pipe from filter to pond

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by bk, Dec 5, 2004.

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    bk Guest

    I am trying to increase the flow back to the pond from the filter. I
    increased the size by 1/4" and am concidering adding another return line to
    the pond. The filter (tetra PF3) is a cannister above the pond. Currently
    the line discharges about 8-10" below the waterline. Does having the
    discharge line below the watersurface slow down the water flow?
    bk, Dec 5, 2004
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    bk Guest

    Sorry - posted to wrong group.
    bk, Dec 5, 2004
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    Old Gringo Guest

    No Being below the water will not slow the flow. If the it were
    above the water it would have a chance to aerate the water better.
    The more agitation of the water at the surface the more air is added
    to the water. Good Luck PS: If you have only carp in the pond don't
    worry about it.
    Old Gringo, Dec 5, 2004
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    joevan Guest

    Why? Never thought there was any question off limits here!
    joevan, Dec 5, 2004
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    phrogee Guest

    Make sure your intake pipe is a little larger than the discharge pipe or you
    will lose pressure. At 8-10" little effect will be seen. At great depths,
    yes, it would slow the rate down. Old Gringo is right, even a series of fine
    sprays over the water would aerorate the water much better. It would take a
    heck of a big filter for even a pond of 20' x 20'. I'm assuming it's fairly
    phrogee, Dec 6, 2004
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    Linda Guest

    No you didn't.
    Linda, Dec 6, 2004
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