How do You Choose The Right Pond Filter?

How do You Choose The Right Pond Filter?


Why have a pond filter?

A pond filter is a sound investment for healthy, clear water if you have a pond pump. Natural, well-established ponds tend to have large volumes of natural planting and shade and relatively few fish. Garden ponds, on the other hand, tend to hold much more fish, are often in direct sunlight and have few plants. All of these factors combined can cause the garden pond to become unbalanced resulting in green water or unhealthy fish quickly. Adding a pond filter improves the pond's stability, giving you peace of mind, beautifully crystal-clear water and an environment for your fish to thrive.

What filter types are available?

All Fish Mate UV+Bio pond filters will provide crystal clear, purified water with minimal maintenance, and all come complete with a Clear Water Guarantee.

Gravity models

Gravity models require installation at or above the desired outlet, e.g., at a waterfall's top. Fish Mate Gravity filters are economically priced and feature UV tubes positioned over the water, thus eliminating scaling issues, quartz tube replacement and frost damage associated with conventional UV clarifiers.

Models available: 2500 G-UV, 4000 G-UV, 6000 G-UV,10000 G-UV & 15000 G-UV

Pressurised models

Pressurised models offer the most incredible installation versatility as they can be buried and installed above or below the desired outlet level, e.g. at the bottom of a waterfall. Fish Mate pressurised models feature a unique slim-line lid, making the units inconspicuous when buried. A variety of models is available, featuring Powerclenz - the patented automatic cleaning system which enables the filter to be cleaned at the twist of a knob.

Models available: 2500 P-UV & 5000 P-UV

Powerclenz models available: 10000 P-UV, 15000 P-UV, 30000 P-UV & 45000 P-UV


Install the appropriate FISH MATE UV+Bio Pond Filter for crystal clear pond water. Each one comes with our Clear Water Guarantee*. Available in both pressurised and gravity models, the FISH MATE UV+Bio filter range caters for ponds up to 45000 litres (9000 gallons) with the following features:

Combined U.V. and Biological Filtration for crystal clear, purified water

Easy to maintain

Includes SUPRA Bio Media

3-year guarantee

Coloured green to blend in with natural surroundings

A variety of pressurised models are available, featuring Powerclenz - the patented automatic cleaning system which enables the filter to be cleaned at the twist of a knob.

Which filter goes with which pump?

The best way to choose a filter and pump combination is to calculate the volume of water in your pond and then select the appropriate filter using the FISH MATE filter leaflet/carton recommendations. However, for most applications, the following recommendations will apply:

1. The filter recommendation is based on normal stocking levels in partial shade. If you have different stocking levels or have a pond in the shade or direct sun, please consult the FISH MATE filter leaflet/carton.

2. The pump recommendation is based on the filter situated on the pond side without other flow requirements.