I was surprised how much snow would accumulate and then melt. A couple of times there were a couple of inches, melt and then come down again. Going to be another cold day today too, but sun is out and snow is melting. Warming up 50's on Saturday!
stop feeding, Cas; the other fish will take care of the problem!I can't believe it. I have been rehoming fish, especially the females for years. Thought I finally had all male fish in the pond. Just the other day, one of my fish which is 15 years old, which always did the chasing of the other fish so I thought it was a male, is now being chased by every other fish in the pond. I hope the fish are just confused because I have a problem rehoming one of the oldest fish in my pond.
That use to work, but the last couple of years I have a couple of dozen of babies that make it each year. Especially when I lost my resident frog I saw a lot more fish make it. I have seen a new frog this year so I am hoping he will help with the babies.stop feeding, Cas; the other fish will take care of the problem
The waterfall is a bio-filter. I use to put plants on top, but the roots would grow into the filters/sponges and were impossible to get out. Right now the bio-filter has two 24" round, 6" deep Matala filters in it. They are suppose to provide 300 SSA for the good bacteria to grow. I need as much SSA (specific surface area) as I can get because of my fish load and smaller pond. Hence the reason I keep trying to get rid of the goldfish! Below is a picture of the bio-filter with the filters.Is your waterfall a filter.....do you have plants in it ?
@j.w ; I would imagine as long as the flow is not restricted, you'd not need to clean. But I suspect some sediment is getting into those pads, so were it mine, I'd rinse them clean periodically just for max efficiency.
I love your pond Cas it's the less is more. Very mature and well ballancedPlants are starting to take off. My forget-me-nots are having a rough time, though. With all the spawning going on, the fish have broke apart any plants that were floating on the water. Thank goodness for the parts they can't reach. Oh, and I have a nice batch of string algae!
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