My pond runs all winter, zone 2/3

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@callingcolleen1 Do you think these glass balls would work like your spinning balls, or would the little "loop" keep them from spinning properly ?
 

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@callingcolleen1 Do you think these glass balls would work like your spinning balls, or would the little "loop" keep them from spinning properly ?
I think the loop might be a problem... Then they are glass and if a storm came and blew ball against the rocks that might shatter the glass. I have no luck with glass in my garden. It all ends up broken after a while. Accidents happen and I have dropped the stainless steel balls and they are fine. Thank goodness cause I can be clumsy some times.
 
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I think the loop might be a problem... Then they are glass and if a storm came and blew ball against the rocks that might shatter the glass. I have no luck with glass in my garden. It all ends up broken after a while. Accidents happen and I have dropped the stainless steel balls and they are fine. Thank goodness cause I can be clumsy some times.
Thanks @callingcolleen1 , good point about the glass too.
 
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I got my stainless steel balls at ollies and see they have the this year .They are not as big as colleens .Even ebay does not seem to have them any more.The show you bearing balls which are tiny .I did see them at our sams club here
 
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I got my stainless steel balls at ollies and see they have the this year .They are not as big as colleens .Even ebay does not seem to have them any more.The show you bearing balls which are tiny .I did see them at our sams club here
I don't think we have Ollies in our area. I used to belong to Sams Club, would the balls be featured on their website?
 

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I thought at one time Laguna had stainless steel balls but could be wrong. I got some of my stainless steel balls from a local pet store and the rest from garden centers around town. Have not seen any lately for sale around town.

So cold again tonight. Looks like another -30 possible tonight. Front yard guppy pond all covered and snowed in. Topped up the water in that pond the other day. Seens to be running well this year dispite the extreme cold. We shall see come spring if any left over guppies still alive out there. Water felt warm last time I checked.

The main Koi ponds all running good and no ice under the cold frames (except bottom pond shallow edge had some ice around far edge of pond) dispite the extreme cold. Big koi looked lively and warm today under their coldframes and blast of warm air feels good when you peek under coldframes, from just one 1500 heater heater that is heating all four big ponds. Sure glad I put the cold frames over top. I used to be able to run all three ponds with just one heater, without covering ponds, but after I added that new deeper pond about 4 years ago, the heater struggled to keep all ponds warm so now I cover them and everything runs really well now.
 
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I did not see them on the websight Tula .We have a health store over in Eden NC that sells cbd oil colleen and they have a lot of it on the shelves .It is on Washington Ave in North Carolina.They have 20 % off and also have a facebook page Colleen
 

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I did not see them on the websight Tula .We have a health store over in Eden NC that sells cbd oil colleen and they have a lot of it on the shelves .It is on Washington Ave in North Carolina.They have 20 % off and also have a facebook page Colleen
I ordered 500 American Dollars worth of CBD oil from CFTO and i never got the oil cause it's being held up at the border. Stupid régulations are pissing me off... I ordered it back on the 10th of January and looks like I lost my money... Anyway I was desperate at the time as everything was out of stock in Canada and I was scared I would run out. Now its availible everywhere !! I have CBD Chocolaté, tea, fast acting spray, and lots of oil now.
 
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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, snow already for you. Glad you got your panels up keeping everything all nice and warm.
Sounds like you will be leaving the guppies and platy's out there for the winter this year. Not bringing any inside?
Beany is such a big cute, sweet baby now!
 
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Winter is here early!
We had a whole weekend of cold and wet snow and a ton of wet snow broke trees branches and made a big mess of my yard.
Getting ponds all ready for winter, see how I winter my ponds in Canada all winter long... including outdoor guppy pond!!!
Wow, snow already. I hope you will get some more warmish days before the real winter sets in. Did you do all the covering up by yourself? Or did you have help? Lots of work. Time to set up that wonderful greenhouse isn't it? Stay warm.
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Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, snow already for you. Glad you got your panels up keeping everything all nice and warm.
Sounds like you will be leaving the guppies and platy's out there for the winter this year. Not bringing any inside?
Beany is such a big cute, sweet baby now!
Yes Beany is just a soft big cuddling baby. We have to snuggle on couch together several times per day so she gets her loving.
I will run the tropical pond all winter. This winter I will have a plant light under the dome. The dome is bigger than the dome last year. A plant light will offer warm light and that too will keep this pond warm.
 
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