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    9 degrees in the pond today. Fish still active and feeding, although I've reduced the number of feeds.
    7500 litres
    Filtreau combi with uv.
    Some koi

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    pond at 22C due to treating twice for flukes and now a preventative FMG.
    really wanted to be about 17-18C by now ready for the drop down to 10C over winter in jan,feb.march....

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    Well it certainly feels like winter has arrived! Just bracing for the blustery snow/rainy weekend forecast for us here in East Anglia, will wait & see

    Out in the open @1150 its 8.0c & 95% Rh, in the shade its (sic) 6.4c, the Polytunnel has been mostly closed up (about 98% of the time) apart from checking on Koi & topping up my feeder. Temperatures dropping to single digits night & day plus winds, but my pond has only recently dropped below 10, inside the PT its currently 9.8c & the pond holding valiantly to 9.6c.

    Koi are still on two feeds a day, all season & wheatgerm with garlic, perhaps next week down to one feed/day?

    Been distracted by lots of jobs needed doing, after treatments, left me quite weak & tiring easily, I think it will take me about another year to catch up?

    Three Jabs + Flu Jab.

    Stay Lucky you guys

    If I dont get on here for a while Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year.


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    Dropped mine down to 19c a couple of days ago now temps really cold at night, had lots of cloud cover during the days too so not even reaping much benefit from the solar PV during the day either

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    Pond at 9.2 waiting for rubber boots to get heater in . . And our first snow fall is coming down now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Pond at 9.2 waiting for rubber boots to get heater in . . And our first snow fall is coming down now

    Time to get the shorts and rigger boots out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    Time to get the shorts and rigger boots out!
    Never been away mate lol always out and ready to play lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    Time to get the shorts and rigger boots out!
    But you did forget the new Xmas hat to complete the set

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    OMG just the pic of that snow makes me feel cold

    I hope my new supports for my Covers arrive soon before the snow gets this way !!

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    had a big drop of snow yesterday but it was gone a couple of hours after it fell...
    it started again today and is forecast for the rest of the evening, then clear skies and a drop to -2C



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    Yep had the snow all today stopped for now but more on its way but temps have dropped big time so all the snow will freeze making it very naughty come tomorrow morning . Waiting almost 2 weeks for a 48hr delivery of rubber boots to sort heater out not a happy bunny to say the least.. . Wind has done a lot of damage around me but some how the pond cover is 100% .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Yep had the snow all today stopped for now but more on its way but temps have dropped big time so all the snow will freeze making it very naughty come tomorrow morning . Waiting almost 2 weeks for a 48hr delivery of rubber boots to sort heater out not a happy bunny to say the least.. . Wind has done a lot of damage around me but some how the pond cover is 100% .

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    had the same with uniseals i ordered with 2 day delivery...
    but was refunded straight away and sent them back when royal fail tried to deliver them 2 weeks later...
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    snow always looks better in night shots


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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    snow always looks better in night shots

    Lovely winter wonder land mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Lovely winter wonder land mate

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    Roll on spring lol!

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    Mine dropped down to 7.5c in Essex. Covered and insulated, but doesnt get much sun in winter ☹️ There were a few running aquarium heaters last year, anyone still trying that out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrucePondsteen View Post
    Mine dropped down to 7.5c in Essex. Covered and insulated, but doesn’t get much sun in winter ☹️ There were a few running aquarium heaters last year, anyone still trying that out?
    smartin had a small aquarium heater in his before getting an ASHP,
    and i ran my old pond with a few 200w heaters for a bit before getting an electro.
    anything would help hold a degree or 2 more than without.
    how many gallons have you got?

    the only problem i found with glass heaters was they would heat up for so long and then turn 'off' on some kind of internal high limit type stat.
    even though the 'on' light stayed lit.
    even when turned up to the max setting of 30c on the heater.
    probably because the glass tube couldn't convect the heat away fast enough...

    a stainless steel aquarium/pond heater might be better at convecting the heat than a glass one though...

    i've seen these 600w stainless pond heaters before but not tried them though...
    https://www.finest-filters.co.uk/600...ti-ice-winter/
    Last edited by davethefish1; 28-11-2021 at 09:32 PM.

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    Ground temperature currently-3.4*C covered Goldfish pond 4*C. Koi pond covered & heated 15*C
    1kGal BD/Skim RDF/UV/k1 2.3kGal 2windows 2airBD/skim Sieve/Eazypod RDFcombi 3xVP/UV,ASHP

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    smartin had a small aquarium heater in his before getting an ASHP,
    and i ran my old pond with a few 200w heaters for a bit before getting an electro.
    anything would help hold a degree or 2 more than without.
    how many gallons have you got?

    the only problem i found with glass heaters was they would heat up for so long and then turn 'off' on some kind of internal high limit type stat.
    even though the 'on' light stayed lit.
    even when turned up to the max setting of 30c on the heater.
    probably because the glass tube couldn't convect the heat away fast enough...

    a stainless steel aquarium/pond heater might be better at convecting the heat than a glass one though...

    i've seen these 600w stainless pond heaters before but not tried them though...
    https://www.finest-filters.co.uk/600...ti-ice-winter/
    Cheers, its 4500 gallons. Ive got a 300w eheim jger heater and ink bird controller funnily enough that Ive just set up and set to 7.5 given the cold night ahead. See what temp is like in morning (not hoping for much!).

    Ive seen a second hand 3kw elecro nano for sale (from a pool though) that I could get just in case we get a really cold winter. Id probably only want to keep at 8c. Sure like the rest of us, cost of electricity is a big factor now!

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    Samp has a cheap inline heater did well last year and I have one to set up this year .

    I have the 2kw as per link

    Samp has the 3kw

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Auto-Heat...-127635-2958-0

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