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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    Tell us more about the pond itself. Capacity (gallons)? Number, type and size of fish.? Plants?
     
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    16x20x2, approx 3500 gallons. Comet goldfish, roughley 3 dozen, 2 dozen put in 4 months ago.I have water lettuce now, and some water hycinths. This is it's third summer. I net it in the fall.
     
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    Sorry - no help. We don't have a biofilter or a skimmer on our pond. But Meyer will walk you through it!
     
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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    You say that this pond is at an elementary school. Does anyone at the school perform periodic inspection of the filter mat and skimmer basket and empty and/or clean when needed or is this done only when there is a problem?
    Sorry for all of the questions but I am trying to get a general idea of the complete picture surrounding the operation of this pond.
     
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    I take care of it.
     
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    If you increased the pump gph by 30%, perhaps it's a combination of an out of level waterfall filter and/or waterfall filter that can't handle that water volume.
    Try removing all the filter material and see if it still overflows.

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    Is there any way (easily) that you can lift the back part of your waterfall filter contraption, so the water HAS to go out the front, vs running out the back? Is it possible that the waterfall unit has sunk some in the back, thus causing the water to have more of a chance to drain out that direction? If not, maybe you can make some type of "runoff" area, that when/if it goes out the back, it runs into something (piece of liner, etc.) that will direct the runoff back to the front and into the pond.
     
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