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instructions for Fishmate filter

Posted by smurfsdad Z5 Illinois (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 28, 07 at 21:53

Hi folks,
I purchased a Fishmate 8W UV + Bio external pond filter awhile back. I've misplaced the set up instructions and hoped to get the pond back in shape this weekend after cleaning. Would anyone happen to have this filter and be able to scan the instructions for me? It would be GREATLY appreceated!
Thanks, Smurfsdad


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RE: instructions for Fishmate filter

I do not have the instructions but do have one of those.What do you need to know?


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mstrseed, Thanks for responding. Any special instructons on installing the UV bulb, the filer media....I assume the rock goes in first, then the foam goes on top? The little notches, (wiers), where the water overflows, which to use.
Thanks again, anything will be helpful. Have a great weekend.
Smurfsdad


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Sorry I lied, my is a 25 watt sorry, but still basicly the same.
The UV just undo all of the screws remove cover and then place bulb. The notches? would go twards the outfall side. Remove the grate from teh bottom basket place in the lava rock, then the fine filter set on top of the basket then the coarse filter.
I did manage to find rhis on the net buried.

Fish Mate Clear Water UV + Bio External Pond Filter Systems
For optimum results, locate the pump at the opposite end of the pond to the filter return. The pump comes standard with pond-life friendly 1/16" (1mm) slots to help protect spawning life.
For your convenience, the pump should be positioned within reach from the side of the pond on a solid platform (e.g. paving slabs) approximately 12" below the pond surface. The pump should be at least 8" below water level to avoid problems of low water levels in summer. If desired, the Base Plate may be screwed down for extra stability. Avoid positioning the pump at the bottom of the pond where pond debris will accumulate and maintenance will be difficult.
Waterfall/Filter Only
The pump may be connected to a waterfall or filter using 1" or 1-1/4" tubing. For maximum flow, use 1-1/4" hose connected directly to the pump outlet. If control of flow rate is required, fit Flow Valve into pump outlet and use 1" tubing to connect to either outlet of the Flow Valve. Insert Plug in unused outlet and adjust flow rate using the Flow Control Knob.
Fountain (and Waterfall/Filter)
Assemble and insert fountain components to the vertical outlet on the Flow Valve. Use 1" tubing to connect waterfall/filter to the remaining outlet on the Flow Valve. Adjust fountain height/width using the Flow Control Knob, turning clockwise to increase height.
Maintenance
Disconnect electrical supply from pump before removing from pond or contacting pond water. Do not carry or pull the pump by the cable.
A. When flow from your pump is noticeably reduced or fountain display has deteriorated:
1. Remove Strainer Cover and clean with a brush and hose. Remove any weed or blockage on Impeller Cover.
2. If you are using a fountain, remove and clean fountainhead in water with a brush.
3. Re-assemble. If the flow is still poor, check to see if outlet tubing has become kinked or blocked.
B. Once a year or if flow is stopped (check power supply first), disconnect electrical supply from pump before removing from pond or contacting pond water. Do not carry or pull the pump by the cable.
Disassemble pump to component parts. Wash all parts in clean water and re-assemble the pump. The recommended disassembly procedure is as follows:
1. Disconnect all items fitted to pump Outlet.
2. Remove Strainer Cover and lift Pump Body from Base Plate.
3. Remove Impeller Cover by rotating counterclockwise, then remove Front Bearing and Rubber Mount by hand or careful use of pliers.
4. Carefully pull out Pump Impeller and Magnetic Rotor.
5. Remove Rear Bearing and Mounting Bushing by pushing firmly from behind with a flat-faced tool.
6. After cleaning all components: Check for wear of Bearings at either end of Rotor. Check for wear of keyway on Rotor or inside of Impeller. Check that one-way Arm moves freely. If not, carefully pull it out using a tapered (needlenose) pliers and clean. Check cord and pump body for any damage or deterioration and discard pump if suspected faulty.
7. Re-assemble all parts in reverse order. Place Rear Bearing and plastic Mount onto Magnetic Rotor before pushing firmly back into position. Whenever the Impeller Cover is replaced, make sure the Front Bearing and Rubber Mount are pushed squarely and firmly into position.
Instructions for Setting up the Fish Mate UV + Bio Filter 8W/16W
Choose a suitable site for your filter where:
1. Power supply can be safely run to the filter and be adequately protected against damage from garden equipment, children, and animals.
2. The filter can be firmly secured to the ground and cannot fall into the water.
3. The selected area is flat and level and well away from flammable items.
4. The filter can be cleaned.
5. Water supply hose can be run from your water pump.
6. If the site is by the edge of the water, check that the outlets are over the pond or start of the waterfall.
7. If the site is away from the edge of the water, check that all sections of the outlet tubing will run downhill to the pond or start of the waterfall.
Remove electrical component from Filter Base
1. Remove all items in the Base.
2. Remove the 4 screws around the UV Lid and then carefully lift off the two lids.
Plumbing the Filter
1. Choose a suitable size hose to run from your pump to the filter. The filter Inlet will accept 1" or 3/4" tubing.
2. If desired, this filter may be run with an existing bio-filter or another Fish Mate pond filter.
3. If the filter is by the edge of the water: Place the outlet over the edge of the pond. If the filter is away from the edge of the water: Attach 1-1/4" flexible tubing to the outlets and secure with clamps.
Note: Since this unit is a gravity flow system, the entire outlet hose must run downhill - if any section runs uphill, the outlet will not work. Place the free ends of the flexible tubing above or below the water level.
Check the Water Flow
1. Run the pump and check the flow rate as follows:
With the water running, the level of the water coming over the notched weir (located on the central partition of the filter) should be:
8W Filter: Above the bottom notch and below the second notch.
16W Filter: Above the second notch and below the top partition. If the water level is too high, this indicates that the flow is too fast and the water will not clear. The flow should be reduced by restricting the flow to the filter with a flow valve.
2. With the water running, set up the filter so that the water level in the UV chamber is parallel to the top.
Securing the Filter to the Ground
1. Securely attach the filter, using the 2" screws (supplied) to the ground.
2. Rinse the Fish Mate SUPRA filter medium in a bucket of pond water before placing evenly into the Bio Chamber. Position the Foam on top of the SUPRA filter medium with the flat side facing down.
3. Turn the pump on and check that the water levels are still correct. Allow water to flow 5 minutes followed by a 2 minute rest. Check to see that the water doesn't overflow. Repeat 3 times.
Operation
The filter is now ready to run. The filter should run 24 hours a day throughout the pond season. The water should start to clear in 2 to 3 weeks, but full clarification may take 1 to 2 months. If the pond water is very green, a water change should be made before starting the filter.
Maintenance
Foam - When the Foam appears clogged, clean as follows:
1. Turn off the power to pump and the filter.
2. Lift the Bio Lid and remove the Foam.
3. Clean by squeezing the Foam in a bucket of pond water. This will preserve the beneficial bacteria.
4. Replace the Foam with the flat side facing down. Close the Bio Lid.
5. Turn on the power to the pump and filter.
6. Check that the water is not overflowing from the filter.
7. The performance of the Foam will deteriorate over time and should be replaced annually. Replacement Filter Foam is supplied with the appropriate Fish Mate Service Kit.
SUPRA Bio Filter medium
The bio filter medium should only be cleaned if it is heavily silted.
1. Turn off the power to pump and the filter.
2. Remove the Foam and SUPRA and gently rinse in a bucket of pond water. NOTE: The SUPRA should never be cleaned in tap water as the beneficial bacteria will be killed.
3. Replace the SUPRA in the Bio Chamber and out the Foam on top with the flat side down.
4. Turn on the power to the pump and filter.
5. Check that the water is not overflowing from the filter.
The performance of the SUPRA will deteriorate over time and should be replaced with new Fish Mate SUPRA every two years.
UV Chamber, Lamps, and Reflectors
The UC Chamber should only need cleaning once per year. In some circumstance, however, the chamber may need cleaning more often as follows:
1. Turn off the power to pump and the filter.
2. Unscrew the 4 screws on the UV Lid and remove the lids.
3. Clean out the UV Chamber. Carefully clean the lamps and reflector.
4. Replace the lids and secure into place using the screws.
5. Turn on the power to the pump and filter.
6. Check that the water is not overflowing from the filter.
UV Lamp Replacement
The UV output of the lamp(s) reduces over time and should be replaced after 12 months. Note that the UV lamp(s) will continue to give off light even if it no longer emits the beneficial spectrum. It is recommended to replace the UV lamp at the start of summer when the need for UV clarification is greatest. When replacing UV Lamp(s) new lamp gaskets must be used. These are included in the appropriate Fish Mate Service Kit.
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RE: instructions for Fishmate filter

Mstrseed,
Thank you VERY much for your help. Now maybe I can get something done today.

Smurfsdad


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Any time, wanna dig some rock with me???

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Digging rock? Sounds like lots of work to me. Are you building a pond or landscaping?


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