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Old 09-06-2011, 07:55 PM
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Hahahah ok thanks for the info guys. I actually have gotten a slightly bigger pond so I think for this winter what I am going to do is put the bigger pond in the garage for the winter and transfer contents of the pond into it. I suppose I do have a spot in the basement I could put it as well but those fish are kinda dirty and smelly. Seems silly but oh well. I really don't have enough space in my landscaping to go to a much bigger pond that wouldn't freeze solid.
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:31 PM
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Hahahah ok thanks for the info guys. I actually have gotten a slightly bigger pond so I think for this winter what I am going to do is put the bigger pond in the garage for the winter and transfer contents of the pond into it. I suppose I do have a spot in the basement I could put it as well but those fish are kinda dirty and smelly. Seems silly but oh well. I really don't have enough space in my landscaping to go to a much bigger pond that wouldn't freeze solid.
If you are having an odor/"dirty" problem, that is an indication that you do not have sufficient bio-conversion and/or flow rate. Properly processed pond water should have only a slight odor, if any.

Transferring everything indoors is your wisest move and will be more convenient if it needs to be monitored.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:10 AM
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Hi guys. I have one of those preshaped ponds from Home Depot at my house. Maybe 100 gallons. I have a lilypad plant in there and 11 goldfish (out of 20 that i bought for 29 cents each). I dont really want to just let the fish freeze because well that's mean and then Ill have to start with real small fish in the Spring again. I assume this will freeze solid over the winter so what is my best option?

1. take out plant and filter and let fish probably die
2. take everything out and keep fish inside in crappy aquarium
3. get a water heater
4. other

Anyone know what it would cost to keep the water warm enough to not freeze?
Go with option two. if you don't have a crappy aquarium scour the yard sales
they are loaded with them.

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Old 09-19-2011, 09:26 AM
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Thanks for the responses everyone. I "installed" a bigger pond (approx 200 gal) outside and im going to put the fish in the smaller (approx 125 gal) one in the garage for winter. I can pump the water from one to the other. My pump is something like 360 gph.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:14 PM
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Good idea using the same Pond water. Will greatly reduce the incidence of stress on the fish due to moving them.
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