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The best spot in my garden for a mini pond is not really practical for running mains power. 

If I run a sponge filter off a USB pump powered by a little solar panel will that be enough to keep the water in check? 

It will probably have power for 12 to 14 hours a day. 

I'll be adding plenty of plant filtration if that makes a difference? 

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43 minutes ago, Mr Gumby said:

The best spot in my garden for a mini pond is not really practical for running mains power. 

If I run a sponge filter off a USB pump powered by a little solar panel will that be enough to keep the water in check? 

It will probably have power for 12 to 14 hours a day. 

I'll be adding plenty of plant filtration if that makes a difference? 

I love the way you’re thinking! It’s definitely worth a try. You might find that there’s just only so much power you can get that way, and that the pump might get clogged and jam up without a steady home-electric supply cable.

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1 hour ago, Mr Gumby said:

The best spot in my garden for a mini pond is not really practical for running mains power. 

If I run a sponge filter off a USB pump powered by a little solar panel will that be enough to keep the water in check? 

It will probably have power for 12 to 14 hours a day. 

I'll be adding plenty of plant filtration if that makes a difference? 

I have 2 mini ponds out right now, this is my second year w/ mini ponds, and I only use a small sponge in each and it works great! Hope this helps.

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Another option is to hook the USB pump up to a power bank (get 2) and when 1 is nearly empty, switch it out for the second one and recharge the first. If I remember correctly from one of Cory's Peru videos, a decent powerbank will keep it powered for a few days. I would advise you to keep the powerbanks out of the full sun, they don't like that.

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