Discussion in 'Garden Pond Talk' started by Lisak1, Jan 5, 2018.
Yep and too far from JamieB. Sorry guys-
post pics I may take some,
Still, you are in an area where there are others close, I think I may be the only one in this state! Grr. I only know of three others that have ponds, my sister, the lady I got the bog iris from, and one house I go by has a small water feature pond. No clue if they have fish or not, but it’s pretty.
I raised and sold koi for 15+ years. Have a huge list of customers. I won't have any problems finding homes. Last batch went to someone that lost all their koi to lightning strike.
Still 7 inches of ice on the pond, we just drilled it again. But warm is coming, maybe it will all melt this time.
Got a better look under the pond cover today and I don't think the PVC run broke, must have just been the angle I was able to see the other day. I'm anxious to have a better look this week end and make sure the Pond Breather is still working....still to dark to see much.
I listen for it, you can hear the water running in the tube.
Well we all know they won't need fish again, since lightning never strikes twice...
Are you drilling just for fun @addy1 ?
Yep! Curious how much it melted with the two days at 55ish. Then back to cold temps. Went from 10.5 to 7 inches, a lot of warmer days coming it will be melting.
You're a woman after my own heart! I do things all the time just because I get to wondering...
Check your local Craigslist.
I have, and do often. I found a breeder about an hour away who does do butterfly koi, so this spring, I’m going to go get two or three.
Went out, moved ice around in the pond till it broke up along the edges. Water temp at the top is 40F, but temps will drop at night, so it might drop again and freeze up. Then as we were walking away, we noticed a new cat checking out my female. No clue where he came from, but he’s friendly. He just needs to move on though, we don’t need babies!
You people are the only ones who I know will appreciate this - I was just outside shoveling the snow off my patio and into the pond. Temperatures are rising, so the snow we got last week is all going to melt - it might as well melt in the pond! My husband said "only you my crazy wife... only you!"
I don't want any snow getting in my pond other than whatever falls in it naturally, because of where my pond is located. I risk to introduce harmful substances that might have spilled/leaked on the deck or driveway
Mine is just the patio - nothing leaks or spills. Nice clean snow - fresh as the day it fell from the sky!
Snow supposedly collects fertilizer when it falls. I wonder if that would make any difference in a pond's water analysis when shoveling it in there?
Called Poor Man's Fertilizer
snow and rain are never clean that is why my dad loved it .Free fertilizer but now with all the pollution in the air from us after a rain you don't really get that fresh clean smell after a rain storm .
jw; I don't think it would matter much as the same snow being shoved in is the same snow that fell on the pond in the first place, and melts into it. And I think I read Meyer mentioning that rain (and the acidification thereof on its way down) does little to alter a pond, based on volume alone. Now, if the shoveling included things that were actually ON the patio and shoveled with it, that might affect. I'm thinking if you used any sort of ice melt, that residue might be transferred and cause a ripple (or more).
I just saw 3 of my fishies!
I havent seen any sign of life since October.
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