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I love it. is that a trickle filter in the plant boxes? How do you keep your bbs going if it's not running?

Bacteria don't grow when it's freezing. The survivors will grow again in the spring.

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I love it. is that a trickle filter in the plant boxes? How do you keep your bbs going if it's not running?

Bacteria don't grow when it's freezing. The survivors will grow again in the spring.

Oh crap! Ya mean I could have put my media in the freezer last spring! :doh11: Not in a million years would I have thought of that!

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I love it. is that a trickle filter in the plant boxes? How do you keep your bbs going if it's not running?

Bacteria don't grow when it's freezing. The survivors will grow again in the spring.

If the filter isn't running, wouldn't the media dry out, and kill the bbs?

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I dont know what will happen to the bacteria etc over the winter. Die probably. Will have to start over in the Spring i imagine. Hopefjlly the fish load wont be a problem as they will be coming out of a period of not eating for months anyway.

Thanks for all the comments everyone. The pond was totally thawed the other day, as it reached a record high for that day of the year. It was mid 50's.

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Thanks for sharing these pics! Pretty neat! :) Beautiful pond too!

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Will you try to take some pics where we can see the fish? Thanks! :)

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Here is one from 2 days ago.

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Ill try to get some more tomorrow.

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Oooh. Thank you!

I know how it works, but it never fails to fascinate me to see them go through the winter in this state. Just amazing! :)

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Just beautiful!! It's supposed to stay cold now so I would suspect it will freeze over again.

It looks so pretty with the sun shining on it! :D

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I tried to get some shots of the bigger fish in the deeper water but there was too much reflection from the clouds. Ill keep trying.

The pic below is from the same day as the pic above. As you can see, the ice has backed away from the "fountain" significantly in the matter of several hours, even though it has been several degrees below freezing all day. It was sunny today, which no doubt helps.

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I love your pond, it is so deceptively deep! its really interesting to see how the ice forms/melts so quickly too.

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mec génial qui c'est tout simplement génial j'adore ce thread - awesome dude that it's just awesome i love this thread -votre fidèle serviteur O.G.

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It has been unseasonably warm here. Was in the 40's yesterday but now its 14* with a windchill of 1*. The low for tonight is 5* if i recall correctly. Single digit temps at night and in the teens during the day most of this week. Should be a good test to see if the water will stay even partly open.

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Isn't this weather crazy? It's cold, windy and snowy right now. :cold:

It will be interesting to see what the pond looks like over the next few cold, cold days. :D

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Yeah brrrrrr! At least the wind is keeping my driveway pretty clear hahaaha

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I wondered how it would look today, with all of the ice and snow! You'll have to keep us updated as to if it freezes over entirely even with the fountain, it's so cold!

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That's some major freezing :o

Oh yeah, it's been super chilly today in Michigan. Went out for groceries earlier and just the walk around the block from my car left my cheeks stinging and my legs numb from the wind. XD

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That's some major freezing :o

Oh yeah, it's been super chilly today in Michigan. Went out for groceries earlier and just the walk around the block from my car left my cheeks stinging and my legs numb from the wind. XD

wow maybe my wish for snow is more of nightmare

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Well, things arent looking to great today! I was out plowing snow last night and saw a low of -1* and a windchill of-15*. Here is how it looks now. Its freezing over in a dome shape. The water is still flowing up a couple inches below the surface under the dome. 9* outside now.

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That's amazing how they survive that cold of a Winter!!

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This is their first winter. I hope they all make it!

The hole is very small now. About the size/shape of a finger nail clipper.

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One more day of this bitter bitter cold then a minor heat wave . . . close to 20*. :rofl

Keep the pics coming! :D

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