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Add water from tanker?
#524005 07/26/20 06:41 PM
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Hello All
I have a 1/2 acre pond in Upstate NY that usually spring fed when there isn’t a drought!
We added LMB, FHM, CCF this year.
We have a large water loss due to spring not running and in the sun all day.
I can get tankers of water from a reliable source. I’m wondering:

Will cold water (Approx. 54 degrees) addition to the pond shock the fish?
Any other issues I may not be aware of??

Thank you for any help 🙏🏽

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Re: Add water from tanker?
RedOlin #524014 07/27/20 08:14 AM
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I doubt that you could get enough on a cost justified basis to help a 1/2 acre pond.


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Dave Davidson1 #524019 07/27/20 12:19 PM
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I can get 7000 gallons for 50.00. I thought that may be a good price

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RedOlin #524021 07/27/20 12:39 PM
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How deep is your pond? I think Dave above is suggesting a 1/2 acre pond can take a lot of water. Maybe half a million gallons.

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RedOlin #524023 07/27/20 01:27 PM
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The math says,

325,000 gallons per acre-foot. If your surface is one half acre, thats 162,500 gallons per foot of your water. 7000 gallons is (drumroll please) about one half inch of water in your pond. That is not much of a difference. Evaporation and transpiration will take more than that in a day I would guess. So to add one foot, you would need $1200 worth of tankers (23.2).


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A dry fly catches no fish
Try not to be THAT 10%
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highflyer #524025 07/27/20 02:07 PM
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Thank you 🙏🏽
False advertising. 500 per load!
Just hoping for rain now!

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RedOlin #524026 07/27/20 02:08 PM
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How do I close or delete a thread?

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RedOlin #524027 07/27/20 02:35 PM
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They live forever!!! But sooner or later it will fade into the pond abyss.


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Try not to be THAT 10%
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