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    Aerated bottom drain

    Should I leave my aerated bottom drain running over winter or should I switch it off until the spring when temperatures start to rise currently pond is unheated hoping to install some type of heating soon.



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    Is your pond covered? If it is you may never get below 5 degrees. Provided the pond temperature is above 4deg then no harm running an aerated BD. Below that then turn it off and if you can reduce the flow through your filters. I used to turn off my bottom drain and only take water from the skimmer when temperatures were very low but then I'm not fully covered.
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    Blue Eco 240 -> Large MB -> Waterfall -> Planted Anoxic pond (25 baskets)

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    Thank you pip I’ve yet to buy the polycarbonate sheets my pond temperature has not dropped below 6 deg so far.

    so I’ll keep the air pump switched on and keep an eye on the temperature in the meantime ����

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    i leave everything on,andi

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    Quote Originally Posted by andikoi View Post
    i leave everything on,andi
    is your pond heated

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    no not heated but is covered all year,andi
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