Dec 16, 2005, 5:16 PM
Post #28 of 38
some help here. so does the beads work as an effective mechanical filter that is easy to wash?
Re: [neutokoi] DIY PP Bead Filter
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currently my pond is very dirty, full of filth. the water is very green, when it gets hot during
daytime the water will be full of dirt particles at least 1mm and larger and visibility less than a foot.
but i don't worry much as there are only malaysian carps in it. anyway the japanese mats in the filter will
always clog up with dirt and i wash it weekly ( that's why i think it is uneffective).Today, i just only finished the bead
filter system i described. ran it for a few hours. quite dissapointed with results. from far the filteres water is clear but from near i can see small particles, very small. these green unfiltered particles gathers near the outlet ( i mean some of it, most of it went to the outlet), clumped together and guess what, later i found bubles around them. correct me if i am wrong but i think that is pure oxygen made from photosynthesis of the algae which clumped together. so is this good or bad? i am still afraid this small particles will clog up the jap mats like before. thank you for answers in advance