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Still getting debris / particles in my water
#1
Morning all, any advice on this would be appreciated.  No matter how hard I try, I still seem to be keep getting debris in my water.  The attached video shows what I mean.  I have an external filter, and as you can see from the video, the spray bar is at one end, and the intake on the other side.  When I look closely, I can see some of the particles being picked up by the intake, but the water never seems to be completely clean

How are people getting crystal clean water?  I have an All Pond Solutions 1400EF, with bottom having 3 layer filter (thick, medium and fine), the second and third have bio-mass in them


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Welcome to the forum. Smile
If it were me, I would do two things.
One is to try to get the flow a bit faster, which would then mean the input to filter works a bit better, and the other is to raise the input (to the filter) slightly so it is nearer the level of the particles.
Failing that I would pop some Purigen in the filter, but I'd try the free option first..... Wink
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(12-09-2019, 12:00 PM)plankton Wrote: Welcome to the forum. Smile
If it were me, I would do two things.
One is to try to get the flow a bit faster, which would then mean the input to filter works a bit better, and the other is to raise the input (to the filter) slightly so it is nearer the level of the particles.
Failing that I would pop some Purigen in the filter, but I'd try the free option first..... Wink
The flow is at max for that pump, there is no adjusting on the AllPondSolution 1400EF ... the spray bar, with the smaller holes probably slows it down a little.  Some of the particles are going past the input, and getting sucked in ... but it never seems to fully clear the water ... is that normal?
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What filter media did you get with the APS filter? I would have thought something like the Floss Pads they sell would catch this kind of debris. Or you could pick up something similar in your LFS.

As @plankton says though, you can't go wrong with Purigen, it's great stuff albeit higher priced than most other filter media.
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(12-09-2019, 01:52 PM)lunar jetman Wrote: What filter media did you get with the APS filter? I would have thought something like the Floss Pads they sell would catch this kind of debris. Or you could pick up something similar in your LFS.

As @plankton says though, you can't go wrong with Purigen, it's great stuff albeit higher priced than most other filter media.
I have a 3 layer filter in the bottom tray made up of coarse filter pad at the bottom, then medium filter pad in the middle, finished off with a fine filter like you mentioned ... it just never seems to get everything out of the water

What does Purigen do, is it a filter?
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Its a type of filter media

https://www.seachem.com/purigen.php

Reasonably priced on Amazon

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seachem-Purigen...237&sr=8-1
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I would add a filter floss to the top tray of the filter as the last part of the filtration, any small particles should get trapped.
I would also raise your spray bar and point the flow towards the surface so that the flow breaks the surface water, this will help with oxygenation.

All the best
Stephen
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