Building Our Sturgeon Pond

As you can see from the photos, its a bit of a beast

Building the Sturgeon  Pond
Sturgeon Pond Filter

Like the pond, the filter system is also big, although not at all complicated and is off our own construction.

Water leaving the pond via the bottom drain is pumped through a 110W UV to the header tank above the main filter. There it passes through several layers of mesh matting to remove any solids before being discharged through a 100mm vertical pipe to the bottom of the main filter chamber.

Within the main chamber the water is heavily aerated as it rises through 800L of media to discharge back to the pond via the 110mm black coloured pipe in the photo above. As I said simple, but effective, when you consider that a typical canister filter only holds about 1 litre of media.


All fish keepers face problems at some time in their career, and the search for answers can be so frustrating, if only there was someone you could ask!

Well there is.. Ask us!

In almost 50 years we've seen most problems, and we,re still here so we must have managed to solve them, and are happy to pass on our experience and techniques to all who ask.

Start by visiting the shop with a water sample, and if possible a few photo's and notes, the more information the better.


Surely the single most important element of successful fish keeping, and one of the more subjective.

"Water Quality" is often determined by species and it is vital to understand what "Your Fish" expect!