Filter advice for a tire pond?

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I made a small pond out of a dump truck tire for my sulcata to soak In When he is outside. ImageUploadedByTortoise Forum1432318465.251548.jpg
I bought a filter off amazon and it just seems too big? Does anyone have advice on how to set up filtration for such a small pond? Thanks!
 

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For ponds like this I'd go with a canister filter. The pump is placed in the pond and tubing pumps water into a canister filled with sponges, bio balls and an outlet that then is poured back into the pond. Usually I make the outlet of water covered with rocks and flagstone to make a little waterfall.
 

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I don't know if your tortoise would use that. The sides are awfully steep.
 

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Yes. But it's only semi waterproof. Can you keep the filter out of the rain? You could get longer hoses from a Home Depot type place.
That model is Chinese and goes by many names. I have one that says "aquatop". It's quite reliable and has a spray bar for a water return that is great. It is also self priming. That top big button makes a vacuum when you push down on it.
 

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I don't really have any way to keep it out of the rain in that location. Do they make completely waterproof canister filters?? This filter business is a PIA. I've already purchased and returned a submersible filter and a pump that didn't fit. I feel like a newbie again lol
 

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Here you go ! The first one is just a filter .The second one is a filter with a UV light to kill algae. The third picture is the pump . The pump is the only thing that goes into the pond . The filters can be hooked together or by themselves . I use the UV filter on my turtle pond it keeps water clean and clear . You can buy them at Home Depot.
 

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No problem I have my moments.
 

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Before and after pictures.
 

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Just make sure the outdoor receptacle is a gfci.
 

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This is my pond . I don't have any filter on it . I just sweep it out with a push broom . The tortoises love it .
 

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