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Old 08-21-2005, 03:33 PM   #1
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what are you thoughts in this?

i was looking up how to build a sand filter when i came upon this

http://www.koi.com.my/forum/KOI_Talk..._Filter_P2480/

its called a "polypropolene" bead filter

has anybody tried this?
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NO, it looks cool though.
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That looks a whole lot easier to clean than a sand filter, but I don't think your water would be nearly as clear. Sand will filter out even the smallest of particles, and I don't think polypropylene beads are small enough to provide that fine of a filter.
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That looks a whole lot easier to clean than a sand filter, but I don't think your water would be nearly as clear. Sand will filter out even the smallest of particles, and I don't think polypropylene beads are small enough to provide that fine of a filter.
Agreed...personally, I would go with a sand filter.
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what did you want to buid a sand filter for? a pond? The bead filter needs backwashed daly just like a sand filter so Im inclined to second Toirtis's oppinion and would want the finer mechanical filtration that a sand filter would afford..
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