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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:36 pm    Post subject: diy skippy filter Reply with quote

hi ,did any body every make a diy skippy filter for their pond,see photo. Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:59 pm    Post subject: diy bio filter Reply with quote

hi here is a finished diy bio filter with the filter media in the plastic tub Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Re: diy bio filter Reply with quote

ponddigger wrote:
hi ,did any body every make a diy bio filter for their pond


I did. (once) It worked well.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ever see this one homemade bio filter
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject: diy filter Reply with quote

hi all .this bio filter can be made for little money compared to the ones you buy. Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:14 pm    Post subject: diy bio filter Reply with quote

hi all.here is how you attach the rubber liner to the diy bio falls.to hide it and build a waterfall with stone Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:32 pm    Post subject: diy bio filter Reply with quote

hi all.this should explain the diy bio filter a bit more Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmhiyDCRTVM
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:49 pm    Post subject: diy bio filter Reply with quote

hi all,here is a photo showing you how to hide the diy bio filter with rocks and plants in a waterfall Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:59 pm    Post subject: Re: diy bio filter Reply with quote

ponddigger wrote:
hi all,here is a photo showing you how to hide the diy bio filter with rocks and plants in a waterfall


No, its not.
That is a picture of a filter and a waterfall. It is not a picture showing you how to hide the diy bio filter

Next you will be showing a picture of the other end of the pool where the pump is.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:50 pm    Post subject: diy bio filter Reply with quote

hi all.here is a video of a diy bio filter working Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEikqdBvv-M
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The youtube filter has the aerator outlet on top instead of underneath the filter pads. The purpose of the aerator is to help the biological process in the filter as well as to aerate the water.

To save expense the plastic tub can be replaced by a raised pond with pondliner.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:44 pm    Post subject: diy Reply with quote

hi djh .how is your diy skippy filter working,starting to build my one tomorrow when the local hardware shop opens Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:20 pm    Post subject: Re: diy filter Reply with quote

ponddigger wrote:
hi all .this bio filter can be made for little money compared to the ones you buy. Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


Suppose some one has a pond and wants to make a filter, can you (or anyone ) please prove* that to build a biological filter is cheaper than buying one.

Bear in mind, if some one wants to make one, the only thing they will have is tools, no parts.

Lets say a filter for a small 1000 - 1500 litre pond

I am just curios.

* You don't need to build it, just prices and links for parts

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