Editors Notes: this micro screen differs some from others, and in that it uses rivets to hold micro screen in place. vs using staples, bolts/washers, glue, silicon, or polyurethane. good amount of details and info as normal of birdmans diy guides.
Editors Notes: Good set of pictures that gives a step by step guide but no direct details in building or inserting to SC. but for most part pretty good overall. and may give you a few ideas. you might get some more feed back on this from Click here
Editors Notes: Not a lot of direct details or info on building. but about as basic as you can get in a static basket. if ya check out the link, you may find some more useful info on static baskets in general.
Editors Notes: Wealth of Details and pictures. Large size static basket for a large size settling chamber. Birdman uses one of his well tanks he can get for cheap in this build. but other containers could work just as well.
Editors Notes: Flow rates size of SC size and weight of muck. location of inlet can effect a settling chamber in how it performs a lot. slower flow rates, heaver muck, larger size SC will help a SC remove stuff.
this little mod of pointing the 90's down and extending a little piece of pipe downwards. has been noted by a couple folks in helping there SC remove more muck.
Editors Notes: Water hauling tank / ag tank or the like. getting bottom cut out and then flipped up side down. with man hole getting fixed in for good. on 4,000 gallon on up ponds you will start to see these large tanks getting used as filter chambers.
Editors Notes: Another installment by Birdman, very good step by step guide in making a generic 55 gallon settling chamber. if ya read further into thread there may be a few more tips and tricks that you might pick up as well.
Editors Notes: it is well worth it, in checking out this DIY settling chamber with pre filter basket! More so for you folks with big size ponds! Perhaps the hurdle is getting over 55 gallon drums and moving into the bigger sized tanks for better settelment and higher flow rates through your filters. for the bigger size ponds.
Editors Notes: a simple vortex filter. Filter lacks possible upgrades to pre filter baskets or micro screen. Due to outlet postioned high on barrel. Special note I for see possible air being sucked down the pipe as a possible problem for some folks, note the vortex of water spinning just above the outlet.