Pond Losing water

Discussion in 'Winterizing Your Pond' started by Kim, Nov 16, 2016.

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    Kim

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    I love in Tn and we are in a drought and I've lost about 6" of water in my pond. I'm not sure if I should fill up with water or just hope and pray it rains soon. I'm not sure what the temp of the pond is but I know it's to the point the fish have started staying at the bottom and not moving much.
     
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    I'm a bit confused. Are you concerned about filling because of the temperature? Because that's not a problem. I would suggest you top it off. It will take a lot of rain to recover that much pond water.

    How big is your pond?
     
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    I would agree it could be a lack of oxygen .You may be stressing your fish out .Get something to check temps. of water also ,anything even a dollar store one ill work in a pinch .How deep is your pond and how many fish and have you tested your water
     
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    Have you checked around the pond to see if there is any visible signs of a leak?
     
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    I would recommend filling the pond back up to a normal level. Temperature should not make a difference. I even top off the pond in the dead of winter sometimes if the water level gets super-low... water can evaporate quickly even in winter.

    I don't know exactly how warm/cold your weather has been in Tennessee... but this time of year when the weather and the pond water start cooling off, the fish start getting less interested in eating and hang out at the bottom of the pond or under plants/rocks/etc.
     
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    I'd also add water, and dechlorinator with it (just a little). I have had issue this past summer with evaporation.
     
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    I hope this poster was not in the fire area .
     
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    I wish no one was.....
     
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