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may be getting a bunch of free pond stuff

 
Brenda Groth
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well any of you who have seen my  blog photos of my pond know that I've been working on  it for a few years now..and it is getting pretty big and deep..but I have no freshwater inlet.

I have been planning on attempting to put in a flowing well or a solar or wind pumped well pump to add fresh  water to it when I can afford to do it.

however..$ have to go for other things right now

yesterday my sister asked me "If I disassemble my pond would you take my fish?"..I said yes and then asked what she would be doing with all of her pond stuff...and plants.

she has a lot of plants and hers has a liner which I don't need, but she also has a bubbler to keep the water open in the winter, a waterfall with recirculating pump and a filter..all of which I don't have for mine..and she said IF she does disassemble her pond she would give me all of those.

I would of course have to disinfect them so as not to add any diseases to my pond..however..it would be a lot of equipment for free..

her pond is a LOT smaller than mine..so they wouldn't be sufficient to aearate my entire pond, but I'm thinking I could use them in the deepest hole of the pond where larger fish would be more likely to be able to grow..for the bubbler I could put that farther toward the other side of the pond..thus having the watefall on one side and the bubbler on another area..which might give more oxygen to the pond and maybe be better for different fish..even if I don't get the well in this year

any comments? 
 
Adrien Quenneville
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From experience with aquariums, i would not put the bubbler in the deepest area of your pond, but rather on a "shelf" or mid-depth gently-sloping areas.

Some fish LOVE undisturbed, deep water.
 
Brenda Groth
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thanks..

I am just learning about aquaculture

I am in  the middle of reading Permaculture Design Manual and just finished reading most of the chapter on Aquaculture and learned a FEW things I didn't know.

I am hopinig to put in some oxygenator plants this spring besides the ones I have and then I hope to check out buying some fish at the hatchery (have goldfish breeding in there now but it is a good size pond)

still ice covered now

also read that you can put floating greenhousees (tiny little ones on rafts) on the pond to keep ice free areas in the winter..gonna try that with some spare cold frames I have (plexi) build rafts for them and see if they'll float next winter
 
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