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 Self Cleaning Pump Filter
frogman3
Posted: Mar 16 2009, 08:58 PM


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I actually found a pump pre filter in the Aquatic Eco catalog that is self cleaning. New one on me... it uses some of the pumps water to flush the crud off. Not sure if it works but if it does what a time saver!!!!! Anyone tried it????
https://www.aquaticeco.com/subcategories/16...p-Filter/pf65/0


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Maestro loco
Posted: Mar 16 2009, 09:29 PM


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Haven't tried it and never saw one of those before. I'd like to know if it works, too. For sixty bucks, it had better work.

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Otter
Posted: Mar 16 2009, 09:30 PM


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Interesting, but what happens to the crud that gets flushed off? With a barrel filter, it gets washed away out of the pond. But it looks like with this thing, debris will just keep coming back to the pump until you take care of it the old fashioned way. Am I missing something?
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Maestro loco
Posted: Mar 16 2009, 10:26 PM


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What's a barrel filter? Is that a type of settling tank?

Don
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Otter
Posted: Mar 17 2009, 01:58 AM


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Sorry, the only barrel filters I know about are filters made from old barrels. I meant rotary drum filter
http://www.koipondfiltration.com/RDF.htm
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Broxandval
  Posted: Mar 17 2009, 04:29 AM


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Hi Otter
I would hazzard a guess that with each flsh flush the dertitus would break down just that little but more until it is fine enough to enter the filter. smile.gif
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tlc
Posted: Mar 17 2009, 09:48 AM


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QUOTE (frogman3 @ Mar 16 2009, 06:58 PM)
Anyone tried it????

So Froggy, are you going to buy one and let us know how well it works? rolleyes.gif
Tia
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KoiKrazy
Posted: Mar 17 2009, 10:10 AM


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I don't know about this contraption, but I wouldn't personally want to try it! Definatley haven't seen one before so it was a cool link to look at. Might be okay in a little pond???
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Robyn
Posted: Mar 17 2009, 01:51 PM


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It looks like some of the pump output is always flowing back out where the filter is. That would reduce the intake suction but there would still have to be more in suction that out flush. It looks like the mesh is really, really fine so, in my pond at least, it would clog almost instantly. I doubt it would work better than a standard pump and certainly not as well as one with a more coarse intake.


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frogman3
Posted: Mar 17 2009, 02:08 PM


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My oldest pond, a small preform, has little giant pump with a filter box with bio balls attached to the water inlet which is always been a pain in the a** since all the dirt, plant parts all get sucked into the filter. It requires cleaning which requires draging everything out probably every two weeks which I don't do that often. Which limits the amount of fish I can keep in this pond. angry.gif

What I plan on doing in this pond is building a skippy style upflow filter which sits outside the pond. The pump will still sit in the pond, probably a mag drive pump (which does not handle solids well). This is where I see an application for this device. Otherwise if I use just a regular inlet screen I can invision it clogging or passing something that might possibly damage my pump. That's why it caught my eye when I was scanning my new catolog.

As KK said it's for use in a small pond because in a large pond you would normaly have a skimmer which has screen and leaf backet to stop all the unwanted stuff from getting sucked into the pump.


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One preform pond aprox 100 gallons with Bullfrogs & Goldies.care2frog.gif
Two additional ponds, one is 1000 gallons connected by a stream
to the second 7000 gallon pond.
With Sarassa's, Golden Orfe, Bitterlings and a few fresh water clams,
Zone 6, Southwestern, Ohio fishie.gif
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