Bubbler or Deicer
Winter is upon us. We've had freezing weather at night for the past week or so and only 40's during the day. I have my pump running right now with the dome fountainhead on it, but that won't do when the weather gets even colder.
Last year I moved my fish to a friend's pond.
If I keep the fish in my pond over the winter this year I plan to build a sloping cover from clear roofing panels and use either a bubbler or deicer to keep a hole open.
I had a cheap aquarium bubbler freeze up a couple of winters ago and my fish died so if I go the bubbler route this winter I want to use one designed to be used outside all winter. It will cost about the same as a deicer.
So.. if you live in colder areas which do you prefer - bubbler or deicer? How does the cost of electricity compare between the two?
Thanks for any input.