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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Yep and same again for the 6 months electricity!! Oo what fun . Few nights now I've just turned every thing off and watched the fire . 1 because it's cheaper and 2 because there is bugger all on the telly haha . .

    Give me a pick and canary I'll sharp go down any mine it's all pit villages around here wonder if I can reopen one on the quiet lol would even be able to heat the pond up with it lol

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    could you imagine trying to send millennials down the pit nowadays ...lol!

    i'd love a REAL open fire....this is the only fire we get to watch....


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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    could you imagine trying to send millennials down the pit nowadays ...lol!

    i'd love a REAL open fire....this is the only fire we get to watch....

    Might brake a nail and wouldn't have any signal to post selfies lol and that's just the men . .. my first house as a kid we had the open fire in the front room and log aga in the kitchen. Jesus that house was hot !!!!!

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    Weve had to move into rented and I moved the fish 2.5weeks ago into a pop up pool. Just gone out tonight and gutted to see one of my big guys (over 32) is upside down and looking very drunk. Weve had a couple of viscous cold snaps here dropping to -6C or below and 3C plus during day. The hose supplying my drum has frozen to Ive had to take the plates out to keep the water flow up. My hands were in the water for no more than 2mins and I cannot describe just how cold
    the water is but my hand went from cold to painful to no sensation in that short time and I stayed blue for about 20mins once Id got indoors. Id say pond temp is around the 0C mark at best.

    Ive seen this happen to old fish Ive had before and once they get to that point theyve never survived. Literally nothing I can do to improve the situation. Gutted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloDave View Post
    We’ve had to move into rented and I moved the fish 2.5weeks ago into a pop up pool. Just gone out tonight and gutted to see one of my big guys (over 32”) is upside down and looking very drunk. We’ve had a couple of viscous cold snaps here dropping to -6C or below and 3C plus during day. The hose supplying my drum has frozen to I’ve had to take the plates out to keep the water flow up. My hands were in the water for no more than 2mins and I cannot describe just how cold
    the water is but my hand went from cold to painful to no sensation in that short time and I stayed blue for about 20mins once I’d got indoors. I’d say pond temp is around the 0C mark at best.

    I’ve seen this happen to old fish I’ve had before and once they get to that point they’ve never survived. Literally nothing I can do to improve the situation. Gutted.

    Sorry to hear this Dave, No way you can get some cheap old insulation boards to stick around/over the pond to take the chill off a little?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloDave View Post
    We’ve had to move into rented and I moved the fish 2.5weeks ago into a pop up pool. Just gone out tonight and gutted to see one of my big guys (over 32”) is upside down and looking very drunk. We’ve had a couple of viscous cold snaps here dropping to -6C or below and 3C plus during day. The hose supplying my drum has frozen to I’ve had to take the plates out to keep the water flow up. My hands were in the water for no more than 2mins and I cannot describe just how cold
    the water is but my hand went from cold to painful to no sensation in that short time and I stayed blue for about 20mins once I’d got indoors. I’d say pond temp is around the 0C mark at best.

    I’ve seen this happen to old fish I’ve had before and once they get to that point they’ve never survived. Literally nothing I can do to improve the situation. Gutted.
    really sorry to hear that mate
    we had it fairly mild last year with all the storms pushing through,
    but this year is proving to be a lot colder...

    other than heating and insulating not a lot i can think of to help....
    i wonder if a roll of plastic encapsulated loft insulation would help short term?
    only downside is it's useless if wet....
    Last edited by davethefish1; 18-01-2023 at 11:24 AM.

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    Im un heated and actually gained a degree last night The Daily pond temp thread I had 3m of pipework that I hadn't insulated so I treated myself to some 13mm rubber pipe insulation, I was out there last night 9 o'clock -1 head torch on ,hands and knees between the fence and the back of the pond like an absolute legend insulating the pipes The Daily pond temp threadThe Daily pond temp thread The polycarb had a good coating of ice on them so sprinkled a bit of pond salt over them and got the ice off with a broom to let some sun through this morning

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    the weathers looking good for next week...double digits!
    10C forecast!

    might even have the covers off for a few hours, and let the fish out to play




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    As long as these sub zero night temps bugger off I don't mind, might even get the rods out!

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    Temperature swings definitely the biggest issue where I am over the next week….

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    Quote Originally Posted by sephuk View Post
    Im un heated and actually gained a degree last night The Daily pond temp thread I had 3m of pipework that I hadn't insulated so I treated myself to some 13mm rubber pipe insulation, I was out there last night 9 o'clock -1 head torch on ,hands and knees between the fence and the back of the pond like an absolute legend insulating the pipes The Daily pond temp threadThe Daily pond temp thread The polycarb had a good coating of ice on them so sprinkled a bit of pond salt over them and got the ice off with a broom to let some sun through this morning6

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    That is dedication Sep good on you mate love it
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    South Norfolk

    Afternoon all, dry & virtually no wind to speak of, still some negative nights ie below zero, ( last couple of weeks).

    Out in the open its 7.2c 72% Rh, & in the shade its 5.6c. Just been up to the Polytunnel, & the koi didnt come up to greet me? Obviously too cold for food! The pond is sitting @ 6.9c the tunnel is holding 7.5c , the Koi all look OK, but grubbing about on,or near the bottom. I must say the colours look very vibrant this time of year!

    Winter is still with us, so take care, & be careful
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    7.5 in mine today, the odd bit of laying about on the bottom but mostly fine when I have looked!

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    A bit worried about a couple of Koi in the pond, don't think they've ever been so cold for so long in their 20+ years Reading 4.3c yesterday, I set up a 650W heater from my QT into the EZpod and at a cost of 5 elektrix it's now nudging 6c. They look much happier, I just hope outdoor temps are going up enough to allow me to keep the heater on a bit longer without bankrupting me

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    Pond at 5 last couple days . I know I'll get wrong off some one but yesterday I fed a few meal and silk worms as they were swimming around food went in seconds tbf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Pond at 5 last couple days . I know I'll get wrong off some one but yesterday I fed a few meal and silk worms as they were swimming around food went in seconds tbf

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    Any time they ask. I always chuck a bit in. They know better then I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maddog1 View Post
    Any time they ask. I always chuck a bit in. They know better then I do.
    Ya not wrong mate .The Daily pond temp thread

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    8.1 now, just added a few crumbed boilies so they can have a mooch about on the bottom which they promptly did.

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    Pond still just about holding 12C though it dipped down to 11C when we had that cold snap.
    The fish are active and hungry, always asking for food everytime I walk past the window



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    Looking good there Dave, you have picked well with all your fish! I'm not really bothered by hi utsuri but yours looks really clean with the sumi! A lot seem to be very bitty but you have a cracking example there

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    Quote Originally Posted by samp09 View Post
    Looking good there Dave, you have picked well with all your fish! I'm not really bothered by hi utsuri but yours looks really clean with the sumi! A lot seem to be very bitty but you have a cracking example there
    Thanks mate
    I had 1st pick from about 20 odd in the queni event last year...

    But I know what you mean about some looking like a Jackson pollock

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