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    Alternative to feeding ring?

    Instead of a feeding ring, has anyone tried some sort of floating barrier to temporarily fit in front of the skimmer during feeding time?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grommett View Post
    Instead of a feeding ring, has anyone tried some sort of floating barrier to temporarily fit in front of the skimmer during feeding time?


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    I have at times put a floating circular plastic planter that gets sucked against the skimmer stopping surface debris whilst allowing water still to pass.
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    I just have a air stone in front of the skimmer on a spare air pump everything is on a remote so i just flick it on when feeding i can stop it or it cuts off after a hour on a timer

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    I have the same on my pond controlled by Alexa or an app on the phone it' works really well

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    A happy accident of my pond design is that when both bottom air domes are on, food I put in near the pond window stays there for a few mins, plenty of time to get scoffed before making it to the skimmer. I have the dome’s air pump on a Wemo switch so I can turn it on and off from my phone, and create and edit various timer programs for it from my arm chair. So if there are any areas of your pond with less surface flow with/without air that you can manipulate, that’s one option.

    Ive also used an air stone inside the skimmer mouth on a separate air pump you can turn off and on in the past which works very well, but obviously you do need a dedicated air pump just for that.

    If your skimmer is on a pump fed system then turning off that pump is an option. On gravity feed not on its own circuit you would need a solenoid valve to isolate the skimmer- I’m sure it’s possible but I suspect a 3 or 4” solenoid valve would be an expensive beast.

 

 

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