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    Covers off Today

    Not exactly the best weather for it...
    at least the sun came out today! (forgot what it looked like)

    had to do some work on the pond so let the fish see the sunlight for a bit, they seems to enjoyed it too!

    pic and a video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDseHQuhLcg&feature=youtu.be

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    Last edited by davethefish1; 29-11-2019 at 09:01 PM.
    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    Love your pond mate fish looking really happy

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    Lovely pond and they're very lively and energetic, you must be heated surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Lovely pond and they're very lively and energetic, you must be heated surely?

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    yes it's heated, currently at 19C
    fed them some fresh mussel today, even the kujaku who only went in this week was ripping it out of my hand
    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    yes it's heated, currently at 19C
    fed them some fresh mussel today, even the kujaku who only went in this week was ripping it out of my hand
    Nice pond and nice fish Dave. Water nice and clear. Great video. Love it

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    Lovely pond and koi Dave,would love to heat but I am a pensioner.
    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    Nice pond and nice fish Dave. Water nice and clear. Great video. Love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by john1 View Post
    Lovely pond and koi Dave,would love to heat but I am a pensioner.
    Thanks lads,

    i understand heating isn't cheap...
    that's one reason i'm only using a 1kw heater, even if it's on non stop the bill won't be astronomical.
    ask me again after the final cost comes in spring next year.
    i'd still like some heat going in but might be at a lot lower temperature...
    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    looks a bit different out there today at -2C!
    i made some frames to support the polycarbonate yesterday and added a 100cm x 50cm trap door to make feeding easier.

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    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    looks a bit different out there today at -2C!
    i made some frames to support the polycarbonate yesterday and added a 100cm x 50cm trap door to make feeding easier.

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    Same here in hull Dave -2c none heated.
    Pond still at 9.5c temperature.
    So over the moon with that. As my top pond is still. Running into lower pond
    ( experimenting). I want to trial it. To see if I have to shut it down. And switch to in pond feed. Line. Covers look good mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddyboy View Post
    Same here in hull Dave -2c none heated.
    Pond still at 9.5c temperature.
    So over the moon with that. As my top pond is still. Running into lower pond
    ( experimenting). I want to trial it. To see if I have to shut it down. And switch to in pond feed. Line. Covers look good mate

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    your doing amazingly well to hold +9.5C at those temps
    did you insulate your pond when you built it?

    the covers will do... they don't look great, but they're keeping the heat in.
    it took longer packing the frames underneath with bubble wrap to fit the undulations of the rocks that it did making them!
    and i'm not cutting them to size, as i'm making the pond bigger and deeper and would have to buy them again next year...
    You don't have to be a pipefitter to keep koi...
    but it helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by davethefish1 View Post
    your doing amazingly well to hold +9.5C at those temps
    did you insulate your pond when you built it?

    the covers will do... they don't look great, but they're keeping the heat in.
    it took longer packing the frames underneath with bubble wrap to fit the undulations of the rocks that it did making them!
    and i'm not cutting them to size, as i'm making the pond bigger and deeper and would have to buy them again next year...
    No nothing insulated Dave. Juse a thermal
    Cover on the top. I agree up to now it's doing well. Here is all I have on the pond.
    Covers and open top pond. If it drops to say 7c. I will shut top pond down and switch to in pond line. And see if it alters. Like I say experimenting.
    Fred

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