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Thread: what filter/pump should i get?
13-03-2015, 03:41 PM #1
what filter/pump should i get?
Im new to the site and new to koi! ... so far i've started building my pond. it is a pear shape - 14ft long x 9ft at its widest and 5ft at its narrowest x 4ft deep with a 2ft deep "shelf".
Im almost ready to put my liner down. I was going to buy a pump and filter thats capable of 12,000 litres per hour. Since coming on here I've seen a lot of other types of filters and UV and allsorts. Can you give me some advise please? will a pump and filter be good enough? I can provide a link to the pump if you would like to look at it. I don't have a fortune to spend on the best filters, the one i have seen is £150.
Thanks in advance guys
13-03-2015, 05:28 PM #2
13-03-2015, 06:32 PM #3
Look on eBay for Multibay filter second hand
13-03-2015, 06:57 PM #4
1. Put in a bottom drain
2. think carefully about the shelf - koi and plants don't really mix - I just spent a fortune taking out my shelves and putting in a bottom drain. (My koi kept damaging themselves on plant baskets and the submerged pump).
3. Second hand filters on ebay can be the best value. You should get a multibay for around the £150 mark but if you don't want to get your hands dirty cleaning it out every week then you may be better off spending a bit more and going for a bead filter or Nexus.
4. Don't believe anyone that says a box or pressure filter is suitable for koi.
Superfish Eco pumps are good on a budget.
Welcome to the forum!
14-03-2015, 02:30 PM #5
14-03-2015, 10:11 PM #6
15-03-2015, 12:10 AM #7
I will have an Eazy pod for sale over next couple of weeks, not sure where you live though, could arrange delivery.