Pond over the first winter questions.

Discussion in 'Winterizing Your Pond' started by Gabe, Nov 14, 2017.

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    Gabe

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    Pond is less than 300 gallons and 2 feet at the deepest. I live in zone 7b. I have 4 shubunken goldfish.

    I know for my plants I have to cut them back and put them in the deepest part of the pond. I also know that I need to gradually reduce feeding to a full stop once winter is upon me.

    What I don't know is what to do with the fountain. Should that continue to run all season or should I stop it? If so, when?

    Can I just use an aquarium aerator for the winter if I do need to stop the fountain?

    Also, I live on a very wooded lot. How much should I be concerned with the amount of leaves in the bottom of the pond? There is a lot right now.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Are you feeding fall feed that has wheatgerm in it .Big concern about leaves on the bottom get a pool or fishtank net and take them out .Try to cover the pond with a net or even window screening .I think I am the window screen queen ,I use it for everything . 100_5614.JPG
     
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    Like @sissy said, remove the leaves and cover the pond. I cover my pond in the winter with an old pool solar cover, it keeps it from freezing over. I also run a small aerator.
     
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