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Alternate styles of Pond filters

An alternate pond filter

My stepfather uses a 55-gallon plastic trashcan with lid. He has an out flow fitting at the bottom, which goes to a short runway and to a 6 inch waterfall back into the top pond.

The water goes from the top pond to a second pond with a sump with holds a small pump. The pump sends the water to the trash can filter; via a hose through the top of the lid. The filter is made up of two bags of regular charcoal and 2 or three cheap fiber Wal-Mart pillows.