View Full Version : Closed down for the winter.

11-22-2008, 07:36 PM
This is awful late for me to finally do this but today I got around to it.My hands are numb!I caught all the fish and put them in separate container then scooped out a tone of dead leaves and removed the main pump.I can hardly believe how big my koi have gotten,3yrs old and almost a foot long and as big around as my arm..I will for sure have to get a bigger pond.I then covered it with mesh and called it a day.I shouldn't see them again till march or April next year.Amazingly there were no frogs in the pond this time,last year one lived on the bottom all winter.

11-22-2008, 07:44 PM
Where do you put them? Or do you just leave them in the pond?

Lady Hobbs
11-22-2008, 09:16 PM
That was my question. At that size, I'm sure they went back in the pond. We'll have to wait until his hands warm up so he can type some more.

11-22-2008, 10:14 PM
That was my question too, but suspect they went back into the pond. Was first thinking there a winter fish storage place nearby with nice, heated cozy tanks :ssuprised: for the winter.

11-22-2008, 10:20 PM
Oh,sorry.Yeah,they go back in the pond.They do just fine during the winter,as long as an air exchange hole stays open through the ice.

11-22-2008, 10:35 PM
a bit cold for that work:frosty:

11-22-2008, 10:40 PM
how bigs your pond

11-22-2008, 10:53 PM
how bigs your pond
150gals,Yeah,Alq,it was dang cold,it serves me right I should have done it last month,this new job has me getting home late in the eve and I got no light to work with.

Lady Hobbs
11-23-2008, 12:32 AM
Do you cover your pond with tarp or anything in the winter? Makes you wonder how these guys make it in the bitter winter! Too bad there's not some kind of heater that would keep the pond at least 40.

11-23-2008, 12:42 AM
They do fine with the cold,they go into a stupor and just lie on the bottom.There are heaters that can be used to keep an air hole open,but I use the jet from a waterfall pump to keep a hole open.

11-23-2008, 12:44 AM
Their are heaters that will keep it warm during the winter but they cost $400 so the best way to go is with a circular heater or pump to keep a hole in the ice. I still have to clean mine out to:14: