# Which is more important for my pond? Pump or filter???

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by C&Rman, Aug 4, 2011.

1. ### C&RmanChillin' With My Peeps

Feb 26, 2011
I don't know they diffrence between them but pumps are cheaper. I have a 8'x8'x2' deep trough that I am going use for call and mandarins. But which one would keep it cleaner? A pump or a filter???

2. ### TLWRChillin' With My Peeps

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A pump is going to just circulate water. If the water is gross, it will circulate gross water.
A filter will do just that, filter.

3. ### C&RmanChillin' With My Peeps

Feb 26, 2011
Quote:Ok thank you! So I will buy a filter, how many gallons is a 8x8 pond? I assumed it is 640 gallons?

4. ### DenninmiChillin' With My Peeps

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C&Rman :

Quote:Ok thank you! So I will buy a filter, how many gallons is a 8x8 pond? I assumed it is 640 gallons?

Sorry, but your math is missing a conversion factor. There are 7.48 gallons of water in a cubic foot. Your trough is 8 x 8 x 2, or 128 cubic feet. So, 128 * 7.48 = 957.44​

5. ### WifezillaPositively Ducky

Oct 2, 2008
You need to BUY a pump but you can MAKE a filter. Click the link in my signature.

6. ### Hot2PotFox Hollow Rabbitry

Feb 1, 2010
West TN
You need both a pump and a filter. The filter you can make yourself. I use a large storage bin or garbage can. I put like a laundry basket inside . Inside of that I put a mesh clothes bag with polyester stuffing and pantyhose with activated charcoal in it. The pump sucks out dirty water, which goes into the filter. I set the filter by the side of the pond, and put holes up high for water to flow out. Or you can use PVC pipe if you want to hide it somewhere.:-D

7. ### C&RmanChillin' With My Peeps

Feb 26, 2011
Ok I love your pot/filters Wifezilla....
I was thinking of using a 5 gallon square bucket would that be big enough for the filter?

8. ### TLWRChillin' With My Peeps

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C&Rman :

Ok I love your pot/filters Wifezilla....
I was thinking of using a 5 gallon square bucket would that be big enough for the filter?

No.

My ~900 gal pond has an added on ~70 gallon skippy filter attached at the back. It helps, but certainly doesn't keep it algae and poop free.​

Feb 26, 2011