PATIO POND'S

The Cyclone 5000

is ideal for a 3000-5000 gallon koi pond. With full lids, drain valves, and 3"inter-connects, this is a simple filter, both to install and clean.

Inlet Output Drain Max Flow Dimensions (L x W x H) Pond Size Price Shoppingcart
3" 3" 1.5" 3,000 GPH 126" x 38" x 38" 5,000 gal $2,159.95

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Designed for mid-sized koi ponds, the Cyclone 5000 System provides excellent mechanical & biological filtration in an easy-to-clean system. As a bonus, the Cyclone 5000 System can be customized to fit your needs with optional 3" and 4" inputs. The Cyclone 5000 System works best as a Gravity Fed System, but can be used as a Combination System Purchase it as a standard system and add the media of your choice, or buy just the filter bodies to build your own custom filter system. Unlike plastic cones, the Cyclone series of filters are constructed of heavy-duty fiberglass and will not warp or distort. Every system is made in the USA and features our exclusiveLifetime Filter Body Guarantee


Vortex Chamber The First Chamber is for removing large solids and debris coming from the Bottom Drain or Pump. The water enters this chamber tangentially allowing for the heavier particles to sink to the bottom and the clean fresh water to raise to the top and move on to the Brush Chamber. At the recommended flow rates, this chamber is 95% effective removing solids.
Brush Chamber The Second Chamber is for removing tiny particles that were not removed in the Vortex Stage. This chamber is an "upflow" design to keep all particulates on the bottom of the 24 brushes. The debris will settling in the bottom of this chamber, along with clinging to the brushes. Only fresh, particle free water will be able to move on to the Bio Chamber.
Bio Chamber The Final Chamber is biologically active for breaking down dissolved toxins. This Chamber is the most customizable. It comes with two 38" diameter x 2" thick white filter mats. Also included is a bio-plate for adding other things to your Bio-Chamber. The plate comes with holes drilled in it for airstones and other media. We offer Circle Matala custom cartridges for this Chamber. After the water passes through the bio-media, it leaves the system from a 1 1/2" drain in the bottom. Most external pumps are 1.5" or 2" inputs so there is little to no additional adapters needed.

Features:
• Rigid fiberglass construction
• Full Lids
• Vortex settling chamber removes large debris
• Optional second input for dual bottom drain applications
• 1½” drain with easy open drain valve included
• Bulkheads and PVC adapters included
• Unit is free standing or can be burried.
Recommended Pumps/Accessories:
Submersible Pumps Not Recommended    
External Pumps • Sequence 1000 Pump, 3600SEQ20 $ 556.00
External Pumps • Sequence 1000 Pump,4200SEQ12 $339.00

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Patio Pond's

The Cyclone II

Designed for mid-sized koi ponds, the Cyclone 2 Settling Chamber provides excellent mechanical filtration in an easy-to-clean unit. These Vortex filters can easily be added to any established pond with little work. The 3" output allows for no restriction or backflow in the filter. This Settling Chamber works best as a Gravity Fed, however, can also be a Combination

. The As a bonus, the Cyclone 2 Settling Chamber can be customized to fit your needs with additional 3" or 4" inputs. Unlike plastic cones, the Cyclone series of filters are constructed of heavy-duty fiberglass andill not warp or distort. Every system is made in the USA and features our exclusive

 

The Cyclone II is the stand-alone settling chamber from the smaller Cyclone System 5000. The swirling motion removes debris by utilizing centrifugal force. The system is then drained from the bottom for effortless cleaning.
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3" 3" 1.5" 3,000 GPH 38" x 38" H N/A $589.00

 

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Installation Manuals for 5000 and 7500 Systems

Patio Pond's

The Cyclone 7500

is the larger version of the ever so popular Cyclone 5000.

This Cyclone is suitable for extra-large ponds (4,000-7,500 gallons).

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4" 4" 2" 4,000 GPH 132" x 43" x 39" 7,500 gal $2,879.95
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Our most popular vortex system, the Cyclone 7500 System provides excellent mechanical & biological filtration in an easy-to-clean system. As a bonus, the Cyclone 7500 System can be customized to fit your needs with optional 3" and 4" inputs. The Cyclone 7500 System works best as a Gravity Fed System, but can be used as a Combination System.Purchase it as a standard system and add the media of your choice, or buy just the filter bodies to build your own custom filter system. Unlike plastic cones, the Cyclone series of filters are constructed of heavy-duty fiberglass and will not warp or distort. Every system is made in the USA and features our exclusive Lifetime Filter body Guarantee


Vortex Chamber The First Chamber is for removing large solids and debris coming from the Bottom Drain or Pump. The water enters this chamber tangentially allowing for the heavier particles to sink to the bottom and the clean fresh water to raise to the top and move on to the Brush Chamber. At the recommended flow rates, this chamber is 95% effective removing solids.
Brush Chamber The Second Chamber is for removing tiny particles that were not removed in the Vortex Stage. This chamber is an "upflow" design to keep all particulates on the bottom of the 32 brushes. The debris will settling in the bottom of this chamber, along with clinging to the brushes. Only fresh, particle free water will be able to move on to the Bio Chamber.
Bio Chamber The Final Chamber is biologically active for breaking down dissolved toxins. This Chamber is the most customizable. It comes with two 43" diameter x 2" thick white filter mats. Also included is a bio-plate for adding other things to your Bio-Chamber. The plate comes with holes drilled in it for airstones and other media. We offer Custom cartridges for this Chamber. After the water passes through the bio-media, it leaves the system from a 2" drain in the bottom. Most external pumps are 1.5" or 2" inputs so there is little to no additional adapters needed.

Features:
• Rigid fiberglass construction
• Full Lids
• Vortex settling chamber removes large debris
• Optional second input for dual bottom drain applications
• 1½” drain with easy open drain valve included
• Bulkheads and PVC adapters included
• Unit is free standing or can be burried.
Recommended Pumps/Accessories:
Submersible Pumps Not Recommended    
External Pumps • Sequence 1000 Pump, 4600SEQ20 $556.00
External Pumps • Sequence 1000 Pump, 5000SEQ20 $ 559.30

 

Patio Pond's

Cyclone 1

Is the Single Settling Chamber

of the Cyclone 7500

for Mid Size Koi Ponds .

 

Designed for mid-sized koi ponds, the Cyclone 1 Settling Chamber provides excellent mechanical filtration in an easy-to-clean unit. These Vortex filters can easily be added to any established pond with little work. The 4" output allows for no restriction or backflow in the filter. This Settling Chamber works best as a Gravity Fed System, however, can also be a Combination System. The As a bonus, the Cyclone 1 Settling Chamber can be customized to fit your needs with additional 3" a or 4" inputs. Unlike plastic cones, the Cyclone series of filters are constructed of heavy-duty fiberglass and will not warp or distort. Every system is made in the USA and features our exclusive Lifetime Filter Body Gurantee.

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4" 4" 2" 4,000 GPH 43" Dia. x 39" H 110 lbs. $929.95 Add to Cart 

Features:
• Rigid fiberglass construction
• Full Lids
• Vortex settling chamber removes large debris
• Optional second input for dual bottom drain applications
• 2” drain with easy open drain valve included
• Bulkheads and PVC adapters included
• Unit is free standing or can be burried.
Recommended Pumps/Accessories:
Submersible Pumps Not Recommended    
External Pumps • Sequence 1000 Pump, 4600SEQ20 $556.00
External Pumps • Sequence 1000 Pump, 5000SEQ20 $ 559.30

 

The Hurricane II

Patio Ponds

The Hurricane II is the largest settling chamber we produce. With the ability to handle 9,000 gph, this monster of a filter is

 

Used for 10,000+ gallon ponds.


Designed for koi ponds over 10,000 gallons, the Hurricane Settling Chamber provides excellent mechanical filtration in an easy-to-clean unit. This Vortex filter can easily be added to any established pond with little work. The 4" output allows for no restriction or backflow in the filter. This Settling Chamber works best as a Gravity Fed System however, can also be a Combination As a bonus, the Hurricane Settling Chamber can be customized to fit your needs with additional 3" or 4" inputs. Unlike plastic cones, the Hurricane series of filters are constructed of heavy-duty fiberglass and will not warp or distort. Every system is made in the USA and features our exclusive Lifetime Filter Body Guarantee.

Inlet Output Drain Max Flow Dimensions (Dia. x Height) Weight Price Shoppingcart
4" 4" 4" 9,000 GPH 68" Dia. x 72" H 460 lbs. $2,519.95  

Features:
• Rigid fiberglass construction
• Vortex settling chamber removes large debris
• Optional second input for dual bottom drain applications
• 4” drain with easy open drain valve included
• Bulkheads and PVC adapters included
• Unit is free standing or can be burried.
Recommended Pumps/Accessories:
Submersible Pumps Not Recommended Price Shoppingcart
External Pumps

Sequence 5800 1/3 h.p. [5800 GPH MAX 21'].

$577.15

Hurricane Settling Chamber Instructions

Parts List
Before you assemble your Hurricane Settling Chamber please take
the time to familiarize yourself with the parts and components of the
filter.
Your Hurricane Settling Chamber should contain the following:
2 - 4" Male Adapters
2 - 4" O-rings
2 - 4" Female Adapter
1 - 4" Bulkheads
1 - 4" Male Adapters
1 - 4" Drain Valves
1 - Warranty Registration Card
If you have chosen the extra 4" inputs option, you will receive an
additional 4" Male Adapter, 4" O-ring and 4" Female Adapter for
each input.
Additional Parts Needed
Assembly of the Hurricane Settling Chamber will require few tools if
any. However, you will need the following items before you begin
assembly:
Line or hose Level
Teflon Thread Tape
PVC cement
Pure, fish-safe Silicone Sealant (optional)
4" PVC Pipe (length needed depends on application)
4" Knife Valve(s)
PVC elbows and connections (type and number varies
with application)
External Centrifugal Pump (4,500 minimum rated flow)
Concrete mix
Steel Re-bar
Dia. B
Thank you for purchasing a Patio Ponds Hurricane Settling Chamber. Your
Hurricane is a vortex settling chamber designed to filter ponds over 8,000 gallons.
The Hurricane Settling Chamber is designed for flows over 4,500 gallons per hour.

 

 

Hurricane Settling Chamber Instalation Information.
When installed, the water level in the Hurricane Settling Chamber should be at the same grade as the pond water level. The
recommended operating water level is 1" above the inter-tank fittings. This is referred to as gravity-fed operation. (Diagram A)

 TIP: Using a hose level is a great way to site the filters
properly.
Since the intake line is not under pressure, friction losses pose a significant problem. Use pipe of at least 4" diameter. If your
Hurricane Settling Chamber is to be installed more than 15 feet away from your pond, consider using a second input to the filter or boosting the connecting pipe to 6 or 8". For very long runs (50 feet or more), use two inputs and connecting pipe of at least 6".

 TIP: 90º elbows can also place restriction on the intake line. Use two 45º elbows or a long-radius 90º elbow instead.

2. At your chosen location, lay Re-bar and pour a level Concrete Base at least 6" thick to accommodate the base of the Hurricane
Settling Chamber. This is necessary to prevent settling of the filter, which will weigh over 3,000 pounds when filled with water! Allow the concrete the appropriate amount of time to set and harden before proceeding to the next step.
 TIP: Be sure to add the thickness of the concrete base to your
level calculations.  TIP: If you are unsure about working with concrete, consider
contracting out this part of the installation.
3. Install the 4" Bulkhead Fitting into the drain hole of the filter chamber. Be sure to install the
Gasket on the inside of the
chamber. Hand-tighten only.
(Diagram B)
3. Place the filter chamber on the Concrete Base and align. The Vortex Chamber should be placed closest to the feed lines from the pond. (Diagram A) Hurricane Settling Chamber Instructions

threads of the 4" Male Adapter three to four times. Push a 4" O-ring onto the threads of the 4" Male Adapter until it
reaches the last thread. (Diagram C)
5. Place a 4" Male Adapter on the inside of the input port on the Vortex Chamber. Attach a 4" Female Adapter to the exposed threads of the 4" Male Adapter. Hand-tighten only. If desired, add a bead of 100% Fish-Safe Silicon Sealant around the O-ring prior to tightening. (Diagram D)

6. Place a 4" Male Adapter on the inside of the chamber's top inlet/outlet port. Attach a 4" Female Adapter to the exposed threads of the 4" Male Adapter. Hand-tighten only. If desired, add a bead of 100%
Fish-Safe Silicon Sealant around the O-ring prior to tightening

Make any final adjustments to Make any final adjustments to the position of the vortex chamber.
Using PVC Cement and 4" PVC Pipe, attach a 4" Knife Valve to each input of the Vortex Chamber. Allow to dry and then attach the feed line(s) from the pond to the 4" Knife Valve(s) in the same manner.

8. Wrap the threads of the 4" Male Adapter with Teflon Thread Tape three to four times. Thread the 4" Male Adapter into the 4"
Bulkhead Fitting at the bottom of the chamber. Hand-tighten only.
(Diagram F)

9. Close the 4" Drain Valve and fill your pond. Check for leaks on all fittings. Turn on pump. Your Hurricane Settling Chamber is now installed!

P r o p e r maintenance of your filter will yield the best water quality and clarity.
Please follow the recommended maintenance instructions to gain the best performance from your filter.
The Hurricane Settling Chamber is specially designed to remove larger solid wastes (fish waste, leaves, etc.) passively. The vortex
chamber should be cleaned as needed, but not less than once every two weeks. Cleaning the vortex chamber is very easy:

1. Turn off pump system
2. Open drain valve and let accumulated debris drain
3. Close drain valve
4. Repeat if nessecarythe position of the vortex chamber.
Using PVC Cement and 4" PVC Pipe, attach a 4" Knife Valve to
each input of the Vortex Chamber. Allow to dry and then attach the
feed line(s) from the pond to the 4" Knife Valve(s) in the same
manner.
8. Wrap the threads of the 4" Male Adapter with Teflon Thread
Tape three to four times. Thread the 4" Male Adapter into the 4"
Bulkhead Fitting at the bottom of the chamber. Hand-tighten only.
(Diagram F)
9. Close the 4" Drain Valve and fill your pond. Check for leaks on all
fittings. Turn on pump. Your Hurricane Settling Chamber is now
installed!
P r o p e r
maintenance of your filter will yield the best water quality and clarity.
Please follow the recommended maintenance instructions to gain
the best performance from your filter.
The Hurricane Settling Chamber is specially designed to remove
larger solid wastes (fish waste, leaves, etc.) passively. The vortex
chamber should be cleaned as needed, but not less than once every
two weeks. Cleaning the vortex chamber is very easy:
1. Turn off pump system
2. Open drain valve and let accumulated debris drain
3. Close drain valve
4. Repeat if nessecary

 

 

     
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