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Filter Mats and Lava rock

Discussion in 'Water Features' started by Alan Bechard, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. Alan Bechard

    Alan Bechard LawnSite Member
    Messages: 175

    Hi Gang, the wife and I are having an argument, Imagine that! Anyway, we just went out and serviced a pond we built (Aquascapes 6'X8') With the small pump. Basicly the pump was clogged, I finally figured out how to pull the bottom flat peice off and got the "goo" out and got it running again.

    My questions are

    does a filter mat and bag of Lava rocks go in the skimmer?

    And no, I will not say who said what until after I get the firm yes or no answer! and if you answer wrong I will be a very lonely man for the next several nites so help me out here :D

    How much can I disassemble this pump WGP-60? Does the bottom come off somehow or is it glued together?

    Thanks for your assistance:D And I may look like this:blush: If I was wrong cause I said to "show me in the Book!" Rather forcefully. I have a feeling tonight will be plenty of this:sleeping: Instead of my favorite activities!!!!:D

    Al B
  2. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    From everything I've read and seen, there's a filter mat in the skimmer, but the bacteria media(lava rocks) go on the filters in the falls. In my skimmer there's no room for a bag of rocks once you get the filter and the debris bag in it. As far as your pump I have no idea. Sorry!

  3. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    No lava rocks in the skimmer, just the debris bag and mat to keep the big stuff from clogging the pump.

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