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Old 03-04-2010, 11:11 PM
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I agree about cattails, especially in a small system. It has been documented, however, that they are by far THE BEST aquatic plant for filtering most everything from the water column including heavy metals. I will use them in a large wetlands where some serious filtration is indicated, such as a highly run-off polluted earth bottom farm/country pond.
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:41 AM
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I have built a few like some of the others on here. the best one was for my brothers swimming pond. It has been crystal clear since we put it in with no chems.
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:33 AM
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Really looks great!! It appears to be quite large in comparison to swimming area. Did you have any problems with the local authorities on going chemical free?
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:44 PM
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upper is about 8x10 and the lower is about 20 x 15 as far as local authories, we dont advertise it as a swimming pond he treats it as a ornimental pond that they occasionally get in to sometimes. ( actually the kids are in it quite a bit) here all swimming pools by law are supposed to have fences but not on onimental features.
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:54 PM
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Where do you guys buy your drain pipe from? I am finding 6-8 pipe but have not had any luck finding 18" for the chimney?
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:31 AM
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I would like to build one for my pond at home!
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:22 PM
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Where do you guys buy your drain pipe from? I am finding 6-8 pipe but have not had any luck finding 18" for the chimney?
Dude, do you have a "Wholesale Plumbing" near you? You should be able to get that drain pipe from any plumbing supply house or most landscape/drainage supply yards.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:08 PM
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Dude, do you have a "Wholesale Plumbing" near you? You should be able to get that drain pipe from any plumbing supply house or most landscape/drainage supply yards.
I know you would think it would be easy to find, but I have talked to about 10 different wholesalers and none of them stock it. I was able to find one shop that could special order the 18" for $23 per foot.
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Old 03-30-2010, 01:12 PM
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Are you really that concerned about cost? I would not use anything other than a pump vault manufactured for use in a wetlands system. They are engineered specifically for this purpose and are designed to achieve maximum water flow without sacrificing structural strength. It is my contention that if a customer is going to be that concerned with project cost, then they probably can't really afford it. I will not cut corners and compromise quality on any of my installs. If a potential customer wants a jury-rigged installation, I politely bow out.
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:23 PM
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anyone have pics of building a bog with the serpentine pipe? and cleanouts?
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