Pond Pump

I’m liking the looks of this filter but I’d like to get an opinion here.  I do like the one w/the basket from Walmart but the sponge on this pump is intriguing and a pretty good price.

Thank you!

By | 2019-04-01T10:09:59-05:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Goldfish Koi Maintenance|

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  1. Venus October 10, 2017 at 5:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I really can imagine it. I had no idea frogs ate their own; same with goldfish. lol I love frogs and toads. I lived in a walk out lower level, and one Spring, baby toads were able to find their way in. Some were the size of my thumbnail, and beautiful too. I wanted to keep them, but I resisted, and returned them to the outdoors. I hope they made it. I guess just like fry, young toads are lucky to make it to maturity. Such as it is in the wild

    • Lil Dipper October 10, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      I’m the same. Love me some toads, LOL : ) Every spring we have hundreds if not thousands of baby toads. We have to sift out the string of pearls and take them to the creek. Somehow though we miss a few strands. The first spring we were here they were everywhere and I couldn’t mow for months. It was agonizing. We tip toed everywhere.
      Yep those frogs def eat their own. It’s usually after all mating is over and I believe the males get territorial. Earlier this summer there were a few females, but alas, they’re gone. It’s like the praying mantis but the other way around. We have loads of them too. We put a heater in the outdoor pond so it doesn’t freeze over. We didn’t realize they’d die but yep, they sure do. We thought they basically hibernated like the toads do. We used one heater that only left a small hole unfrozen but they died, so we got a stronger one that keeps the entire surface unfrozen, and yes they live, and of course, they love it.

  2. Venus October 10, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Every aquarium, every pond needs a pond pump to keep the water healthy. A pond without a pond pump is not a happy pond. The tube or pipe on the first pump you showed me is designed to create a fountain, which is best for lilies, because the surface isn’t as agitated, but only if the fountain breaks at the surface, not below

    I like hearing you have the pond, because our wildlife need watering holes; very cool

  3. Venus October 10, 2017 at 7:57 am

    Sounds like the frogs are picky. They want the real thing, or maybe it’s a farce that frogs rest on lily pads; something we only see in the movies. lol

    • Lil Dipper October 10, 2017 at 1:02 pm

      HAHA, I have to wonder too! Now if a pond is loaded with the lily pads, then maybe that’s where it comes from. Easy to choose from but not much choice. These frogs are really large. I doubt a lily would hold them. I’ve noticed that in the spring the females come along and there’s about 6 or 7 total. After the courting season is over, they do carry on together until that fateful day arrives and we see the large male swimming around with legs hanging out of its mouth. We’re down to three for the winter. The bigger they get the more territorial they seem. We’ve taken them out and put them in the creek occasionally but they know where the pond is and they come right back. They’re a bit annoying in the spring. The toads mate in their too. You can hardly hear yourself think with all the chirping.

  4. Venus October 9, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Cool; a frog pond. Do you have lily pads?

    • Lil Dipper October 9, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      No we don’t. Years ago we put some floaty fake ones in there but they didn’t get used.

  5. Venus October 5, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Good price, and it comes with a sponge too, but I wonder if it has a volume control. Comes in handy when you’re performing a water change; turn the volume down before removing tank water. The more shallow the water, the more powerful the action. Also, you may not need it at full speed in order to get desired action

    Also; I wonder if the tube (jet extension) can be removed. This is the case with most pumps. The idea of the tube, it creates a fountain at the surface, which is a little too much for an aquarium. Of course, your tank is deep, and it may not reach to the top to make a fountain, so maybe this wouldn’t be an issue, but it’s nice to have the option

    You might contact the seller

    • Lil Dipper October 9, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      I ordered it, but I’m also going to order the one w/the basket. IDK about being able to control the volume : \ but I have an outdoor pond I can use it in if it’s too strong. There are no fish in it, for looks only and inhabited by three big frogs.

      I will let you know about this filter.

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