01-03-2012, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Stonesy
I've been up here approximately 11&1/2 years
Do you know how it stands? Where would I find such? It was 4 degrees (can you imagine?)this am and the fountain in the pond was still running! I hope I'm not too late and brought damage to the tub. I never included that information. Probably a bad mistake...right? LOL.
Thanks guys and gals for the past input and the next to come
If the fountain is still running, you are good shape. The goal with ponds is to prevent the top from completely freezing over. I can do that down here by just keeping the pump running (it broke on me one winter, so we had to use a pond bubbler). You will probably need a heater of some sort. I think you can find water trough heaters at farm supply stores. 1F2F brought up a good point: just how deep is your pond? And is it above ground or in-ground?
Originally Posted by secuono
I'm confused, if they are pond fish, they will be fine. If you are trying to keep tropicals outside, you are fairly screwed.
Pond fish will be fine if the top doesn't freeze over. That's when people get into trouble. Especially those in the northern reaches. In order for the pond to be fine and have the top freeze over, the pond needs to be rather large (talking acres of water, not your typical backyard pond).
Originally Posted by onefish2fish
pond fish will only be fine if the pond is minimum 3 feet deep ( i think its 3 feet, someone might need to correct me )
You're right. Three feet is considered the minimum for koi and to prevent loss of fish during the winter. It can go up to as high as 4 feet in the northernmost reaches.