settling chamber

n2waterMay 16, 2012

I am turning my old pool into a pond. The finished product will be a kidney shaped pond appox 15'Wx30'Lx4'D which I estimate will be 12000 gal plus. Approx how much vloume should I have for settling tank(s)? What pump capacity should I use to draw water from the SC to the bio filter?

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waterbug_guy(Phoenix AZ (Melrose))

I make the pond the settling tank. Crap in the pond has to settle first in the pond in order to get to the settling tank where it has to settle again. Makes little sense to me.

I use a sieve filter instead of the second settling tank. Sieves remove crap from the water column 24/7, are basically self cleaning, take up way less space, cheaper, easier to DIY.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2012 at 5:47PM
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joe_09(z7 ny)

imo the longer the settling chamber the better.i have a 4 ft.x4ft 3 ft. deep on my 1/4 hp performance pro.i would go with at least a 1/2 hp, the performance pro is the top of the line pump.make your sc at least 5 ft. long.run 3 4in. pipes from the pond to the sc so you dont suck the sc dry.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2012 at 1:05PM
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