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jyn1989 05-09-2015 03:29 AM

hi, mind if you take a picture of the inflow for your sump.

my pond was not designed properly, always have fishes getting sucked in. tried stuffing the inlet with nets and stuffs, but end up reducing the flow rate. end up my pump chamber is always dry.

DragonFireSG 05-09-2015 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by jyn1989 (Post 9897488)
hi, mind if you take a picture of the inflow for your sump.

my pond was not designed properly, always have fishes getting sucked in. tried stuffing the inlet with nets and stuffs, but end up reducing the flow rate. end up my pump chamber is always dry.

Do post a pic of your setup if you can. We can then offer suggestions :)

You can get wide gauge stainless steel wire mesh fairly easily. Depending on your setup, building a cage around your pump/inlet might be a good solution.

Directly stuffing the inlet will definitely reduce your flow rate terribly. Building a cage around the inlet on the other hand will have far less effect on the flow.

ThomasLim 19-09-2015 07:39 AM

Hi jyn1989, basically I just use some netting material at the overflow and underflow inlets. Is easy to DIY yourself. PM me if u need further clarification on this :)

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/...psurbdfoyv.jpg

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farish 25-09-2015 06:29 PM

you should explore carbon based denitrators..saw one online from US. Can't remember the brand.

ThomasLim 24-10-2015 01:12 PM

Bro Farish, let me know how denitrator works for u?

This morning I was awaked by the heavy downpour. Around 6+ when it finally stopped, I noticed my fgt water is very cloudy. I am not sure if is the rain water with the haze that caused this cloudiness :( Now the filter system has clear the water and it is back to normal. Should I do a WC? I just did a 50% WC the day before... Sianz... Any bros with outdoor fgt having this issue after this morning rain?

matthew 24-10-2015 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ThomasLim (Post 9912820)
Bro Farish, let me know how denitrator works for u?

This morning I was awaked by the heavy downpour. Around 6+ when it finally stopped, I noticed my fgt water is very cloudy. I am not sure if is the rain water with the haze that caused this cloudiness :( Now the filter system has clear the water and it is back to normal. Should I do a WC? I just did a 50% WC the day before... Sianz... Any bros with outdoor fgt having this issue after this morning rain?

Test your ph...if is normal den dun need change.
If drop too much like below 6, u might need to do a wc and add sodium bicarbonate.

ThomasLim 25-10-2015 08:57 PM

Thks bro Matthew, pH is ok. I just worry that there will be pollutants from the haze being introduced into the fgt through the rain... Today the fish looks ok, so I guess everything is fine. Maybe the cloudiness is caused by heavy rain disturbing the filter media :D

ThomasLim 31-12-2015 11:30 AM

Long time no update... My bro sent his sumo xb to me yesterday. Really is a giant fat fellow.. You can see how gigantic it is comparing with my 18-20" 'small' xb. Happy to have him. Is like a Titanic 😊
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/...ste0aomqh.jpeg

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/...skir2neku.jpeg

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Arosub 31-12-2015 11:44 AM

Your water looks crystal clear!! And the new addition is really a sumo!!

DragonFireSG 31-12-2015 11:54 AM

LOL that really is a sumo :) Great looking water too!

Did you manage to solve your nitrate issues? I see that you have added quite a few plants to the system.


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