Winterizing Pond

ccl38(8A Savannah, GA)September 27, 2008

I have a new pond (installed this summer) of approximately 800 gallons. It is 12 to 18 inches deep. I have about 18 fish and some water hyacinths and water lettuce. I am not sure what I need to do to prepare it for winter. Can I keep the pump and filter going? When should I stop feeding the fish? Will the hyacinths and lettuce die with the first freeze? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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alex_7b(7b/8a)

Generally the plants die. I would keep the pump going on the normal schedule. I think yours has enough depth to keep the fish alive all winter.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2008 at 12:26PM
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ccl38(8A Savannah, GA)

Thanks you.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2008 at 1:12PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Fish feeding should be cut back a great deal, depending upon the temperature.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2008 at 9:45PM
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