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Old October 10th 05, 10:03 PM
gardencottage
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you don't say where you are located or what the winters are like in your
area


we are in UK - south. probably doesnt drop below freezing for no more
than 12 hours at a time and not very often although everyone says it
will be a cold winter this year. our goldfish and shabumkins have
survived two fairly mild winters so far.

The only thing I would caution in your case is the depth of the pond -
approx 18" - is not very deep for a COLD climate.


we reckon its more like 2 feet but still too shallow for babies? what
if we got a water heater? i wouldnt know the first thing about keeping
fish indoors - do we use a tank?


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Old October 11th 05, 12:17 AM
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gardencottage Wrote:
we are in UK - south. probably doesnt drop below freezing for no more
than 12 hours at a time and not very often although everyone says it
will be a cold winter this year. our goldfish and shabumkins have
survived two fairly mild winters so far.



we reckon its more like 2 feet but still too shallow for babies? what
if we got a water heater? i wouldnt know the first thing about keeping
fish indoors - do we use a tank?


Our winters here in SW Ont. Can are colder than yours and I have never
brought fish in because of winter and the first year my pond was only
17" - 18" deep and about 200 US gal - that was 11 yrs ago and now have
24" depth and ~1000 gal - with the mild state of your winter as
compared to mine all you need is an airline if you don't feel
comfortable without something there - IMHO all you need to do is keep a
hole open for gas exchange with a fish load that low
Gale :~)


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Old October 11th 05, 10:50 AM
Phyllis and Jim Hurley
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Where you are located, your babies should have no trouble with the
winter. The depth issue is only relevant from the perspective of
freezing over.

We used to be in Cambridge and are now in Jackson, Mississippi. Our
winters here include times when there is 3/4" of ice on the pond...for a
few days. We run our water features all year. The babies do fine
through the winter.

May yours thrive, whichever process you choose.

Jim

gardencottage wrote:
you don't say where you are located or what the winters are like in your
area



we are in UK - south. probably doesnt drop below freezing for no more
than 12 hours at a time and not very often although everyone says it
will be a cold winter this year. our goldfish and shabumkins have
survived two fairly mild winters so far.


The only thing I would caution in your case is the depth of the pond -
approx 18" - is not very deep for a COLD climate.



we reckon its more like 2 feet but still too shallow for babies? what
if we got a water heater? i wouldnt know the first thing about keeping
fish indoors - do we use a tank?



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Old October 12th 05, 04:40 PM
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I would like to build a in house pond with a fake mountain scense.

I wonder if any of you had done this before. If so please give out
some hints about how to start and the ingredient of fake rock.

Thanks
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Old October 13th 05, 12:57 AM
San Diego Joe
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"gardencottage" wrote:

you don't say where you are located or what the winters are like in your
area


we are in UK - south. probably doesnt drop below freezing for no more
than 12 hours at a time and not very often although everyone says it
will be a cold winter this year. our goldfish and shabumkins have
survived two fairly mild winters so far.

The only thing I would caution in your case is the depth of the pond -
approx 18" - is not very deep for a COLD climate.


we reckon its more like 2 feet but still too shallow for babies? what
if we got a water heater? i wouldnt know the first thing about keeping
fish indoors - do we use a tank?


I'd say 2 feet would be fine. I assume the water never freezes but perhaps
just "glazes over." Goldfish are coldwater fish, and at 1.5 inches should
fair well.

San Diego Joe
4,000 - 5,000 Gallons.
Koi, Goldfish, and RES named Colombo.


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Old August 24th 06, 04:39 PM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
Quilljar
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Default Baby goldfish - overwinter inside?

gardencottage wrote:
you don't say where you are located or what the winters are like in
you area


we are in UK - south. probably doesnt drop below freezing for no mor
than 12 hours at a time and not very often although everyone says i
will be a cold winter this year. our goldfish and shabumkins hav
survived two fairly mild winters so far.

The only thing I would caution in your case is the depth of the pond
approx 18" - is not very deep for a COLD climate.


we reckon its more like 2 feet but still too shallow for babies? wha
if we got a water heater? i wouldnt know the first thing about keepin
fish indoors - do we use a tank


We are also in Hampshire south of UK. Our goldfish are breeding in the pond
which we had deepened to about 3 feet. I think you will be Ok over winter as
long as it does not freeze. Our little ones all survived last winter.


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Old May 31st 11, 05:51 PM
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We acclimated to be in Cambridge and are now in Jackson, Mississippi. Our winters actuality cover times if there is 3/4" of ice on the pond...for a few days. We run our baptize appearance all year. The babies do fine through the winter.
 




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