Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    All-Star
    Points: 27,361, Level: 50
    Level completed: 82%, Points required for next Level: 189
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album pictures25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    fatkid1974's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    van down by the river
    Posts
    1,226
    Points
    27,361
    Level
    50
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 36
    Given: 32

    Water filtration experts

    I want to make a homemade sand filter for my bait tanks. I will be using gravity to transfer from tank 1 to tank 2 and a small pond pump to pump water up to tank 3 which will be my filter tank and it in turn will waterfall back into tank 1. Can I get enough flow going through the sand filter system to keep up with a small pond pump maybe 1-3 gal per minute?


    That rug really tied the room together, did it not dude?

    Follow me unplugged on twitter @fatkid1974

  2. #2
    Pro
    Points: 43,525, Level: 64
    Level completed: 45%, Points required for next Level: 725
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Borger, TX
    Posts
    2,741
    Points
    43,525
    Level
    64
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 72
    Given: 5

    Re: Water filtration experts

    Quote Originally Posted by fatkid1974 View Post
    I want to make a homemade sand filter for my bait tanks. I will be using gravity to transfer from tank 1 to tank 2 and a small pond pump to pump water up to tank 3 which will be my filter tank and it in turn will waterfall back into tank 1. Can I get enough flow going through the sand filter system to keep up with a small pond pump maybe 1-3 gal per minute?
    You should be able to at first, but as the sand becomes dirty, the flow will begin to drop off. You will need a way to backwash this sand filter(pressure water through the filter along the reverse path) in order to clean the sand. Depending on how dirty the water is this sand may foul fast. You wil lneed to flush it(recommended) or replace the and if it is a small quantity.



  3. #3
    Starter
    Points: 18,811, Level: 41
    Level completed: 85%, Points required for next Level: 139
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    771
    Points
    18,811
    Level
    41
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 14
    Given: 0

    Re: Water filtration experts

    Use a pre-filter that can be washed off to catch the bigger particles. Will make the sand last longer.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.TV
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • September 5, 2015
  • 07:00 PM