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Garden Pond Filtration

Hey guys,

Long shot asking on Genmay, but does anyone know anything about filtration for garden ponds?

At the moment we have a Hozelock:
http://spares.hozelock.com/product/ecomax-2200-uvc-uk/
+ a Hozelock hi-flow pump.

The pond is a Atlantis Barracuda:
http://www.worldofwater.co.uk/produc...Barracuda.html
2000litres/440gal.

The pond is constantly green unless we use additives and then it only goes clear for a temporary period. What would be a more heavy duty, almost guaranteed clear water solution? Price is no longer much of an object as long as it's less than £300...

Help?!
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Hey guys,

Long shot asking on Genmay, but does anyone know anything about filtration for garden ponds?

At the moment we have a Hozelock:
http://spares.hozelock.com/product/ecomax-2200-uvc-uk/
+ a Hozelock hi-flow pump.

The pond is a Atlantis Barracuda:
http://www.worldofwater.co.uk/produc...Barracuda.html
2000litres/440gal.

The pond is constantly green unless we use additives and then it only goes clear for a temporary period. What would be a more heavy duty, almost guaranteed clear water solution? Price is no longer much of an object as long as it's less than £300...

Help?!

chlorine should work wonders.... if nothing lives in it...
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There are fish in it.

Looking at something like this:

http://www.swelluk.com/pond/pond-fil...lters-601.html

and one of these:

http://www.swelluk.com/pond/pond-pum...pumps-787.html
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roll your own UV system

or get one of these.. Just a little over you 300 mark and then of course you need the pump and tubes I guess
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There are fish in it.

Looking at something like this:

http://www.swelluk.com/pond/pond-fil...lters-601.html

and one of these:

http://www.swelluk.com/pond/pond-pum...pumps-787.html

Algae blooms are caused by three factors: excess nutrients, too much sunlight and low oxygen levels.

I had algae issues in my freshwater aquarium. I got a bigger aerator pump, and stopped over feeding my fish. Sunlight, ya can't do much about.
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Algae blooms are caused by three factors: excess nutrients, too much sunlight and low oxygen levels.

I had algae issues in my freshwater aquarium. I got a bigger aerator pump, and stopped over feeding my fish. Sunlight, ya can't do much about.

I thought it was too much oxygen?

I think I may go buy one of these badboys.
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The UV system along with water hyacinths did wonders for my old pond. Yea, I used a cheesy tetra system. You can see it on top of the crate filter.

It wasn't a big pond, maybe 700 gallons or so


But yea the water hyacinths helped the most. That, along with the uv filter took care of everything except the occasional falling bottle rocket.
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UV Sterilizer will assist immensely with the green water issues.

Just make sure to replace the bulb yearly.
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I thought it was too much oxygen?

I think I may go buy one of these badboys.

It's not pure oxygen, it just aerates the water. It helps keep the pond from being stagnant.

That and an in-line UV filter will do wonders like the others have said.
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Yes, too high of an o2 content will assist with algal growth, algae unlike other plants, feeds on o2 and gives off co2, the opposite of a normal plant.

If your o2 is too low however you kill fish.

This biggest thing you can do outside of a uv is to reduce the phosphate levels in the water. Make sure the food you are using is not loaded with phosphates.


Also, a common misconception of air pumps, the air you pump underwater does little to nothing to allow oxygen to enter the water. What is does do however is break the surface tension and allow for gas transfer to occur. You do not need an air pump in an aquarium, just something that breaks the surface tension, an external filter, or a powerhead near the top of the water level does wonders.
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There is a UV filter built into the filter I currently use, not got much faith in it to be honest...
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its too bad i slept all day... but yeah. everyone is spot on and those are some great suggestions.
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There is a UV filter built into the filter I currently use, not got much faith in it to be honest...

how old is the bulb and is it rated to handle the amount of water cycling through the filter?
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