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    Erin

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    Hi,
    I am Erin from SoCal/Mexican border with a mild climate.
    My pond has approximately 1200 gal.
    I have so far 3 adolescent turtles and water plants and a cat fish in there.
    Given my mild climate, I want to put more tropical fresh water fish in there that require a temp around 72 degrees.
    Now my question, is there a way to disable the auto shut off of a pond de-icer or to adjust it to a higher temp?
    I would like to hook it up to solar and have a steady temp. I dont want to use 5 aquarium heaters a 250 w if possible.
    Any suggestions/experiences?
     

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    Pond deicer would not work as they only work at lower temps .More sun on your pond would warm the water more .Welcome and have you googled a search on the internet .Hope someone can help figure it out
     
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    Welcome Erin!
    At your location, I don't see any need to be discussing pond heaters or de-icers.
    Are you at a high elevation or something?
    What are the air temperature ranges for your location?
    Have you been monitoring your pond water temperatures at all?
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Tend to agree with Mitch, probably no need for a de icer. Welcome to our forum!
    I am 6b zone and don't run a deicer.
     
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    Hi thanks for your replies. Petsmart sold me froggies for my pond that need steady 72 preferably, ughhh
    Now I have em in an aquarium outside and even though it has only 30 gal the temp dropped to 50 last night and killed one frog. So now I will heat the aquarium but would like a long term solution for the pond. I looked at all kind of pool heaters that would do the trick, but my pump is huge and is connected by 2" pipes and the pond heaters come with garden hose connections. I could diy and configure it, but thought maybe someone else has more tropical fresh water fish and found a solution. Because I have sun almost year round, I wanted some solar connectable solution. Just curious if someone came up with that.
     
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    It would help if we were addressing only one aquatic environment at a time.;)
    A 30 gallon outside aquarium will quickly equalize to match outside air temperatures.
    A 1200 gallon in ground pond will not.
    Please explain what you would like to accomplish with both the pond and aquarium and what equipment you have.
     
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    Welcome to the forum! :)
     
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