Article 2 - Pond Filter Facts
Pond Filter Facts
Do you need a Pond Filter?
Pond filters are a necessity if you want to keep a garden pond or water
garden healthy and clear. A Koi pond requires more filtration than a
water garden or a goldfish pond because of the size that your fish can
grow to. You can select filters that provide any combination of mechanical,
biological, chemical, and Ultra Violet filtration.
The biological filter process uses beneficial bacteria to break down
fish waste and other organic matter.
Mechanical pond filtration traps particles in some type of filter media
for later removal during cleaning. Good pond filters accomplish both
and can be fitted with Ultra Violet Clarifiers for algae control.
Chemical filtration absorbs or converts other toxins which cannot be
trapped or converted by the Mechanical or Biological processes.
You can choose an out-of-the-pond, or submersible pond filter. No matter
which type you choose, the pond filter must be the correct size to provide
effective cleaning and purification of the water.
If you have a water gardens, or goldfish pond, you should choose a filter that
processes at least one half the pond volume every hour. Pond filters for
Koi ponds should have an even greater capacity. If you have a garden pond
that receives full sun for six or more hours a day, then you should use
the same filtration guidelines as Koi ponds.
Understanding how a pond filter works, and the benefits that they bring
to your pond, is the key to having a clean, disease-free, and attractive
environment for your fish and plants.
For more information about pond filters, please visit us at www.macarthurwatergardens.com
Until then - Happy Pondkeeping!
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