Can anyone recommend a filter and pump for a small pond?

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Can anyone recommend a filter and pump for a small pond?

Post by J » Tue, 08 Jul 2003 10:01:37



Hi, we just purchased a small preformed pond, it is kidney shaped,
about 5'x 3' and 18" deep in center and about 10" on the sides. We
want to use it as a fountain (we already have an old concrete statue
from an old fountain) and it will be placed on a shady area. I would
like to know if anyone here can recommend a pump which will work to
run the fountain as well as a filter. I would also love a
reocmmendation on which filter (brand and type ) to buy, I have been
keeping freshwater aquariums for years and understand the 3 types of
filtration but there are so many pumps and filters out there I have no
idea where to start (I plan on buying onlineat thatfishplace.com or
bigalsonline.com). We plan on 1 small comet goldfish which we can
bring in or it can winter in a  friends big pond.
 
 
 

Can anyone recommend a filter and pump for a small pond?

Post by Wendy Kelly Bud » Tue, 08 Jul 2003 12:24:14


For smaller ones, I like Rio.  I have one that's been running for 4 1/2
years now, 24/7 year round.  Don't know if they are still good pumps, but
mine was cheap at the time - $50 for a 700 gallon, runs at 70 watts.
--
Wendy* in N. California,

"What is man without the beasts?  If all the beasts were gone, man would die
from a great loneliness of the spirit.  For whatever happens to the beasts
soon happens to man."   - Chief Seattle


Quote:
> Hi, we just purchased a small preformed pond, it is kidney shaped,
> about 5'x 3' and 18" deep in center and about 10" on the sides. We
> want to use it as a fountain (we already have an old concrete statue
> from an old fountain) and it will be placed on a shady area. I would
> like to know if anyone here can recommend a pump which will work to
> run the fountain as well as a filter. I would also love a
> reocmmendation on which filter (brand and type ) to buy, I have been
> keeping freshwater aquariums for years and understand the 3 types of
> filtration but there are so many pumps and filters out there I have no
> idea where to start (I plan on buying onlineat thatfishplace.com or
> bigalsonline.com). We plan on 1 small comet goldfish which we can
> bring in or it can winter in a  friends big pond.

 
 
 

Can anyone recommend a filter and pump for a small pond?

Post by Carl Beye » Tue, 08 Jul 2003 13:59:32


Quote:



> > Hi, we just purchased a small preformed pond, it is kidney shaped,
> > about 5'x 3' and 18" deep in center and about 10" on the sides. We
> > want to use it as a fountain (we already have an old concrete statue
> > from an old fountain) and it will be placed on a shady area. I would
> > like to know if anyone here can recommend a pump which will work to
> > run the fountain as well as a filter. I would also love a
> > reocmmendation on which filter (brand and type ) to buy, I have been
> > keeping freshwater aquariums for years and understand the 3 types of
> > filtration but there are so many pumps and filters out there I have no
> > idea where to start (I plan on buying onlineat thatfishplace.com or
> > bigalsonline.com). We plan on 1 small comet goldfish which we can
> > bring in or it can winter in a  friends big pond.

Beckett makes a nice all in one (Biological, Mechanical) Filter box that
can be a fountain for around $120 for the medium sized one.

A filter with a bio filter is a nice thing with any fish.

Carl

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http://www.cobaltbluefilms.com

 
 
 

Can anyone recommend a filter and pump for a small pond?

Post by Just Me » Tue, 08 Jul 2003 15:07:25


Wendy, love your new signature!

--
_______________________________________
"The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is
 like an eggs-and-ham breakfast:
The chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."

 http://community.webshots.com/user/godwino



Quote:
> For smaller ones, I like Rio.  I have one that's been running for 4 1/2
> years now, 24/7 year round.  Don't know if they are still good pumps, but
> mine was cheap at the time - $50 for a 700 gallon, runs at 70 watts.
> --
> Wendy* in N. California,

> "What is man without the beasts?  If all the beasts were gone, man would
die
> from a great loneliness of the spirit.  For whatever happens to the beasts
> soon happens to man."   - Chief Seattle



> > Hi, we just purchased a small preformed pond, it is kidney shaped,
> > about 5'x 3' and 18" deep in center and about 10" on the sides. We
> > want to use it as a fountain (we already have an old concrete statue
> > from an old fountain) and it will be placed on a shady area. I would
> > like to know if anyone here can recommend a pump which will work to
> > run the fountain as well as a filter. I would also love a
> > reocmmendation on which filter (brand and type ) to buy, I have been
> > keeping freshwater aquariums for years and understand the 3 types of
> > filtration but there are so many pumps and filters out there I have no
> > idea where to start (I plan on buying onlineat thatfishplace.com or
> > bigalsonline.com). We plan on 1 small comet goldfish which we can
> > bring in or it can winter in a  friends big pond.

 
 
 

Can anyone recommend a filter and pump for a small pond?

Post by Wendy Kelly Bud » Tue, 08 Jul 2003 22:06:04


Hi Just Me!   Thanks about the sig, I love having quotes at the end of my
sig.  Your sig is hilarious!!!   BTW, did I read that you are having a
baby???

--
Wendy* in N. California,
"When you lose, don't lose the lesson."  - Dalai Lama



Quote:
> Wendy, love your new signature!

> --
> _______________________________________
> "The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is
>  like an eggs-and-ham breakfast:
> The chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."

>  http://community.webshots.com/user/godwino



> > For smaller ones, I like Rio.  I have one that's been running for 4 1/2
> > years now, 24/7 year round.  Don't know if they are still good pumps,
but
> > mine was cheap at the time - $50 for a 700 gallon, runs at 70 watts.
> > --
> > Wendy* in N. California,

> > "What is man without the beasts?  If all the beasts were gone, man would
> die
> > from a great loneliness of the spirit.  For whatever happens to the
beasts
> > soon happens to man."   - Chief Seattle



> > > Hi, we just purchased a small preformed pond, it is kidney shaped,
> > > about 5'x 3' and 18" deep in center and about 10" on the sides. We
> > > want to use it as a fountain (we already have an old concrete statue
> > > from an old fountain) and it will be placed on a shady area. I would
> > > like to know if anyone here can recommend a pump which will work to
> > > run the fountain as well as a filter. I would also love a
> > > reocmmendation on which filter (brand and type ) to buy, I have been
> > > keeping freshwater aquariums for years and understand the 3 types of
> > > filtration but there are so many pumps and filters out there I have no
> > > idea where to start (I plan on buying onlineat thatfishplace.com or
> > > bigalsonline.com). We plan on 1 small comet goldfish which we can
> > > bring in or it can winter in a  friends big pond.