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  1. crsublette liked a post in a topic by Strider in Dual loop system build.   
    You know I read a lot about MTs and what they do but honestly I am not sure anyone really knows. Mine also works in a higher than neutral Ph climate. So if they are supposed to keep Ph low I find no evidence of such.
  2. ande liked a post in a topic by Strider in Dual loop system build.   
    So started reducing the fish population to get the nitrates down some. 😀
  3. ande liked a post in a topic by Strider in Dual loop system build.   
    So started reducing the fish population to get the nitrates down some. 😀
  4. crsublette liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    Yes, I want to add a trickle tower above my Fish Side sump tank. Mabe that would help with the denitrification and cleaning up the water a bit. Grow area = 2 IBC bottoms and a 90 gal tub.
  5. crsublette liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    Yes, I have all those.
  6. TheDictator liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    Thanks, I am on it!
  7. TheDictator liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    It will cost you!  You know, I hope I do use a lot of water to flush because that is water I can replace to keep the Ph and other levels where I want them.
  8. crsublette liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    OMG, I just want to build a small system, not read this novel...lol. Please read it and give me the cliff notes. Thanks..
  9. crsublette liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    OMG, I just want to build a small system, not read this novel...lol. Please read it and give me the cliff notes. Thanks..
  10. TheDictator liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    Someone asked if an air compressor would work instead of that bulky blower. I have one sitting in my garage that I only use occassionaly. A fitting going to the pvc pipe coming out of the side of the barrel would be nice. Then just snap on the compressor and blow it out. What do you think?
  11. Strider liked a post in a topic by Cecil in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    Had a brainstorm today. I have a 100,000 gallon trout pond within 50 feet of the basement. The basement floor is about 8 feet deeper than the surface of the pond. Why not gravity flow water into the basement for hatching eggs and rearing the fingerlings until they are large enough to be planted into the pond? The water could be pumped back into the pond. A valve could easily regulate the incoming flow and a check valve to prevent flooding if and when the pump is shut down for the outgoing flow.
    Incoming water would be treated with UV light.
    The depth of the pipe would be trenched in deep enough to prevent freezing. In the winter water could be heated as long as it was aerated after heating to preven supersaturation issues. Or allowed to stand in a tank to warm up. Max temp for unheated water in the basement is 62 F. Air temp is typically about 64 F.
  12. TheDictator liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    Sure. I had two dead fish yesterday. My kids actually found them. Looks like one had been dead for some time. It was hidden under the lip of the tank. So I went into panic remediation mode and drained and cleaned my RFF and my sump tank. Will check on it again this am to see if all he valves are set correctly. I have to say it was alot easier when I had a single loop system...I really need a redesign of the sieve to better accomodate the wedge wire. So much to do little time to do it....
  13. TheDictator liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    Yes, so far the wedge wire is working great. Easy to clean and it is still allowing a majority of the water to pass while catching the solids.
  14. TheDictator liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    Yes, so far the wedge wire is working great. Easy to clean and it is still allowing a majority of the water to pass while catching the solids.
  15. Cecil liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    That is the same one I ordered and it does fit.
  16. crsublette liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    Mine was a 10x18 inch piece and was 175 dollars which included shipping to Hawaii. Yeah, mine was about half that price but he only had 175 micron.
  17. crsublette liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    So I see the topic of this thread is Cetus wedge wire replacements which made me wonder if anyone actually ordered one of those and if so from where?
  18. TheDictator liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    OK, I cut a piece of 1-1/2 inch PVC down the middle length wise and attached each piece to either side of the wedge Wire. Any water or solids that slide to the sides will just hit the pvc and run down into the bottom gutter. . I see what ypu man about the wedge wire being directional. It becomes obvious which way it goes when you flip it.
  19. TheDictator liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    OK, I cut a piece of 1-1/2 inch PVC down the middle length wise and attached each piece to either side of the wedge Wire. Any water or solids that slide to the sides will just hit the pvc and run down into the bottom gutter. . I see what ypu man about the wedge wire being directional. It becomes obvious which way it goes when you flip it.
  20. TheDictator liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    Not sure I answered this but in my filter if the sieve clogs up the water just flows to a smaller bucket with two 100 micron socks that catch the solids. When those clog up the water simply overflows imto the bucket. From there it goes through another sock before entering the sump tank. So my problem is not really a design problem but rather a capacity issue. The wedge wire should (I hope) hold more of the solids rather than letting them all go to the socks.
  21. crsublette liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    So I got my wedge wire today and threw it into my filter barrel.  It is working great so far. The real test will be to see how long it can pass water before having to clean it and the socks.  Here is a video....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U10mmvup97c
  22. crsublette liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    So I got my wedge wire today and threw it into my filter barrel.  It is working great so far. The real test will be to see how long it can pass water before having to clean it and the socks.  Here is a video....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U10mmvup97c
  23. crsublette liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    Well, if the amount of solids I am separating in my sieve are any indication it is a great thing. I like the idea of the wholistic approach. No sense limiting my system to just one or two filter types.
  24. crsublette liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    Wow, that is some filter. Afraid to ask how much!
  25. crsublette liked a post in a topic by Strider in Cetus Sieve wedgewire replacements?   
    Yeah, it works well but I hated cleaning the bird netting. Too messy for me. Still looking for a easier method without buying a commercial system. I think I am getting closer.