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Category: Pond Filter FAQ

At what temperature should the filter be shut off on a pond?

Once your pond’s water temperature falls below 48 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s an excellent time to get it ready for winter. If you have a pressurized filter or UV sterilizer, I suggest taking them offline and storing them away for winter. Since you have to put them away, I recommend using a silicone lubricant on any o-rings or gaskets that the […]

Should I clean my waterfall spillway? If so how often?

I definitely recommend cleaning your bio falls every four to six weeks. If you don’t clean your bio falls, then your mechanical filtration (filter mat) will become clogged with waste. I compare this to replacing the air filter in your car. The more gunk it has to filter out, the faster it will build up […]

How to set up a professional pond filter

You don’t have to be a professional to set up a professional pond filter. The process is pretty easy and you can have your Professional Bio Pond Filter setup in no time. If your filter does not include media, or you need to replace the media, you will want to choose a bio media that […]

How to choose a pond filter

When it comes to choosing a pond filter for your pond, you want to consider the amount of fish your pond is housing and its overall size. Since many filters on the market are made for ponds with minimal fish, you could easily buy the wrong size for your needs. This is why I recommend […]

Have little worms in your pond filter? Find out what they are

  It’s natural to be concerned when you see anything in your pond that is out of the ordinary. Fortunately, most of the standard frights I hear about are from harmless worms. Blood Worms Blood worms are little brownish-red aquatic worms that are harmless to both plants and animals. You may have seen groups of […]

What steps should I take for opening my pond in the Spring?

Spring is right around the corner and you’re itching to get your backyard pond back up and running. If you’re a new pond hobbyist and this is your first spring opening, then congratulations! Owning a fish pond is a beautiful and rewarding experience. Whether this is your first rodeo, or you are just looking for […]

Tips on converting a sand filter to a pond filter

A pool is close enough to a pond right? So if I have a sand filter keeping my pool crystal clear, I can just as easily hook it up to my pond right? Let me ask you something, you wouldn’t hook a bio filter to your pool and expect it to do the job, would […]

When should I clean my filter media?

I say there really is no set-in-stone time when you must clean your filter. It really all depends on what the filter pad’s purpose is. Biological filter media really shouldn’t be cleaned that often. This is because, unlike mechanical filters, bio-filters contain bacteria that work on a microscopic level to “eat” pollutants. You generally want […]

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