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mawedde
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Location: Xiamen, China

PostPosted: 2008.08.06(Wed)22:17    Post subject: Filteration and Pumps Reply with quote

We are living in an apartment in China with a built in pond in the livingroom (how cool is that!). It had not been used in years and we have it functioning and stocked with 10 small fish. All seems happy, but we would like to purchase filter and pump that will simplify the upkeep. We estimate that if is a bit less than 250 gallons. It has a water fall that extends about 3 feet above the water level--a rock formation. The pond is shallow (apprx. 12 inches) and is a irregular shape- but basically 8 ft X 8 feet. After researching on internet for an effective and easy to maintain filter and pump-- I think my best choice is the Cyprio Bioforce UVC 250 filter w/ the Titan 550 or 800 (whichever is preferable to provide the power to get the proper water turn-over and run the waterfall. Questions: --Am I on the right track or missing something crucial? --Which size Titan pump will do the best job? --Being an inside pond--it the UV light still recommended or unnecessary? --any other insights/info will be greatly appreciated My goal: dependable equipment with healthy, happy fish in crystal clear, clean water with a minimum of upkeep/maintenance.
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PostPosted: 2008.08.07(Thu)10:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mawedde

You seem to be on the right track. The BIOFORCE 250 should be sufficient for what you are aiming to achieve and Titan pumps are a definite satisfaction.

One consideration: The BIOFORCE 250 has a recommended MAX FLOW RATE of 125 GPH which can be pushed a bit, but I
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mawedde
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PostPosted: 2008.08.07(Thu)20:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the great input...me and my fishies thank you!!
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PostPosted: 2008.08.13(Wed)12:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

It
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PostPosted: 2008.08.25(Mon)11:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to see some pics aswell!
I dream about having a pond in my living room!
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