Pond Water in the Winter


DigdirtJen

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Once the water temperature falls below 5o degrees and I stop feeding my goldfish, is there a need to test the pond water over the winter months?
 
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I would not believe so, as the fishes metabolism has slowed, and you are not feeding them so they don't produce much waste, although I don't see why you couldn't just test once every couple of months to be sure :)
 

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Haven't tested in 3 years! Just keep and eye on the fish and if you see something wrong, test.
 

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I never did, but my winter temps. don’t get that low. I only tested religiously for about the first year with my pond — mostly as a way to learn and get comfortable with how the nitrogen cycle works. It’s kinda up to you, but if your values have all been WNL up to this point, probably not necessary.
 
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I don't test summer or winter now, it is always just fine
 

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