The Aquascape PRO 60 Aerator

Pro60 1I think I’ve mentioned this before, but we’re always on the lookout for better products for both small and large ponds.  There’s no two ways about it, things are always changing and in many cases these adaptions lead to improvements.  And in the world of small pond aerators, the Aquascape PRO 60 aerator is no exception.  It covers something our old line of mid-sized aerators just couldn’t handle.

For some time now, I’ve been pretty happy with the aerators we’ve offered in our online store.  Most notable are the small pond systems which cover ponds a bit bigger than three to four thousand gallons.  This includes the Koi Air 1 and Koi Air 2 models which are rated up to 8,000 and 16,000 gallons respectively.

But there was one issue with both of these units and to me it stood out like a sore thumb.  They only work up to a depth of about 4 feet.  This isn’t a huge issue necessarily because many ponds would still fall into this range, but a fair number did not.  So we really needed to find something that would handle the greater depth, and with the PRO 60 we’ve done just that.

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IonGen Pond Ionizer – What Does It Do?

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There was a time when about the only way you were going to stop algae from taking over a pond is to add more of the plants that you actually liked in order to try to choke the unwanted stuff out.  This isn’t such a bad way to go of course, after all it’s worked ever since people started to try and manage a pond.

As the years passed, as often happens with an adventurous and industrious group of deep thinkers, someone tossed some barley in a pond and that helped some too.  Maybe mix in a bit of lavender and you’ve got yourself some algae control.

Ah, the good old days.

Today however, technology will have a part to play, not only in our lives (think iPad) but also in our ponds.  And one of the newer pond algae control devices is called the IonGen.  In this article I’ll attempt to explain what it does, how it works, and why it’s useful in a battle against algae.  Oh, and I’ll through in a few tips on how to use it safely too.

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Why We Changed Our Small Pond Aeration Kits

If you’ve visited our website recently you may have noticed a change in our small pond aerators.  With this in mind I Aquascape pa2wanted to bring you up to speed on this and why we made the changes.

The fact is we are always on the lookout for better performing products and processes and with regards to the Airmax Pond Air 2 and Pond Air 4, they have been admirable and solid performers for us for a handful of  years.  Some of you reading this may have one running in your pond right now and if so, I suspect you’ve been fairly happy with it.  We have been as well.

But we did run into issues with some customers who found that the Airmax units had some depth limitations.  In other words they really weren’t designed to go much beyond 3 or 4 feet in depth.  This will be just fine for many ponds but not for everyone we serve, and so when we came across several units that could work down to 8 to 8 feet, we just had to check them out.

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