Water Pumps for Fish Ponds
Do You Need a Water Pump for a Fish Pond?
To maintain a healthy pond, installing a fish pond pump and filter system is a must. Pond pumps, filters and air pumps are all crucial components in making your pond as close to nature as possible and keeping your fish alive. That’s why, at Aquarium Kingdom, we only have the best fish pond pumps and accessories for sale.
While your pump requirements depend on the size of your pond and number of fish you have, generally your pond and fish will always need to have some kind of water pump. This is because pond pumps are an important component for maintaining proper water movement. This ensures the water is well oxygenated throughout the entire pond, so, for thriving fish, you need a pump. Similarly, this allows your pond’s biological filtration to work as efficiently as possible for the best possible environment for your fish.
Of course, live plants can act as a natural filter system that adds oxygen to the water. However, relying solely on plants is typically only an option if you have just a few goldfish in your pond. Realistically, you’ll need a pond pump and filter system for just about any pond.
What Size Pump Do I Need for My Fish Pond?
The size of your pump will depend on the size of your pond. When using a pump for biological filtration, as a general rule, your pump must be able to turn the entire volume of your pond over at least once. So, if your pond’s volume is 3000 litres, then you’ll need a pump equipped to move at least 3000 litres of water an hour.
You will also need to consider other factors such as how many fish live in your pond, where the filter is located from the pond pump, and the height and distance of any fountain attachments or water features connected to your pond pump. For the latter, you may need to look specifically for pumps made for fountains and ponds. This is because you may need a larger pump to turn over the water volume two to three times per hour to get the flow rate you desire to create a healthy environment for your fish, while creating a beautiful water feature.
If you’re stuck, let us know and we can help you figure out which pump is best for your fish pond.
Can I Install a Pond Pump Myself?
Yes, you can! With lots of quality water pumps for fish ponds for sale at Aquarium Kingdom, it’s easy to find just the one you need. Plus, they’re all easy to assemble, install and maintain. We also have a range of fish pond hoses and fittings available, so you can create your own unique pump system to best suit your pond and fish.
Explore Pond Pump Filters for a More Natural Pond
A water pump isn’t all you need for the perfect fish pond though. Adding a pond filter system will help break down harmful water by-products, such as ammonia and nitrite, and keep the water crystal clear all-year round.
Pond pressure filters are very popular. These filters sit outside the pond and are connected to your pond pump. As the water moves through the filter, fish waste is trapped and broken down by the good bacteria living in the filter. Most pressure filters these days also have a UV steriliser to kill suspended green algae.
Some pond filters or DIY filters can be customised by adding your own pond filter media to suit your pond size and needs.
Ensure a Healthy Pond With Pond Water Tests Kits
In order to make sure your pump is doing its job and keeping your water clean, it’s a good idea to regularly use pond water test kits. These kits can quickly and accurately test for conditions like pH, nitrate, general hardness and carbonate hardness in one easy step. Depending on the results, you can then adjust your pond set up as needed.
Where Can I Buy the Perfect Fish Pond Pumps?
If you want to create the perfect pond environment for your fish, Aquarium Kingdom has a large range of pond pumps and fountain pumps ready to be delivered Australia wide.