Laguna Pond Aeration Kit PT-1630
Laguna Pond Aeration Kit PT-1630
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Aeration Kit For Pond Winterizing
Optima air pump
30 ft (9 m) airline tubing
1" (2.5 cm) air stone
Laguna Aeration Kit includes everything you need to enhance the quality of pond water during the cold winter months as well as the hot summer season. In winter, it creates an opening at the pond surface and prevents the surface from completely freezing over. This allows the release of toxic gases and the replenishment of fresh oxygen that is critical for the survival of fish. In the summer, it provides supplemental aeration which improves the quality of pond water and its inhabitants.
? Optima air pump.
? 30 ft (9 m) airline tubing.
? 1" (2.5 cm) air stone.
? Styrofoam float
|Product Length:||8.0 inches|
|Product Width:||9.0 inches|
|Product Height:||5.3 inches|
|Product Weight:||3.16 pounds|
|Package Length:||9.2 inches|
|Package Width:||7.4 inches|
|Package Height:||5.3 inches|
|Package Weight:||3.2 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 139 reviews|
|Average Customer Review: ( 139 customer reviews )
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57 of 60 found the following review helpful:
A miracle for algae reduction!! Jun 30, 2011
By gadget geek
This product works extraordinarily well!! Like one of the other reviewers, I typically kept a $250 pump going throughout the winter to keep my 4000 gallon pond from freezing over. Because I didn't filter the water during the winter, I had to continually clear out deris from the pump (a really, really big pain). I tried using the Laguana aeration kit this past winter. I thought I had nothing to loose for about $30.00. Wow!! What a pleasant surprise!! Not only did the aeration kit keep the pond surface from freezing (and the temperatures fell below freezing and dropped near zero on several occasions last winter in my neck of the woods--zone 6)but the algae that typically overwintered and thrived in my pond during the winter months DID NOT DO SO!! Algae was virtually non-existant the entire winter season!
I normally have to use TWO UV lights in my pond to control algae but this season I'm using only one. My trusty aeration kit has significantly reduced my algae problem and the aeration solution is the cheapest and most effective I have ever used! Nothing else in my pond set-up has changed and this is the first time in over a dozen years maintaining a pond that algae hasn't been a problem!!!)
I highly recommend this product!! But I do have one caveat: the instructions recommend a one-way valve (not included) to keep water from siphoning back into the pump if the power goes off. I was a tad annoyed that this item wasn't included in the kit but it cost only a couple of dollars at PetSmart and well worth the peace of mind.
I have a small plastic container near my pond that I use to protect the aeration
pump and my uv transformer. No problem drilling a hole for the power cord and airline (actually the hole was already there because of my uv clarifyer transformer needing protection).
I've recommended this product to all my friends with ponds. At Amazon's price of $30.00, I'm purchasing another for back-up.
22 of 22 found the following review helpful:
Priced right and does the job, but definitely not quiet. Nov 17, 2011
By Amazon Customer
Can pump air to a decent depth. My pond is about 5 feet deep at it's lowest point and I had to weight the air-stone and drop it to about 4.5 feet or so. It kept pushing a respectable amount of bubbles at that depth, but much more that that and the output drops considerably.
Price. It's ability to pump at the depth I had it would have choked anything you could purchase at a local store at this price point. The depth will probably decrease it's usable life, but I had it running 24/7 for 4 months straight.
Air-stone and tubing is included. Nothing remarkable about the air-stone, but the tubing included with mine was much longer than the indicated 30" (inches? probably a typo, should be 30'), mine was closer to 25 feet. It's also the more expensive silicone tubing as opposed to the cheaper vinyl tubing that eventually gets hard and stiff.
The styrofoam float is a bit of an eyesore but it will keep the stone at whatever depth you need if you use it.
In my opinion it is pretty loud at its highest setting. Not so loud that it is completely nerve-wracking (I've had smaller indoor aquarium air pumps that were louder after a while), but it's definitely not what I would consider quiet. You will notice it if you don't have a pretty vigorous waterfall or other background sounds.
If you were thinking about using it inside the home, it could probably run quite a few air-stones at the depths of your average indoor aquarium; however, the sound would be unacceptable to me in the house. I never tried to build a sound dampening box for it, so that may be a viable option.
I used this in the hottest part of the summer to get additional movement and aeration in my pond because my bottom drain is not aerated. I think it's a little too loud for the area I have to put it in (near a seating area), so I'll probably relegate it to the far end of the patio and use it in a quarantine tank or try my hand at some hydroponics.
I think it's definitely worth the asking price, but obviously you'll need to spend much more if you need it to be quiet and run at deeper depths.
29 of 31 found the following review helpful:
Very nice, very efficient pump Jul 04, 2011
By J. Lackey
This pump works great. It is larger than it appears in the pic. I'd say its about 9 inches long, and about 3.5 inches high. Maybe 4 inches thick. I have a 2200 gallon koi pond and this pump makes plenty of air for it. It produces a lot of bubbles. And if you have somewhere to put it, then you can't even hear it run. I just ran a long airline, and I never even hear this pump. It is also pretty power efficient. It doesn't come with an air stone though, for actually making the bubbles. You are going to need one of the larger airstones because this pump flows a lot more air than some of the smaller ones. I would recommend the big 5 inch circular one from petsmart or someplace like that. And you need to let the stone soak for a long time before using it, just like the package says. Or else it won't make bubbles near as well. Learned that from personal experience. All in all, this pump has served me very well. I would certainly not hesitate to buy another one. It has lasted fine in the freezing cold, and in the punishing texas heat.
10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Did the job Nov 05, 2011
By Marianne C. Hillegas
As a beginner in pond care, I did not understand why the water was always cloudy. Upon further research, the recommendation was to get an aerator. It did the trick!
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Laguna aeration kit Apr 05, 2014
I ordered a used one before this and it was bad so I returned it. This new one blows the other used one away. Pun intended. I'm only going to use about 3 ft of the included hose so I will have the rest for things like bondage. If I ever get into it I will have a kinky starter kit minus the ball gag and laytex zeniai.
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