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#248108 - 02/13/11 01:18 PM My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station
roadjoker22 Offline


Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 109
Loc: Massillon Ohio
Here are som pics of the sytem I coppied off RC51 for my 3/4 acre pond. I used Eco 7 Air Pump, three 9 inch diffuser from diffuser express, 50' of bottom line hose, 15 feet of auto zone heater hose, a few bread racks from a buddy, some stainless cabel, a 2 duck decoys, and moddified contico locking out door tool box. The tool box is also going to be storage dock box for the radio and life jackets, things like that.
Pump=115$
diffusers=62$
bottom line=80$
heater hose=10$
contico box=64$
box vents=11$
PVC fittings=10$
hose clamps=4$
stainless wire=15$
Total=356$

diffusers
http://www.diffuserexpress.com/fine_bubble_disc.htm
pump
http://www.aquariumspecialty.com/catalog...ac6a4ac1fada291
bottom line hose
http://www.cleanponds.com


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0209111131.jpg (1883 downloads)
Description: Start of the process

0210111318.jpg (1641 downloads)
0210111321.jpg (1473 downloads)
Description: air pump very quiet!

0211111451a.jpg (1550 downloads)
Description: bottom line. this stuff is nice! cant belive how heavy it is!

0211111451.jpg (1555 downloads)
Description: few 90's to get up over the bread rack could cut the rack but PVC is like LEGO's for adults lol


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A weeks worth of vacation, 59 hours in a John Deere 160, 2 logs of Skoal, 1500$ in fuel, Lots of help from the neigbors and my old man, and a wife with an open mind to let me dig a pond at are cabin. All i can say is life is good!



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#248110 - 02/13/11 01:24 PM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: roadjoker22]
roadjoker22 Offline


Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 109
Loc: Massillon Ohio
More pics


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0211111450.jpg (1406 downloads)
Description: added a few more racks

0211111453.jpg (1211 downloads)
Description: 4 corners have cable going up to 1 piece that runs up to my decoys

0211111453a.jpg (1167 downloads)
Description: Mr. Duck the cable holder

0211111451b.jpg (1113 downloads)
Description: put some rocks on the lower rack for weight

0211111452.jpg (1294 downloads)

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A weeks worth of vacation, 59 hours in a John Deere 160, 2 logs of Skoal, 1500$ in fuel, Lots of help from the neigbors and my old man, and a wife with an open mind to let me dig a pond at are cabin. All i can say is life is good!



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#248111 - 02/13/11 01:29 PM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: roadjoker22]
roadjoker22 Offline


Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 109
Loc: Massillon Ohio
Pictures of the Dock/air pump box being modified, Going to add 6 more to the other side and 6 smaller vents on the back. to much air flow is better ten not enough!


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0212111240a.jpg (1245 downloads)



Edited by roadjoker22 (02/13/11 01:32 PM)
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A weeks worth of vacation, 59 hours in a John Deere 160, 2 logs of Skoal, 1500$ in fuel, Lots of help from the neigbors and my old man, and a wife with an open mind to let me dig a pond at are cabin. All i can say is life is good!



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#248130 - 02/13/11 05:14 PM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: roadjoker22]
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Just a few considerations, Secure the schedule 80 tubing with more than zip ties (as is) the discs will float up on you at some point.I would also 90 degree down the hose barb for the weighted tubing and tie it off a foot or so down the rack,so it then can sweep to the bottom. I believe it will in time snap your fitting off, probably when you lower it in place, you dont want that heavy weighted tubing hanging "out" as the pic shows.Also try to get the unit on the pond bottom as level as possible as those diffusers will tend to put more air to the high side (less down pressure)Look'n good keep the pics coming !!

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#248134 - 02/13/11 06:33 PM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: Ted Lea FOREVERGREEN]
roadjoker22 Offline


Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 109
Loc: Massillon Ohio
Ted, good call on the barb. Never even though of that. i will snip that barb off and 90 it down to the bottom of the rack. This way the 50' section of bottom line will be just sitting on the bottom of the pond from the dock to the middle.
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A weeks worth of vacation, 59 hours in a John Deere 160, 2 logs of Skoal, 1500$ in fuel, Lots of help from the neigbors and my old man, and a wife with an open mind to let me dig a pond at are cabin. All i can say is life is good!



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#248845 - 02/19/11 06:43 PM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: roadjoker22]
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Joker looking good bud! I want to see those bubbles coming up out of the water at 15 feet!! I hope it works at that depth for ya! It should be close! You may have to pull it to 12 feet?? Not sure. Keep us posted!!




Edited by RC51 (02/19/11 06:43 PM)
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#248903 - 02/20/11 03:49 PM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: RC51]
roadjoker22 Offline


Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 109
Loc: Massillon Ohio
Hey RC51 thanks. the ponds getting there, it was about 50% dethawed this morning when i left. I cant wait to get the aluminum boat in the pond and drop this thing to the bottom and get it ooked up. I got some pics im gona try to up-load tonight. I built another diffuser prtion and have valves in my compressor box this way one will be sitting in 5 foot of water and the other set will be in the deep 15 foot water and all i have to do is open and shut the valves instead of moving my diffusers. I talked to diffuser express and they told me the diffusers with there check valves can remain under water with no air going to them indefinatly and i do not have to worry about water running back into my line and that cleaning of the diifusers is recomended once a year with a soft bristled scub brush but not required.


Edited by roadjoker22 (02/20/11 03:51 PM)
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A weeks worth of vacation, 59 hours in a John Deere 160, 2 logs of Skoal, 1500$ in fuel, Lots of help from the neigbors and my old man, and a wife with an open mind to let me dig a pond at are cabin. All i can say is life is good!



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#248904 - 02/20/11 03:53 PM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: roadjoker22]
roadjoker22 Offline


Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 109
Loc: Massillon Ohio
RC51 i forgot to put I found the specs on the ECO 5 pump and it said maximum deoth of 15 feet. so i would imagine the eco 7 would be at least that or better? will seee
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A weeks worth of vacation, 59 hours in a John Deere 160, 2 logs of Skoal, 1500$ in fuel, Lots of help from the neigbors and my old man, and a wife with an open mind to let me dig a pond at are cabin. All i can say is life is good!



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#248907 - 02/20/11 04:16 PM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: roadjoker22]
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THIS WAS SUPPOSE TO BE IN YOUR DOCK THREAD EVERYONE IGNORE THIS POST

RJ,
Picked up my barrels yesterday, Its amazing the price difference between Menards and Home Depot almost $250 cheaper at Menards. Those deck boards are where they get you..

my barrels were filled with vanilla flavoring, and the others where filled with a coagulant aluminum something, I sprayed them off and the water turned to gel on top. I gotta get them cleaned pretty good and sealed up real tight. The vanilla smells good though lol grin


Edited by Bluegillerkiller (02/20/11 04:19 PM)
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#248938 - 02/20/11 09:25 PM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: roadjoker22]
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Originally Posted By: roadjoker22
RC51 i forgot to put I found the specs on the ECO 5 pump and it said maximum deoth of 15 feet. so i would imagine the eco 7 would be at least that or better? will seee


Hey Joker that's good to know! I could never really find any for sure info on the pump like you did. So your right if the Eco 5 will go 15 feet the 7 should be no problem. COOL!! And you are right about the internal check valves on the diffusers. That's what makes these diffusers so cool! Pretty much maintenance free!! Good idea about having a station deep and one shallow. That will sure make it easier for ya! Talk to you later,
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#249063 - 02/21/11 07:29 PM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: RC51]
roadjoker22 Offline


Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 109
Loc: Massillon Ohio
RC51 just got the other 3 diffusers and got the 2nd station built. we had weather in the 70's on friday and imk sitting here tonight at work watching the snow pile up!whats up with that! as soon as the pond is totally opened and the dock is shoved in i will get pics of this system working! thanks again for all the help. The diifuser worked good in my fish tank lol.
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A weeks worth of vacation, 59 hours in a John Deere 160, 2 logs of Skoal, 1500$ in fuel, Lots of help from the neigbors and my old man, and a wife with an open mind to let me dig a pond at are cabin. All i can say is life is good!



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#249067 - 02/21/11 07:37 PM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: roadjoker22]
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Awesome! And glad I could help! I have been on this forum for a little over a year now now and I am glad I could help some folks out! I posted my pictures when I did just for showing what I did never really thought about someone else using the same style system! It really is a good system for a 1 acre pond or smaller and fairly easy on the pocket book too! Be looking forward to seeing your system in the pond and working. Have a good one Joker!


Edited by RC51 (02/21/11 07:38 PM)
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#250051 - 03/02/11 05:12 AM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: RC51]
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Thanks for the info.

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#252105 - 03/20/11 10:31 AM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: infinity]
roadjoker22 Offline


Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 109
Loc: Massillon Ohio
Well dock is in so I figured might as well get the aerator out of the cabin and into the lake to free up some space. RC51 the system worked great in 15 fo0t of water but i have it off the bottom about 3 feet so im only in 12 foot of water. here are some pics


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Description: Compressor box mouned on the dock

0319111330.jpg (1487 downloads)
Description: compressor and valves in the box. valves are for sending flow from my winter diffuser to my summer diffuser

0319111303.jpg (1354 downloads)
Description: Rob and Chris the neibor guys rowing the diffuser station out to sea

0319111303a.jpg (1434 downloads)

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A weeks worth of vacation, 59 hours in a John Deere 160, 2 logs of Skoal, 1500$ in fuel, Lots of help from the neigbors and my old man, and a wife with an open mind to let me dig a pond at are cabin. All i can say is life is good!



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#252127 - 03/20/11 03:33 PM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: roadjoker22]
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Registered: 03/09/11
Posts: 621
Loc: Wahiawa, HI
Lots of good info here. Thanks for taking the time to post up.

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#252134 - 03/20/11 05:01 PM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: roadwarriorsvt]
roadjoker22 Offline


Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 109
Loc: Massillon Ohio
RoadWarrior your welcome. I am glad RC51 shared the nice set up. I was very happy with the way it turned out and performed. I am curious to see if it will run 6 diffuser. i am going to run another station with 3 diffuser that will hang below the dock at 5 feet on a cable. it will be run in the winter full time to keep the dock un-thawed. I am curious to see if I can run both stations off the eco 7 in the summer time. I will find out shortly planning on putting the dock station in this weekend.
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A weeks worth of vacation, 59 hours in a John Deere 160, 2 logs of Skoal, 1500$ in fuel, Lots of help from the neigbors and my old man, and a wife with an open mind to let me dig a pond at are cabin. All i can say is life is good!



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#252135 - 03/20/11 05:06 PM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: infinity]
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Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 109
Loc: Massillon Ohio
NO problem infinty. Thanks again to RC51 and all the members. But most important Thank you Pond Boss for this valuable tool where all of us can share are knowledge and experiances!
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A weeks worth of vacation, 59 hours in a John Deere 160, 2 logs of Skoal, 1500$ in fuel, Lots of help from the neigbors and my old man, and a wife with an open mind to let me dig a pond at are cabin. All i can say is life is good!



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#252179 - 03/20/11 11:27 PM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: roadjoker22]
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Joker that's AWESOME!!! Glad it worked for ya!! For the price of the setup you just can't beat it!!! I am happy for ya!
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#252187 - 03/21/11 03:51 AM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: RC51]
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Just out of curosity, if you were to purchase a complete system like this out of a box, how much would it run?

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#252195 - 03/21/11 09:39 AM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: roadwarriorsvt]
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Hey RW,

Out of the box is hard to determine. You can get out of the box systems that range from 1000 bucks to 3000 bucks or more. This system I put together will cost you right around 300 to 350 give to take. I only used 75 feet of weighted tubing so my system was a little less. Weighted tubing is expensive but man it's awesome and makes life easy when it comes to this type of setup! Keep in mindy if you bought this system out of the box from a retailer if would be about 600 bucks I bet as you know as well as I do they are going to make their profit as well. Here is a quick breakdown of what I spent. I also think Joker posted his cost too earlier in this post.

Eco 7 pump = 105 bucks
75 feet weighted tubing. 117 bucks.
3 , 9 inch round diffusers fine bubble. 50 bucks.
PVC pipe for air system about 15 bucks.
Cat kennel to house air pump. 20 bucks.

Hope this helps.
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#252197 - 03/21/11 10:00 AM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: RC51]
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Just a footnote. If you are in a potential flood area on your dock; either build compressor with quick disconnects or put box up as high as possible. Experience talking here (not smarts).

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#252200 - 03/21/11 10:21 AM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: Sniper]
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Sniper excelent sugestion. If the water makes it over my box I am in a world of hurt because that means the cabins under water to. Thats when i give stae farm a call lol.


Edited by roadjoker22 (03/21/11 10:28 AM)
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A weeks worth of vacation, 59 hours in a John Deere 160, 2 logs of Skoal, 1500$ in fuel, Lots of help from the neigbors and my old man, and a wife with an open mind to let me dig a pond at are cabin. All i can say is life is good!



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#252201 - 03/21/11 10:35 AM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: roadjoker22]
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Originally Posted By: roadjoker22
Sniper excelent sugestion. If the water makes it over my box I am in a world of hurt because that means the cabins under water to. Thats when i give stae farm a call lol.



My pond is a dammed up part of a "crick". Water varies by 5-7 feet in a toad strangler. I was down on the dock chucking water out of the compressor box last spring. Not fun by twice.

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#252479 - 03/23/11 10:49 AM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: RC51]
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When do we get to see some photos of these triple 9" diffusers bubbling from the bottom. I'm anxious to see the size of boil you get!
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#252486 - 03/23/11 11:18 AM Re: My version of RC51 aeration diffuser station [Re: FarmerRick]
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Originally Posted By: FarmerRick
When do we get to see some photos of these triple 9" diffusers bubbling from the bottom. I'm anxious to see the size of boil you get!


Hey Rick I posted some before but here are a couple of pics of mine working. It will make about a 18 inch round bubble area give or take.


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