I purchased a dozen new fish to add to our pond a couple weeks ago, although within the first hour we lost one, and the next day, found another floating belly up.
The remainders dove deep and only in the past few days have we begun seeing them poking around at the edges of the pond.
Today was a lovely, sunny day, so I decided to finally make use of the spare solar panel and pump aerator I had purchased in the fall (but which arrived too late to be able to install).
Previously at our well, I had put the pump inside a small plastic box. This time I decided to be more frugal and pulled out the jar and lid from a recent nacho cheese indulgence. These actually appear as though they may work even better.
|Mmmm, Nacho Cheese.|
|Next time I should clamp the lid before I drill.|
|Making sure the edges aren't too abrasive.|
|Looks pretty good to me actually.|
We took it down to the pond and dropped it in - it worked really well - I placed the aeration stone under the existing trough, to keep all the disturbance in the pond in one specific place.
|Bubbling like mad!|
|Nothing too fancy, tried to tuck the jar down between the rocks.|
|A simple way of waterproofing the contacts.|
|Added some water sealant to the entry point of the air hose as well.|
|These contacts were in rough shape after the winter - I sanded them for better conduction before waterproofing.|