Pondmaster 190 fountain pipe being knocked over by fish...

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I have an approximately 300 gallon preformed pond with a 650 gph beckett prefilter pump (1/2 to UV to waterfalls & 1/2 to fountain) and a pondmaster 190 filter. Lots of lilly pods and water lettuce. The fish (4 common goldies) constantly knock over the fountain pipe of the pondmaster 190 when they are playing hide & seek or tag. I put it back on and a hour later it's knocked off...so I figure why not leave it as a geyser bubble without the pipe? It's still filtering right?

Please advise.

Thanks,
Chris+
 
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Actually the more water your pump can pump out freely the better it is for the pump .My neighbor had 2 pumps burn out on her and the were 2900 gph and stopped to ask me if I could help her well she had a 2900 gph pump running through a hose to her waterfall filter and it was running through a 1 inch hose out side and inside was 3/4 I guessed .Not good pump over heated and got her a piece of my sump pump hose and a splitter and it was 1 1/4 inside diameter inch hose no problems since .Restrict the flow and pump works harder ,let it flow and you get better air from it and will not harm your pump
 
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