Solar Fountain?

leftycatcher(z6MA)April 28, 2005

Have seen them online, and wondered if anyone has had any experience with them? Great concept, eliminating power cord, but wonder how good they actually work?

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GardenChicken(AB3b)

Here's a link for you with lots of information and opinions on solar fountains.

Here is a link that might be useful: Solar fountain posts

    Bookmark   April 29, 2005 at 9:13AM
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roxcandy(z5 MKE, WI)

I will find out in a few days ... I got one off eBay. It took a lot of research, and what I found is: the Solar Illumina is prob. the top-shelf one. It has a 5 x 7ish solar panel, a 6V 45 gallon per hour pump, and a 15' cord connecting them. The nice thing w/ this is the solar panel has rechargeable batteries inside, letting you run the fountain at night. The Illumina also has a light you can turn on at night. The all-in-one, floating disk types aren't very effective, from what I have heard. They need strong sun falling directly on them. They're also pretty big. The panel type like I described (and since ordered) offers more flexibility and power. I'll post back once I've had the chance to try it out~ it's going on my balcony!

    Bookmark   April 29, 2005 at 5:50PM
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Garden_trolip(Toasty)

This is mine. The sloar panel has knobs on it to adjust the height. It shoots up in 3 second intervals. The bad part is you have to move the panel so that it is directly facing the sun, as the sun moves.

    Bookmark   April 29, 2005 at 10:43PM
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