filtering a pond with a submersibble pump ?

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filtering a pond with a submersibble pump ?

Post by jOE » Thu, 03 Jun 2004 03:00:29



Is there a way to filter a pond with a submersibble pump ?
 
 
 

filtering a pond with a submersibble pump ?

Post by GoldLexu » Thu, 03 Jun 2004 03:13:52


We have a submersible pump....Our filter is external so the answer is yes.
The pump pushs the water thru' the filter... from the filter up a 14ft
incline to the top of the waterfall...down the watefall back into the pond.
It is the cycle of life for pond water :)


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> Is there a way to filter a pond with a submersibble pump ?

 
 
 

filtering a pond with a submersibble pump ?

Post by Ron, KC4YO » Thu, 03 Jun 2004 04:23:33


That's what I use for my 1600 gallon pond.
The pump is inside a 5 gallon bucket filled with lava rock
the water flows through the lava rock to the pump and
then to the veggie filter and back into the pond.
My water is crystal clear to the bottom 4 feet deep.
You can see photos here,
http://radioheaven.homestead.com/Cement_Pond1.html

Ron

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filtering a pond with a submersibble pump ?

Post by Benign Vanill » Thu, 03 Jun 2004 04:31:59



Quote:
> Is there a way to filter a pond with a submersibble pump ?

Currently, I have two.

One pump pumps water from a small pond up to a larger pond that is used as a
Veggie Filter. A bottom drain gravity feeds the first pool, as the pump
draws from it. The water then runs back via a stream to the main pond. I get
good dwell time, as well aeration.

My second pump is a temporary, spring time measure. It's a small 200gph pump
that is in a filter box sitting in the shallows of the main pond. Currently
I have just bioballs in there, but I plan to add some foam as well. I am
using this to try and assist in clearing the suspended algae from the water.
The output of this pump is just a hose lieing on a rock, splashing into the
pond. More aeration.

BV.

 
 
 

filtering a pond with a submersibble pump ?

Post by jOE » Thu, 03 Jun 2004 06:33:03


Can anyone reccomend a site that shows an easy way to make a vegy
filter ?

On Tue, 01 Jun 2004 19:23:33 GMT, "Ron, KC4YOY"

Quote:

>That's what I use for my 1600 gallon pond.
>The pump is inside a 5 gallon bucket filled with lava rock
>the water flows through the lava rock to the pump and
>then to the veggie filter and back into the pond.
>My water is crystal clear to the bottom 4 feet deep.
>You can see photos here,
>http://radioheaven.homestead.com/Cement_Pond1.html

>Ron

>-------------------------------------------------
>C.R."Ron"Lawrence KC4YOY
>Antique Radio Collector & Historian
>NCI-5445

>POBox 3015
>Matthews, NC 28106-3015
>704-289-1166 (home)

>Radio Collection Web Page,
>http://www.radioheaven.homestead.com
>Clough-Brengle equipment web page
>http://CloughBrengle.homestead.com
>CC-AWA Web Page,
>http://www.cc-awa.org

 
 
 

filtering a pond with a submersibble pump ?

Post by stev » Thu, 03 Jun 2004 10:27:34


Quote:

> We have a submersible pump....Our filter is external so the answer is yes.
> The pump pushs the water thru' the filter... from the filter up a 14ft
> incline to the top of the waterfall...down the watefall back into the pond.
> It is the cycle of life for pond water :)



> > Is there a way to filter a pond with a submersibble pump ?

I have a pondmaster 700 gallon pump submersed with their 12" X 12"  X
3"? intake that has mats in it.  It is nice and skinny and it does
some mechanical filtration and is convenient and light enough so you  
can pull it out  with the pump cord attached to it and and easily hose
down the mats.   I wish I had gone for the 12" X 20" intake box with a
bigger pump (you can have more than one of their skinny intake boxes
attached to your pump).  The outflow goes to a large Tetra PF green
keg looking sort of thing. I am fairly pleased with the ease of use
cleaning/features with the pondmaster stuff but their pump gph output
is over rated I think.

steve

 
 
 

filtering a pond with a submersibble pump ?

Post by Georg » Thu, 03 Jun 2004 13:46:16



Quote:
> Is there a way to filter a pond with a submersibble pump ?

I built my filter with the submersible inside it near the top.  The filter is
deep enough in the pond so that the pump never emerges from the water, which can
cause it to cavitate.  So it pulls the water into the filter instead of pushing
it.  Because the pump only pumps filtered water, it rarely, if ever, needs
cleaning.  I also have a prefilter connected to the inlet side of the main
filter.  It is the only thing that gets cleaned regularly (this time of year,
that would be about once a month, but in early spring when the algae is heavier,
it gets cleaned about once a week.  I built it that way because my main filter
is inside the pond, beneath the waterfall.  The water is crystal clear.  The
pump is a 1400 gph flotec submersible.
 
 
 

filtering a pond with a submersibble pump ?

Post by Snooz » Thu, 03 Jun 2004 17:17:06


simple, half a whiskey barrel, toss hose in, toss in plants, send drain back
to pond. Then buy a case of beer for BV


Quote:
> Can anyone reccomend a site that shows an easy way to make a vegy
> filter ?

> On Tue, 01 Jun 2004 19:23:33 GMT, "Ron, KC4YOY"

> >That's what I use for my 1600 gallon pond.
> >The pump is inside a 5 gallon bucket filled with lava rock
> >the water flows through the lava rock to the pump and
> >then to the veggie filter and back into the pond.
> >My water is crystal clear to the bottom 4 feet deep.
> >You can see photos here,
> >http://radioheaven.homestead.com/Cement_Pond1.html

> >Ron

> >-------------------------------------------------
> >C.R."Ron"Lawrence KC4YOY
> >Antique Radio Collector & Historian
> >NCI-5445

> >POBox 3015
> >Matthews, NC 28106-3015
> >704-289-1166 (home)

> >Radio Collection Web Page,
> >http://www.radioheaven.homestead.com
> >Clough-Brengle equipment web page
> >http://CloughBrengle.homestead.com
> >CC-AWA Web Page,
> >http://www.cc-awa.org

 
 
 

filtering a pond with a submersibble pump ?

Post by Just Me » Thu, 03 Jun 2004 21:29:08


should that be a case of Guinness stout for JMK?

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Quote:
> simple, half a whiskey barrel, toss hose in, toss in plants, send drain
back
> to pond. Then buy a case of beer for BV

 
 
 

filtering a pond with a submersibble pump ?

Post by Benign Vanill » Fri, 04 Jun 2004 22:50:29




Quote:
> should that be a case of Guinness stout for JMK?

<snip>

Ya know ya befriend someone and then they instantly take up drinking your
patent proceeds. *sheesh*

BV.

 
 
 

filtering a pond with a submersibble pump ?

Post by Benign Vanill » Fri, 04 Jun 2004 22:51:47



Quote:
> Can anyone reccomend a site that shows an easy way to make a vegy
> filter ?

<snip>

http://www.iheartmypond.com/Design/DIY/Filters/VegetableFilters/defau...

and

http://www.iheartmypond.com/Filtration/default.asp

BV.

 
 
 

filtering a pond with a submersibble pump ?

Post by <mi.. » Sat, 05 Jun 2004 01:01:42


I use in my pond a small rectangular basket from the Dollar Store or
Walmart.  It is about 4 times larger than my pump.  I put the pump in that,
then put the whole setup into a zippable nylon mesh laundry bag (about a
buck from the dollar store.) I don't think it clogged up once last year.
Outlet from the pump goes to my 60 gallon veggie/biofilter.  Mike