Help needed on filtration system on my 9000 litre pond!

eddiefish20October 5, 2007

Hi there,

I am in the process od building a 9000 litre pond and need some advice on pumps and filtration systems.

The ponds is actually two ponds joined by a thin, stream like channel (please see image below.

http://img216.imageshack.us/my.php?image=pondabovekr3.jpg

I would like to stock it with a small number of fish (maybe some beautiful Koi Carp - money permitting !)

Can anyone help me with advice on pump size, type of filtration system, UV purifiers ?

All help appreciated.

Jeffrey.

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michael-ftw(7)

Jeffery
Check local threads by searching for questions your asking.
Also some pond web sites have size/calculators for pumps and such. Also your year round weather will be a factor, Sun, Shade.. I think www.123ponds.com has some helpful info on pumps and filters. I would also consider saving yourself some money and build the filter yourself if possible. I did using a 30US GAL. rubber can and some PVC connections. The Media is a fishnet laundry bag filled with 1 inch cut rubber plastic pipe that you might use for a basement sump pump.
I know my pump has double the water capacity and I have a single 18Watt UV lamp for 1200 US Gallons.

Good Luck and keep your check book open.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2007 at 6:20PM
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