110 Stock Tank. Pond Boss Filter.

Daniebaby

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Hey everyone,

I just ordered this filter and I'm picking up my 110 gallon stock tank tomorrow. I'm having a bit of buyers remorse and wondering if anyone has experience with this filter. The 110 gallon will be stocked with a one and a half inch goldfish initially. Then I'm going to add another Goldie and I don't know what else. I live in Florida and this will be on a screened in patio (No debris falling in, a little bit of afternoon sun). I plan on stocking up on lots of plants too.

Anybody have experience with the Pond Boss pond filters? I'm thinking I would be better off returning it and getting a HOB filter then rigging it to the side of the stock tank. But idk if that'll work either. I want to get this setup right the first time.
 
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Coradee

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Giving this a bump up for hope our pond keepers have some knowledge of this filter & can help you today.
 
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Daniebaby

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Coradee said:
Giving this a bump up for hope our pond keepers have some knowledge of this filter & can help you today.
Thanks a bunch. It arrived in the mail today so I may just end up using it. I hope it doesn't dissapoint.
 

purslanegarden

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as a filter, it works fine. but I don't see anything about gph rating on the pump that is included.

you may need to add some rocks or something heavy to keep it sinking under the water but otherwise, it's good.
 
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Daniebaby

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purslanegarden said:
as a filter, it works fine. but I don't see anything about gph rating on the pump that is included.

you may need to add some rocks or something heavy to keep it sinking under the water but otherwise, it's good.
I actually added a scoop full of gravel from the old tank in to the box to make it sink. Lol I didn't have anything else that was fish safe handy.
 

nikm128

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According to google it has a fountain feature? I'm thinking; could spray out of the tank?
 
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Daniebaby

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nikm128 said:
According to google it has a fountain feature? I'm thinking; could spray out of the tank?
It did at first (hilarious) but I added the diverter and adjusted the fountain. It's perfect now. The diverter is kinda just shooting under water but the fish don't seem to mind at all.

Skavatar said:
didn't see this thread till just now.

the reviews look good, one said he had a 90 gallon with 2 goldfish.

good reviews on Amazon too

320 GPH fountain pump

I would replace the bioballs with either Biomax ceramic, or Matrix, or Biohome.

https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfi...tream-aquaclear-and-other-hob-filters.385506/
Thank you, I'll get some of the biomax
 

nikm128

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Daniebaby said:
It did at first (hilarious) but I added the diverter and adjusted the fountain. It's perfect now. The diverter is kinda just shooting under water but the fish don't seem to mind at all.
Great, so you should have plenty of surface agitation. You might want a secondary filter so you can get more turnover though
 
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Daniebaby

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nikm128 said:
Great, so you should have plenty of surface agitation. You might want a secondary filter so you can get more turnover though
What would you recommend?
 

bentaz

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If your only planing on stocking a couple of goldfish I wouldn't worry about adding more filtration I would instead add some emergent plants, pothos would be a good choice but anything would be of benefit as would adding some duckweed or other floating plants and some shrimp of some description (whatever lives well in your area).
Then just be mindful of how much you feed, over feeding and rotting food is the no. 1 reason for small ponds to turn bad imo.
Cheers and enjoy you pond!
 
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Daniebaby

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bentaz said:
If your only planing on stocking a couple of goldfish I wouldn't worry about adding more filtration I would instead add some emergent plants, pothos would be a good choice but anything would be of benefit as would adding some duckweed or other floating plants and some shrimp of some description (whatever lives well in your area).
Then just be mindful of how much you feed, over feeding and rotting food is the no. 1 reason for small ponds to turn bad imo.
Cheers and enjoy you pond!
Thanks. It's going well so far. Three small goldfish and a few plants. No issues as far as I know. I do tend to skip a day feeding because they eat algae and bugs that land in the pond. My screen is ripped so I hope the fish are helping control the bug population a bit lol
 

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