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About DieselPlower

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    38
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    West Michigan
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  • How many Goldfish
    5 gf, 8 koi, 3 dojo loach, 2 bristlenose plecos

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  1. I don't doubt you but do you have a source for the 1ppm info? Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  2. Tapatalk works again! Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  3. It froze over but I can see it is still bubbling under the ice. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  4. I have a bunch more pictures but for some reason I can't log in through Tapatalk so I'm not going to post them. It's -4 degrees right now and the water pump and the air pump are both still keeping a very small hole open.
  5. I found this food to be interesting but also the instructions concerned me. 10 minutes worth of food? Seems excessive. Great price for a lot of food though and a sinking pellet for those we prefer them for their fish. https://m.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=5163+5470+40440&pcatid=40440 Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  6. Hello everyone! Every year I see the question "how can I keep a hole open in the ice during winter?" question about 1 million times between a variety of websites. People typically say to use an air pump or a heater, while I typically suggest using a small water pump pointed up to agitate the surface to keep a hole open. That method has worked well for me for approximately 5 Winter is Michigan, where it getting below 0 at times. This year I decided to use a 1000 gph water pump in the shallow end, and in the deep end I have two air stones which are connected to an Aquascape pond air 2. I am interested to see which does a better job keeping a hole open. The air stones are about 3.5 feet down, about a foot off the bottom. The water pump is down about 1.5 feet. In the pictures you can see the water pump is on the right side and the air bubbles are coming up from towards the left side. I wanted to move the air stones further left but I didn't leave myself enough air line when I cut the hoses previously. Anyway, I know this isn't a decisive test on which is better. There are too many variables etc for example the water pump produces much more surface agitation which should give it an advantage. On the other hand the bubbles are coming up tonansurface that is agitated by the water pump so it is kind of like the two of them are working in unison there. This is just for fun. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  7. Oops I forgot to get the butterfly koi pics.... Sorry! I had a pic of my pond from 4 years ago come up in my Facebook memories. I thought it was interesting how it has changed. Photos are from same day but 4 years apart. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  8. Thank you I appreciate that! Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  9. I have 2. One is all white and one is blue on top and white everywhere else. I'll try to get some pics later Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
  10. Thank you One other idea I have is to bury the canister filter about a foot in the ground so it isn't such an eye sore. It is also makes more noise than the other "filters" as the water splashes into the the pond so it should quiet things down with the return being closer to the surface. My concern is what to do with it during Winter, as the ground will freeze. I think I could take the top and media inside and cover the empty canister with a plastic bag so water does not get inside, freeze, and bust it. I guess I could remove the canister as well but then I have an empty hole near the pond that could collapse etc. Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
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