Amateur Enthusiast (is that a thing?)
- Mar 15, 2018
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- Northern NJ
I've got a K&H De-Icer and I live in New Jersey. We estimate our pond at about 2,000-3,000 gallons and we've got three good size (18-24") koi, one baby who is going through it's first fall & winter (6"), a catfish (24-28") and a sunny that pretty much never leaves his cave. We just took the net off our pond and it's just starting to freeze on the sides of the waterfall, so I wanted to ask you guys, when should I throw in the de-icer? In the past, we've just plugged it in and dropped it in near the middle of the pond and left it all winter. I kinda want to wait until it's all frozen, then just place it right in the middle of the pond so a circular hole forms right in the middle of the pond, but that would be selfish and neglectful. Thoughts? Let me know if you need pictures of the pond, the de-icer, or the 1972 AMC Gremlin filled with empty bees nests and covered in rust. Please don't ask for pictures of the car though, it scares me.