Water Garden Filter Units
You will find our full range of Water Garden Filtration Systems at Smith Creek Fish Farm. We have written a handy guide below with everything you need about outdoor pond filter systems.
Pond Filtration Guide
Many regularly use a few different types of outdoor pond water filters. Let's look at each individually:
1) The skimmer
A skimmer is a mechanical filter that collects floating material from the pond's surface.
2) Biological Filters
A biological fish pond filter contains beneficial bacteria that clean the water on a molecular level. Ammonia naturally builds up in pond water due to fish waste or rotting leaves, twigs, and grass. The toxic Ammonia breaks down into Nitrates, which become a food source for the pond's plants. So, choose suitable fish pond filter systems.
3) Submersible Pond Filters
A submersible pond filter is a good option for a small water garden or fountain. If you are searching for a quick and affordable filtering solution, these filters will provide a different amount of filtration than a waterfall or pressured filter; they will give mechanical filtration to prevent particles from entering your pump. You will also get a small amount of biological filtration; however, less than with a dedicated biological filter. If you have outdoor fountains, go for an outdoor fountain filter.
4) Water Garden Filter Systems with Biological and Mechanical Components
Many manufacturers have built filtration systems that combine biological, mechanical, and UV filters, making use of many filtering methods in a single pond considerably easier.
If you need help deciding which filtration system is best for your pond, please contact a Smith Creek Fish Farm expert here.
Pond filters, including fish pond filters and outdoor pond filters, play a vital role in maintaining the health of your pond. They work by mechanically and biologically cleaning the water. Debris and waste are trapped mechanically, while beneficial bacteria within the filter break down harmful substances, ensuring a clean and healthy environment for your pond's inhabitants.
The size of the fish pond filter system required depends on the volume of your pond and the fish load. A general guideline is to choose a filter with a capacity that matches or exceeds the total volume of your pond. Consider a larger filter for more efficient filtration for heavily stocked ponds or those with large fish.
Running outdoor fish pond filters continuously, 24 hours a day, is recommended for optimal pond health. Constant filtration ensures consistent water quality and prevents the buildup of toxins, which can be harmful to fish and plants. Continuous operation of pond water filters is essential for maintaining a stable and healthy pond ecosystem.