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Post by Robi » Sat, 11 May 2002 11:47:33



Ok, I just found out that 'YES, the TetraPond filter can be submerged'...

But now I am having trouble getting my Rio 3100 pump to send water to the
Tetra pond filter. This is the first time I've played with filters so I have
little clue as to what I'm doing. ;-) The documentation for both products is
terrible, and I could find nothing out at the Rio website.

The problem seems to be that the pump is not sending water through the hose
to the filter's intake valve. Also, the pump which usually sends water up
through a nozzle to generate a 'fountain effect' is now just bearly
bubbling.

Does anyone have any ideas on what is happening? Or could you please
recommend some sites about filters? Perhaps I could troubleshoot from
there...

Thanks!

Robin

-------------------------------------
Robin Sowton
http://www.rainierpubs.com/metro/

"A dream is a shadow...of something real."   - from Peter Weir's film, The
Last Wave

 
 
 

please ignore submersible filter question: new question ;-)

Post by Paul Nube » Sat, 11 May 2002 23:15:40


Need some additional information.  I have a PF-1 filter situated outside the
pond.
There is a difference between the in-pond and out-of-pond filter.
The in-pond filter acts as a pre-filter, taking water through the holes in
the filter top.
There should only be one pipe extending from the bottom of the unit.
The out-of-pond is placed after the pump and has 2 pipes extending from the
unit.
The upper pipe has a venturi valve and trickles the water over the filter
pads.  Just
under the intake pipe is the return pipe.
The out-of-pond PF1 comes with either 1/2 or 3/4 inch fittings, not sure
about the
in-pond.
Hope this helps.  email me with any other questions.
The Tetra web site has a good schematic of the out-of-pond and nothing on
the in-pond.


Quote:
> Ok, I just found out that 'YES, the TetraPond filter can be submerged'...

> But now I am having trouble getting my Rio 3100 pump to send water to the
> Tetra Pond filter. This is the first time I've played with filters so I
have
> little clue as to what I'm doing. ;-) The documentation for both products
is
> terrible, and I could find nothing out at the Rio website.

> The problem seems to be that the pump is not sending water through the
hose
> to the filter's intake valve. Also, the pump which usually sends water up
> through a nozzle to generate a 'fountain effect' is now just bearly
> bubbling.

> Does anyone have any ideas on what is happening? Or could you please
> recommend some sites about filters? Perhaps I could troubleshoot from
> there...

> Thanks!

> Robin

> -------------------------------------
> Robin Sowton
> http://www.rainierpubs.com/metro/

> "A dream is a shadow...of something real."   - from Peter Weir's film, The
> Last Wave