filters are an essential part of any pond. They help to keep the
water clean and healthy for your plants and fish. There are many elements
to a filter that should be understood when buying and installing one.
First, you should decide which type of filtration system you will
be using: biological, chemical, mechanical, or a combination. The
type of filtration will also depend on what you have in the pond.
Let’s say that you wish to have fish and plants in your pond.
Then you should look at a combination of a biological and a mechanical
filter. A biological pond filter is basically introducing a medium
such as rocks or gravel that allows the ammonium-eating bacteria a
place to live. The bacterium cleans the water and provides nitrates
which act as fertilizer for the plants.
A mechanical pond filter is one that, working with a pump, filters
the toxins and debris out of the water. It also aerates the water,
as well. There are a few different types of mechanical filters, submerged
and external. For ease of cleaning and maintenance, an external filter
is much better. If you have a medium to large pond, then you will
also need an external filter. For a smaller pond, a submersible pond
filter will work just fine.
When choosing a filter, you also want to choose one that will accommodate
the size of your pond. It should only take 2 hours to filter all the
water in your pond. So you will need to purchase a pond filter that
is large enough for your pond. You can also purchase pond filters
with waterfall or fountain pumps attached. You attach the external
hose, the one leading away from the filter to the waterfall or fountain
pump, thereby creating a beautiful focus for your pond.
There are several different types of mechanical filters that you
can buy: pressurized pond filters, back-flushable pond filters, magnetic
pond filters, etc. The best way to decide which is best for your pond
is to do some research on the different types of filters. You should
keep in mind your budget, the area that you live in, the size of your
pond, and the plants and animals in your pond when buying a pond filter.
This will help you to make a better informed decision.
By following these few suggestions, you should be able to find the
pond filter that is perfect for you.