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Old 07-27-2010, 09:11 PM
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If your'e still building the pond, you should try a wet-well. Depending on the amount of water needed, it is a pipe a few feet in from the shore straight down 6 to 8 feet with a smaller pipe into the water 90 degrees at least 4' down. The end needs mesh or something to keep the fish out. The intake hangs into the vertical pipe in cleaner water. We have used 16" to 48" for different size pumps. There is a formula if you google wet well.

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Old 07-27-2010, 10:05 PM
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If your'e still building the pond, you should try a wet-well. Depending on the amount of water needed, it is a pipe a few feet in from the shore straight down 6 to 8 feet with a smaller pipe into the water 90 degrees at least 4' down. The end needs mesh or something to keep the fish out. The intake hangs into the vertical pipe in cleaner water. We have used 16" to 48" for different size pumps. There is a formula if you google wet well.
I am actually considering a variation of this without the pipe going into the pond. I would like to use gravel with some kind of barrier adjacent to the pond.
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:06 PM
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dirty water sucks
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:26 PM
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Is that her nick name
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:51 AM
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dirty water sucks
You may have heard the phrase that something "sucks pond water" there is a reason for that saying.
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:41 AM
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love that dirty water....
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:52 AM
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It was suggested by a agri irrigation supply that I use a sand media filter. Anyone got experience with these?
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:14 AM
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So you like to clean filters? You wouldn't prefer the system to just run without needing attention?
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:42 AM
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got to work on a 5hp 4" pipe water fall /feature. fun stuff
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Old 08-12-2010, 07:17 AM
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So you like to clean filters? You wouldn't prefer the system to just run without needing attention?
Since I'm running drip irrigation off it, I thought it might be a good idea to filter first since I don't want every emitter clogged within a couple hours. Unless you are talking about self flushing/cleaning filters by Arkal. The ones I have priced seem to be out of my budget at the moment.
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