Pond filters?

Discussion in 'Filters, Filtration and Pumps' started by Themuleous, 4 May 2008.

  1. Themuleous

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    25mm eheim double tap connectors are 45quid each! :wideyed:
     
  3. Arana

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    Sounds like a good idea mate, as long as they are not to big :)
     
  4. 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
     
  5. Steve Smith

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    might be interesting with a seperate tank hidden away with a pump in it maybe? Like a sump. But then, why not have a sump I guess :rolleyes:
     
  6. 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!
     
  7. 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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