Dec 1, 2004, 11:29 PM
Post #30 of 30
These are not future ponds, they are currently up and running but they are running on two 100gal stock tank home made multichamber filters.
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I've been running these ponds this way for about 5 years but the maintenance on these filters are expensive and very time consuming. One chamber is using lava rock, cheap but they begin to channelize after about a year so I have to replace the 50lbs of lava rock each year in both filters.
I found the perfect pump, it only pulls 4.5 amps at 2HP, 115V. Right now I'm running 2 submersible pumps that run about 5amps each, 2 UV light (1.5amps total), 1 small pump for a fountain (1.5amps) and some landscaping lighting at about 3 amps. The breaker is only rated at 20 amps, needless to say i'm pushing it and it's costing me a bundle to run it 24/7. This pump will definately drop my power consumption because it will replace both submersibles and the fountain pump, a drop of 7 amps and with the airators that i'm also going to install i'll only have to run the filtration about 60% of the year.
The plumbing is 1.5inch ABS, I was going to go 2inch because I also heard that bigger is better, but was having problems finding 2inch connections for everything (Drains, Ball Valve, Check Valve, Filter, Pump, and UV lights), basically everything would be reduced to 1.5inch anyhow so I figure, go with the flow :)