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Fall Pond Maintenance
Old 10-14-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
 
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Fall Pond Maintenance

Just came in from doing some sorely needed maintenance on my 300-350 gallon pond. I removed pounds of leaves and walnuts...to my shame The three handfuls of hornwort that I added in the spring filled a 5 gallon bucket. I thinned it out keeping the healthiest sections. To my surprise, there were several baby goldfish. Started in the spring with six 5-6 inch comets that I originally purchased from a feeder fish tank. The babies range from 1/2 inch copper colored to just over one inch orange. I'm currently doing a water change using the slow overflow method.

I have a couple of questions. Do you think the hornwort would survive freezing temperatures as long as it isn't frozen ? Also, could I use an indoor air pump outdoors if I insulated it properly ?

Thanks for your attention.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
 
The hornwort should survive, but if you could put it inside, that would probably be best. I havent ever put mine inside though, and i live in St. Louis. Also, i wouldnt reccomend using an indoor pump tbh... there probably wont be any problems if you insulate it properly, but i still wouldnt risk it, just because you never know what can happen.
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Hornwort survives Winters in my pools in Central Arkansas, Zone 7.
One year I could stand on the ice. Barely, and only 110 Lbs.
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