Asked by: Fraternidad Mircea
asked in category: General Last Updated: 20th June, 2020

Do you need a pump and filter in a pond?

If you have a lot of fish in the pond compared to the amount of water, you might need a pump and filter to provide enough oxygen for them to survive, plus to provide the water with adequate filtration too. This is related to the overall bio load in the pond.

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People also ask, can you keep fish in a pond without a filter?

The only time we'd suggest keeping fish in a pond without a filter is with lightly stocked goldfish in a heavily planted pond with regular maintenance. For ponds with lots of goldfish, or larger koi, a filter system is almost always needed to keep up with the biological load fish produce.

Additionally, how can I keep my pond clear without filter? How To Keep Pond Water Clean Without Filter

  1. Don't Overstock The Pond. One of the first things to keep in mind when you are not using a filter is to not overstock the pond.
  2. Don't Overfeed Your Fish.
  3. Engage In Regular Water Changes.
  4. Clean Your Pond Regularly.
  5. Use A UV Sterilizer.
  6. Use A Nano Media Reactor.
  7. Use Pond Dye.
  8. Have The Right Plants.

Similarly, you may ask, how do I circulate water in my pond without a pump?

Solar aerators don't require water to function, and instead need to be installed above the water on the sides of the pond. The pump usually comes with diffuser stones which are then placed below the water surface so the air pump can push oxygen directly into the pond.

Do all ponds need a filter?

No. If you are intending not to have any fish, or you're creating a wildlife pond with high plant stocks and just a few fish you may choose not to have a filter, and try to create a natural balance instead.

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