How to get rid of algae Part 2 – How to control the algae in mini pond / fish tank

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Three month ago, my mini pond had grown a lot of algae, and I thoroughly cleaned my pond. Welcome to look back the video from my history posts. In that video, I said I need more fish to control the algae. Today, let’s see the achievement.

As my plan, I added some mini Kois, Siamese algae eaters and Mollies. I also planted some waterweed for hiding.

Adding more fish can control the algae efficiently, although the algae still shows up, it won’t interfere with appreciating my pond.

Four tips for algae control

  1. Add more fish that eat algae to your tank
  2. Reduce the duration of direct sunlight properly
  3. Change water regularly
  4. \Clean filter system regularly

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How to get rid of algae in mini pond / fish tank

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Recently, my mini Koi pond has grown a lot of algae, the water turns green and it smells grassy. That seriously affects me to appreciate the little fish. So, I decide to clean up the pond.

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How to choose the right submersible water pump Part 3 – talk about lift height and the height of fountain

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Max lift height is one of the primary performance metrics of submersible water pump. It means the maximum height that the pump can pump the water up to. So, the water flow rate will be ZERO at max lift height.

Another primary performance metric is max flow rate, it usually measured by “gallon per hour” (GPH). It doesn’t mean that the flow rate always be this value. The water flow rate gradually decreases with height. So, it will be max flow rate when lift height is ZERO.

In short, Flow and lift height are inversely related. Knowing this helps to choose the right fountain water pump.

How to choose the right pump?

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How to choose the right submersible water pump Part 2 – for indoor, garden or pond fountain

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For building an indoor, garden or pond fountain, safety is very important. Most fountains are working for 24hrs, the reliability of submersible water pump should be the primary consideration. Safety mechanism will be the bonus.

Dry burning is one of the primary enemy of safety. It may cause the power supply short circuited and fire in worst case.

What is dry burning?

Submersible water pump must work under water. Once the water flows away, the pump may expose, if the pump is still working, then it will be dry buring.

What is the danger of dry burning?

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How to choose the right submersible water pump Part 1 – for saltwater aquarium tank

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When you start setting up a fish tank, whether it is freshwater or saltwater, you need a submersible water pump to drive the filter system, or to creat water flow for the fish, or to help you do the waterchange.

One of the differences between saltwater and freshwater is that saltwater is corrosive to metals. When you plan to buy a submersible water pump for your saltwater aquarium tank, it is important to understand the durability of the products in saltwater. The key is whether any metal parts are exposed to saltwater when the pump is submerged.

For a well-made submersible water pump, the motor and the control circuit should be sealed by resin potting with good insulation property.

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Easy to make waterfall on your Koi pond with submersible water pump

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Fish enjoy flowing water and waves. It’s easy to make a waterfall on your Koi pond use BEST BUDS submersible pond pump. This pump has 400GPH strong power, and it can create flowing water and waves closer to the natural environment for your Koi.

Specification

BrandBest Buds
Max flow rate400GPH
Max lift height7ft
Power30W, AC110-120V/60Hz
FeatureInteral overheating protection, adjustable flow rate, ceramic shaft
Water TypeFreshwater and Saltwater

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