Does it make a "quality" difference whether water hits water or splashes on rocks...

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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    ....as it enters the pond?

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    I would guess, (guess only) that the splashing creates more oxygen than the flow. I would also guess that it is probably negligible and should be picked based on which sound you like better.
     
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    Water on water will oxygenate(or release CO2) the water significantly more then just flow.
     
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    I always go for sound ,the more sound means better air in the water .I keep an air stone in each one of my filters
     
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    Another thing it will do is have cooling effect on the water during the summer months as it splashes back in :happy:

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    the more water is rendered aerosol, I would assume it would evaporate more as well... so hitting rock may lose more water over many days...
     
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    crsublette coyotes call me Charles

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    If "quality" you mean by oxygenation and off gassing... the method that does the best is the one that exposes the most surface area of water to the atmospheric air...

    Cascading shower water falls has more "quality" than sheet waterfalls due to the cascading shower water forms water droplets and thus more surface area of water to the atmospheric air... However, if the sheet waterfall is tall enough, then the sheet breaks apart to form little droplets halfway down..

    Sheet Waterfall


    Cascading Waterfall


    Splashing on the rock helps as well.. but more effective when done in a stream.. this is called "Flow Form" aeration..

    Flow Form examples





    Building a pond stream is awesome as well for oxygenation and off gassing... ONLY if there are rocks that are forcing the water to move around and splash around... so to imitate a Flow Form...
     
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    crsublette coyotes call me Charles

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    If by going only what those pictures show... then my opinion would be the "splashing on the rocks" ONLY because the water droplets in the "water hits water" picture are quite large.
     
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