rghill100: @ Cory. UV is after all filtration because you want the cleanest water
traveling through it as its more effective. Its there to prevent green
Matt Olsson: How long has this filter been running and how much do you feed your fish
per day (weight of feed)? Have you ever been forced to empty out the media
to clean it out?
Thoong Tran: This is a great simple bio filter and very efficient and less to maintain,
I have being doing my research for DIY and I think this is the best easy
one to build, thanks for the video.
Robert Van Den Berg: Hi
Do you perhaps have a diagram of your skimmer in your pond?
fanman1981: love your pond setup..however you lost me at the beginning with the pump in
the milk crate and then going to the 55 gallon barrel buried in ground with
the bird netting..is there another video covering that? and where do you
find the milk crates?
Leslie Dyal: I have the system all hooked up and the light on my UV light is not
working. I was wondering if there was something I had to have besides
plugging it in to a 110 light socket.
Ray Creighton: Very Nice job. Like the other person do you have a diagram we could use?
Ethan Lim: About how much do you think the whole setup cost? (Just filter). Not
including waterfall and skimmer.
Where did you get all those bio balls?
techtiptricks: The uv clarifier has been the very best investment we have made with our
pond. In 2 days it took our pond from pea green to crystal clear. now we
run the clarifier one day a week to maintain clear water. Koi Pond build UV
Clarifier and filtration
UV Clarifier here
Jonathan Anthony: very cool filter set-up!! I want to know do you have the same water in the
pond from day 1 or have changed topped up the water or completed changed
the water ever if so, how often have done so. please let me know
rghill100: If your speaking of the Tall grass it is "Iris pseudacorus"
saltwatermike1: ponds looks great , was wondering how long do you run your filter for
rghill100: mike it runs 24-7 until fall when water hits about 50 degrees then I shut
it down for the season. Otherwise just like saltwater run it non stop.
charlie hagan: How much did it cost?
johnphan76: Thank you so much. If you don't mind can I have a name for the short grass
too.nice pond and crystal clear water by the way. Thanks again
Devon Pillay: how long do you run your pump
SmallTownBoyTv: Thank u for the reply. Looking at your set up I'm getting new ideas for
next year. Your pond is crystal clear and the fish are very active, your
doing something right. Cheers.
rghill100: I used to test all the time before the filters matured a bit. Now that they
have and I have the biological up and the Ph swings under control I don't
test. If the water is clear fish are happy there Is no point in testing. As
far as blowing out the sand gravel filter I do it once a week. It's a 15
min job start to finish. Bio filters I don't do anything to them. They
won't be touched till winter when I shut down the pond
Barb C: Nice system. Wish you could post a diagram since I'm a slow learner with
civicekhatch9: thank for the info. i just bought 35lb of chicken grit hope that is enough.
how many pound do you use ? and can i use leaf blower instead of shop vac ?
Dawrongguy: wow this was nice and clean, do you have instructions on how to build your
civicekhatch9: hi can i use pool sand for this s&g filter system. any comment is
Wayne Meador: Really nice setup Bob! I'm seriously considering building a S/G filter
too...nice video, I like it.
Cabinescape1: Bob I looked at the birdman's S/G filter link you posted but still wonder
how the sand doesn't settle down into the bigger rocks? I am guessing the
air "boils" out the muck and keeps the lighter stuff to the top? is that
right? I also noticed that the sand is more like a very fine gravel. where
did you get that type of material? I am currently using a bio filtration
with lava rocks and is rather difficult to clean. thanks Bob it was a great
rghill100: @Rob McCalley Yes rob you always will need some type of bio filtration.
stay with koiphen and read read then read more. lol. you will learn
everything there. But boi is a must it changes fish waste from harmful
chemicals to healthy. nitrites and ammonia to nitrates. bio filters come in
100 different ways too. Look on koiphen. I use the 2 55 gallon drums with 1
with bio balls and bird netting for bio the other is just bird netting.
SmallTownBoyTv: Hi nice job the filter. I was wondering do u ever test your water to see
the ammonia, nitrite and nitrate level and also was wondering how often do
u back flush your filter and clean them. Thank u.
Rob McCalley: Thank you so much for the help and the link. I had a lot of questions that
have been answered because of the link. I think I am going with this type
of filter. I do have one question for you. In the blog birdman says not to
have a bio filter after the s/g filter. I see you have yours set up that
way. I was wondering if you see any benefit to having the bio filter? I was
thinking of setting mine up like yours.
rghill100: Rob I can't take any credit for this filter. Please go to koiphen. It's a
koi pond forum I belong to. Look up. Birdman sand and gravel filter. SG
filter for short. This forum will show you 100% picture details step by
step on how to build.. it's amazing and blows any other filter away with
how clean my water stays.. go to my video description on how to build. I
put a link there
johnphan76: Hi sir. Can I have the name of those grass bushes in the pond on the right
hand side,and where can I get them. thank you
Kmaster Tee: Very nice setup and filter!! love the pond.
saltwatermike1: yeah thats what i run my pond also 24/7 keeps it clen and clear. thank
rottysaurus: I havnt read your comments so sorry if you have already answered this
question but does the 3" drain pipe from the first tub to the second tub go
all the way down to the bottom or is it a short pipe?? Is there much
maintenance besides blowing it out via the manifold???
Cory GFYS: I am super new to ponds other than having a catfish pond when I was a kid.
I was just wondering why a uv light is after then bioballs? Wouldn't it be
better at the beginning of the filtration? I was just wondering before I
built a bunch of stuff
rghill100: @civicehatch9. I used about 100 lbs in mine about 8" deep. The water must
boil large to clean. So if your leaf blower works that's cool. You can also
use a 1.5 hP spa blower as well.
rghill100: @Sweets805107. Yes look at my other videos on how to build. There is video
on how to clean as well.
Orange Juice: Hi, I am building my koi filtration system now. What do you use to connect
the pipe that goes from the sand barrel to the bucket with bio balls? What
kind of 2piece connector? and where to buy it? I looked at homedepot and
they only had sizes of 1 inch. Also do you keep a rubber washer in between?
rghill100: John Variegated Sweet flag is the other grass. Stays green and in color all
rghill100: @ barb c. Look at the description it has a link on how to build.
rghill100: @rottusaurus. The pipe goes down about half way into 2nd barrel. And for
other maintenance aside from blowing it out. NONE. That's the beauty blow
it out and that's it.
Rob McCalley: cool filter. Do you use any type of material to separate the gravel layers
and the sand layer? Also what keeps the gravel and sand from mixing when
you use the shop vac to clean it? Thanks for the info. That is an awesome
Dawrongguy: nvm found it on the fourm
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