filter for new pond

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    Hi all, Just in the process of building a new pond i know its not the right time to be doing this but there we go,I was wondering what would be the best filter system to use,Here are some pictures of the pond so far, Still need to put the stone capping on which should happen next week http://www.gw0mmb.co.uk/gw0mmbpond.html.

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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Looking good there. A lot of people like the skippy, doc filters in the diy section. Build yourself and save some money.

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    Hi Thanks for the reply i do have a 50ltr plastic water tank that i could use if that would be any good
     
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    Sorry not 50ltr i meant 50 gallon
     
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    I used the Skippy too.... with a 70 gallon stock tank.... I'm not sure how many gallons you have there, but love my Skippy . . . In it I use floor scrubbing pads and screening (like for windows and doors) works great with 2 cleanings a year.... I do use a UV light tho too because it took too long for water to clear in spring / early summer... good luck and post when you have finished pics...

    Looks great!
     
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    I don't know why it would not.
     
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    I only have goldfish in my pond and so I just use a pump in a pot attached to my waterfall hose which also has a container filter in it w/ cut up filter sponge in it for extra filter. It's more work cleaning it than the DIY barrels but I make do. If you are handy I would suggest making the larger outside of the pond filter set up that they all rave about :lol:
     
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    Welcome to the Forum.
     
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    Neat, seal it well, support it well and you should not have issues.
     
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    Paul, I used a 65 gal for additional filtration and used 3 22" by 6" thick Matala mats. I am very pleased with the Matala, worth every penny. I ran my 1 1/2" input with check valve to the bottom instead of the top for easy installation and removal of the Matala rounds. I also installed 2" dump valve on the bottom which completely back flushes the 65 gal in seconds.
     

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    Hi all just bought this filter on ebay eazypod anybody know much about them
     
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    Nice job, I wish I had put my dump valve on the bottom. The side works, but I think the bottom will give a better and more complete flush.
     
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    Do you have a photo or some specs to see?
     
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    Thanks! I also used a PVC shower drain so it would be flush with the bottom. Better than a bulkhead fitting which has a rise.
     
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    A lot cheaper too. $5.99 at HD versus $45.00 for a bulkhead fitting at a plumbing supply. What a rip-off.
     
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    evening n9xt nice call
     
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    My Elmer was K6XT. When this call became available, I grabbed it.
     
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