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Hi i have recently brought a pond and am un the process of setting it up, i am nopt sure if there is a filter available for a pond that does not need elctrical power?

I have looked up on the internet and have come across pressurised filters but they do not mention if power is needed any help or suggestions on this as i do not want a electrical filter or pump??
 
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All filters are gonna need some type of power. I do believe there are some solar powered small pond fountains. Is this a barrel pond or something of the such?
 
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hi thanks for your reply, the pond is not a barallel but quite a large pond with curved edges.
 
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It used as biological filter.t is less important to remove particles from water than it is to process nitrogen, so if there is to be a compromise between mechanical and biological, err on the side of biological. In other words, it is better to allow particles below a certain size to escape back into the pond and to convert a great deal of ammonia to nitrate, than it is to catch every little thing down to a micron or less and in the process slow the water down to the point where the bacteria have a hard time living. The bacteria that do this work for us are among a class of bacteria that we have all heard of before, they are the so-called, “nitrogen fixing” bacteria.
 
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You have to use some form of power.

Beckham makes small pumps that have a filter elements built in. I used them for about 12 years. It is a pain to clean but only takes a few minutes and you get used to it. You will need to run an extension cord to it. Mine ran 24/7 and used so little electricity, I never even noticed it on my bill. Home Depot carries them and the best part is they have a 2 year warrantee.
 

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