What is a Pond Biological Filter?

Posted by Administrator on 4/16/2011 to Pond Filtration

Biological Pond Filters Explained

Pond Biological Filter – When browsing our site you may run across this term and to a new DIY pond builder it can be confusing. Without getting too technical, in simple terms a biological pond filter is a filter that is designed for beneficial bacteria. Beneficial bacteria are important because they help break down fish waste and other pond debris that cause harmful ammonia levels in your pond.

In a new pond installation a typical biological pond filter will need about five to six weeks for good bacteria build up inside the filter. Once the bacteria is established it can properly break down ammonia into nitrites which is then converted into nitrates later in the bacteria cycle. A properly sized biological pond filter is critical in a well designed water garden for ease of maintenance and clear water.

Check out the biological pond filters in our store.