Question about API Pond Breather


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I bought that API Pond Breather for $17 back when Fosters and Smith had that great sale.
For those of you that use it, I'm wondering about it's operation.
The directions state: ice may form on top of the float from water that exits the overflow hole near the bottom of the gas exchanger.
I don't see any water exiting from the outside.
I accidentally pulled off the removable top and I see a very slight flow of water bubbling out of the tube. Is that enough flow? Is that the way it's supposed to be?
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Joe
 
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The water is pulled up along a small heated cable and then flows back down thru the main tube. No major flow which is why it is so low on energy usage. Sounds like it's working perfectly!
 
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Thanks for the reassurance mrsclem! I was hoping for such an answer.
After using a 250 watt deicer for many years, I thought I'd give this 40 watt device a try. And the sale price was phenomenal compared to the list price of $75!
 

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Ya, bought an extra one myself. Have used them for last few years. Much cheaper than running high wattage heater.
 

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As @mrsclem stated, it sounds like it is working fine. I am going to share a picture that @MitchM posted a couple of years ago when I had the same question.
winter - pond breather (3).jpg
 
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