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I wanted to try to clean up the excess nutrients our 1/4 pond since it is now 7 feet low and about half the size and too many fish. We are in an extreme drought! we built 2 pvc rectangles and filled them with various plants. There is no electricity at the pond. I wanted to circulate water thru the plants so was looking at DC options. I have tried different pumps and even a trolling motor. I found some info on the air lift on here and you tube and seemed like what I needed. using a 60 watt air pump it fills a 1 gallon bucket in less than 3 seconds. Some findings on different set-ups. 12VDC sump type pump draws 12.5 amps/150watts. 30 pound thrust troll motor on low setting draws 6.9 amps/83 watts. Air pump 4.9 amps/59watts. All seem to move the same amount of water. The only thing about the DC air pump is it is said not to last very long. I may try an inverter and AC pump if the dc pump fails. I have only run this for a week now but the water looks a little better, just trying to make it until we get rain!

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Originally Posted by septamello
Wastewater treatment plant. They aerate the water so the bacteria breaking down the poo have plenty of oxygen. Due to the introduced air, the water density is low enough that a human body (or most any object that would normally float) will go straight to the bottom.

In this case I'll take your word for it. sick

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