Pond Filter

By · Friday, December 18th, 2009

Pond Filter

Ponds are one of the most beautiful features you have in your backyard. Regular cleaning with proper filtration would provide clear and clean water for their animals domestic fish. Most water-garden retailers suggest using a pre-filter, a mechanical filter, or a biological filter.

Pre-filter-is first in line filter, which captures large particles through the fiber filters or sponge in it before the water reaches the pump. Must be cleaned and rinsed regularly. The bag containing the waste is deposited should be emptied regularly to prolong the life of the filter.

Mechanical filter is an electrical filter that works with mechanical elements such as ceramic or crystal resonator. Removes waste from water and sand, silt, clay or organic matter, but not very fine impurities water.

Bio-filter is a filter composed of a fixed bed of rocks, gravel, slag, polyurethane foam or plastic material where the water flows and the causes of a thin film layer or beneficial bacteria to grow and cover the bed of the media. These bacteria remove harmful pollutants from water the pond.

The growing industry of pond filtration and progress of the pool to new models and designs each year. New products for filtration are too good and expensive. You have to think twice before using one of these expensive filters from a well-designed natural pond filter do not need both. For the water must be very clear, as formal pools or koi pond, there are specific filters to be installed.

This is not necessary the use of bio-filter that generates bacteria beneficial in a natural pond. Water plants, rocks, plants and other wildlife throughout provide a good place for these bacteria to accumulate at any time. Of course, business-wise, the pool of experts suggests a bio-filter to ensure the growth of beneficial bacteria, so that the wash water as possible. To control fish diseases is the most effective filtering accordingly.

A pre-filter comes with sponges and fibers, such as filter layers and no doubt remains clean water, but frequent rinsing is necessary to be free of debris. A filter activated carbon filter removes toxins and purifies water. It is easier to maintain, but not a necessity of a pond. Water is not for human consumption and not have to be perfectly clean.

Another pre-filter is equipped with Algae-Zapper ultraviolet light to kill harmful bacteria. Plants around the pond and fix could help the growth of algae useful, while fish, snails, small water animals and plants would be the balance to prevent harmful algae dominate the pond area.

For many fish, other filtering methods to manage most of the waste pond, like the Vortex or beads. For most garden ponds that hold about 20 fish in a average size of 6 'x 4', pond filtration is quite simple.

If you have an average size of the pond is a simple way filtration which uses a basket of fine plastic mesh that can be integrated with a pump-pack. The bomb bag is made with a mesh lining. The pump should be placed inside the bag, which are placed in plastic mesh basket. If a large amount of silt and fallen leaves in the bag of the lagoon and the basket should go together. Using the fiber mesh lining in the bag is optional. Filtration with mesh basket alone is sufficient if only a small amount of sediment in the pond.

In choosing the right filter, it should evaluate the size of your pond, location, type of pond and things that live there. A large population of fish require filter largest pond. A small filter is sufficient for a pond with a balanced proportion of plants and fish. How the type of filter is necessary. There will always a warehouse assistant in specialized equipment and pond water to guide you through the process.

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