Frozen waterfall

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    gigigreen

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    We live in Georgia and are having below freezing temperatures all week. Should have turned off the waterfall; it froze over last night and drained water out of pond. Besides leaving waterfall off, and pump running, should I purchase a heater for the pond? I have a small electric heater that only keeps a hole in the ice, when the top of the pond freezes. Luckily, was able to add water back to pond; not sure if fish made it, still dark outside.
     
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    Turn it off as if it runs over the sides your pond could empty out in a matter of an hour or so and you may not notice it until it is to late .Been there done that ;):(
     
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    How big is your pond? When you say "heater" do you mean de-icer?
     
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    sissy sissy

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    a lot of people call them heaters ,I know I do .I am waiting for my new one to get here since the cat broke the power cord on mine . 101_2968.JPG
     
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    I know... that's why I asked. I think some new pond owners think they are actually trying to heat the pond - it causes some confusion.
     
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    Heating the pond can confuse the fish into breeding and then when it really gets cold the fish can become egg bound and die .
     
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