Just broke pond pump. Need biofilter anyways. Any cheap setups recomended? Wife mad at my spending;)

Discussion in 'Newbies to Garden Ponds' started by deadringer303, May 1, 2012.

  1. deadringer303

    deadringer303

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Denver Colorado
    This will feed a small waterfall. I had an 800 gph pump and I just broke it like an idiot. I am told that the drip or trickle style biofilter is best. Does this actually sit outside of the pond? Do I need a seperate pump for that and another for the waterfall? I had a beckett biofilter before and it was fixed and submersible. I am told that it is junk. Please advise a decent setup I can get at Home depot or off of amazon.com. Thank you!!!
     
    deadringer303, May 1, 2012
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. deadringer303

    deadringer303

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Denver Colorado
    I am looking at something like this model. Sunterra I had this before and it sucked. Beckett
     
    deadringer303, May 1, 2012
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. deadringer303

    JohnHuff Friends call me Dr. Sir John Huff

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Messages:
    2,197
    Likes Received:
    1,557
    Location:
    computer in study
    deadringer303, it really isn't junk. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Even if you were to get an external filter, I'd still keep the Beckett as a pre-filter to prevent gunk from blocking your pump intake. The simplest thing would be to get a replacement pump of the same kind, you can always build your own or buy an external filter later.
     
    JohnHuff, May 1, 2012
    #3
  4. deadringer303

    deadringer303

    Joined:
    May 1, 2012
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Denver Colorado
    It actually still runs. I jsut put the stock cover back on it and actually broke the attachment that goes on the intake to attach to the beckett. I will get the replacement part and use it again for a pre filter. I do however want to get the large bio filter. I want to build one. Or should I get a UV filter? Or do I need both. I did stock my small waterfall with rocks to hopefully get the bacteria growing on that for now. I dont want the pond to be too stagnant.
     
    deadringer303, May 1, 2012
    #4
  5. deadringer303

    ididntdoit99 ididntdoit99

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2011
    Messages:
    865
    Likes Received:
    145
    Location:
    waterloo, iowa
    Don't buy it! Okay... I personally have not used that filter before, but I have one sitting in my shed that my grandpa gave to me because he said it was junk. Mine actually has a uv light in it also. Check out the diy section, you can build a much better filter yourself for cheaper.
     
    ididntdoit99, May 2, 2012
    #5
  6. deadringer303

    JohnHuff Friends call me Dr. Sir John Huff

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2012
    Messages:
    2,197
    Likes Received:
    1,557
    Location:
    computer in study
    UV filter: Some people swear by it. I don't use one just because I don't really like the idea of an extra thing to think about and supposedly the UV that kills algae also kills beneficial bacterial.

    Building your own bio-filter is one of the funnest things to do, go for it!
     
    JohnHuff, May 2, 2012
    #6
  7. deadringer303

    Waterbug

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    3,195
    Likes Received:
    1,259
    Location:
    Phoenix AZ
    Check out the Cheap pond filter media thread.

    A waterfall is a kind of trickle tower, just not as much surface area for the same foot print. A trickle tower can be placed inside the pond on blocks so the tower is above water. Could be placed in a stream or it's own deal that drained back into the pond. Could be at the top of a waterfall so you'd need one pump. Possibilities are endless.
     
    Waterbug, May 2, 2012
    #7
    1. Advertisements

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.
Similar Threads
  1. jester61288

    Pond filter setups

    jester61288, Nov 8, 2010, in forum: Pond Construction & Equipment
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    1,078
    cauzeneffeckt
    Nov 10, 2010
  2. ProfEd

    Pond Pumps Cheap! Need to go!

    ProfEd, Apr 6, 2011, in forum: Classifieds
    Replies:
    9
    Views:
    2,033
    ProfEd
    Apr 7, 2011
  3. talal101

    any ideas where i can find cheap uv lights

    talal101, Apr 27, 2011, in forum: Pond Construction & Equipment
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    898
    talal101
    Apr 28, 2011
  4. 4x6x2gold

    Broke Thermometer in pond

    4x6x2gold, Jun 13, 2011, in forum: Newbies to Garden Ponds
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    1,547
    CometKeith
    Jun 16, 2011
  5. Philphine

    pump questions. filter for pump or just the pond.

    Philphine, Jun 25, 2011, in forum: Newbies to Garden Ponds
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    1,350
    Philphine
    Jun 25, 2011
  6. Chromatic

    Need pump advice -- tips? Does this pump exist in any form?

    Chromatic, Jun 25, 2013, in forum: Pond Construction & Equipment
    Replies:
    13
    Views:
    1,047
    gardengimp
    Jul 2, 2013
  7. VanDiesil
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    649
    VanDiesil
    Apr 8, 2014
  8. Jenny

    pump broke down; fish dead

    Jenny, Sep 2, 2016, in forum: Fish & Koi Talk
    Replies:
    27
    Views:
    667
    Dave 54
    Sep 11, 2016
Loading...