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    joseph whipp

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    I have an approximately 3500 gal pond.I had a laguna pressurized filter.I think I can do better.Does anybody have suggestions?
     
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    I used stock tanks and tank adapters and lava rock ,old fashioned ways still work 100_7318.JPG 100_8311 (1).JPG 100_8312 (1).JPG
     
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    I'm thinking about building a sand and gravel filter, from a 55 gallon barrel, over the winter. I plan to use it as mechanical filtration, prior to a shower filter.
     
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    sissy sissy

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    Sand does clog up fast and can smell pretty bad .I keep plants in my lava rock filters and never have had a problem with them .I do have to trim the roots on the plants .My neighbor had a barrel filter until it fell over and almost killed her fish .Hers is now set up like mine .Easy it leaks it runs right back into the pond ,less worry for me .That helps me in a major way
     
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    How many fish do you have? What type and size? Filtration should be sized based on fish load not pond size.
     
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    approximately 25 6 -8inch comets,shubunkins.I have 2 koi about 10 inches.
     
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    Which model pressurized Laguna filter are you using?
     
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    sissy sissy

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    I think you need more than a pressurized filter .
     
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    3250.just wasn't enough
     
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    I built my filters and no skimmer and no bottom drain .2 filters one on each end of the pond and good old fashioned lava rock .Good enough for my dad good enough for me .
     
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