This is my first attempt at a Instructable...

I am not a expert, this is my first filter after doing some research...please feel free to tweak the project or add input...

take care good luck, yukon4321

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Step 4: Fish Pond Bio-filter Made Out of a Garbage Can.......


DrewR36 (author)2017-05-09

It looks like you might be using GE Silicone II in that picture. It contains mold/ mildew inhibitors that can and will harm your fish! (I found out the hard way) Great looking filter though!

MarkGuthrie (author)2015-10-03

Hi there.

i need to build a Hamburg Matter filter for my pond (Its a long story but it gets filled by the water table and i was thinking of building in the Mattern filter from a chamber to collect the underground water. here is the question. where can i find an aeration machine strong enough for this. i've seacrched for industrial ones but i cant seem to find one???

cooked1 (author)2013-06-14

Thanks for the inspiration, I followed more or less your tips, only I already had an immersible pump so that is now at the bottom of the pond, and instead of welding rebar together I used an inverted plastic bowl with holes drilled.

ejsilver26 (author)2012-05-31

I realy like your design and I may use it to tweak the design I am coming up with. In my research, I have found that putting a pre-filter before the pump will save wear and tear on the pump itself (no solids in the pump). The design I have some up with: starts with a "sediment" filter to catch kicked up dirt, etc; goes through another filter to start catching fine particles, then to the biofilter. I'm using a gravity fed system, to these are at the same level as the pond. Then a pump will pull the (clean) water through and put it through a U/V filter. Then it will probably go to a garden area, which will be kept seperate than the main pond. It will either be part of the pond, or just above the pond. I will need quite a few of these filters, so it looks like I will be making more than one (perhaps 4 with larger tanks). It will double as a swimming hole and a place for the ducks to hang out.