Help understanding inherited pond and fish care

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Hello,

We've just moved into a house that came with a nice fish pond. We have food for the fish but i'd love some help understanding the filters and electrics if possible!

There seems to be an electric pump thats left on the side of the pond (under bucket), not sure what this is for - is it meant to be put in the pond? See pictures below.

Then, behind the plant there is a Pro Clear UV30 filter, that has two tubes going into the pond - an intake and an output i guess! I have no idea how to turn this on, would it be manual or a timer? How often should it be turned on etc?

Whenever i turn the power on for what I think is all this stuff, the bucket pump comes on, and i can see the UV light in the filter is active, but nothing else seems to happen?




Thanks for any help!
 
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Welcome to our group!

Are there any air lines, water lines coming out of the bucket pump? By the size it might be a aerator. Can you feel the pumps running when you turn on the power? pictures on the right.
 
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Hello, thanks! I have understood it a little more, it was literally a case of dropping the pump in the pond and connecting it to one of the pipes. That seems to pump water into the tank, under the UV light and back out again.

Unfortunately the UV light appears to be flashing/flickering. I'm hopeful a new bulb will fix this, or could it be something else?
 

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I don't use UV lights. So no clue on the flickering.

Most ponds are pretty simple once you figure out the lines. Some are real complex
 
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