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Pond Filter Set Wiltec

Installing Instructions Bio Pond Filter Set

Right from the start, you have to place  the Pond Filter  at the location that is provided therefore in your garden. The relocation at a later point of time is not easy due to the heavy weight of the drenched filter materials of the bio pond filter.

The pond filter should be placed in a balanced way, thus ensuring that during the operation there is no water spilling over on the sides. Moreover, by this means it is ensured that during the cleaning process, the coarse dirt drains entirely through the waste outlet instead of remaining in the pond filter due to a sloping position. When deciding about the location, make sure that the pond filter is not exposed to direct sunlight.

We recommend the pond water´s recirculation through a stream run in order to ensure an additional enrichment of oxygen. In case you decide to use a stream run please note that the pond filter has to be positioned above the stream run. As for the recirculation through  a pond tube we advise not to reduce the outlet, if possible. Otherwise there is the risk of a backlog in the pond filter´s canister that under certain conditions makes the filter system overflow.

Assembly UVc Pond Clarifier (optional)

Sunsun Clarifier CUV-636

Remove the UVC Pond Clarifier from the package and check carefully whether there is a damage due to the transportation. A damaged quartz glass or UVC bulb due to transport or falling down  prevents the proper commissioning of the Clarifier.

The assembly of the pond clarifier at the pond filter should be managed by two persons simultaneously. One person slides the clarifier into the pond filter´s two openings provided therefore and fixes it in this position. Now, the other person mounts the pond clarifier´s screw joints on the inside of the pond filter. For details, please have a look at our mounting instruction. When all screw joints are fixed tightly, you can let go of the pond clarifier. Please note the minimum distance of 2 meters to the pond border when the pond clarifier is installed.

Installation Pond Pump

SunSun Neo Pond PumpWhen installing your  Pond Pump, always keep in mind the quality of the pond ground. After making sure that the bottom of the pond is not covered with plant soil, gravel or the like, the pond pump can, without hesitation, be positioned at the lowest point of the pond.

In case there is gravel, plant soil or the like on the pond´s ground, the pond pump should be installed in a heightened position to make sure that it is not clogged. You can make use of a large stone or a plant basket in order to heighten the pond pump´s position. Please connect the pond pump to the pond filter and the clarifier respectively by using a suitable pond tube.

Please do not take the pond filter system out of operation during a longer period of time, otherwise the necessary microorganisms die from lack of oxygen. The pond pump has to be in operation  24 hours in order to achieve an optimal filter result. UVC-Clarifier can be operated individually at hourly intervals, depending on the degree of the pond´s contamination.  In this case, the turbidity of the water should be controlled.

Choosing the right pond filter system

For a clean and algae-free pond water, a clear garden pond with healthy fish the choosing for  the right pond filter system is essential. Substances just as leaves, pollen and grasses cause the koi pond to fall out of balance, to the effect that the water gets turbid, the soil gets muddy. Normally, the undesired growth of algae is caused.  In the worst case the pond water starts to collapse. In order to prevent this, the pond filter system should be adjusted to the size  and the stocking of the garden pond.

Pressure Pond Filter or Run Pond Filter?

SunSun Pond Filter CBF-550Pressure Pond Filter: are best suited for small to medium-sized ponds with small to medium fish population. When using a pressure pond filter there is no problem to operate a waterfall or stream located in a higher point. Its placement is hidden at the border of the pond, for example by putting the filter into the ground. The integrated UVC-pond clarifier eliminate bacteria and germs, thus contributing to a healthy pond. The devices are easily and quickly to install and can be cleaned easily, too.

SunSun Pond pressure Filter CPF-20000Pond Pass Filter: are used for medium-sized to large-sized ponds and can be easily adjusted to the pond´s size by using additional modules. The multi-chamber filter with a biological filter effect are also suitable for koi ponds with a large fish population. The size of the UVc Pond Clarifier can be adjusted individually to the local conditions.

Both pond filter combine the mechanical and biological cleaning. Microorganisms settle on the filter material and remove germs and bacteria from the water. By mechanical filtering, suspended particles and dirt remain in the pond filter and by this means no longer return to the pond water.

It takes about 4-6 weeks, until Filter Bacteria have sufficiently colonized the bio pond filter. Only thereafter t is advisable to switch on a UVC Pond Clarifier. Starter bacteria help to shorten the start-up phase of a new filter. Starter bacteria refer to microorganisms especially grown in a laboratory. By adding them, you can shorten the start-up phase considerably. Bacteria are active above a temperature of approximately 10°-12°C, the pond filter´s temperature should exceed 40°C. So the pond filter should be placed in the shadow and not be exposed to direct sunlight.