How to Use Fish Mate Pressured Filters

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How to Use Fish Mate Pressured Filters
Fish mate filters ensure that pond water stays healthy. (fish in the pond image by alri from

Fish Mate pressurised filters offer installation versatility, because they can be placed at any point around a pond and can even be buried. These filters are noticeably compact, yet totally efficient. The slimline lid has been designed to be hardly visible, if the filter has been placed below ground. The internal sponges of the Fish Mate pressurised filter are manufactured as per the necessary flow rate and their innovative design, makes them highly efficient.

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Things you need

  • Fish Mate pressurised filter
  • Shovel (optional)
  • Pump
  • 2 to 3 feet plastic tubing, 0.75-inch diameter

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  1. 1

    Select the correct filter model for your pond. The Fish Mate pressurised filter is available in models that filter from 500-gallon to 6000-gallon ponds.

  2. 2

    Select a pump rated for your specific Fish Mate pressurised filter model. Choose a pump rated from 100 to 650 gallons per hour. Attach to your filter, using 0.75-inch diameter plastic tubing.

  3. 3

    Choose a location for the pump. Because this filter is pressurised, there is no gravity fee associated with it and the hobbyist is not limited to placing the unit at the highest point around his pond.

  4. 4

    Dig the filter into the ground, if you so desire. By hiding the filter below ground, you ensure that it does not interfere with the aesthetics of the pond and vegetation that has been planted around it.

  5. 5

    Open the lid of your filter and place the profiled filter sponge pads in position. These pads trap algae and other large particles of debris and detritus before they reach the delicate biological filter material.

  6. 6

    Place the SUPRA biological filter medium in position. This filter material possessed a huge biological surface area on which the beneficial aerobic bacteria grow. These bacteria convert the metabolic waste from your pond fish, and thereby facilitate the removal of lethal ammonia and nitrite.

  7. 7

    Check that the UV-C bulb is in the quartz glass sleeve. Wipe the sleeve with a clean cloth to remove any fingerprints.

  8. 8

    Twist the Powerclenz automatic cleaning system knob to the "clean" position, in order to automatically rinse the filter foam, once your filter has been operational for a number of weeks. This cleaning system allows you to remove trapped detritus and debris without having to open your Fish Mate filter. When you activate the Powerclenz system, the dirty foam is squeezed by a 1000-pound force that is created by water pressure and which pushes out any accumulated sludge.

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