Aeration for winter question

Discussion in 'Winterizing Your Pond' started by Jersey_Marine, Aug 9, 2015.

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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    So, by my calculations, it took 9 - 10 weeks for the tubs to completely cycle at 38F-40F.
    Assuming that, on average, a typical pond will cycle in 4 - 6 weeks at around 70F. This means that at 38F-40F the Nitrifying bacteria and Archaea are functioning at, at least, around 40% of the conversion rate of 70F.
    This is considerably higher than I would have expected, but the facts have been presented!
    A pond does not shut down biologically when water temperature is as low as 38F/3C.
     
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    waynefrcan 15 years ponding and hopefully 15 more!

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    Well, all the fish in the 3 tubs survived and look very healthy. The water stayed healthy all winter. Thanks again Meyer!
     
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    Great news! More evidence that science is not 'drivel' as some have claimed.
     
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    There is a guy on you tube that has several stock tanks in his basement connected to each other ozmosis99 has it on there
     
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    waynefrcan 15 years ponding and hopefully 15 more!

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    Another successful garage over winter, not a single death and ammonia levels dropped mid winter.
     
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