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    Nisai
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    Quick aeration in mud pond question.

    What is the best way?

    Currently I have a 10 litre buckets filled with stones with an aeration dome held level with the rim of the bucket. These then sink to the pond bottom while retaining the stones inside the buckets. The problem I have is the water get real cloudy when aeration is on. Are there any tricks to limit the clouding? Is it still as so important to have aeration as deep as possible as the only thing I can think of to reduce the clouding is to raise the domes higher from the bottom and not have aeration on 24/7.

    Ohh, I should mention the pond is just under 2 metres deep at its deepest point and because of its shape I have three aeration domes.

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    I was told by a dealer who worked in Japan for several years you don't want the air all the way to the bottom.

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    Did they mention what would be a good depth to have them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razoola View Post
    Did they mention what would be a good depth to have them?

    I was told that it was agood thing to have a cooler level of water for the Koi at the bottom during the summer. My Mud Pond is 10 ft. deep and I have my air line about 3 to 4ft above the bottom. I use string tied to the air line and pieces of concrete.

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    Many thanks, I think I'll try raising mine another foot and see if that helps my problem.

    Raz

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    FWIW, I keep mine off the bottom because I'm afraid it will create a hole in the clay and cause the pond to leak. Ponds that have several feet of clay wouldn't be bothered with this but we had to truck in 480 yds. of red clay to seal our pond.

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    Quick aeration in mud ponds

    Back to the original subject quick aeration in mud ponds.

    Many fish farmers use surface aerators, especially in emergency situations.




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    Promoting movement and agitation at the surface (as pictured by Rick) is a better way to go. Far less clouding of the water to contend with and surface air exchange gives you maximum exposure for CO2 degassing and O2 intake.

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