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peedy17

Diy pond filter

Hi guys.

 

I'm thinking about setting up a pond next week. Thinking I'm gonna make it a nature pond with frogs etc.

 

What's the best way to make a filter on a budget, not sure of pond size yet but I've managed to cadge a pump and uv

 

cheers

 

Pete

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googling its probably the best way pete but theres an easy one you will find instructions for made out of a barrel

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I would just get a plastic tub of a decent size from a DIY shop then just fill with different sponges etc then have a tap/connector at the bottom to exit and into uv then return to pond.

 

Dan

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as above, get a large tub of some sort, if u can make some partitions that makes the water go up and over then down and under the next compartment, hope that makes sense!

i would have the exit just slightly lower than the inlet, dont want all the water draining out to the pond if u have a power cut

 

HTH Ryan

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If you are looking at a natural pond with no fish I wouldn't bother with a filter, just give it 2-3 years and let nature balance it for you. Just put lots of plants in there.

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Hi guys.

 

I'm thinking about setting up a pond next week. Thinking I'm gonna make it a nature pond with frogs etc.

 

What's the best way to make a filter on a budget, not sure of pond size yet but I've managed to cadge a pump and uv

 

cheers

 

Pete

if you want a nature pond in the true sense, you dont have a filter as such you just fill it with pond plants and they do the work, same principal as live rock and the berlin method, but if you want a cheap filter, a small cystern drilled for pipe work and your cadged pump would suffice, you could also fill it with hair rollers from the pound shop as filter media with filter floss on top to collect large particles

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Thanks for that mate. Been Reading up on nature ponds and realised about the filter not being needed.

 

It's had to be put on hold for a while as I need to buy 2 halide lamps and 4 t5 actinics along with new ballasts for them all. Large bucket of salt and pipework bits needed after my tank move today lol

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