Air stones

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    ashirley Annie in SC

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    I am thinking of adding air stones to the pond this winter. During the summer, I run a UV light attached to a separate pump that increases water circulation and aeration. Since I will not need the UV in the winter, I was thinking that air stones might provide more water movement more efficiently. Do any of you use air stones? What has been your experience?
     
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    In the winter I run a Pond Master 20 LPM. I suspend four stones, about 10 inches into the water, at various locations in the pond.

    I run a stronger aerator in the summer.
     
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    I have 2 large air stones at the bottom of the pond, should I bring them closer to the surface for the winter or can I leave them be?
     
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    Gemma, I wouldn't leave them at the bottom, as to not mix the lower warmer water with the upper colder water.
     
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    Good to know. I would never have thought of raising them once Fall drops into Winter.
     
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    Thanks, I'll bring them up this weekend!
     
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    I put one or 2 right under my pond heater .
     
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    That should help keeping the hole open!
     
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    I bring mine to the shelves near surface in the winter.
     
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    I got rid of all my shelves, they'll have to just hang
     
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    I have a pipe across my pond so it is easy to tie off the pond heater and the airstones where ever I want them .
     
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    One thing I forgot to mention is that without the 2 air stones the water does not circulate properly in that corner of the pond, is it still ok to remove them?
     
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    They only keep a hole in the ice until it gets really cold or until heavy snow comes down
     
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