volume of water: 23.86
Gallons/Minute: 17.67 or 1,060 GPH

Rough calculation of tank/pond:
Avg depth: 50" or 4.16'
Length: 91" or 7.58'
width: 55" or 4.58'

Total volume of tank/pond: 1,081 Gallons

first step to flowing by gravity is complete....

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PostPosted: Dec 6th, '17, 18:32 
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Left side (1"), expansion system. Right side (2") new pond tank.

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Temp return to get things circulating.
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These guys seeded the expansion system. I moved them to the other system so I could safely make changes/upgrades/modification w/o threat to fish.

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After watching the Japanese and the various operations and handling of their fish, it was surprisingly easy to net, bag, transport, acclimate, and release.

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Adam how are you going to attach the liner? Those are some mighty expensive liner holders =)

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PostPosted: Dec 6th, '17, 21:55 
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I'll cut back and go with some scrap and a few screws...... :tup: or ask for some more larger clamps for upcoming builds. Most of my clamps are for deck building and under 3'.ill need some 4 and 5' here shortly.

All my sides landed right on my original fold to mark and have plenty to pin except the deep end. It was the largest fold and I guess what also had the most variances in the ground to go wherever when water was added and reduce any overage I might of factored in. Originally went 8" over and should of gone 12"

BUT, water is now flowing so the redesign of the expansion design can be designed all over again for some new elements yet to be built (or designed......) :crazy:

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PostPosted: Dec 6th, '17, 22:47 
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Yay, you have flow! Looks wonderful too. I'm also wishing I had longer pipe and bar clamps. I've got one 6' and it seems like I often need 8'. The six footer tends to bow when using it at maximum length, but it's a 1/2" NPT pipe.

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Well, it is NOT official (if moving or not) but I am going to move forward anyway.

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Got the rest of the PVC and I'll finish grading tomorrow and put in the patio stones. Then go to work on my DIY Sieve filter which should be able to remove debris without having a timed flow for it to fall out b/c it relies upon a fine mesh screen (stainless)

I'll still have an RFF but more of a collection to drive the flow via gravity back to the pond return.

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No stopping you now!

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Yeah there is....... She is 5'4 and changing plans daily...... =|

That is why I had her sign/date. Any changes to this plan will cause additional days added onto completion. ; )

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Haha It is their prerogative and we love them nonetheless.

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This mess of trying to maximize one 4x8 sheet of 3/4" birch plywood. Image

I would of had it except I was not paying attention and cut my 9 inch piece before my 16" piece and had to use a piece of 16" scrap of 1/2 to make the weir wall.

Pay attention to right hand / left hand when laying things out.

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I have pond shield to waterproof the inside and the fish safe silicone for all seams and corners. (72.00 + 8.00 = 80.00)

3/4"x4'x8' birch plywood (50.00)

I have 2x4 sheet of 48 Micron Stainless Steel Woven Wire 300 Mesh coming from Amazon (95.00 - - enough for x2 more filters after this one)

X4 bulkheads 32.00
X4 male adapters 6.00

Handful of 1 1/4" coarse thread screws and about 2.5 hours of time invested in construction so far.

This is supposedly one of the many tools in a koi keepers arsenal to remove solids. I am giving a shot and putting the contents of what's filtered directly into my mineralization tank.

Supposedly, the original design can handle 3962 GPH. I am bigger and other unit for sale around this dimension are upwards of 5-6k GPH. If successful, reliable means for mechanical solids removal in a tiny footprint.

Plus, right now, I am 1300.00 cheaper than buying a manufactured unit.


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Holy hollyhocks BroHay! I'm very impressed. Are the overall dimensions 36"x18"x48"? Three chambers with a screen set diagonally? What level will this sump sit?
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Adam is it just a settling tank with baffles that water has to flow over/under? This is very popular in saltwater sumps, using a 3 baffle system. The detritus either floats around in the first chamber or settles in the first chamber. The baffles keep the detritus from making it to the far chamber. We also place our skimmers in the first chamber for mechanical filtration, but using it for a settling tank then draining manually should work well too.

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This is not a chambered unit. Single chamber that has (what I thought) was stainless mesh cloth that separates the debris/poo.

Come to find out, the screen is called wedge wire for this specific application and it is PRICEY.

Thinking I may alter my design and pick up a replacement screen for a retail version because the cloth will only work for a short period of time......

Who knows @ this point?


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