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    cas

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    I've never considered a security camera. My pond is pretty close to the house and I can see it from my kitchen and bedroom windows really well. (Just can't make out if there is water flowing in the pond breather tube.) Now an underwater camera - that I have thought about! You have one of those too, don't you @addy1 ?
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I have two, one started leaking so I pulled it, the other was working fine but a lightening strike wiped out the power supply I need to find another one, i.e. find where I put the leaking camera with its supply.Or we have a box of supplies, just need to find a matching one. On my long list of to do's. I usually don't run it in the winter, the lens gets clouded over under the ice.

    it does not work on my newer dvr so therefore have to run it with my older one.
     
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    My son wants to add a motion thing to each of my cameras that will switch the tv view to that one camera when there is some type of movement from a heat source .He looked up all the parts for it after a geek friend of his did it to his security cameras .To me what he is saying is like a foreign language
     
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    Ahhhh, tis truly a thing of beauty....NOT - ha ha! I only have three 2 x 6 boards, that's it. They wouldn't fit inside the cement blocks the way I wanted, so I doubled the blocks and put them on top, to get the height I wanted. I am still using the 2 inch PVC pipes and I also have some criss crossed over the pond....as air stones , Pond Breather and de-icer, are attached to them.

    It's 60 here today and since Mother Nature isn't able to provide water changes with the pond covered, I decided to add some fresh water. I usually over flow the pond for awhile, but it began over flowing immediately...then I realized there isn't much / any evaporation with it covered.

    It's an interesting experiment :)


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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    My pond, so far, has not needed any water added. In fact I never add water in the winter. It is not 100% ice covered, today what ice there was is melting fast. See a few fish here and there, no bodies!
     
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    No bodies is a good thing - ha ha! I've had to add water in the winter before, only thing I can think of is the wind caused some evaporation.
     
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    Oh my goodness... I may be starting up my pond in February! Look at the temps for the coming week!!
    Temps Feb 17 thru 24.jpg
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    We are doing the same here, hot! I still don't want to install the big pump, all is external, a bad cold snap, power off and the pump it toast.
     
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    I know! Here in SW Ohio, it's going to be around 70. I'm wondering if I should remove the pond cover, but worry, we'll get a cold snap.
     
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    Well, I did it. Started up the pump on Sunday. I know it will get cold again and probably more snow accumulation, but it can't last long!

    2017-2-19 kitchen.JPG
     
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    Great news! I'm seriously thinking of removing the cover. I could run one pump, but am waiting on a part , so we can build the new filter.
     
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    Yes, there is a pond under there. Thank goodness this shouldn't last long. 2017-3-14 kitchen (3).JPG
     
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    Ugh, That's what it's looking like here too.
     
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    Same. I'm using a heater.
     
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    I hope this is the last of it!!

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    Finally the sun is out and the temps are up in the 40's! Warm enough to go mess around by the pond.
    Thought I would share a picture of what my pond looks like with all it's winter algae. I use to try to clean this up in the spring, but found that if I left it alone, it cleared up on its own.
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I don't get that carpet of algae, no clue why. Off and on a small bit of string, but it disappears quick.
     
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    I figure with that much algae, the fish can't be starving!
     
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    A high pond water volume/"bog" ratio to fish population is a recipe for low maintenance and long term success.
    It doesn't matter if your pond is 100 gallons or 100,000 gallons.
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    I'm very curious to see the state of my pond, when I remove it's winter cover. When I peak inside, the water appears clear and I can see the water celery growing and the moss and grasses, are a lush green.
     
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