- Jun 8, 2016
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Hi ,Hi Gemma. So the big questions is what kind of filtration do you have? I know the boring but.... very important stuff! That will give an indicator of what your pond can hold. I'm looking into getting a bead filter with an external pump this spring. Something like this for the filter. https://webbsonline.com/Item/Ultima-II-Bio-Tube-Filter-11190
I'm guessing you should probably have something a lot better for you pond size and bio-load. from what I understand the most preferable ones are like this or larger if you have room. https://www.azponds.com/product/kodama-bio-clean-pond-filter-5000-gallons/
I'm not an expert in filtration, but I take really good care of my mechanical filter.
I have the simple skimmer and bio-fall, they are decent size in both ponds. rated for larger volume of water. The fall tubs are filled with Matala pads. I have Matala pads in the skimmer boxes as well, plus some extra pads to polish the water further. I rinse all my mechanical filter pads daily during the active season.
I might decide to add a shower filter like this one