The newbie here is a bit confused?
If you are filtering your pump, doesn't that defeat the whole fish nutrient rich poo to the plants? I thought the point was to deliver all of that good stuff to your plants and by sticking a filter on your pump I would think you minimize that? Please explain.
I am looking at this pump as a option because it has a magnetic impeller and a flow rate that is more than I currently need http://www.thewatergardener.com/collections/pond-pumps/products/pon...
or would something like this one be better for my fish tank since I will be using no sump tank? http://www.thewatergardener.com/collections/pond-kits/products/pond...
Thoughts and comments are always welcomed... Thanks.
Bob, you don't want a filter down in your fish tank but you need some sort of grill or basket or something to keep fish and leaves from getting into your pump and catching in the impeller. You want the fish poo to get to your grow beds as you say.
The Danner MD7 would work for you (that is the pump in the links) but if you are trying to minimize power I might also recommend the Quiet One 4000 which will give you more flow for less power. (I don't like any of the quiet one's larger than that though and for the larger things I have been using the Danner pumps for for small flows the Quiet Ones seem to be pretty good.) some of my pumps
I went for a pond pump. They come with a built in screen and are made to handle debris in stride. Also if you use a sump none of those items should ever get in there in the first place. One of many reasons I went with a 275 gal sump. Hate to hear you lost those pumps. My 1000gph pump has a 3 yr war (70.00 del) so I expect to get years out of it. I have 2 "utility", power hogs for back up tho. Also make sure you put a shut off float in there in case you ever have a major leak as that is the top reason to burn out a pump. Available at any plumbing supply for septic pump stations. My 2 cents worth.