Over filter pond ?


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Can you over filter your pond ?
I need a filter for 1200 litres but I found one that does 4000 litres and it’s $200 cheaper
Thoughts ?
Sorry if my filter questions are annoying I am very new to this and like to hear peoples thoughts
 
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I don't think you can over filter the pond. In my opinion. You might not need to clean it as often.
 
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I agree with @addy1 - I don't think you can over filter. There's only so much that you can filter out of the water, and after that you'll just be running clean water through a filter. It would be like "over vacuuming" or "over sweeping" - you might wear out your floor or rug, but there's still only so much dirt you can clean up off your floor!
 
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I agree with the others. I am of the opinion that you can't have too much filtration.

Generally, what what I understand, pond filters are very overrated for what they can handle, around twice as much. So getting twice as large a filter would be the minimum size that would be needed. Having more is only an advantage, at least to me.
 
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I agree with @addy1 - I don't think you can over filter. There's only so much that you can filter out of the water, and after that you'll just be running clean water through a filter. It would be like "over vacuuming" or "over sweeping" - you might wear out your floor or rug, but there's still only so much dirt you can clean up off your floor!
"Over vacuuming" Yeah, that's is definitely one thing that NEVER happens at my house. :LOL:
 
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I have always been an advocate for over filtering. it allows for sudden spikes in nutrients such as major wind storms or say fires like our friends on the other side of the pond are dealing with . It gives the bacteria a place to grow alows the filter media to do it's job without being clogged up quickly . The only down sides i can see is when the event is over there the extra bacteria that grew probably will die off and stabilize to the quantity that there is enough food to sustain. Not really a problem the way i see it it .

The only down side is filtering before a bog filter i have nopt done so myself but many have said when they did prefilter to fine particles the bog died off that it needs the waste to do it's job well
 
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The only down side is filtering before a bog filter i have nopt done so myself but many have said when they did prefilter to fine particles the bog died off that it needs the waste to do it's job well
The only pre filter I have before my bog is a leaf basket, catches any real large stuff. I usually don't need to clean it all summer.
I pull the water from about a foot from the bottom of the pond. I have a 5 gallon bucket around the intake pipe, drilled full of holes, to cut the draw down. I seldom have junk in the leaf basket.
My bog plants do great, I have nothing but the bog for a filter.
 
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