10 Best teichfilter of 2018

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  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Edition no. 1 (03/18/2013)
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Pond filter guide

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If you have a garden pond, you have to worry about many things, so that the pond looks nice, the water stays clean and plants and animals feel good. While most people tend to be concerned about the size, design and choice of residents, some of the more important aspects remain unnoticed. Since the pond is a habitat that depends significantly on the quality of the water, this is the basis for the health of this biotope. However, to ensure that the quality of the water is consistently high, careful planning of the pond must be ensured. In addition to the right size and a thoughtful stocking with not too many or too big fish, is especially the right technique for a successful pond carecrucial and especially the teichfilter ,

When is one teichfilter make sense?

On teichfilter always makes sense when caring for sensitive fish that demand very high water quality. However, it depends very much on the size, the type, size and number of fish, as well as on the design of the pond. The bigger a pond is and the less crowded it is, the more likely it is to have one teichfilter be waived. At the same time, the most natural design is important. Who has a large, directly into the soil incorporated natural pond with rich plant growth, can do without a filter absolutely. If the pond consists only of a prefabricated plastic tub, is best equipped with a water lily and hosts a marginal goldfish swarm, then a high-quality and powerful torture is indispensable. However, these are the two extremes of pond design. The majority of ponds forms an intermediate stage and requires a correspondingly adapted filtering. The filtering must be adjusted not only in intensity, but also in the type of filtering. There are different filter systems that are particularly effective against different soiling. Which system is best for a pond needs to be discussed on a case-by-case basis. This depends on many factors and each filter has its own advantages and disadvantages, which are influenced not only by the pond itself, but also by the environment of the pond.

How do pond filters work?

There are many different filter systems. In doing so, a distinction is made between the technical systems and the natural filtering, both of which are based on the same principles in most cases. No filter in the true sense of the word, however, the technology-free filtering on a natural way is the basis for every healthy pond and also corresponds to the functionality of the majority of filter technology. A healthy soil populated with microorganisms, as well as a dense plant growth are a very effective filtering method on a completely natural basis. Coarse dirt particles are trapped by dense plant populations, sink to the bottom of the pond where they are eaten by microorganisms and completely decomposed by microorganisms. Most actual filtration systems rely on this functionality. By pumping strong water is sucked in with impurities, passed through the filter material inside, where coarse dirt particles are filtered out and other contaminants of microorganisms are decomposed and finally released cleaned in the pond again. In this case, such filters are much more effective than a purely biological filtering, since non-stop oxygen-rich water is passed to the microorganisms and a much more extensive circulation of the water is made. When pollutants are broken down, they are consumed by the microorganisms in the filter as food, which removes them from the water and produces healthy biofilms or area-wide colonies of microorganisms in the filter material. In addition to this mechanical-biological filter system, there are still UV filter, which kill free-floating microorganisms, especially algae, by very strong light radiation of a lamp inside the filter and thus ensure clear water. One last method of filtering is based on chemical reactions of the filter material with certain substances present in the water.

Which filter systems are available and which are recommended?

As already mentioned, there are mechanical-biological filters and UV filters. In any case, mechanical-biological pond filtration is the more sensible and, if you decide to install a pond filter, the basic method. First, this large particles of dirt, such as leaves and other dead plant parts are sucked and held back by the filter material. In the next step, these dirt particles are decomposed in the filter and can no longer pollute the water. However, the microorganisms living in the filter also absorb non-visible pollutants such as nitrite, nitrate, ammonium and ammonia directly from the water. These substances do not affect the clarity of the water but, except for the microorganisms that live on them, are highly toxic to all pond inhabitants. Similar but abiotic filtering has a similar effect. In the chemical filtration of water special filter materials are filled in the filter, which absorb certain substances from the water and bind permanently. Above all, filter materials such as activated carbon for removing toxins or peat for softening the water should be mentioned here. Finally, there is the UV filtering. The filter contains a very strong lamp that emits UV-C light and thereby kills microorganisms. Free-flowing algae, for example, are too small to be removed from the water by a mechanical filter.

Advantages and disadvantages of filter systems: Which filtering is useful when?

Of the teichfilter must be chosen in any case oriented to the pollutions of the water. A mechanical-biological pond filter is the basic variant and can solve most problems caused by contaminated water. However, there are different models, some of which work differently. In addition to filters located inside or outside the pond, which simply attract the polluted water to the intake, surface filters should be emphasized. Its intake is approximately at the height of the water surface and it is removed with high efficiency contaminants that float on the water. However, if you have many floating plants or have nothing against insects on a natural pond, which also live on the water surface, for this filter is absolutely unsuitable. Chemical filters that remove certain contaminants of water are mainly used to improve water quality without significantly removing visible contaminants. Because the filter media work very effectively, it is important to avoid over-use or water testing to accurately determine when they have completed their task and then remove them. The filtering with UV light is strictly a clarification. It is only for a few ponds, which are hardly designed close to nature to recommend, even here the meaningfulness should at least be questioned. Although a UV filter kills floating algae that turn the water green, it also kills all other microorganisms that maintain a healthy balance in the water. In addition, the killed algae release the stored nutrients and in turn pollute the water, which ultimately has to be remedied again by biological filtration. Ultimately, a healthy, near-natural designed pond is the best solution and should only be supported with a pond filter. No matter which model is chosen, attention must be paid to the performance. The filter must be able to filter the entire volume of water in 2 hours. In addition, it is important to pay attention to the delivery head with external filters, so that the pump can even suck the water into the filter and ensure a sufficiently strong flow of the water. Biological filters must run continuously to maintain microorganisms.

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