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  • Water trough heaters for horses
  • KEEPING ALPACA WATER PAIL FROM FREEZING

 
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    01-05-2010, 05:01 PM
  #21
Green Broke
I LOVE my tank heater. It's very small but it heats up a 100 gallon tank like a dream.

Mine looks exactly like this : http://langeagsystems.com/images/020----.jpg
     
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    01-05-2010, 05:08 PM
  #22
Started
I bought a heated bucket, but we don't know if the outlets in the barn have a ground interupter. If something happens with the bucket it will prevent the water from getting electrified. That's the biggest concern I have.

I like the floaters but I would never leave on in the tank unattended, a horse could very easily pull it out or eat at the wires.
     
    01-05-2010, 05:16 PM
  #23
Green Broke
I never leave it in the tank while the horses are in the pasture. They come in at night, so I put it in then and take it out when they go out. I was terrified that they would electricute themselves. My horses are extremely accident prone. Lol

I also have heated buckets for the stalls. I love them.
     
    01-05-2010, 05:19 PM
  #24
Foal
Not sure if it works, but my cousins claim putting a tennis ball in works - seems pretty cost effective to me!!
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    01-05-2010, 11:36 PM
  #25
Weanling
Haven't read the other posts, so not sure if this was mentioned - I've heard putting a tennis ball in the trough prevents it from freezing as its bobbing around all the time!
     
    01-05-2010, 11:37 PM
  #26
Weanling
Whoops.. lol, didn't read the post above mine.
     
    01-06-2010, 12:01 AM
  #27
Weanling
Put a stick in the bucket (a thick stick) and you can just move it around when you want to bust it. That's what I do.
     

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