outdoor pond pump??

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outdoor pond pump??

Postby bizrebellion » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:04 am

Hi all, my question for you today is,,,,

what type of pump/filter is best used for an outdoor pond,
im asking as i want to build an outdoor pond for my goldfish and shibunkins as their outgrowing their 2 foot tank and i havent got the heart to get rid!!! all i am seeing at the stores is fountains and am unsure if their suitable (whethere or not if they filter the water or just circulate it??)

any help or feedback would be really appreciated, im putting a 'prefab' pond out the garden for them, think they would be well at home in this :D its only going to be roughly 3' by 5', ideal for the 4 of them really,

many thanks for any replyes,

Karl :P
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Postby Carylnz » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:39 pm

Some fountains have filters attached but some do not. It will tell you on the box. I think most fountains that have filters only have very small ones.
Just look for pond filters.
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Postby bizrebellion » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:15 pm

thanks for your reply, sounds pretty obvious really :roll: obviously the filter will be best as a pump only circulates the water rather than cleans it, i'll be sure to check for 'filter' on the box when purchasing,,

many thanks again, :D

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Postby saph.st24 » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:30 am

dont bother with the in pond filters they are only for ornamental ponds yes they say will cope with fish waste they dont
i know so many people who have been down this route and in the end they go out and buy another filter to add on to it

what you need to do is work out the volume of your pond and then double it
this will give your filter plenty of filtration as your fish grown
you can buy filtration kits that have the fitler,built in uv bulb,and submersible pump
something like a Oase Pontec Multiclear Pond Filter Set or Hozelock Filtration Kit
the full kits can be alot less then the inpond filters if you look around on the internet i did find one site that was selling the oase kits for £99.99 i would tell you where but i dont know if i can name the site
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Postby Angel Fish » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:21 am

Yes, you can name the site.

We like to praise the good sites/shops, but can't slam the bad ones :wink:
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Postby Carylnz » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:21 am

I did not mention specific filters as we will have different ones in my country.
We had an inpool filter but it clogged so rapidly we finally changed to an out of pond job which is much better.
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Postby saph.st24 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:50 am

bizrebellion
how deep is your pond going to be?

the site i found it on for £99.99 is for the 5000ltr filter
but i wouldnt filter a 5000ltr pond with it though i would use this filter on a 2000 ltr pond at most

http://www.bradshawsdirect.co.uk/Bradsh ... OAPTMC.htm
i have also found it for the same prices on these two sites to
http://www.swelluk.com/pond/pond-filter ... 87181.html
http://www.123aquatics.co.uk/products/p ... -1021.aspx

this is a cheap and cheerfull filter or you could go for something alot bigger like mine
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