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Willard Magee and
Mrs. Conrad said the Missouri DNR has chosen this as one of five lakes in the state to study for a particular reason, so we are very excited about the possibility of aerating this lake to show our stuff to the DNR and the Conservation Department. The lake has a high amount of usage by geese and there are cattle in at least some of the pasture above it. (I read somewhere that in terms of biologic oxygen demand on the pond, 30 geese equal 1 cow.) That is were we can demonstrate our ability to reduce maintain a friendly ecology throughout the water body, and in particular, reduce the fecal coliform bacteria commonly caused by the cattle and waterfowl. And, if we are not getting where we want to go, we'll know it sooner from the DNR's data and adjust accordingly.
The information in the above photo was our quick assessment of how we might go about continuously inverting this body of water to raise the oxygen level all the way to the bottom throughout the lake. I have never done one quite this way, so there is a little bit of "thinking out loud" in the dialogue here. In this design we have chosen to utilize the handy combination of equipment from two of our suppliers. The Aeration Centers will be the Keeton QuietLine Systems running to 12" X 12" X 2" Ceramic Microporous Diffusers in the deep water. Each diffuser will use up all the capacity (4.4 CFM) of one 1/3 horsepower compressor. There are six compressors and six diffusers. They are connected by 5/8" self-weighted tubing, a very thick-walled flexible PVC tubing that lays on the bottom of the lake. Here is the cost breakdown, but I can't nail down the exact shipping charges until we are ready to commit. In the meantime I'll guess at the shipping and adjust accordingly later.
Note: All prices are FOB
Optional Installation to customer
electric service at the lake. $ 880 Paid after completion.
For farm equipment exemption on Missouri Sales Tax, we must have this form filled out and signed by you prior to the purchase. http://www.dor.mo.gov/tax/business/sales/forms/149f.pdf
We recommend you install this system
before the end of the year 2007. After the lake has reached a comfortable
60ºF next spring, we should seed the lake with AEROBIC bacteria and enzymes to
speed up the improvement in the lake ecology. We will determine the best
form of this bacteria after we learn more about the lake. In the meantime
you can study the following microbes that we'll likely choose from at these
The above price is only $402 per acre,
which is remarkable low. The geometry of the lake and its depth lends
itself to being easily aerated without the normal 1 DuraPlate diffuser per acre
you would need in a shallow lake with extended branches. I used
information provided me by Clean-Flo on the performance of the 12" ceramic
Of Further Interest to Gooneybird's LLC is the
3.5-Acre Lake to the north of you, and even the small pond lying in between.
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