'blanket' for container pond?


Joshaeus

Water hawthorn, Aponogeton Distachyos
Joined
Mar 8, 2016
Messages
115
Reaction score
25
Hardiness Zone
5
Country
Hi there! I have several container ponds I set up this year that are thriving, and I want to try to keep them outside until the end of October up here in zone 5. Is there anything I can use as a sort of 'blanket' at night to keep the pond warmer? Obviously it would need a small air hole...anyhow, thanks :) (PS...the fish I am keeping are hardy to the low 40's Fahrenheit) Edit; almost forgot...the container ponds are above ground
 
Last edited:

DutchMuch

Lord Of The Aquascapes!
Joined
May 18, 2017
Messages
1,082
Reaction score
565
Location
Arkansas
Hardiness Zone
7
Country
you could put a black barrel or something around, black to absorb heat.

Use something Black to put around it.
 

Joshaeus

Water hawthorn, Aponogeton Distachyos
Joined
Mar 8, 2016
Messages
115
Reaction score
25
Hardiness Zone
5
Country
Maybe a large trash bag with a small hole in it?
 

DutchMuch

Lord Of The Aquascapes!
Joined
May 18, 2017
Messages
1,082
Reaction score
565
Location
Arkansas
Hardiness Zone
7
Country
Maybe a large trash bag with a small hole in it?
you could just wrap (sideways) trashbags around it with a 5" hole in the top, or put spare blankets/newspaper In the trashbags (if you wanna go big time) and wrap the trashbags around it, then cover the top with just an empty trash bag with a hole.
 

sissy

sissy
Joined
Jan 17, 2011
Messages
31,605
Reaction score
14,575
Location
Axton virginia
Hardiness Zone
7A
Country
Those attic stair insulation kits come to mind .Since I installed one on my attic stairs it does not allow heat or cold transfer
 
Joined
Aug 2, 2013
Messages
3,029
Reaction score
2,064
Location
North East Ohio-Zone 5
Country
What size containers? More specifically how many gallons do they hold?

I have kept goldfish in a 65 gallon stock tank in colder weather (even during the winter in Northeast Ohio) I use a round pond de-icer and cover most of the top of the tank with a piece of plywood (weighed down with bricks) I also had the tank up against the side of my house with a bale of straw on the other side to help insulate it. Never even had the top of the water ice over even during the coldest of weather.

It wasn't the prettiest but it worked to keep my fish alive. This year I upgraded the tank to a 150 gallon and moved it away from the house. My hubby promises me he is going to build a wooden box around the tank and fill in with insulation so I don't have to go the straw bale route anymore. We shall see...
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top