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Fish Ponds
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21st-Apr-2007 08:54 am
We left our goldfish outside this winter. First time we have done that. We have always brought them in and put them in a tank. We have always lost most of them. So last fall we got a heater and it worked great for living in cold MN. We only lost one. Now it is time to clean the little pond and put some of the fish back in it. We have two ponds and love them.
23rd-Apr-2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
Pictures?!? I love pond pics... especially since I can't have one of my own.
23rd-Apr-2007 08:46 pm (UTC) - ponds
I will post some soon.
5th-Jul-2007 03:22 am (UTC)
how deep is your pond? what kind of heater did you use? that must have looked awesome with the snow. I'm in MN too and really want a pond, but bringing them in seems impractical.
5th-Jul-2007 12:51 pm (UTC) - ponds
I have two ponds. I think they are about 3 feet deep. We got the heater at a feed store. Its made to keep water traffs(spelled wrong) melted for horses in the winter. I will post some new pictures soon They look really awesome in the winter. Only a hole the size of a dinner plate is opened. We don't feed them in the winter.
5th-Jul-2007 01:13 pm (UTC) - Re: ponds
And it doesn't overheat? Neat.

What do they eat in the winter, if you don't feed them? Is that to help keep ammonia levels down, or what?
5th-Jul-2007 02:33 pm (UTC) - Re: ponds
They eat the alge that builds up in the pond. Then we clean the ponds in the spring. Then we add fresh water every week. They are so cool, they come right up to the top when we go near the pond. They love to be fed.The water stays about 40 to 50 degrees, has never over heated yet. (knock on wood) Pet shop said not to feed them when the water is below 50. We do nothing special with them. Just feed them and watch them grow. Last year we put tadpols in there and got frogs. They never left the ponds. We had to take them out. Ended up being bull frogs and very large.
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