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Pond Filters - Can someone educate me?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:45 pm
by pan1k
I'm used to just buying an indoor filter and being done with it. Since I want to do my outdoor enclosure right, it looks like I should go with a pond filter. So far I think I need to get a pond pump and then a filter. I'm thinking of a 500GPH pump and a 500GPH filter for my 100 gallon stock tank. Will it provide enough filtration? I'm looking at the Tetra BF1 bio filter.

Re: Pond Filters - Can someone educate me?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:59 am
by Diamondbacks4Life
That size pump and filter should be good for the size your doing. Id maybe though look in a filter that has builtin uv clarifier. Ponds can turn bright green without them very fast.

Re: Pond Filters - Can someone educate me?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:33 pm
by pan1k
Thanks. I saw the inline UV Clarifier. I will post up some pics when I get it all setup.

Re: Pond Filters - Can someone educate me?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:58 am
by BigCrzyRdNeck
Diamondback maybe you can help me I'm setting up a 2-300 gal stock tank in my house for my turtle and trying to build my own filter set up I have a new never used small pool pump I want to use I would like to use a fully in closed probably pressured filter but not sure if I can. I found a tetra one that I would like to use or something similar plus I don't know how often I would need to change or clean it my turtle is bout 6in long now. http://www.aqua-fish.net/imgs/articles0 ... lter-2.jpg This is something I'd like to use if I can.

Re: Pond Filters - Can someone educate me?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:16 am
by Diamondbacks4Life
BigCrzyRdNeck wrote:Diamondback maybe you can help me I'm setting up a 2-300 gal stock tank in my house for my turtle and trying to build my own filter set up I have a new never used small pool pump I want to use I would like to use a fully in closed probably pressured filter but not sure if I can. I found a tetra one that I would like to use or something similar plus I don't know how often I would need to change or clean it my turtle is bout 6in long now. http://www.aqua-fish.net/imgs/articles0 ... lter-2.jpg This is something I'd like to use if I can.


Very late replying, you just need to make sure the hoses that run from the pump fit the filter. You can look on details of the filter what size lines they can take. Other wise its should be fine. Ive seen plenty of people actually use pool pumps.

Re: Pond Filters - Can someone educate me?

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:29 am
by Linus
I made my own, here's a video of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek5TOCqTOuI