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#492127 - 06/18/18 06:32 PM Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s [Re: wbuffetjr]
wbuffetjr Offline


Registered: 08/16/14
Posts: 795
Loc: in the mountains
About 95% sure all the fish are dead. Headed out there 6/23. Will make some improvements to the current set up, gather a ton of data, put some more fish in and get ready to give this coming Winter another shot. Will post pics and data when I get back.

If you count the Winters I have been working on this, so far it is: Winter - 4
me - 0
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#492128 - 06/18/18 06:38 PM Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s [Re: wbuffetjr]
DrLuke Offline


Registered: 06/04/15
Posts: 329
Loc: Grinnell, IA
Dang it! I was wishing and hoping a few got through.
I'm not discounting the disappointment and expense of your trials and tribulations for the past 4 seasons. But there have been some pretty amazing success stories that actually were preceded but a ton of failures....er....experience, before getting on track. I'm thinking about a guy named Edison, or a guy named Jordan.

Hang tough pard. I have no doubt you'll get there.
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#492137 - 06/18/18 10:20 PM Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s [Re: wbuffetjr]
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Registered: 07/09/11
Posts: 1851
Loc: East Texas
It may be 4-0, but you have opposable thumbs and a secret weapon!

This year is your year, and I am not convinced they are all morts. I want proof!
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#492164 - 06/19/18 10:29 AM Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s [Re: wbuffetjr]
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Registered: 08/16/14
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Loc: in the mountains
Thanks Fellas!
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#492976 - 06/29/18 06:25 PM Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s [Re: wbuffetjr]
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Registered: 07/09/11
Posts: 1851
Loc: East Texas
I just found out there are FISH ALIVE!!!

SO its winter 3, JR 1.
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#492998 - 06/30/18 09:33 AM Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s [Re: wbuffetjr]
Mike Whatley Offline


Registered: 04/22/18
Posts: 241
Loc: Louisiana
Woo Hoo!!!!
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#493010 - 06/30/18 02:12 PM Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s [Re: wbuffetjr]
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Registered: 09/19/14
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Loc: Harrison Co. Texas
Thanks for posting up Brian, that is good to hear. You, young man have done a good neighborly thing! So, any more to add, like what type and any idea on any numbers of survivors?
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#493033 - 06/30/18 10:59 PM Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s [Re: wbuffetjr]
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Registered: 07/09/11
Posts: 1851
Loc: East Texas
I have not heard about any numbers, but I was told that the fish "turned on" a few days ago. I hear that at times, several have hit the surface at the same time. And the fish that have been caught/seen are very healthy. All in all, there are smiles up in the mountains!
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#493731 - 07/14/18 01:04 PM Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s [Re: wbuffetjr]
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Registered: 07/09/11
Posts: 1851
Loc: East Texas
Just got an update.

The crawdads also made it through the winter. It looks like this is the first year for that as well.

There is a lot of excitement up in the mountains these days.
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#493743 - 07/14/18 08:40 PM Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s [Re: wbuffetjr]
canyoncreek Offline


Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 1783
Loc: West Michigan
Can't wait to hear more about what worked this year given all the apparent set backs.

I wonder if this unusual year with very little snow also helped keep sunlight hitting the plants through the ice and keeping some oxygen production going.

If next year it is back to heavy ice and thick snow then everything will be riding on the solar powered aerators again.

Can't wait to see pictures and hear more!

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#493789 - 07/15/18 11:22 PM Re: 8 acre pond at 10,000' - lots of aeration ?s [Re: wbuffetjr]
highflyer Offline


Registered: 07/09/11
Posts: 1851
Loc: East Texas
Canyon,

The ice was very thick this year. There was a fair amount of snow on the ice for the winter months. Having the solar powered aeration got things through the toughest times. The second windmill seemed to add just enough air after the solar powered system iced up to carry the day until ice off. At least that is my guess so far. I'll be heading up next weekend to help with a few upgrades and I should have more data after that.

All in all, what a ride!
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