koi filtration - Koi Forum
  • Koi Forum

    Come join the conversation

koi filtration

General discussion about all things Koi
Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:58 pm

koi filtration

Postby criddler66 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:31 pm

Hi All, am new to forums so bear with me.
have 2500 to 3000 gallon pond with 20 koi averaging 16" long.have very clear water using kockney koi multi bay filter,55 watt uvc + home made sieve+oase 30000 proclear filter.with oase aquamax 12000 pump. ALSO 2nd pump in pond of oase aquamax premium 8000 working my home made multi-bay 4 box filter. probably over the top,but iwas told you can never have too much filtration.
But now i am getting fed up of all the cleaning and getting covered in muck so am thinking of a major overhaul.
have just bought a super sieve costing £185.(not connected yet) i was also considering a oase premium proficlear compact at £2000 but then came to my senses.
am now considering a roto innovation crystal bio shower with sieve at £450.
i want to do away with all my black knight brushes and make my own sieve grids plus my own moving bed filter with K1 that i have.
would appreciate any help or views on any of the above.
many thanks

Junior member
Junior member
Posts: 314
Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:46 pm

Re: koi filtration

Postby scubber » Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:00 pm

i am selling bio max a bead fillter 3000 galls UltraSieve Midi and 55w tmc uv
for £700 that is a bargain

Senior member
Senior member
Posts: 795
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:23 am

Re: koi filtration

Postby Soragoi117 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:05 pm

buy a drum and use what you have for bio

if you want maintenance free its a no brainer and what you've bought and considering buying will still need to be cleaned regulaly

Junior member
Junior member
Posts: 171
Joined: Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:00 pm

Re: koi filtration

Postby Airlite » Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:56 pm

I know we all think our systems are the the best we can get them so you may have to forgive any bias on my part but I'm with Saragoi117 on this.

A drum is an expensive bit of kit but the way I looked at it is this; I spent about 2 to 3 hours a week cleaning my old multi (well, poxy 2 chamber) filter and it was a friggin' pain in the 4r$e if I'm frank. My water was good but never sparkling like I wanted and when I put the lights on at night all the fines were illuminated and made the pond look as thick as treacle.

Now, say for example you value your time at £10 per hour (cheap as chips); spending 2 hours every week for a year on cleaning costs £1040. Looking at it that way meant I could justify (to myself, not the missus - she took much more convincing) spending best part of £2k on the same drum as you were considering. I actually got a great deal on mine (after a bit of haggling as I was buying some other bits and pieces too) so in my case using the calculation above, I felt the drum would pay for itself in about 18 months. There are other drums that do exactly the same job as a pre-filter that cost less than mine too, DracoDrum and Queni Koi to name but 2.

I can't comment on other pre-filter types like sieves or bead filters because I've never had them to compare but I can tell you the drum I got has reduced my maintenance time from hours to minutes each week and my water has never been clearer or as good quality for the fish.

Probably only made your decision harder but hope it helps anyway. Cheers, M

Return to “Koi Talk”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Who Is Online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


No birthdays today

Contact Us

Latest Koi Forum Posts

Re: Clarity CL10 Protein Skimmer
28 minutes ago (8 replies)
Tho have you still got the clarity protein skimmer ?

Re: Sequence 18000
Yesterday, 12:06 (3 replies)
Hi all
Just installed a new system couple of weeks back and have another sequence 18000 pump for sale
Collection Bristol
Or can post at buyers cost

Re: Koi with mouth fixed open.
Yesterday, 11:55 (3 replies)
Hi Manky Sanky,
Thanks for the reply We will try that during the week & let you know what happens.
Brian C.

Featured Videos


Category: Koi Breeders

Published on Dec 18, 2014 This Very Rare Kikokuryu Koi carp is a breath taking one of a kind fish. Shawn tells us a...

Category: Koi Shows

sdf as

Category: Water Quality

Published on Jan 4, 2014 Don't let inexperienced contractors build backyard ponds until you do your homework. Ponds...

Category: Real Ponds

Popular Koi Videos

Published on Jan 4, 2014 Don't let inexperienced contractors build backyard ponds until you do your homework. Ponds...

Category: Real Ponds

This footage shot in July/Aug 11 includes The Cambridge and The Essex Koi shows along with some surgery for ulcer...

Category: Koi Nerding
Category: Company/Product Advertisements

Koi Carp Magazine

Koi Carp Magazine is Britain's longest running monthly magazine on all things koi. Koi Carp magazine is now available in digital format and coming soon you will be able to access all the articles ever published in both Koi Carp and Koi magazine. So however you want to access Koi Carp and the expert advice we now have a solution for you. 

Koi Forum

Koi Forum is a great way of sharing your knowledge of koi and delving into a huge amount of existing content. Koi Forum is a dynamic, content rich forum with some of the best minds in the business regularly contributing.
Koi team, Jan 2013

Visit Koi Forum now and start the discussion today! Visit Koi Forum now and start the discussion today!

Contact Us

 Tel +44 (0) 1929 459288
 Tel +44 (0) 1929 459182

Hours  Mon to Fri 9.30am to 4.00pm 

Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.