Hole in the Ice

Discussion in 'Winterizing Your Pond' started by Kaniff, Nov 1, 2015.

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    callingcolleen1 mad hatter

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    I also keep the ice at bay by running all four connecting ponds, water never stops flowing and flowing water keeps better holes open than just a heater. I also don't plug in heater unless ponds are mostly iced over. I like to have a ice shell and then the heat stays in better and flowing water keeps fish healthy and ensures they don't run out of oxygen.

    Also all my pumps and filters are below the ice and under water that way they don't tend to freeze up like external pumps and filters
     
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    And winter is not coming to my land apparently this year... so far no ice and no snow this year. Which is very strange cause some years the hardest part of winter is November to January.
     
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    Yes apparently most of the country is supposed to have a warmer winter. So far no ice at all.
     
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    If you make one of the deicers using a light bulb, coat all of the glasss with clear silicone sealant. I used to buy light bulbs that had a similar coating but couldn't find them anymore. I used that type bulb in the clamp lights i would use. Half the time the cord on the light would get snagged and the light would end up getting yanked off of whatever it was clamped to and hitting the ground. I have coated quite a few bulbs and if it does break somehow the silicone keeps the glass from going anywhere.
     
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    Forgot to mention that Farm and Fleet have the breathers for $59.99
     
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    F*&@k me looks like im about to find out a partial answer to a post I wrote a while ago.....Just got back from a good olde 4 day camping trip in Algonquin Park to find out that the electrical breaker to my pond faulted and my pond breather has been off for days. Soon as I noticed I flipped the breaker back on to get the breather running, opened a new hole and got a bubbler going... Guess we'll see who is alive in the spring.
     
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    Yikes...

    Was all the pond iced over?
     
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    Yup, completely. All I can do now is wait till the spring to see who made it.
     
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    Melt a hole in the ice with hot water and that will help. Good luck!
     
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