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Water filter

Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:28 pm

So as I sharpen over my little sink base I had a thought. With some stones I can go from clean water to dirty water by the time I am done lapping them, add in a few dozen hand sharpenings and BAM! You have a 1/4 inch of sediment in the bottom of the sink by then end of the week.

I usually drain, clean, and refill about once sometime twice a week but what if I could somehow filter the water daily to keep the merky water less merky between the weekly change?

I was thinking some sort of recirculating pump but having a hard time finding one that will work with the small sink I use. Ideally it would have a hose in and hose out of about 1/2 inch dia with a easily rinsed filter.


Re: Water filter

Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:40 pm

Perhaps a modestly priced aquarium filter?

I'm not sure how much of the "muck" comes from the "murk" (likely only the tiniest of particles) so it might not be worth spending the $30-50 for something that you can run continuously (at least during sharpening hours) compared to just changing out the water more often.

Re: Water filter

Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:27 pm

It's probably not a practical solution but more of a thought.

As a example, when I flatten my 1200 Nubatama stone the water turns from clear to clay red. It doesn't affect anything but my want for cleaner water.

Re: Water filter

Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:18 pm

One of these and a power head would be my recommendation :

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/p ... atid=23702

Re: Water filter

Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:48 pm

Thanks Adam,

Not that I'm like to follow through with it anytime soon but I we be saving that link just in case :)

Re: Water filter

Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:07 pm

Fish aquariums are my other hobby. :)

I have an 8 gallon mini reef complete with coral in my office.
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