ALLEN LONG, FISH POND 0.32-Acre
Take your pick Allen,
Left photo shows a Keeton Aquatics Small Pond
Aerator. The advantage of this is the price and it's ability to handle
up to a 1/3 acre pond strictly for some oxygen exchange to help keep the fish
alive. It would make the surface aerator be about 60% more
effective. It would also keep some open water in the winter, we think.
Right photo shows you selling the current surface aerator to some unsuspecting passer-through who likes to see the water splash. Then install the Vertex AIR-1. The advantage of this is the very rapid turnover of the water body that will raise the dissolved oxygen level tremendously. The added oxygen on the bottom will sustain the life of aerobic bacteria that will rapidly digest the muck in the bottom of the pond and make it revert to a solid bottom over a period of two or three years we believe. You will have much more room to raise the fish. And you are going to need it because they are going to grow just as fast as you can feed them. See Zinn's Catfish Pond for an example of how well the fish will do.
Optional but highly recommended for eliminating the muck. We use:
Clean-Flo Clean & Clear Concentrated
Enzymes $ 82.50 (1 Gallon)
The whole show added together is $1,333.91
Oh, by the way. Gene Meyer at the Cannon Dam General Store told me this morning that the aerator scared all the muskrats out of his 6-acre lake and the all went to his other pond. Now he's talking an aerator in it.
Kindest regards Alan,
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