Pond Boss Magazine
Newest Members
Homestead 101, Willy Wonka, gautprod, JRM, Rowdybass
18,492 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Most Online3,612
Jan 10th, 2023
Top Posters
esshup 28,529
ewest 21,490
Cecil Baird1 20,043
Bill Cody 15,145
Who's Online Now
8 members (Fishingadventure, Boondoggle, Bobbss, phinfan, catscratch, Bill Cody, FishinRod, Groundhog7), 620 guests, and 141 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#560980 08/30/23 08:19 AM
Joined: Apr 2022
Posts: 5
OP Offline
Joined: Apr 2022
Posts: 5
New system owner in WV. 1 acre pond 25 years old. 12 ft at deepest , 7 ft average and rectangle. Runoff fed with trees around 40 percent. Lots of muck but overall not in bad shape. Treating with Muck Away and dye. Hiblow 200 and 2 Matala 12 inch diffusers. Installed first diffuser, 90ft from pump, at 11 ft with 10 day startup. No Issues. Lots of small brown bubbles on surface but fish seem happy and are moving and brown bubbles seems to be diminishing. 1/2 inch line with backpressure of 6 PSI. I know a little high for that pump but water boil is very good. I estimate close to 4 CFM which is high for that diffuser and I need to get second diffuser installed asap. Didn't get second diffuser installed and plan to set it this weekend @ 6 ft and 160 ft away. My question. Should I use my manifold to do a start-up with that second diffuser ? Thanks for your thoughts.

Joined: May 2004
Posts: 13,969
Likes: 276
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 13,969
Likes: 276
I suspect that you are probably well mixed down to 6 feet now. I'd turn the second diffuser on full time.

Of course, I have had a fishkill each of the last two years. YMMV.

"Live like you'll die tomorrow, but manage your grass like you'll live forever."
-S. M. Stirling
[Linked Image from i.pinimg.com]

Link Copied to Clipboard
Today's Birthdays
acmbusiness, Dantheman
Recent Posts
Happy Birthday Theo!
by Bobbss - 04/21/24 10:19 PM
Horizontal vs Vertical (big bass)?
by FishinRod - 04/21/24 09:34 PM
How to distribute phosphorus binder
by esshup - 04/21/24 08:51 PM
Golden Shiners - What size to stock?
by esshup - 04/21/24 08:44 PM
Low Alkalinity
by esshup - 04/21/24 08:38 PM
What’s the easiest way to get rid of leaves
by esshup - 04/21/24 08:35 PM
Happy Birthday Sparkplug!
by Bill Cody - 04/21/24 07:50 PM
Bluegill problem
by FishinRod - 04/21/24 06:05 PM
My DIY pond construction experience
by KWL - 04/21/24 06:04 PM
Selecting Times to Feed
by FishinRod - 04/21/24 02:29 PM
American Feeder H 125 Fish Feeder
by esshup - 04/21/24 09:04 AM
Sealing a pond with steep slopes without liner
by FishinRod - 04/20/24 10:58 PM
Newly Uploaded Images
Eagles Over The Pond Yesterday
Eagles Over The Pond Yesterday
by Tbar, December 10
Deer at Theo's 2023
Deer at Theo's 2023
by Theo Gallus, November 13
Minnow identification
Minnow identification
by Mike Troyer, October 6
Sharing the Food
Sharing the Food
by FishinRod, September 9
by Theo Gallus, July 28
Snake Identification
Snake Identification
by Rangersedge, July 12

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

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5