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Why Choose an Aquascape Wetland Filter?

25th Aug 2021

Why Choose an Aquascape Wetland Filter?

Hey there aquascape enthusiasts! Are you tired of constantly battling murky pond water? Well, have no fear because we have the solution for you: Aquascape Wetland Filters!

Now, we know what you may be thinking; "What the heck is a wetland filter?" Don't worry, we've got you covered. In a nutshell, a wetland filter is a natural filtration system that mimics the filtration processes of a wetland ecosystem. Cool, right?

But why choose an Aquascape Wetland Filter over other biological filters? We'll tell you why. These filters are a powerhouse when it comes to keeping your pond crystal clear. They're so effective, you'll be able to count the individual pebbles on the floor of your pond! Plus, they're super easy to maintain, and they look darn good too.

So, how do they work?

Aquascape Wetland Filter Infographic

The wetland filter creates an area in your pond that is thick with naturally-filtering pebbles and plants, providing a surface for bacterial colonisation - nature's own filters. The plants, rocks, and pebbles act as the filtration media, similar to what you see in nature.

And the best part? Wetland filtration can be scaled in size to suit small ponds through to large lake systems. That means you can have an immaculate pond no matter what size it is!

But wait, there's more! Aquascape Wetland Filters are super easy to maintain and only require an annual clean. Simply remove excess foliage, dead plant material, and any sludge from the surface. Shut off the pump feeding the wetland, stop the syphon, and use a clean-out pump to hose large volumes of water over the top of the wetland, flushing any built up sediment into the bottom of the Snorkel chamber where another sump pump is positioned to remove the sediment form the system.

Now, we know what you're thinking; "But what about plants? Which ones are best?" Well, it depends on your region, but we suggest using a variety of plants. Plants that are clump-forming and manageable are a good choice, as are tropical plants that die off in regions where they're not native. Use plants that are different heights to get roots down at different levels in the pebble mass. Variety is key, and experimentation will show you what's best in your area.

So, there you have it. If you're tired of battling murky pond water and want a natural filtration system that's effective, easy to maintain, and looks great, then Aquascape Wetland Filters are the way to go!