Ashley Cottonwood wrote:James, are you going to filter the water at all? Just curious.
Tj Jefferson wrote:James I had an issue in my water collection barrel with algae. I have since installed a mylar windshield reflector. I think it has all but eliminated the algae. I had a rough filter on my tank (a broken colander actually!) but I took it off since there was never anything in there and it kept blowing off.
A cheapo tarp underneath the straps will eliminate algae and (I think) moderate the temperature. The water was getting too hot in the summer and freezing in the winter. I don't think this is a total solution as the water lines were freezing as well, but it has helped. My next tank will be in the coop and insulated since our average temperature is almost never below freezing for any length of time and the chix keep it a little warm in there.
Tj Jefferson wrote:James do you think this will be frost tolerant? I’m annoyed at the nipple waterer setup. The actual water refs were fine but the pvc they are embedded in split. If this or a plaisson bell survive freeze/thaw it would be interesting.