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thank you for the replies. durability is my only question. they appear to be
well made and also sound dependable. nice.
 
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I just ordered one of these. I used to run an ice melter all year long. Should I keep any air stones running as well or is the breather sufficient?
 

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Mitch in Canada runs, two, just in case one fails, his pond freezes deep.

I run just the breather in the 1000 gallon pond, a breather and a very small pump in the big pond. Breather in the deep, the small pump in the shallow end 25 feet apart. Probably don't need the small pump, but it keeps some open water for the birds to drink.
 
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I use a Pond Breather and an aerator. I don't use my large aerator, I use in the summer, but rather a smaller one. I suspend 4 small airstones around the pond, about a foot into the water.
 

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I would not use it for my really big 25 year old koi and/or during really extreme weather myself, as I am in Canada, but down south it should be fine for most folks. I have big heater and water circulates from pond to pond all winter.

Mitch has really big pond and does not have koi so it seems to work good for him.
If you have really big fish and smaller pond with extreme cold weather I would check on them constantly...
 
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It's not the size of the fish, it's the dissolved oxygen level in the water that matters.
Do larger fish require more oxygen, than smaller ones? I've always believed that, but not sure it's a fact.
 
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Do larger fish require more oxygen, than smaller ones? I've always believed that, but not sure it's a fact.
Generally speaking, big fish need a larger volume of oxygen but as long as the dissolved oxygen content stays at a healthy level and good gas exchange occurs, there will be no problem.

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Generally speaking, big fish need a larger volume of oxygen but as long as the dissolved oxygen content stays at a healthy level and good gas exchange occurs, there will be no problem.

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Thanks Mitch :)
 
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