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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:30 pm    Post subject: diy Reply with quote

hi vulcan.you said in one of the post above ,that you made one and that the filter worked so you should know know how much it cost .and what materials were used Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy ps happy new year
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:41 pm    Post subject: Re: diy Reply with quote

ponddigger wrote:
hi vulcan.you said in one of the post above ,that you made one and that the filter worked so you should know know how much it cost .and what materials were used Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy ps happy new year


I did. But I never said how much. It was when you said its cheaper to make your own than buy one that got me thinking.

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


I would say if you do not try / cost the parts required, then yes, making your own bio filter sounds a good idea, and should be cheaper. But I found the opposite to be the case, its cheaper to buy one than make one.

So my question still stands.

How much does yours cost, and that must be including all parts (not everyone has "some stuff laying around")

Below is what I found

Bio filter cost 33 (we need something to compare to.)

Water tank cost 10

Lid for tank cost 7

Filter sponges cost 10

Filter media cost 10

So far you would have spent 37 and still have to spend more to get hose tails and internal pipe work. So it seems that to make your own is not cheaper. Crying or Very sad

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: vulcan diy bio filter Reply with quote

hi vulcan .have you any photos of the diy pond filter you built,i will post some photos of the diy pond filter that i am building to morrow Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy ps some of us like to build stuff with our hands, diy stuff
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:21 am    Post subject: Re: diy Reply with quote

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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


It is too early to tell how well the filter is working. It wasn't in use until August and by rhen most of the algae growth had stopped. May and June next year will be a better test and by then I should have a lot more oxygenating plants growing in the middle pond.

On a large scale the skippy is less expensive but also the filter doesn't need to be cleaned because water can flow through the loose filter media quite easily. The only thing is that it won't do much physical filtering of the water but the biological treatment is the more important function.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:33 pm    Post subject: vulcan diy pond filter Reply with quote

hi all,a few photos of my diy pond filter Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:46 pm    Post subject: diy Reply with quote

hi photo showing pipe work for the swirl effect Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:00 pm    Post subject: diy pond filter Reply with quote

hi ,photo of filter full with media.also testing out filter before putting on outlet pipe Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: vulcans diy pond filter Reply with quote

hi more photos of my diy pond filter Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any difference between two systems.

one with the outlet(s) at the bottom and the inlet at the top (spray system)

and

one with the outlet(s) at the top and the inlet at the bottom?

Just wondering.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:15 pm    Post subject: vulcans diy bio filter Reply with quote

ponddigger Very Happy hi ks,are you talking about a up flow filter system Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:40 pm    Post subject: vulkans diy bio filter Reply with quote

hi .update on diy bio filter ,cost about 60e to build.it can be buried in the ground up as far as the outlet pipe,also the cruds at the bottom can be washed out ,using bottom drain Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:32 pm    Post subject: vulcans bio filter Reply with quote

hi all.here are some photos on how to build a skippy filter Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy http://www.thepondforum.com/showthread.php/72-DIY-55-Gallon-Barrel-Pond-Filter
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would this work with live fish im thinking of getting into a bit of BYFF Back Yard Fish farming starting a new trend here. Got a spagetti tree for christmas so thinking of giving that a go along with a bit of rice in the flooded lower field.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:27 pm    Post subject: vulcans bio filter Reply with quote

hi all.here are photos of water flowing from the diy bio filter into a plastic waterfall box ,using gravity Very Happy ponddigger :Dps yes it will for fish


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:11 am    Post subject: vulcans bio filter Reply with quote

hi vulkan,any photos of your diy bio filter Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy
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