Duck Pond

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by rosehillfarm, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. rosehillfarm

    rosehillfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone have a good plan/idea that works for about runner ducks at our family farm? Essentially I would like to put a large water trough in the ground and then have some sort of pump that cleans out the water. Any pump recommendations? I would love to do duck ponics but I just dont' have the time.

    Any good pump based pond ideas out there?

    Thanks!
     
  2. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Danner Mag-Drive Supreme
    http://www.marinedepot.com/powerheads_pumps_danner_mag_drive_supreme-ap.html

    I use a 250GPH pump in my 75 gallon aquarium. Mag drives are nice pumps.. Been in service for.. oh... 10 years. Easy to replace impeller, in case of damage.

    Go with a higher GPH, such as the 700.

    Pumping the water from the pond is easy.. What will you do for filtration however?

    I'd recommend a bio filter. The design is for a Koi pond, but it'll still do the job.. I'd also make it a live filter and have water lettuce or such on top.
    http://www.skippysstuff.com/biofiltr.htm
     
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