You will discover that experienced ponders are very creative folks who can make all sorts of filtration gizmos to better the lives of their fish and make maintenance simpler. You can certainly purchase store bought equipment for your pond if you aren't a handy DIY'er, but these projects are very easy to accomplish even for a novice. Most of the links contain step-by-step photos.


Why do ponders do all this DIY stuff, you ask? Well, for one, the feeling is that these items function better than the store bought gadgets and, secondly, pond folk are cheap. Why spend $1,500 on a filter for a 6,000 gallon pond when you can do it for just a couple of hundred? Below you'll find some of their inventions: