Pond Boss Magazine
https://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
ax558, Mark Bordelon, jenniee, DrewSh, PBODE
17,836 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums36
Topics39,896
Posts543,189
Members17,836
Most Online3,583
Jan 15th, 2020
Top Posters
esshup 26,889
ewest 21,074
Cecil Baird1 20,043
Bill Cody 14,349
Who's Online Now
6 members (willyfield20, FishinRod, Ken77, Theo Gallus, catscratch, Sunil), 184 guests, and 115 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Joined: May 2022
Posts: 10
S
saxon11 Offline OP
OP Offline
S
Joined: May 2022
Posts: 10
New pond dug, clay bottom, 6.5 feet deep in middle, about 50' x 75' in size. Couple things I'm thinking about adding ahead of filling it with water:

1. an aerator in middle (close to deep center hole) that would run all year. I have my diffuser in 5 gallon pail and will have a DC powered Air Pump on shore with solar panel.

2. I may add a pump to add a small current around the pond. I would also like this to be DC so I can hook right up to solar and battery. This current will help keep from stagnant.

3. good to know I will have to add some supplemental water via sprinkler in summer. I plan to have that on edge of pond which will also help a little bit with stagnant water.

4. I plan to add sunfish and bass at some point, which is why you see the logs in bottom to provide structure.

Any suggestions, please let me know. thank you

Attached Images
IMG_0695.jpg (96.62 KB, 51 downloads)
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 26,889
Likes: 361
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
Offline
Moderator
Ambassador
Field Correspondent
Lunker
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 26,889
Likes: 361
Don't run the aerator in the deepest part of the pond all year. You could get the water too cold and stress the fish. I'd put the diffuser at 2' depth max for the winter, maybe even a little bit less. You only need 5%-10% max open water.

If you didn't compact the dirt after you dug it out, I'd fill it completely with water before adding any fish. That way if it leaks you can drain it and address the issue without losing any fish. Being that shallow, you need to ensure that it doesn't leak or you might have too low of a water level for the fish to survive the winter.


www.hoosierpondpros.com


http://www.pondboss.com/subscribe.asp?c=4
3/4 to 1 1/4 ac pond LMB, SMB, PS, BG, RES, CC, YP, Bardello BG, (RBT & Blue Tilapia - seasonal).

Link Copied to Clipboard
Today's Birthdays
For the Family, honyok, Jakeroo, Zinki
Recent Posts
Just a little watermeal?
by LANGSTER - 08/16/22 04:17 PM
Would aeration help this scum?
by ewest - 08/16/22 01:18 PM
Catfish Die Off
by Dave Davidson1 - 08/16/22 08:46 AM
SMB for NOVA pond?
by Dave Davidson1 - 08/16/22 08:40 AM
Sunfish Stocking, start with small or big?
by FishinRod - 08/16/22 08:27 AM
Will water lillies take over my pond?
by teehjaeh57 - 08/15/22 07:15 PM
Getting started on a 50 acre unmanaged pond
by FishinRod - 08/15/22 10:30 AM
New Southern Ohio Pond
by anthropic - 08/14/22 11:13 PM
Controlling Watershield
by Bill Cody - 08/14/22 06:52 PM
Grass Carp in California?
by FishinRod - 08/14/22 10:30 AM
Newly Uploaded Images
Alien lifeforms
Alien lifeforms
by cb100, August 11
test
test
by Dwight, July 29
My possible pond site
My possible pond site
by ArbyTX, July 27
test
test
by Dwight, July 22
Male RES
Male RES
by Shorty, June 27
New Record Bluegill
New Record Bluegill
by Theo Gallus, June 10

� 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5