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Duck pond Filtration
#1
I have been given a 1500 litre pond which i want too use for 2 Aylesbury ducks.Does anyone have a filtration system on a duck pond, and if so,, which one please.

I have been to a couple of fish pond shops , and got 2 different answers, although the one shop didn`t really have a clue, but suggested i would probably need a Koi carp system.The other shop seemed more sure of what i needed ,but as they only want to make a sale, i am still not sure.



Gavin
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#2
I know with fish you would need to a pond pump and filter that would cope with the volume of the pond being turned over every two hours.A uv would also be needed to help prevent green water.



Ducks are another matter as they fowl the water more.I think a pump that can handle solids up to 10mm would be best,just to be able to pump out,clean it and refill. <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />





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#3
In my opinion, a fish pond filter could not cope with the mess ducks make, even just two of them.



My advice would be to have the pond above the ground (im assuming its a preformed one) and just keep siphoning the mess off the bottom every few days, a piece of 1" or bigger hose is best. You could also put a drain/plug/valve at the bottom on the side, then you could just pull the plug and let the dirty water out. You could even attach a pipe to the valve and have the water going exactly where you want it to go. You will need to make a large shallow ramp up to the pool for them to gain access or bank up some soil. A friend and I installed this very set up for his runners and it works perfectly still. However in winter the pipe leading away from the drain can freeze.
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#4
Ok thanks for the replies.The salesman who told me i may need to go up to a Koi system was very sceptical about it working with ducks.My second option was to get a dirty water submersible pump so i could pump the water out to give it a good clean every week or so.It may be more hassle than it is worth in the end though
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#5
check out ebay number 350287641289

this sort of pump to empty your pool would be spot on, it could deal with all solids that would be found in the pool and it could empty the whole lot in 10mins. It is also a heck of a lot cheaper than buying the equivalent from an aquatic shop or garden center. Just run a hose off it to where you want to drain the pool to. You could also leave the pump in constant use, 99% of the time it could run a waterfall or feature then just switch it over, through a valve, to empty the pool when its dirty.
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#6
I have a huge pond which I only need to clean out completely every couple of months. I use a dirty water pond pump which is capable of large matter. The pump sits on some bricks so it's away from the poops that collect on the bottom. The pump is connected by hose to an external UV filter which then returns the water to the pond. The UV filter stops the water going green.



When I come to cleaning it out, I have one of those dirty water pumps that you can use in basements. There is a long pipe connected to it so I can either drain the dirty water into an outside drain or it reaches over the fence and empties into the fields behind me. Once the water has almost gone, I scope the sludge out with a dustpan pan and then refill. The longest part of the job is the refilling with clean water.



Job done. I have 11 call ducks using the pond from late afternoon until bedtime. During the day, they have a large cat litter tray filled with fresh water every morning which they use when they're free ranging around my garden. <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />
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[quote name='Tania B' date='24 May 2010 - 04:37 PM' timestamp='1274715465' post='194284']

I have a huge pond which I only need to clean out completely every couple of months. I use a dirty water pond pump which is capable of large matter. The pump sits on some bricks so it's away from the poops that collect on the bottom. The pump is connected by hose to an external UV filter which then returns the water to the pond. The UV filter stops the water going green.









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Do you know the make and model of the pump please ? as all the ones i have seen have stated they are not suitable for running 24/7 in a pond
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#8
[quote name='Gavin' date='24 May 2010 - 05:53 PM' timestamp='1274720012' post='194294']

Do you know the make and model of the pump please ? as all the ones i have seen have stated they are not suitable for running 24/7 in a pond

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Have sent you a PM Gavin. <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />
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[quote name='Tania B' date='24 May 2010 - 04:37 PM' timestamp='1274715465' post='194284']

I have a huge pond which I only need to clean out completely every couple of months. I use a dirty water pond pump which is capable of large matter. The pump sits on some bricks so it's away from the poops that collect on the bottom. The pump is connected by hose to an external UV filter which then returns the water to the pond. The UV filter stops the water going green.



When I come to cleaning it out, I have one of those dirty water pumps that you can use in basements. There is a long pipe connected to it so I can either drain the dirty water into an outside drain or it reaches over the fence and empties into the fields behind me. Once the water has almost gone, I scope the sludge out with a dustpan pan and then refill. The longest part of the job is the refilling with clean water.



Job done. I have 11 call ducks using the pond from late afternoon until bedtime. During the day, they have a large cat litter tray filled with fresh water every morning which they use when they're free ranging around my garden. <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />

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Out of interest is your water metered?
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#10
[quote name='goldilocks' date='24 May 2010 - 08:27 PM' timestamp='1274729272' post='194323']

Out of interest is your water metered?

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Yes it is but I don't pay the bill. <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />
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[quote name='Tania B' date='24 May 2010 - 08:31 PM' timestamp='1274729497' post='194324']

Yes it is but I don't pay the bill. <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />

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#12
(24-05-2010, 06:23 PM)Tania B Wrote:
Quote:Do you know the make and model of the pump please ? as all the ones i have seen have stated they are not suitable for running 24/7 in a pond



Have sent you a PM Gavin.   <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />

Hi Tania, can you please let me know what make/model of pump and external uv filter you use for your pond? Thank you Smile
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