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solar pond aerators/fountains

West Sussex, United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone tell me whether those solar pond things costing £30-£40 are any good? I realise it's necessary to have sunshine but given glorious sunshine (ho ho) do they work?



Yeah, they probably just scrape through if you live in Nevada or somewhere similar!

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14 Aug, 2009


no there just for show .you can get a good pump thats not solar for about a £100 or better still look for a second hand one as when people give up fish keeping they tend to virtualy give there equipment away.they work as a bit of a fountain trickle but have know oomph.a gallon of water ways 10 pounds

14 Aug, 2009


I have a solar fountain and the pump runs quite happily when the sun shines,even when the sun dulls down it still pumps, it's a small pond, with Canadian pond weed,I keep frogs in it. I remove it in the winter and clean it ,put away .


15 Aug, 2009


Thanks Fractal and Noseypotter! I was going to say I'll save my money.Decided! Easy!
But now I'm going to pm Prune abou t hers before I make the decision.
Has anyone else actually got one of these?

15 Aug, 2009


trust me im 48 and kept fish since i could get me hands in me mums pond.ive bean in practical fish keeper.for a start ponds that need filtering need to run constantly winter,spring,summer etc .if you only have wildlife you dont need a pump and just for a pretty effect the solar ones are ok but you need consistent power if your filtering

15 Aug, 2009

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