I need help in setting up a solar power system for my pond


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hey everyone ,

I have constructed a 350 gallon pond. I want to set up a solar power filtration system, any idea. thank you

I was thinking of getting a 40watt 12v solar panel but I don't know which pump to get or controller. I would also like to get a back up battery so it can run a few hours in the night. The pond it above ground, its about a 1 meter lift from the ground.
 
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I don't know of anyone using one. It is important to run the pump and filter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Otherwise, you risk killing the beneficial bacteria that process ammonia and nitrite. Also turning the pump off at night is a bad idea because if the pond oxygen levels get lower and lower as the night goes on in a planted pond or pond with algae due to photosynthesis (or lack of...)
 

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@shawn250 Have you Googled this? I'll bet there is a lot of information out there, including some good YouTube videos.

As dieselplower said, you need to be sure there is power at night if you have fish -- your battery would need to hold enough of a charge for this. [Or maybe you could run something AC on a timer so it would only come on at night....that way you wouldn't totally defeat the purpose of having solar]

Let us know if you come up with anything. A 350 gallon pond is nice and small and would be a manageable size to experiment with..... [ @dieselplower yes, I used the "E" word again! LOL!]
 
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@shawn250 Have you Googled this? I'll bet there is a lot of information out there, including some good YouTube videos.

As dieselplower said, you need to be sure there is power at night if you have fish -- your battery would need to hold enough of a charge for this. [Or maybe you could run something AC on a timer so it would only come on at night....that way you wouldn't totally defeat the purpose of having solar]

Let us know if you come up with anything. A 350 gallon pond is nice and small and would be a manageable size to experiment with..... [ @dieselplower yes, I used the "E" word again! LOL!]


I got a general idea how to do this just the hardware advice needed as there is so much stuff out there...
 

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Harbor freight sells kits and all the parts .You tube has video's of how to set up solar systems also
 
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oh OK did not know where you were at .Have you put on the amazon or ebay sight for solar home do it yourself kits .I saw several
 

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saw a 60 watt kit for less than 300 dollars and it came with everything and they have 2 video's sunforce 50048 any pump will work and you would need at least a 350 gph or a little more.It plugs into it just like your regular electric outlet no difference
 
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saw a 60 watt kit for less than 300 dollars and it came with everything and they have 2 video's sunforce 50048 any pump will work and you would need at least a 350 gph or a little more.It plugs into it just like your regular electric outlet no difference


Thank you. I will take a look at it
 

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