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I went ahead and turned my pump off and drained my filters and lines..
We got a light coat of snow this morning and the pond was starting to get a little slush on top..
Its not going to get any better this week so i just shut it down.
I had 2 ball valves that i should of had cracked open to let water move through to keep them from freezing that wont turn, i have the heater blowing on them right now ,And as slow as i type they should turn when i get done with this post
 
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I walked outside and it real quiet...strange feeling
 
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LOL! You are right! I keep gpoing over to the pond to make sure there's water still inside. LOL! Normally I can hear the water flowing from the falls once I hit the drivway.

We have a paper thin layer of ice on top too except for the corners where my air hoses are bubbling. The fish are in a state of suspended animation--just hunkered down at the bottom. It truly is amazing what these creatures do to stay alive in the cold.
 

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We are getting colder and colder its going to get down in the single digits by the weeks end...Its been 10 years since its been this cold..
 
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yeah, us too. I wish those Northerners would quit sending their frigid air down here! Heck, that's why I moved south!
 

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It all started about the same time i started reading your posts ..:salook: Matak LOL
 

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Matak you are funny...
its nice to have you around
 

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most of the uk has snow ...and its the longest cold snap in 30 years !!! pond is down to below 40 ...and sadly i have lost some of this years fry :salook:(
 
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DrCase said:
Matak you are funny...
its nice to have you around
Thank you Doc. I like the people here, mature yet fun.
Stroppy, sorry to hear the loss of your fry. If it continues, you might have to take some of the measures that those of us from the colder parts of NA & Europe have to take. Have you gotten much snow? I heard that some parts of the UK will have as much as 24" after it is all said & done.
 

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yes i think i will have to put a cover over the pond ...normally quite mild in my part of the uk ... and yes we have snow but only a couple of inches ... and yes up north have really bad snow .. its expected to last for most of this month !!
 
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stroppy said:
yes i think i will have to put a cover over the pond ...normally quite mild in my part of the uk ... and yes we have snow but only a couple of inches ... and yes up north have really bad snow .. its expected to last for most of this month !!
I didn't realize it was quite this bad Stroppy:


 

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Matak,

Someone must have slammed the door shut at the west end of southern Canada. We're in the 50's* F, and raining like crazy here down in the flat lands of the Puget Sound. My pond is about 56* F with the 300 watt heater in my filter reservor. I walked by the pond this morning and I thought my shubunkins were planning a jail break, they went into a frenzy to be fed. So I fed them about a third of what I would normally feed them in the summer, and they ate all of the pellets before I could step away. They have been quite active all this last week as the temps have come up into the 50's* F.

Happy ponding,

Rich ;)
 

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Finally after Madaks , Deep freeze voodoo we are getting back to the 50s.
I will start up the ponds and melt the ice today
 
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oldmarine said:
Someone must have slammed the door shut at the west end of southern Canada. We're in the 50's* F, and raining like crazy here down in the flat lands of the Puget Sound. My pond is about 56* F with the 300 watt heater in my filter reservor. I walked by the pond this morning and I thought my shubunkins were planning a jail break, they went into a frenzy to be fed. So I fed them about a third of what I would normally feed them in the summer, and they ate all of the pellets before I could step away. They have been quite active all this last week as the temps have come up into the 50's* F.
I've got the same thing going on here. Silly fish are convinced it's spring already. So are my pond plants - parrot feather has new growth, marsh marigold is coming up, loosestrife is sending out new shoots, crinum lily is going nuts. I'm worried I'm going to have a cold snap come along and kill it all :confused: Tempted to lightly feed my fish, but worried about the same - that right after I do it it will turn cold...
 
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