Quilt Batting filtering


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@Chumley I switched from quilt batting to Matala media. Quilt batting was clogging up every day and I'd have to clean it. This stuff will last a week or more and does a great job of removing fish poo and gunk. I'm sure it does not remove really fine stuff but I don't care. It does a good enough job to keep my pond clear along w/ my other bottom of the pond filter.


I start w/a bucket w/holes cut into it:
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Then add fiberglass screen bought at Lowes or H-Depot cut into a circle:
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Put that screen in the bucket:
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Then I add the Matala media layered nice and tight and flat to fill the screened bucket:
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When all stacked in there then I put my hose on top that comes from my pump on the bottom of the pond. I also took a rubber bungie cord and fit it around the top to make the screen netting stay tight. Heavy rock on top of hose to keep it in place:
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I also stuck the orange bucket into a black plastic screen planter to make it look a bit better. Then I stuck this fake stone on top cuz it looked better this way.:

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Pump that the hose comes from w/ a protector thing on the sucking end to prevent fish etc. from getting sucked up and I have to clean that out once in awhile if plant debris or whatever gets stuck and blocks the flow :
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All the media in that pot gets totally thick w/muck and I just lift the pot out and dump out the stuff on the grass and hose it off w/my handy powerful attachment on the garden hose. Easy and fast to clean!

My helper:
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I've never tried the quilt batting, but have used bridal-veil material sandwiched between buffer pads in an up-flow DIY filter. Coarse veil, then fine veil - both about 20 feet in length. Has lasted for 16 years so far and worked very well.
 

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I've never tried the quilt batting, but have used bridal-veil material sandwiched between buffer pads in an up-flow DIY filter. Coarse veil, then fine veil - both about 20 feet in length. Has lasted for 16 years so far and worked very well.
@Relic Hello and welcome! Why don’t you go over to our “introductions” topic and tell us something about yourself and your pond. With 16 years of experience, you must have a lot of tips and tricks to share!
 
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Keep in mind that if you use it in the skimmer box it will cause the water level to drop to a point that the pump is exposed. To avoid this clean the batting material often as you don't want this happening during the night.
 

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