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michaelf

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"Pond Temperature" 9:09am Saturday 23rd Nov
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from: Yorkshire

If your pond is heated what temperature are you going to maintain through winter? Why have you chosen that temperature?

I am currently at 14 degrees centigrade. I am thinking of going down to 12 degrees centigrade although I worry about the view that temperatures between 10 and 14 degrees centigrade is where parasites are still active and Koi are less active with a reduced immune system.

Interested in your thoughts.

Michael.


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14TB

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"RE: Pond Temperature" 9:25am Saturday 23rd Nov


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from: SOUTH YORKS

Michael,

Here is an interesting article by Manky Sanke on the subject.

Just cut and paste the link:- www.mankysanke.co.uk/html/aeromonas_alley.html

I do not heat the pond but do try to get pond and filters really clean before winter and do continue to purge bottom drain regularly and add virkon.

Grow on tank never below 16c



Tony


michaelf

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"RE: Pond Temperature" 1:49pm Saturday 23rd Nov
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from: Yorkshire

A very good article. I might go down to 13 degrees.


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kev03"RE: Pond Temperature" 12:00pm Saturday 23rd Nov


joined: 8th Nov 08
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from: scunthorpe

My main pond 15c and I will hold at that
Grow on pond is at 20c will keep at that
JIMMY/S

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"RE: Pond Temperature" 1:51pm Saturday 23rd Nov


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I am down to 16 deg but will reduce slowly to 12 deg as I have for the last 3 winters and not had any problems.
I feed lightly once a day to avoid sore mouths due to fish mouthing the pond walls for food.

Regards Jim
Paul Dodsworth

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"RE: Pond Temperature" 9:47pm Friday 29th Nov
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I’ve just brought it down very slowly to 8.5 degrees. It’s currently above that at ambient most of the time but I’m just going to leave it at that all winter. Koi are safe, they get a proper winter and it doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg!
kcolly

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"RE: Pond Temperature" 9:20am Saturday 30th Nov


joined: 30th Jun 11
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I’m currently at 15 degrees. I will drop it to 12 degrees by Christmas and leave it there for two months and no food.

Kevin
DD"RE: Pond Temperature" 10:17pm Saturday 30th Nov
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I'm at 8.9 today, heater set at 8.5, not been on today.
Dave R.


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