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Solar Pond Aeration - Anyone have one? #7185066
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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.

Re: Solar Pond Aeration - Anyone have one? [Re: deewayne2003] #7185075
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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



Re: Solar Pond Aeration - Anyone have one? [Re: stxranchman] #7185788
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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.

Re: Solar Pond Aeration - Anyone have one? [Re: deewayne2003] #7186770
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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

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Re: Solar Pond Aeration - Anyone have one? [Re: deewayne2003] #7186828
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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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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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