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  1. #11

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    One of the best ways to keep mosquitoes from breeding in a pond is to keep the water moving with some kind of agitator such as a fountain. Mosquitoes prefer to collect and breed in still waters.

    One can get these stand-alone floating solar discs with fountainheads by mail order. Some of them come with a separate solar panel to plant in the ground nearby, others have their complete solar panel built right into the top of the disc and no separate panel is needed. Those are the most convenient to use. Their pump apparatuses do need to be cleaned periodically as algae and other muck can build up and clog the pump so the fountain doesn't work as well, but they're generally easy to take apart and clean out, then reassemble. The pump housing is located underneath the disc and is submerged in the water. When first delivered, they come with a clear plastic film over the flat disc to protect it in transit, and that has to be removed before using. These often come with a variety of fountain heads for different shaped outputs, and the tubes can be stacked to increase the height of the fountainhead. These solar floaters are primarily designed for small ponds or birdbaths.

    Wild Birds Unlimited sells a birdbath agitator that requires D-batteries in its dome. You just set that into the birdbath and the agitator spins beneath it and keeps the water swirling. Birds also prefer moving water. These can be set on top of flat rocks stacked in a shallow pond and will serve the same purpose. The dome with the batteries has to always remain out of the water.

    If you have a really large and deep pond, these aren't practical, and some other means of keeping the water moving has to be used.
    20 gal. high: planted; 5 white cloud minnows, 4 golden White Clouds, several RCS, 2 blue shrimp, 5 Amano shrimp, several snails; Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 6 rosy barbs, 6 yellow glofish, 3 red glofish, 3 zebra danios, 5 white cloud minnows, 3 dojo loaches, 6 crimson spot rainbow fish, 12 large Amano Shrimp, several snails; AC110.

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    20 gal. high: planted; 5 white cloud minnows, 4 golden White Clouds, several RCS, 2 blue shrimp, 5 Amano shrimp, several snails; Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 6 rosy barbs, 6 yellow glofish, 3 red glofish, 3 zebra danios, 5 white cloud minnows, 3 dojo loaches, 6 crimson spot rainbow fish, 12 large Amano Shrimp, several snails; AC110.

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