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Discussion in 'Coldwater Fish and Ponds' started by SeanTrollope, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. SeanTrollope

    SeanTrollope Member

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    our fishpond is about 2000 to 2500 liters and we are having trouble with the pumps getting clogged and then burning out. it is stocked with koi and goldfish. it never gave problems until we made it about double its size. thus we doubled the filtration but we also added lilies and papyrus to it. it is outdoors obviously. the pond is now constantly green as our pumps keep clogging. it never used to have this problem but now it does. the only thing i can think of that could be causing this problem is the plants and there sand (they are potted)as it is pretty much the only major factor that could affect this. but it doe not make sense to me.

     
  2. neoyyf

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    Is your question how to stop it clogging? Assuming your pond filter is the type that has a separate compartment which traps large debris from where the water first enters, its a matter of regularly lifting the lid and removing the stuff that clogging it up.

    If the water is not drawing up to the filter properly then its a case of repositioning the filter
     
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    No it's basically fountain pumps pushing water into the filters

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