How can I stop water from freezing without light

  • #1
    I was building a mob spawner in taiga biome. I totally forget I am in taiga biome when building the spawner. So... after I am done, I found water keep freezing.

    So what can I do now other than give that up and buil another one? I use quite a lot of time doing this... but if I place light source, mob wont spawn... I am kind of stuck...

    Is there anything I can do?
  • #2
    Place a redstone torch. They give off a luminance of 7 and therefore mobs will still spawn.

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  • #3
    And no. Redstone torch is not bright enough to stop water freezing.
  • #4
    Place blocks over the water, unless there's some kind of glitch that should stop it from freezing.
  • #5
    Place a solid block above the source block to keep it from freezing.
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  • #6
    Try using one glowstone and put 4 torches around it, or place a solid block over the water.

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  • #7
    Euuuuuuu... what kind of mob spawner are you using, if it doesn't have a roof? :huh:

    Or... what water are you talking about? I assume that you mean the "collection" water? Or where are you using that water?
    I am not trying to be mean to you, I am just curious.

    But yeah, as my abovers said, if you place a block on top of the water, it should not freeze.
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  • #8
    Move the water source under a wall or something, so the water wont freeze.
  • #9
    place a water lilly on the water source, or a halfslab.

    and if you cant afford a halfslab on the place where your watersource is, just shove the water source in the wall 1 block away from where it is now

    that way, your water source wont freeze since its in a wall (has blocks above) and the area you need your monsters to be pushed stays the same
  • #10
    That prevent the source from freezing, but the flowing water still freeze at some point :( Or it wont freeze if I finish the roof? Cos its like 5 or 6 high.
  • #11
    place a torch with redstone
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  • #12
    Quote from outofrealman

    That prevent the source from freezing, but the flowing water still freeze at some point :( Or it wont freeze if I finish the roof? Cos its like 5 or 6 high.

    I didn't think water flows would freeze, just the source blocks.
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  • #13
    Well I don't have knowledge about this, but I personally think that ice melt after 2-3 hours itself, we no need to do anything.
  • #14
    Only water source blocks can freeze. You only need the source blocks to be under cover.
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