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    Thread: Cooling a trout pond

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      Cooling a trout pond

      Hi

      New to the site and wondering the most efficient way to keep a pond below trout temperatures. Around 50-55 F. I believe the pond will be around 10,000 gallons.

      Thanks

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      A chiller is the only way I know of for a closed pond system, or a constant flow through if your source water is cold enough.
      Stacey

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      Move north.......

      Actually, using a lot of showers will generally help cool it significantly, at least down to the dew point, if my memory serves, and I have my physics right. That being said, as far as summers go, depending on where in NJ, without flow through, i think you are looking at an expensive proposition.....
      Regards, Eric

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      Thanks for the ideas I might be zoning out of reality a little. Perhaps ill take on a small project(:

      Thanks

      Max

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      The only way you could effeciently do it on that size of a pond in a fairly warm climate would be via flow through withwell water. Doing it artificially via a chiller would be cost prohibative. I think that's the concept most trout hatcheries work on...cold source water.
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