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Sand Filter Conversion 4 Dummies !

Post by Admin on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:16 pm

by Admin on Mon 21 Feb 2011 - 16:23


Courtesy of Al Very Happy Knight-In-Shining-Armour to DIY DID`S such as I Embarassed

Take One Sand Filter Arrow



Remove Lid Laughing



Inside View Arrow



Close Up of the standpipe and Laterals/Journals Arrow





Remove said internals and with a thin flat head screwdriver ..... lever equal portions of teeth sections out approx 4mm wide each ... Wink
( I removed two teeth at 10mm intervals ie two teeth out two teeth in
"see pics" ) leaving the base ring intact thereby enlarging the gaps to
10mm each ...


Arrow






Here`s One I made earlier ....

Laughing

Re-Fit Standpipe /Laterals .... then using Egg Crate-Fliter Grid ...Cut a
circle big enough to sit approx 3 inches above the base Arrow



Add K3 or Beads up to two thirds full Arrow




Then rinse well with water or indeed PP it Arrow



FINALLY ! Plumb the whole thing back up in REVERSE and set the valve on the lid to backwash so that it Filters on Backwash and Back-washes on Filter
Shocked





It doesn`t get any simpler than that Al Sweetie ....

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Re: Sand Filter Conversion 4 Dummies !

Post by Admin on Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:01 pm

Following the `Cyanobacteria` Bloom Twisted Evil the Sand Filter K3 seriously struggled with removing the debris and fines as did the Giant TT incorporating Lava Rock so a floating Skimmer (Velda) was deployed and the TT Lava Rock drip tray was layered with filter wool which has cleared the water exponentially. Very Happy



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