DIY Wheelie Bin Koi Shower Filter (great for healthy water in a fish pond)
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I hope you find this video useful. It is of a new idea for a pond shower filter using a small wheelie bin which can easily be moved around / stored away in a shed without having to totally strip down the filter. The first media shown in the video is the new Biohome Shower media which is incredibly hard wearing but also extremely porous, having a structure similar to Biohome Ultra and Biohome Maxi Ultimate which is a perfect environment for supporting a great balance of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria for full cycle filtration (reduction in nitrate).
I also show a few other types of media which make a good budget option for the biological side of filtration.
75 litre wheelie bin: http://geni.us/qwFax
Biohome, foams and Pumice filter media: http://www.filterpro.co.uk
Lava rock: http://geni.us/daKf8n1
20mm conduit pipe (spray bar and inlet): http://geni.us/A2kuXLc
20mm 90 degree bends: http://geni.us/MT6TCqt
20mm Tee pieces: http://geni.us/zLY2Lj8
20mm inlet: http://geni.us/BxXR
(the above plumbing fittings may be cheaper from a DIY outlet e.g. Plumb Centre – I put links here to Amazon so you can get a close look and see exactly what you need)
Outlet, Flexible pipe, plastic grid, foams and pump from any good pond outlet.
Decent 3000 litre per hour pump: http://geni.us/dDYgVX
Plastic grid: http://geni.us/AelD
Stainless steel shower filter: https://goo.gl/gNFyWB
Alternate DIY shower filter: https://goo.gl/R8YAeM
Looking inside filter media: https://goo.gl/yMpJEr
My pond construction playlist: https://goo.gl/YufhpP
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Zomei Z666 tripod: http://geni.us/1a1af3
Manfrotto MTPIXI-B PIXI mini tripod: http://geni.us/87f7
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