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Re: NWF habitat certification - pond heater

Way to go Chris!  Congrats!

Maryland zone 6

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris" <chris@widom-assoc.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 6:13 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] NWF habitat certification - pond heater

> Eva,
> We use a floating heater as well.  I don't know the details as my
> husband is in charge of the pond.  That's the ONLY garden maintenance
> that he does and I'm thankful for any help I can get!
> After having the NWF backyard habitat certification application sitting
> in a file, filled out but lacking a sketch and photo, I applied online
> yesterday and viola! I'm certified!  Pretty easy and there's no stamp
> involved!
> Chris
> Long Island, NY
> Zone 7
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Richard T. Apking
> Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 3:38 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] NWF habitat certification - pond heater
> Hi Eva,
> I use a floating stock tank heater, not a real big one, and it doesn't
> seem to make any impact on my electric bill.  I think the secret here is
> to make sure that you clean the element real well in the spring when you
> remove it. I soak the element (which is covered with lime and crud) in
> vinegar for a couple of days and brush it clean.  I imagine that the
> lime works as an insulator, so you use more electricity for the same
> effect.  Good Luck. Rich in Z-5 where there is a foot of new snow on the
> ground and still coming down.
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