Jump to content

My pond thread


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 139
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Regular Member

I've been wondering this fornanwhile and thought I would ask you :) What are you going to do with your fish in the winter? Do you have a plan?

The pond and filter are going to be heavily insulated and enclosed almost with clear plastic to create a greenhouse effect. I'm going to move the most delicate fish indoors but my goal is to winter my ryukin, ranchu, and misc fancies outdoors. That is if I can get the temps stable and warm.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Regular Member

We get some snow but we've had very mild winters the past four years. Most winters I don't even have to break out a winter jacket. We have the potential to get quite cold but it never seems to get there :rofl. I've been reading up on creating gabled roofing to keep then pond warmer which is something shakaho originally suggested. I saw in my pond magazine too where a man used something similar to cover his koi pond in Canada because they were getting so much snow and ice.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Regular Member

Yes that's on the outer provinces. They get a lot of ice storms, sleet, and snow regularly melts. I think it's one of the hardest areas to winter a pond in.

My province keeps around 2-4ft of groundsnow and it stays for at least 6-8 months. With o-rings and bubblers it is conceivable to keep your pond running in the winter but it is cheaper to keep them indoors. (keeping an 0-ring running in -40C weather)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Regular Member

Haha I cannot imagine keeping my pond running here in the winter Una! It would get crazy expensive haha.... I want to build myself a lake at some point though.... or put fish in our dugout. They would survive in there all winter :D

Yeah I think as long as you are over 10,000 gallons and have the right depth you would be fine for the winter. I just don't have a farm to commit that space to :ignore

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Regular Member

how big is the tub? do you do water changes?

The tub is 300 gallons and has a 30gal bog filter. I have yet to do a real waterchange but parameters have been perfect. It rains a lot so Ill remove water if it gets too high and these past few days its been very hot so I added some water for the first time since initial filling to replace evaporated water. I'm still a novice to ponds but my fish seem to be thriving and that's all that matters!
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...