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Old 06-28-2009, 11:09 PM
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Pond Fixtures

Just wondering what manufacturer of pond fixtures you all use? Trying to find a fixture that will not allow algae to collect on it. Pro's and con's of all the types you have used.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:19 PM
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Good luck Ken. Algae and lighting go hand in hand. Water, Heat and Light are the conditions that makes Algae bloom, so just by introducing underwater lights into a natural pond you are setting yourself up for a lot of maintenance.

I really try to avoid underwater lighting unless the fixtures are being installed into a treated water feature. In a natural pond you will need to clean the fixtures every two weeks or so.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:31 PM
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Along with our Nautilus Underwater light we have 2 new Stainless Steel Underwater fixtures coming out shortly. An MR16 and a Par36 version!

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Old 06-29-2009, 01:38 PM
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No lamps or electrical wires in the water. Haven't used it yet though, we're doing our first install with one soon.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:49 PM
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IlluminFX is awesome!!
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:12 PM
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Thanks for the info everybody. That Illumin FX looks way too cool. The ponds that are on site do have a filter system in them to control the algae. I am sure over time that they will need cleaning but thats perfect for the maintenance contract. I will have to try and pick one of the FX kits up and try it out.
Once again thank you for the information.

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Old 06-29-2009, 11:09 PM
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With the fx products I would think you would not get a tremendous amound to algae build up since they do not transmit any heat, only light through the fibers. I could be wrong though as the light may cause some direct algae growth. Anybody have any direct experience going back and finding algae on the ends of the light emitters?
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