water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins
Snow there are ponds down there. Second pic is the hot tub pond, saw the fantails swimming around yesterday it was totally melted, not today
Waterfall and heater will keep your pond water running fresh all winter to keep water quality good. Check water levels under the ice and keep hose handy to top up. Going to -30 tonight here in Canada. My ponds run all year since 1991, covered now with plastic domes, as that makes it possible to heat my four connecting ponds much more efficient.We have 6 inches of ice covering almost the whole pond but the waterfall is still flowing strong and making a path through the ice. It’s currently 2 degrees with a -15 wind chill and it’s not going to be above freezing in the next 2 weeks. I might have to consider shutting the waterfall off at some point.
Have you calculated the cost of running that heater in the winter? Sounds very expensive.Waterfall and heater will keep your pond water running fresh all winter to keep water quality good. Check water levels under the ice and keep hose handy to top up. Going to -30 tonight here in Canada. My ponds run all year since 1991, covered now with plastic domes, as that makes it possible to heat my four connecting ponds much more efficient.
Ponds are expensive and so are my 30 plus years old koi. So far this winter I only heat ponds very little as temperature was not too cold. I only heat ponds to when temperatures below minus 10 or -15 CelsiusHave you calculated the cost of running that heater in the winter? Sounds very expensive.
Even with the waterfalls running, winter is a 'down time' in the pond & garden. No fish to feed. Almost nothing in the skimmers to pull out. Plants are all dormant. I was longing to get out & do *something* in the yard so badly a week or so ago, I actually wandered around & picked individual leaves out of the pond that had blown in! Before too long I guess Spring will really be on its way & I'll be busier than I'd like to be, but right now... I want to go play in the dirt!!!I actually enjoy the non running water down time. The fish do fine, the plants do fine, I do fine lol
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