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    koi pond autumn/winter maintenance

    More than likely to be shot down in flames for asking this, but now everyone's covers are going on their ponds in the coming weeks for the cold snap, can I ask what maintenance everyone does please?



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    Quote Originally Posted by gravesendkoi View Post
    More than likely to be shot down in flames for asking this, but now everyone's covers are going on their ponds in the coming weeks for the cold snap, can I ask what maintenance everyone does please?
    Same as usual I don't turn filters off at all

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    same as steve. just keep it exactly the same. i keep everything running as though its summer lol

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    So, if I get this right the only thing is the food side gets cut out and leave everything else alone, until spring? With the covers on I presume that the water tests are done on the dirty side on the filter, before it goes through the drum and passes through the Jap matting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravesendkoi View Post
    So, if I get this right the only thing is the food side gets cut out and leave everything else alone, until spring? With the covers on I presume that the water tests are done on the dirty side on the filter, before it goes through the drum and passes through the Jap matting?
    Yes pretty much it mate

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    As above but one thing I have found with covers on, filters, no where near the amount of muck in the filters, there must be more muck airborne than what is generated in the pond.
    Still feed as normal till I turn the heater off in the new year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doitsusanke View Post
    As above but one thing I have found with covers on, filters, no where near the amount of muck in the filters, there must be more muck airborne than what is generated in the pond.
    Yes I noticed that too, I also thought it might be lack of organic bits growing in the water, obviously bugs ect create waste too

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    Many thanks everyone, much appreciated for your advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravesendkoi View Post
    Many thanks everyone, much appreciated for your advice
    The only thing I do different is . In winter I watch the weekly forecast for temperatures. If say for 3 or 4 days the temperature is between 8c and 10c. I will put a couple of handfuls of food in the pond. If below 8c I don't feed.
    Take last winter. Pretty mild for a winter.
    8c above most of the time in the pond.
    With cover on.
    They got some grub most of last winter.

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    I do a bit or two pump speed wise and cover and just give the entire system a good clean and look over for problems I don't want cold wet hands mid winter
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rkaOHkqbGY&t=7s

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    I turn my pumps down a bit but keep everything going through the filters,underwater returns ie no waterfalls to chill.

    As Pug said give it a good clean flushing drains etc.
    Watched a few of your youtubes Pug,very good mate.
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by pug View Post
    I do a bit or two pump speed wise and cover and just give the entire system a good clean and look over for problems I don't want cold wet hands mid winter
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rkaOHkqbGY&t=7s
    Many thanks pug always appreciate the advice

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    [QUOTE=john1;310483]I turn my pumps down a bit but keep everything going through the filters,underwater returns ie no waterfalls to chill.

    As Pug said give it a good clean flushing drains etc.
    Watched a few of your youtubes Pug,very good mate.

    Thanks been filming my exploits with the pond from the start of the summer trying to give out the youtube form of advice to them that are just starting and them more in the know as well plus everyone loves a good look round someone else's setup looking for ways to tweek there system and pond

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    [QUOTE=pug;310490]
    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    I turn my pumps down a bit but keep everything going through the filters,underwater returns ie no waterfalls to chill.

    As Pug said give it a good clean flushing drains etc.
    Watched a few of your youtubes Pug,very good mate.

    Thanks been filming my exploits with the pond from the start of the summer trying to give out the youtube form of advice to them that are just starting and them more in the know as well plus everyone loves a good look round someone else's setup looking for ways to tweek there system and pond
    Yes I subscribed to the "Devon Koi Pond" channel ....nice chilled out presentation with on one occasion a Kestrel thinking he was an Osprey lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by pug View Post
    I do a bit or two pump speed wise and cover and just give the entire system a good clean and look over for problems I don't want cold wet hands mid winter
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rkaOHkqbGY&t=7s
    Hi there. I recently subscribed too. I am the one that moaned that no covers appeared in the first video about covers. "The Man From Volantis". I also expressed my opinion about the EA pond detox things and included a link to a video about them, which nobody watched lol (dont worry, i am used to that and if nobody watches my "evidence" video, i just assume everyone believes me) :-)

    I just started a thread on polycarbonate to save hijacking this one.

    Hoping for less beast from the east this winter and more heaven from Devon.
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    "The Man From Volantis" thanks for subscribing and anyone else that has from hear I hope the cover fit was worth the wait I had to give a build up to it. youtube is a hard market and every subscriber counts building a channel is hard work and I still have away to go but I'm over the hump

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    Quote Originally Posted by pug View Post
    "The Man From Volantis" thanks for subscribing and anyone else that has from hear I hope the cover fit was worth the wait I had to give a build up to it. youtube is a hard market and every subscriber counts building a channel is hard work and I still have away to go but I'm over the hump
    Hi Pug,
    i have subscribed to the channel the cover fit was great. Many thanks as always

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    I keep everything going apart from switching off the uv's at night. If the fish want it I feed them right through the winter.

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