Re: NANFA-L-- Pond construction

Irate Mormon (archimedes at
Sun, 18 Sep 2005 20:53:47 -0400

Quoting "dlmcneely at" <dlmcneely at>:

> The biggest problem I see is all that glass outdoors in the winter, but
> you probably know something I don't. Sounds like a nice system,
> though. Why no filtration? After all, you'll have the pump operating
> anyway.

I don't think the glass will be a problem - I keep all-glass tanks under my
carport all winter. Freezes are rare this far south. As for filtration, I
mostly figure it won't be necessary, therefore I can save some money there. I
have thought about adding an Algal Turf Scrubber, which wouldn't be expensive to
build, especially if it's solar powered :-) But the filtration option is open.
I don't have any experience doing this so hopefully you guys will chime in pro
or con on that issue. I don't know if sunlight will really be enough to power
an ATS.


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