The Water Filter
A great kind of water filter is one that just rests on the bottom of your pond.
Pond Water Filter
The pond filter is a key ingredient to a clean and healthy pond. It is a little bio system that traps and processes pond debris. Your filter should have sufficient surface area to support a bacterial population large enough to neutralize nitrogenous waste. Basically that just means that you need enough area in your filter to have plenty of “good” bacteria to take care of the waste from the fish.
So, the main requirement of a basic pond filter is area. The more available area, the better it will work. A good kind of filter to have for your pond is one that will rest on the bottom. The one pictured below does a very good job at filtering out the larger particles that accumulate. You just simply rinse or replace the filter media every so often.
The filter is hooked to your water pump so you know when your water pump is running slower you know that it’s time to rinse or change the filter media.
Unless you have some kind of gigantic backyard pond, one of these that you see on this website is perfect for your pond. As I said at the beginning introduction article, I’m all about trying to keep things as simple as possible.