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Old 02-16-2014, 04:21 PM   #76
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Hi i thought I would add a pond picture with snow. This winter in NJ has been colder for longer duration and the snow we received stayed. I am suspect that a cheap low volume air pump will keep an opening in the ice. I use a Medo 45 and the hole in the picture is only 8-10 inches wide. During a particular cold spell the opening was maybe 3 inches.
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:44 PM   #77
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The air pump might keep a hole in the ice depending on how cold it gets. It can certainly reduce the amount you need to use a heater.
I've been using a stock tank heater to keep a hole in the ice for a couple of decades. Maybe 5 or so years ago I added an air pump and it keeps a hole in the ice most of the time now. I only had to plug in the stock tank heater when the temperatures got to -14 F and didn't get above 0 F for a week. The air pump uses a lot less power than the stock tank heater so I'm happy.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:12 PM   #78
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Wow, thanks KenP and Mark Allred for showing your ponds full of snow. The cat seems like seeing something that aroused her curiosity.
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:32 PM   #79
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MB2,
You were right about him seeing something...
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:32 AM   #80
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I have not seen my koi for about a month. The snow has been around that long. I could use that cat this spring if he is available. I have a chipmunk problem and my dogs just do not care.
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