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    …to winterize. Remove the foliage after the first hard frost then gently sink your hardy plants to the deepest part of the pond and they will go dormant until spring. For bog plants bring them back up as soon as the ice permanently thaws so they can keep growing. * Floating Plants: Water Lettuce and…
    …above your fish will be active and ready for their summer diet. When temperatures are lower your finned friends will slow down to get ready to go dormant for winter. Use these fish feeding techniques to keep your fish happy and well. Cut Back In getting ready for wintertime your fish will reduce…
    …in a location that will not freeze like your basement. Step 4 - Trim Back Aquatic Plants As winter approaches plants will naturally fall into a dormant state. To winterize hardy plants use your pruning tools to trim off dead foliage just above the soil. If your plants are in pots move the pot to…
    …of the pond – which is something your fish will thank you for. * Winter Water Quality – Though your fish and filtration system goes dormant for the winter the organic debris will continue to decompose and release gas into the water column. When ice is formed completely over the pond the…
    …If you have an aeration kit pieces and parts do need to be maintained so if you've been using your aeration system for the summer or it has been dormant since last winter it will need some attention. Check to make sure the air stones/diffusers are working properly and install a maintenance kit to…
    A warm cup of cocoa while you relax beside your flowing waterfall can help take the edge off the frosty winter chill but it may cause more stress for you – and your fish – in the long run. Before you decide to run or shut down your water garden for winter here are a few points to…
    …parts of the pond mixing the cold surface water's with the warmer water below causing a drop in water temperatures in areas where your fish are dormant. When the plates are closer to the surface they will also work better to keep a hole open in the ice. If you have a larger system plan to completely…
    …metabolism reacts to the external environment. In most cases your fish will be just fine through the winter months. You'll know when your fish go dormant. They won't lie down on the pond's bottom or curl up in their cozy Koi Kastle but they will float upright tuck in their fins and remain suspended…
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