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Post by GB on 9th August 2010, 10:35 pm

Have just put in a small pond (abt. 55gal) and it was heating up so much that even the water lilly was cooking Have now put in four big bits of polystyrene from the last something or other that came packaged with it.

The pond looks a sight but now the plants will have a chance to grow enough to shade the water without cooking first

And the fish are thrilled to be cool enough to get off the bottom
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Post by Dandelion on 10th August 2010, 11:14 am

I have to admit that I hate polystyrene as a material, so it's good to know that it has its uses. GB - you are so resourceful!!
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Post by Sparhawk on 11th August 2010, 11:46 pm

Well isn't that a coincidence, in the book I'm ploughing through at the moment
"The End Of Nature" by Bill McKibben, one of the suggestions apparently put forward by some scientist or other to solve global warming was to float polystyrene chips on the oceans to reflect the suns rays...

But on a small scale in a pond until the lillies get established 'tis a good idea, although I have seen it suggested to use cork tiles, which is fine if they aren't treated...
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Post by GB on 11th August 2010, 11:51 pm

sparhawk wrote:Well isn't that a coincidence, in the book I'm ploughing through at the moment
"The End Of Nature" by Bill McKibben, one of the suggestions apparently put forward by some scientist or other to solve global warming was to float polystyrene chips on the oceans to reflect the suns rays...

But on a small scale in a pond until the lillies get established 'tis a good idea, although I have seen it suggested to use cork tiles, which is fine if they aren't treated...

words fail me on the ocean thing

And cork tiles would be super if they wernt treated and were free in the bargan!
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