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SIGHTING OF FILTER
YOUR TRICKLE FILTER CAN BE SIGHTED AT ANY DISTANCE FROM THE POND AS LONG AS THE BOTTOM OF THE FILTER IS ABOVE POND WATER LEVEL. THE FILTER IS VERY EFFICIENT BECAUSE WHEN IN USE THE ONLY WATER IN IT IS THAT WHICH IS PASSING THROUGH, GIVING PLENTY OF OXYGEN FOR THE PLENTIFUL AEROBIC BACTERIA.
                               
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR ASSEMBLY OF ECO-TECH FILTERS
1. THOROUGHLY CLEAN FILTER TANK AND PERLAG FILTER MEDIA.
2. FILL THE FILTER MEDIA BAY WITH WASHED FILTER MEDIA LEAVING THE OVERFLOW BAY FREE OF MEDIA.
3. SLIGHTLY DISH FILTER MEDIA FOR BETTER PERFORMANCE.
4. FIT BROWN  MESH NEATLY ON TOP OF PERLAG  MEDIA.
5. PLACE 1 LAYER OF FILTER WOOL OVER BROWN MESH, LIP UP AT SIDES SO THE WATER MUST PASS THROUGH WOOL AND NOT RUN DOWN THE SIDES.
6. PLACE A LAYER OF FILTER WOOL OVER SPRAY BAR BUT NOT TOUCHING THE BOTTOM LAYER. THIS TAKES THE POWER AWAY FROM THE PUMPED WATER (MAKING THE WATER TRICKLE) AND ALSO SENDS THE WATER CENTRAL PROLONGING THE LIFE OF THE WOOL.
7. FIT PIPEWORK TO THE RETURN OUTLETS AND PIPE BACK TO POND.
8. CONNECT THE PUMP SECURELY TO THE FILTERS SPRAY BAR OR U.V AND TURN ON.

YOUR FILTER SHOULD BE NOW WORKING.
                                                                            
MAINTENANCE
YOUR TRICKLE FILTER REQUIRES LITTLE MAINTENANCE. THE ONLY THING YOU REALLY NEED TO DO IS CHANGE THE FILTER WOOL WHEN IT IS NEEDED.

YOU MUST CHANGE THE WOOL WHEN DIRT IS COVERING MOST OF THE SURFACE. IF WATER IS TOUCHING ANY SIDE OF THE TANK OR GOING OVER THE OVERFLOW THEN THE WATER IS PASSING THROUGH THE FILTER WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THE WOOL. IF THIS IS LEFT TO HAPPEN THE FILTER WILL NOT WORK CORRECTLY AND YOU MAY HAVE TO CLEAN OUT THE PERLAG MEDIA.

KEEP A CHECK ON THE WOOL AND CHANGE IT AS NEEDED.

ADD A SLUDGE DIGESTER SUCH AS BACTERLIFE P EVERY SPRING TO HELP DIGEST ANY DIRT IN PERLAG FILTER MEDIA AND KICK START THE BACTERIA IN THE FILTER.

THE ONLY TIME YOU HAVE TO CLEAN THE PERLAG IS IF IT LOOKS TO BE FULL OF DIRT (WHICH IF USED CORRECTLY SHOULD RARELY HAPPEN) THEN IT SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE FILTER, LIGHTLY WASHED WITH POND WATER AND REPLACED STRAIGHT AWAY.

WE RECOMMEND RUNNING THE FILTER  ALL YEAR BUT IF YOU ARE GOING TO TURN THE FILTER OFF FOR WINTER THE MEDIA SHOULD BE REMOVED THOROUGHLY CLEANED WITH WATER ONLY, DRIED AND STORED.
                                                                     
STARTING THE FILTER

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ONCE THE FILTER IS STARTED AND THE FIRST FISH HAVE BEEN ADDED YOU USE A BACTERIA CULTURE SUCH AS BACTERLIFE P OR BIOSTART TO BOOST THE BACTERIA IN THE FILTER AND PREVENT AMMONIA AND NITRITE GETTING TOO HIGH UNTIL  THE BIOLOGICAL FILTER HAS GOT ESTABLISHED.