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piranha
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Location: Port Jefferson Station,N.Y.

PostPosted: 2005.06.12(Sun)18:16    Post subject: External cannister filters Reply with quote

Is there anyone that has used cannister type external filters for a pond? Do they work very well on a 100 gallon pond? How can they compare to other external type filters?
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kjh90
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PostPosted: 2005.07.07(Thu)19:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this kind of what you are looking for?

http://www.bestnest.com/bestnest/filters_skimmers_pond_clarifiers.asp?src=googleaws&kw=pond_filters
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LittleMousling
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PostPosted: 2005.07.08(Fri)0:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using one; our pond is about 250 gallons. It's great, and I'd strongly recommend one. The good ones are easy to clean, easy to hook up, easy to hide, etc.
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anonapersona
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Joined: 06 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: 2005.07.08(Fri)9:07    Post subject: hate mine Reply with quote

I hate my Bioforce, very hard to open and close, can't find replacement sponges now. I let it go too long between cleanings and the UV light cage leaked, killing the UV. I wish I had room for an upflow waterfall filter.
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piranha
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PostPosted: 2005.07.08(Fri)12:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all replies. Anonapersona-I did purchase the Bioforce 500 UV before I got your reply.Seems well made. The clamps do seem to be a nuisance. Haven't cleaned it yet. I purchased from AZponds.com. They do sell sponge replacements--(800) 722-8877. You could try Hozelock- (800)297-7461 to locate a distributor for you.

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WilbyZ
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PostPosted: 2005.07.08(Fri)20:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using an Eheim 2260 on a 175 Gallon indoor aquarium. It should work good on a 100 gal pond (well, I don't see why it wouldn't Smile)
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piranha
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PostPosted: 2005.07.09(Sat)22:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not so sure it would be a good idea to put a tank cannister on a pond. The motor would not be protected from the outdoor elements; rain,moisture. Pond cannisters are powered by submersible pumps and you know they can handle water.
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