Up flow wetland bog filter

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i'm about to try one with no snorkel at all, but mine will be downstream of at least two mechanical filters (the filter pad of a savio skimmer and the filter basket of the pump).
 
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i'm about to try one with no snorkel at all, but mine will be downstream of at least two mechanical filters (the filter pad of a savio skimmer and the filter basket of the pump).
Risking it ;)

I've got two bottom drains going through to the bog, so I'm looking at putting an drum filter in before the bog
 
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my bottom filter goes to my skimmer, which has pretty good filter media (at least, it gets quite sludgy and i have to rinse it multiple times per week, daily in the spring when i first fire up the pond), so i'm not too concerned with that sludge getting into the bog. should be a fun experiment! seems pretty easy to add a snorkel later in my setup, if needed.
 
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This is a good idea, this is exactly what works for me. First a drum and then a swamp.

What kind of drum filter do you have?
I've just brought a second hand Fitreau hf30, iI may drill another inlet into it for the intake bay/skimmer to go in to it too.

hopefully I will be fitting it next week, but I also have to bring 10 tonnes of pebbles and gravel around to back garden and fill the bog.:eek:
 
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Risking it ;)

I've got two bottom drains going through to the bog, so I'm looking at putting an drum filter in before the bog
Back to the drum are you. Not sure you need to go that route with a bog but I do know I'm living my nano bead filter attached to the pond but I have the supply line split . AZfter the basket strainer to the pump . 50 % of flow goes to the bog, and 50 % to the bead. Then they both return to the pond.
Just checked out your drum filter and it looks to be a good $1000 bucks less than what I have ever seen here in te stares and my biggest issues was lack of support.
I think my next look into is going to be ozone if only at a minimal amount.
 
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my bottom filter goes to my skimmer, which has pretty good filter media (at least, it gets quite sludgy and i have to rinse it multiple times per week, daily in the spring when i first fire up the pond), so i'm not too concerned with that sludge getting into the bog. should be a fun experiment! seems pretty easy to add a snorkel later in my setup, if needed.
Why would a bottom drain go to a skimmer. I think that's a first.
 
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Back to the drum are you. Not sure you need to go that route with a bog but I do know I'm living my nano bead filter attached to the pond but I have the supply line split . AZfter the basket strainer to the pump . 50 % of flow goes to the bog, and 50 % to the bead. Then they both return to the pond.
Just checked out your drum filter and it looks to be a good $1000 bucks less than what I have ever seen here in te stares and my biggest issues was lack of support.
I think my next look into is going to be ozone if only at a minimal amount.
I got it second hand so only cost $500, I had an email chat with Kev at ozponds, he wasn't keen on any fish solids going into the bog, so i thought, if I can find low cost drum I'll give that a go
 
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I really like systems with a drum filter, it doesn't require a lot of space, it cleans everything automatically and doesn't take much time. And I love just watching him work.
I am currently building a new pond with space for a filter system and have ordered a new filter from Raufilter, I am really looking forward to my new toy.
You be amazed how much space you need even for a drum.

I had a equipment area 2.1 x 1m and I am finding it really hard to fit in the space and I'm using 3" bottom drains, although I do have 2 and skimmer.
 
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You be amazed how much space you need even for a drum.

I had a equipment area 2.1 x 1m and I am finding it really hard to fit in the space and I'm using 3" bottom drains, although I do have 2 and skimmer.
Unions unions and more unions.
 
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I love what the drum filter does it's by far the finest least maintenance filter out there. My problem was zero service on the east coast of the USA. So the nano bead won out I'll never see the polish you get from a rdf but the water's so clear no one knows it could be better who doesn't know any better. I'm questioning a small ozone system but not even come close to maximum efficency.
 
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I love what the drum filter does it's by far the finest least maintenance filter out there. My problem was zero service on the east coast of the USA. So the nano bead won out I'll never see the polish you get from a rdf but the water's so clear no one knows it could be better who doesn't know any better. I'm questioning a small ozone system but not even come close to maximum efficency.
A lot of drum filters over here are quite simple and seem pretty simple to work on
 
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I was never a fan of the nexus but I do love the drums. I should look into being an east coast distributor
 

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