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  #1  
Old April 25th 04, 08:53 PM
Cheryl
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Hi

Im after some advice about my filter. In the past couple of days we noticed
that the pond water level had dropped a good few inches and just put it down
to the sunny weather weve been having. Anyway we have noticed today that the
reason for the sudden drop is that the water is overflowing from the filter
box. Is this because its too small and that we need a bigger one?

any advice would be greatfully recieved

Thanks
Cheryl


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Old April 25th 04, 10:30 PM
Nedra
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Hi Cheryl,

Not knowing the size of the filter in relation to your pond -
I'm going to take a wild guess and suggest that you unhook
the filter and backflush it. Is it one that you can wash?

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118

"Cheryl" wrote in message
...
Hi

Im after some advice about my filter. In the past couple of days we

noticed
that the pond water level had dropped a good few inches and just put it

down
to the sunny weather weve been having. Anyway we have noticed today that

the
reason for the sudden drop is that the water is overflowing from the

filter
box. Is this because its too small and that we need a bigger one?

any advice would be greatfully recieved

Thanks
Cheryl




  #3  
Old April 25th 04, 10:30 PM
Nedra
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Hi Cheryl,

Not knowing the size of the filter in relation to your pond -
I'm going to take a wild guess and suggest that you unhook
the filter and backflush it. Is it one that you can wash?

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118

"Cheryl" wrote in message
...
Hi

Im after some advice about my filter. In the past couple of days we

noticed
that the pond water level had dropped a good few inches and just put it

down
to the sunny weather weve been having. Anyway we have noticed today that

the
reason for the sudden drop is that the water is overflowing from the

filter
box. Is this because its too small and that we need a bigger one?

any advice would be greatfully recieved

Thanks
Cheryl




  #4  
Old April 25th 04, 10:39 PM
Cheryl
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Yeah it can be washed out which i was planning to do this week anyway. What
do u mean by backflush it? ( sorry im new to pond/fish keeping! )

Heres some pics:
www.geocities.com/me_pigley/photopagefish.html
www.geocities.com/me_pigley/fish2.html

Cheryl

"Nedra" wrote in message
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Hi Cheryl,

Not knowing the size of the filter in relation to your pond -
I'm going to take a wild guess and suggest that you unhook
the filter and backflush it. Is it one that you can wash?

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118

"Cheryl" wrote in message
...
Hi

Im after some advice about my filter. In the past couple of days we

noticed
that the pond water level had dropped a good few inches and just put it

down
to the sunny weather weve been having. Anyway we have noticed today that

the
reason for the sudden drop is that the water is overflowing from the

filter
box. Is this because its too small and that we need a bigger one?

any advice would be greatfully recieved

Thanks
Cheryl






  #5  
Old April 25th 04, 10:39 PM
Cheryl
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Default Filter advice

Yeah it can be washed out which i was planning to do this week anyway. What
do u mean by backflush it? ( sorry im new to pond/fish keeping! )

Heres some pics:
www.geocities.com/me_pigley/photopagefish.html
www.geocities.com/me_pigley/fish2.html

Cheryl

"Nedra" wrote in message
ink.net...
Hi Cheryl,

Not knowing the size of the filter in relation to your pond -
I'm going to take a wild guess and suggest that you unhook
the filter and backflush it. Is it one that you can wash?

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118

"Cheryl" wrote in message
...
Hi

Im after some advice about my filter. In the past couple of days we

noticed
that the pond water level had dropped a good few inches and just put it

down
to the sunny weather weve been having. Anyway we have noticed today that

the
reason for the sudden drop is that the water is overflowing from the

filter
box. Is this because its too small and that we need a bigger one?

any advice would be greatfully recieved

Thanks
Cheryl






  #6  
Old April 25th 04, 10:57 PM
Nedra
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I don't have a filter that can be backflushed - but, it's one
that can be flushed out by opening a valve on or near the bottom
and drained that way.
If you were going to wash this weekend just do that and see if
it helps.

Nice pond - I know you enjoy it.

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118

"Cheryl" wrote in message
...
Yeah it can be washed out which i was planning to do this week anyway.

What
do u mean by backflush it? ( sorry im new to pond/fish keeping! )

Heres some pics:
www.geocities.com/me_pigley/photopagefish.html
www.geocities.com/me_pigley/fish2.html

Cheryl

"Nedra" wrote in message
ink.net...
Hi Cheryl,

Not knowing the size of the filter in relation to your pond -
I'm going to take a wild guess and suggest that you unhook
the filter and backflush it. Is it one that you can wash?

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118

"Cheryl" wrote in message
...
Hi

Im after some advice about my filter. In the past couple of days we

noticed
that the pond water level had dropped a good few inches and just put

it
down
to the sunny weather weve been having. Anyway we have noticed today

that
the
reason for the sudden drop is that the water is overflowing from the

filter
box. Is this because its too small and that we need a bigger one?

any advice would be greatfully recieved

Thanks
Cheryl








  #7  
Old April 25th 04, 10:57 PM
Nedra
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Default Filter advice

I don't have a filter that can be backflushed - but, it's one
that can be flushed out by opening a valve on or near the bottom
and drained that way.
If you were going to wash this weekend just do that and see if
it helps.

Nice pond - I know you enjoy it.

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118

"Cheryl" wrote in message
...
Yeah it can be washed out which i was planning to do this week anyway.

What
do u mean by backflush it? ( sorry im new to pond/fish keeping! )

Heres some pics:
www.geocities.com/me_pigley/photopagefish.html
www.geocities.com/me_pigley/fish2.html

Cheryl

"Nedra" wrote in message
ink.net...
Hi Cheryl,

Not knowing the size of the filter in relation to your pond -
I'm going to take a wild guess and suggest that you unhook
the filter and backflush it. Is it one that you can wash?

Nedra
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pines/4836
http://community.webshots.com/user/nedra118

"Cheryl" wrote in message
...
Hi

Im after some advice about my filter. In the past couple of days we

noticed
that the pond water level had dropped a good few inches and just put

it
down
to the sunny weather weve been having. Anyway we have noticed today

that
the
reason for the sudden drop is that the water is overflowing from the

filter
box. Is this because its too small and that we need a bigger one?

any advice would be greatfully recieved

Thanks
Cheryl








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Old April 25th 04, 10:59 PM
joe
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It's hard to tell from the picture, but it may just be there is more water
entering at any given time than is leaving. Is water pumped into the filter
or pumped out? If it pumps in try, reducing the inward flow. Getting a
larger box probably won't help since it too will reach the same point of too
much water.

Joe


On 4/25/04 12:53 PM, "Cheryl" wrote:

Im after some advice about my filter. In the past couple of days we noticed
that the pond water level had dropped a good few inches and just put it down
to the sunny weather weve been having. Anyway we have noticed today that the
reason for the sudden drop is that the water is overflowing from the filter
box. Is this because its too small and that we need a bigger one?




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Old April 25th 04, 10:59 PM
joe
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It's hard to tell from the picture, but it may just be there is more water
entering at any given time than is leaving. Is water pumped into the filter
or pumped out? If it pumps in try, reducing the inward flow. Getting a
larger box probably won't help since it too will reach the same point of too
much water.

Joe


On 4/25/04 12:53 PM, "Cheryl" wrote:

Im after some advice about my filter. In the past couple of days we noticed
that the pond water level had dropped a good few inches and just put it down
to the sunny weather weve been having. Anyway we have noticed today that the
reason for the sudden drop is that the water is overflowing from the filter
box. Is this because its too small and that we need a bigger one?




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  #10  
Old April 26th 04, 03:10 PM
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either something is plugged up with gunk or
the outflow pipe is too small. it has to be much larger than the pipe going in.

"Cheryl" wrote:

Hi

Im after some advice about my filter. In the past couple of days we noticed
that the pond water level had dropped a good few inches and just put it down
to the sunny weather weve been having. Anyway we have noticed today that the
reason for the sudden drop is that the water is overflowing from the filter
box. Is this because its too small and that we need a bigger one?

any advice would be greatfully recieved

Thanks
Cheryl




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