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alan
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Location: Grand Forks ND USA

PostPosted: 2007.12.09(Sun)12:09    Post subject: Is this a indoor pond filter? Reply with quote

OK, I'm in the middle of a plan...

My plan is to get an indoor pond for my huge Koi to move into come this spring.

Before I get the preformed pond (200g) from the store and build a support frame for it I'm working with my small Coffee table pond .

Right now by working with my smaller pond I hope to work out the bugs on running a pond before I get the bigger one.

NOW THAT WE ARE UP TO DATE WITH THE PLAN...
The problem I face right off the bat is filtering the water.
The bigger Koi I own need water thats filtered.
However because I will have the pond indoors I don't want any noise of a filter to harm the effect of ZEN the pond brings to a room.

SO, right now I plan two types of water filters for my indoor pond.
TYPE 1- is an undergravel filter, but with no air pump, rather I want a very small underwater water-pump to serve in the place of the normal air stone to move the water in the filter.
The reason?
I hate the noise of the airstone.

Also the biggest problem I have with most Koi Ponds is that the type of waterfalls or filters they use tend to make it hard to see the fish due to reflections.
I want more of a slow movement of water so that you don't have any problems seeing down into the pond at the fish.

TYPE 2- OK, here is why I made this topic.
I plan to use a once-a-week filter to really CLEAN, SUPER-CLEAN the pond.
The type of filter I plan to use is a household drinking water filter thats sold under the brandname OMNI.
It's one of them type filters thats sold to filter all your water that enters your house.
I plan to connect this house-size filter to a house-size sump pump.
Then just drop the sump pump into the pond on the weekends while watch TV for a hour or so.

I have done a few test drives of this setup and it seems to work like a charm!

The question is this,
QUESTION -is a charcol 1-micron Omni home water filter going to do anything to the water of a pond?

Does it actually clean and filter what I need to filter?
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piranha
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Location: Port Jefferson Station,N.Y.

PostPosted: 2007.12.10(Mon)20:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not an external pressurized cannister filter with a debri-handling pump. Easy to clean, will keep the pond very clean. Pump is submersible type; would be very quiet. Return hose could be submerged to eliminate all noise for a totally silent filtration system. I use a Cyprio Bioforce and Titan pump on my outdoor pond. Check out AZponds.com for a large selection of pond filters at great prices.
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alan
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Location: Grand Forks ND USA

PostPosted: 2007.12.10(Mon)22:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

First I kinda need to know what filtering is a 1-micron char-filter?

Is 1-micron good...or just normal?

I also will take a look at the filter you suggested to see how it could work out for me.
I really do not want to mess up the top of the water too much and get too many water reflections. I think I'm seeking a very slow calm flow of water into and out of the filter/pump.
I have been reading and because my pond is indoors I don't need skimmers or stuff like that.
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piranha
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PostPosted: 2007.12.11(Tue)21:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

These type filters don't use skimmers. The Cyprio Bioforce 500 does not create a very forceful stream of water. But if water pressure was a concern, another excellent filter would be an external gravity fed filter. They also sell these at AZponds.com
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dixgomez
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Joined: 19 Feb 2009

PostPosted: 2009.02.19(Thu)5:37    Post subject: Re: Is this a indoor pond filter? Reply with quote

alan wrote:
OK, I'm in the middle of a plan...

My plan is to get an indoor pond for my huge Koi to move into come this spring.

Before I get the preformed pond (200g) from the store and build a support frame for it I'm working with my small Coffee table pond .

Right now by working with my smaller pond I hope to work out the bugs on running a pond before I get the bigger one.

NOW THAT WE ARE UP TO DATE WITH THE PLAN...
The problem I face right off the bat is filtering the water.
The bigger Koi I own need water thats filtered.
However because I will have the pond indoors I don't want any noise of a filter to harm the effect of ZEN the pond brings to a room.

SO, right now I plan two types of water filters for my indoor pond.
TYPE 1- is an undergravel filter, but with no air pump, rather I want a very small underwater water-pump to serve in the place of the normal air stone to move the water in the filter.
The reason?
I hate the noise of the airstone.

Also the biggest problem I have with most Koi Ponds is that the type of waterfalls or filters they use tend to make it hard to see the fish due to reflections.
I want more of a slow movement of water so that you don't have any problems seeing down into the pond at the fish.

TYPE 2- OK, here is why I made this topic.
I plan to use a once-a-week filter to really CLEAN, SUPER-CLEAN the pond.
The type of filter I plan to use is a household drinking water filter thats sold under the brandname OMNI.
It's one of them type filters thats sold to filter all your water that enters your house.
I plan to connect this house-size filter to a house-size sump pump.
Then just drop the sump pump into the pond on the weekends while watch TV for a hour or so.

I have done a few test drives of this setup and it seems to work like a charm!

The question is this,
QUESTION -is a charcol 1-micron Omni home water filter going to do anything to the water of a pond?

Does it actually clean and filter what I need to filter?


I think yes I micron for water filter is quite enough to filter the water...

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