Pumping water from the pond

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by kathateria, May 8, 2016.

  1. kathateria

    kathateria Out Of The Brooder

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    I keep tropical fish,so I know any filter wont cope with duck mess.
    I'm looking for a dirty water pump,and will replace the water from the pond,rather than filter it.
    So can any one recommend a pump? Cheaper the better! PM me if advertising or links are an issue.
    I'm in the UK,so reasonable shipping costs is a factor.
    Thanks
     
  2. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    My first thought (no experience with this) is to look into the pumps used for aquaponics systems - those pump dirty fish water up and over beds of media that have plants in them, to clean the water.

    And some folks have posted about duckaponics, or aquackponics, so they may have some insight.
     
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  3. dotknott

    dotknott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This has been on my mind too! Subscribing!
     
  4. kathateria

    kathateria Out Of The Brooder

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    I cant really have a set up like those,because of electricity supply and space. I'm rubbish with DIY as well!
    Its just a dirty water pump,to get the old out,and I would replace weekly with a hose pipe
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Well if it's a small enough volume, you could use a Thirsty Mate. Easy to use, good exercise, works great for duck water.
     
  6. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Self-priming hand pump is good exercise and cost about $10 US. WEAR WATERPROOF GLOVES. Duck water can cause some mild skin inflammation.

    I've also used a simple siphon to drain my 70 gallon pond. FAt hose duck taped to a rock & suck to bottom. Hold other end of hose above the pond elevation. Fill with water. Lay hose down on ground & watch it down. Ponds with a lot of silt and organic matter may clog the siphon.


    If you have a tractor, you may be able to use it as a " generator" to supply electricity to run the pump for the few minutes it needs to drain the pond.

    Duck water is super great for plants and the lawn... especially if you have acid-loving plants.
     
  7. kathateria

    kathateria Out Of The Brooder

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    I found the poo good for plants! I'm using buckets,but its time consuming!
     
  8. kathateria

    kathateria Out Of The Brooder

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    With my fish tank,I put in a wide hose pipe to drain,and suck the water through,to start the syphon,with gravity. Being a pro,I never suck in the water....
    But don't fancy a mouth full of duck poo.
     
  9. lomine

    lomine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a sump pump attached to a 100 ft garden hose to empty my pool. I think it was around $80. Way cheaper then any dirty water pond pumps I've seen. Just make sure it doesn't use any oil. If the housing cracks and the oil leaks in the water it could be deadly.

    On a side note, the water is great for plants. My peach tree has never been happier.
     
  10. fishpondcoating

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    "TetraPond Water Garden Pump" will be best for you and If you ever face Pond leak problem then pondpro2000 is the best solution I recommend. Thanks
     

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