What does your pond look like ... Today?


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Troutredds, you have the most gorgeous pond and landscaping!!! That's my dream pond......do you have a bog or no? The water is crystal clear.
 
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The weather got below freezing here last night.......ice crystals all over the netting where the water from the waterfall goes through, and frost on the grass. Poor fishies :yuck:
 
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Looks like our leaves too, all over the ground now!
They are harmless, I've been skimming them out daily for weeks, and no impact on the water quality that I nor the fish have noticed. I do have a big bag of carbon in the mechanical filter box to remove the tannins as acorns have been a problem all summer.
 
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Today, before and after:
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Major wind last night and all day today. I had a fantastic walk/run last night from 11pm-midnight with the storm rolling in. It was just fantastic out, light warm mist, about 70 degrees - I didn't want to come in but 3 miles over 45 minutes with 301 feet of elevation change (it's Vermont, lol) is about all I'm fit to do these days no matter how nice it is outside. Today I woke up when the power went out and back on and made the microwave beep, and it was definately a cold front rolling in, as it's 45 now, but the water in the pond is nice and toasty. I decided to cover it to prevent some of this leaf problem and hold in the temperature a bit, so I threw an old storm window over it. Now just hoping no branches come down and break the glass into the pond. :nailbiting: It's mostly leaves and the occasional acorn. I've not taken a single branch out of it yet, so it'll probably be fine. Acorns are hopefully all down now too.
 

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I put the net on last week. Still gotta replace the pump with the breather. Trying to wait as long as I can. I heard there's a warming trend expected toward the end of the month, so I'm hoping I'll be able to wait that long.
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Well, today is a sad day. Pump is off, breather is in and running. The end of my 2019 pond season; my sixth season with this pond. Net will come off soon, I hope. A lot of dead leaves on the trees that just wont fall.

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