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#7185066 - 05/31/18 04:15 PM Solar Pond Aeration - Anyone have one?
deewayne2003 Offline


Registered: 03/19/09
Posts: 4316
Wondering if any of you guys have set up a solar aeration system on your ponds, and if so what your results/advice would be?

http://mwands.com/store/80-liter-pond-aeration-box-kit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lLOYhOQk-g

I've got a 1 acre pond on my place that is partially silted in and years down the road I will be draining, de-mucking and expanding it; until then I am going to use it as a kids pond for my nephews & other kids- I stocked it with 400 6-8" Channel cat, 200 copper nose bluegill, 200 Hybrid bluegill, 200 Red ear & 10lbs of fathead minnows and added a feeder.

I'm just concerned about oxygen levels/stagnation, and running power to this pond is not an option for a full time electric aerator, hence the idea of having it be a stand alone solar because I live hours away.

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#7185075 - 05/31/18 04:25 PM Re: Solar Pond Aeration - Anyone have one? [Re: deewayne2003]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52793
We had a bellows type windmill but they make both types bellows and diaphragm. I am sure the Solar ones have came a long ways since then.
https://www.koenderswindmills.com/
https://www.pondaeration.com/index.html
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#7185788 - 06/01/18 12:53 PM Re: Solar Pond Aeration - Anyone have one? [Re: stxranchman]
deewayne2003 Offline


Registered: 03/19/09
Posts: 4316
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
We had a bellows type windmill but they make both types bellows and diaphragm. I am sure the Solar ones have came a long ways since then.
https://www.koenderswindmills.com/
https://www.pondaeration.com/index.html


Thanks but trying to stay away from the windmill.... and they are 2x expensive, plus when there is no wind there is no aeration.

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#7186770 - 06/02/18 05:21 PM Re: Solar Pond Aeration - Anyone have one? [Re: deewayne2003]
tlk Offline
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Registered: 07/25/13
Posts: 2490
go to www.pondboss.com forum - those guys have all the answers on stuff like this

I had a 5 acre pond full of really big bass and catfish - lost them all due to oxygen depletion and the pond turning over - aeration is worth it


Edited by tlk (06/02/18 05:22 PM)
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#7186828 - 06/02/18 06:19 PM Re: Solar Pond Aeration - Anyone have one? [Re: deewayne2003]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52793
Originally Posted By: deewayne2003
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
We had a bellows type windmill but they make both types bellows and diaphragm. I am sure the Solar ones have came a long ways since then.
https://www.koenderswindmills.com/
https://www.pondaeration.com/index.html


Thanks but trying to stay away from the windmill.... and they are 2x expensive, plus when there is no wind there is no aeration.

I understand the lack of wind but if you have no sun you have no or limited aeration. Solar will only run a few hours per day...IIRC solar water wells are rated at 6 hrs per day peak production. Tree height will be a major limiting factor for solar.
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#7191481 - 06/07/18 04:32 PM Re: Solar Pond Aeration - Anyone have one? [Re: deewayne2003]
lmd59 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/10
Posts: 236
I have had solar aeration on my pond for the past 4 years and has worked out great. I'll send you info on the company that I used. The company has worked with the folks at Texas A&M on their pond aeration system.

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