Understanding prep for winter

Discussion in 'Winterizing Your Pond' started by Sams1989, Jun 5, 2018.

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    Sams1989

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    Hi guys, what can/should I do with my pond towards winter time ?.

    It is 2m long by 1.8m wide, marginal shelves of 30/50cm then down to 1.2m deep.
     
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    Where do you live?
     
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    Hiya,
    I live in Kent in the UK.
     
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    Canterbury one of my favorite places in the world. Checked the annual climate, but don't see that it gets cold enough to freeze the ponds? Here across the big pond, we go by water temperature. I stop feeding my fish when the water temp is consistently below 10C or 50F. I stop my water falls and filtration when air temps are close to freezing and add aerators and a deicer. If your water doesn't freeze, you can run your pumps all year long and even feed them I suppose. When it's colder my fish aren't that interested in eating much.
     
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