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How To Keep Garden Fish Ponds Clean & Healthy Using Pond Filters

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Fish pond filters are the difference between success and failure in water garden projects. Get rid of your fish pond problems. use a top filter design and preferably one that also has a UV (ultraviolet light) sterilizer or clarifier included in the construction.

Make sure your koi and goldfish live healthily and happily. It's quite simple if you keep pond fish you MUST have a pond biofilter for filtering pond water. A biofilter combined with a UV light will guarantee a crystal clear pond. the trick is to get the right size filtration unit and combine this with the right pond pump (see below)

For large professional external koi filters and high-efficiency water filtering  use this filtration link. and click this link for reviews all-important USA pond filters

How To Choose Excellent Low-Cost Fish Pond Bio Filters suitable for small to medium size goldfish and koi ponds. Click the green button to find out why you need a biofilter and UV light. For year-round crystal clear water in ANY fish pond, you need the right pump, a working biological pond filter, and an ultraviolet clarifier (UV).


Here's why Fish Mate combined UV and biological pond biofilter for fish ponds starting from 100 gallons or so right up to 6,000 gallons can be rated very highly for water filtering and yet they are amongst the very cheapest you will find anywhere See diagram.

  1. UV destroys algae by slowly passing the algae in front of the UV light.
  2. The clumps of dead algae are removed by foam sections in the biological filter. these foam sections are easily cleaned
  3. The biological chamber contains Alfagrog bio-media or Supra bio media in the USA. a superior biofilter medium. This is where the bacteria do their work of purifying the water. So long as submersible pumps continue to supply these bacteria with pond water containing oxygen and dissolved food (the food is mainly nitrogen and showing initially as ammonia) the bacteria will work away in the background and keep your water clean, healthy and pure. the koi or goldfish in your pond will then thrive and grow well disease-free.

These 3 filtering actions described above together provide crystal clear pond water all year round and so long as the unit is run and installed according to the manufacturer's instructions crystal clear water is guaranteed. Exactly the same biological processes take place in an aquarium but on a much smaller and easily controlled basis.

Pond water flow must be circulated through any pond filer 24/7 otherwise the bacteria inside the filter will die from lack of oxygen. These bacteria derive their oxygen from the water flow. The circulating water has oxygen dissolved in it. You can thus see the importance of reliable pond pumps. Make sure you have all the information you need when the time comes to buy a pump.

How To Select Garden Pond & Waterfall Pumps With Total Confidence Choosing top pond and waterfall pumps to run your waterfall and external pond filter can be a bit tricky. The wrong choice can be costly and disappointing. Make sure your pond pump runs 24/7 to keep your pond filter working

The Pressure Filter - Its Mechanical Features Make Water Garden Construction Easier


Today the pressurized filter is very common and has the significant advantage of being easily hidden and relatively maintenance-free. Because it works under pressure it can easily be placed at a remote point or even dug into the ground. This makes pond construction in confined areas easier. Leading supplies of this kind of pond biofilter can be obtained here. 

This type of filter works best with a pond pump designed to handle solids (no foam strainer in the suction of the pump). FishMate, Oase, and Hozelock all supply pond pumps that are suitable for this filtration application. Fish Mate Pressurized UV + Filter - for a wide range of flows and pond size. Volumes up to 6,000 gallons

Hozelock Bioforce pressurized UV & biofilters. Oase Filtoclear pressurized UV & biofilters. My preference is for the Fish Mate model because its features include Alfagrog bio-media (called Supra in the USA ) and its low cost. Here's how it works. UV destroys algae by slowly passing the algae in front of the UV light. 

The clumps of dead algae are removed by foam sections in the filter. these foam sections are easily cleaned. The biological chamber contains Alfagrog bio-media or Supra in the USA. a superior biofilter medium. Here's where the water is purified

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These 3 actions described above together provide crystal clear pond water all year round and so long as the unit is run (ie pump is running) and installed according to the manufacturer's instructions this is guaranteed

AQuabead filter no UVFor low maintenance, easy cleaning, and larger pond filtration systems here's the place to go Aquabead large koi pond filters USA supply. this filter type needs a special pump.

Large pond filters like the Aquabead or Aquadyne systems are essential in any larger water garden construction project involving koi. These filters are packed with mechanical and biological labor-saving features. Articles about the importance theory and practice of biofilters

It is possible to create your own highly effective pond biofilter easily and cheaply if you want to

Homemade fish pond filters allow fish to live happily in garden ponds also by effectively cleaning the water. design is not difficult. Home-made pond filters can be just as good and even much better than shop-bought fish pond filters when you know what is required and how to make pond filters. 

The nitrogen cycle occurring within fish-related aquatic (eg aquariums, rivers, streams, lakes, large and small ponds) systems clears up ammonia and nitrite impurities. these act as food for the filtration of bacteria in the aquatic system.

Fish ponds free of ammonia and nitrite impurities are clean fish ponds even though the ponds concerned might be green or cloudy. This is the most important function of pond filters. Of course, pond filters remove some solids too but the primary cleaning job of pond filters is to purify the re-circulating garden pond water. I cannot stress this too much

Clean garden ponds as assessed by people generally means clear and free from suspended matter.
For larger ponds, the bead filter is a good option and saves hassles Aquabead large koi pond filters.
A more recent addition to the range of high efficiency larger pond filters is the Biotek high-performance pond filter

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