Pond filters?

Themuleous

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Having looked into it, it seems that these have to have a pump inside the pond i.e. don't have their own pump so wouldn't work very well. Will have a look next time I pop in somewhere and check. Shame, as they would be ideal!!

Sam
 

JamieH

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Why can;t you just buy an eheim external pump off ebay? That will connect to the filter and some nice glassware!
 

Ed Seeley

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They do need another pump Sam and are designed to be fed by a pump then return (although I can't see why you couldn't pull water through them with a pump plumbed after the filter rather than before and make them work like an external). If you did I'd keep with the pond kit and go for a small Oase Aquamax pump which can run emersed aswell as submerged and are very energy efficient. I have one running my quaratine pond filter and it does a great job on 600 gallons!!!

They do rely on sponge cartridges though. Why not really embrace pond technology and go with a bubblebead or K1 type filter that cleans itself? ;)
 
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