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Old 09-01-2005, 08:40 PM
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What is the current status of your pond?

The screens have 4" of snow on them, but with my wireless thermometer I can
see that the water is liquid, I can also "hear" the water moving... but
that requires going "outside".... like brrrrr!

I haven't even gone up and looked at the lily pond, maybe I'll do that
today. I'm hoping the fact I floated milk jugs on it that they are holding
the shade cloth off the surface of the water. ~ jan

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Old 09-01-2005, 08:50 PM
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What is the current status of your pond?


52 degrees here right now, so ponds are liquid, and fairly clear.
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What is the current status of your pond?


52 degrees here right now, so ponds are liquid, and fairly clear.
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What is the current status of your pond?


52 degrees here right now, so ponds are liquid, and fairly clear.
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Old 09-01-2005, 09:17 PM
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What is the current status of your pond?

Mine just refroze 2 days ago after completely thawing to water with the last
warm spell here in SW Ont - now have a 3' hole from my bubbler and about 1"
of ice- I was thawing with tea kettle and a stick to keep a hole open 2
weeks ago - talk about weird weather - going back up to 50F again by Wed
(12th)
Gale :~)




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What is the current status of your pond?

Mine just refroze 2 days ago after completely thawing to water with the last
warm spell here in SW Ont - now have a 3' hole from my bubbler and about 1"
of ice- I was thawing with tea kettle and a stick to keep a hole open 2
weeks ago - talk about weird weather - going back up to 50F again by Wed
(12th)
Gale :~)


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Old 09-01-2005, 09:17 PM
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What is the current status of your pond?

Mine just refroze 2 days ago after completely thawing to water with the last
warm spell here in SW Ont - now have a 3' hole from my bubbler and about 1"
of ice- I was thawing with tea kettle and a stick to keep a hole open 2
weeks ago - talk about weird weather - going back up to 50F again by Wed
(12th)
Gale :~)


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Old 09-01-2005, 09:18 PM
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A warm day at 62 degrees here south of Atlanta, water has some
suspended algae, some string algae, visibility down to about 20
inches, the fish are active, but a little sluggish.

I dropped a little food into the pond to see how the fish would react,
they are skittish about me being there, if I make any fast movements
they dash for the deep, but as long as I move slowly they'll come up
and nibble. (During the summer they'd all come to the top whenever I
came near the pond, and would even peck at my legs when I was in the
water doing maintenance.)

The water hyacinth has all died, the water lettuce looks pale but
doesn't seem to be dead, the pickerel rush leaves are all brown but
the pots are down at 24 -30 ionches so I think they'll be OK in the
spring.






On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 12:40:34 -0800, ~ jan JJsPond.us
wrote:

What is the current status of your pond?

The screens have 4" of snow on them, but with my wireless thermometer I can
see that the water is liquid, I can also "hear" the water moving... but
that requires going "outside".... like brrrrr!

I haven't even gone up and looked at the lily pond, maybe I'll do that
today. I'm hoping the fact I floated milk jugs on it that they are holding
the shade cloth off the surface of the water. ~ jan

See my ponds thru the seasons and/or my filter design:
http://users.owt.com/jjspond/

~Keep 'em Defrosted~
Tri-Cities, WA Zone 7a
To e-mail see website


Mike Patterson
Please remove the spamtrap to email me.
"I always wanted to be somebody...I should have been more specific..." - Lily Tomlin
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A warm day at 62 degrees here south of Atlanta, water has some
suspended algae, some string algae, visibility down to about 20
inches, the fish are active, but a little sluggish.

I dropped a little food into the pond to see how the fish would react,
they are skittish about me being there, if I make any fast movements
they dash for the deep, but as long as I move slowly they'll come up
and nibble. (During the summer they'd all come to the top whenever I
came near the pond, and would even peck at my legs when I was in the
water doing maintenance.)

The water hyacinth has all died, the water lettuce looks pale but
doesn't seem to be dead, the pickerel rush leaves are all brown but
the pots are down at 24 -30 ionches so I think they'll be OK in the
spring.






On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 12:40:34 -0800, ~ jan JJsPond.us
wrote:

What is the current status of your pond?

The screens have 4" of snow on them, but with my wireless thermometer I can
see that the water is liquid, I can also "hear" the water moving... but
that requires going "outside".... like brrrrr!

I haven't even gone up and looked at the lily pond, maybe I'll do that
today. I'm hoping the fact I floated milk jugs on it that they are holding
the shade cloth off the surface of the water. ~ jan

See my ponds thru the seasons and/or my filter design:
http://users.owt.com/jjspond/

~Keep 'em Defrosted~
Tri-Cities, WA Zone 7a
To e-mail see website


Mike Patterson
Please remove the spamtrap to email me.
"I always wanted to be somebody...I should have been more specific..." - Lily Tomlin
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A warm day at 62 degrees here south of Atlanta, water has some
suspended algae, some string algae, visibility down to about 20
inches, the fish are active, but a little sluggish.

I dropped a little food into the pond to see how the fish would react,
they are skittish about me being there, if I make any fast movements
they dash for the deep, but as long as I move slowly they'll come up
and nibble. (During the summer they'd all come to the top whenever I
came near the pond, and would even peck at my legs when I was in the
water doing maintenance.)

The water hyacinth has all died, the water lettuce looks pale but
doesn't seem to be dead, the pickerel rush leaves are all brown but
the pots are down at 24 -30 ionches so I think they'll be OK in the
spring.






On Sun, 09 Jan 2005 12:40:34 -0800, ~ jan JJsPond.us
wrote:

What is the current status of your pond?

The screens have 4" of snow on them, but with my wireless thermometer I can
see that the water is liquid, I can also "hear" the water moving... but
that requires going "outside".... like brrrrr!

I haven't even gone up and looked at the lily pond, maybe I'll do that
today. I'm hoping the fact I floated milk jugs on it that they are holding
the shade cloth off the surface of the water. ~ jan

See my ponds thru the seasons and/or my filter design:
http://users.owt.com/jjspond/

~Keep 'em Defrosted~
Tri-Cities, WA Zone 7a
To e-mail see website


Mike Patterson
Please remove the spamtrap to email me.
"I always wanted to be somebody...I should have been more specific..." - Lily Tomlin


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Old 09-01-2005, 09:28 PM
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This week I cleaned out the dead water hyacinths and skimmed off the
azola. This made a 4-foot mound of compost material. The level of
the pond has been lowered one foot in preparation of removing elodea
which has taken over the pond (I'll need waders to do the job).
Seems like I have to constantly deal with overgrown plants! The water
lilys, planted 4 years ago, are doing well. Clearing off the pond I
can finally see some fish. It is a peaceful pond with the frogs in
hibernation. (E. TN)
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This week I cleaned out the dead water hyacinths and skimmed off the
azola. This made a 4-foot mound of compost material. The level of
the pond has been lowered one foot in preparation of removing elodea
which has taken over the pond (I'll need waders to do the job).
Seems like I have to constantly deal with overgrown plants! The water
lilys, planted 4 years ago, are doing well. Clearing off the pond I
can finally see some fish. It is a peaceful pond with the frogs in
hibernation. (E. TN)
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"~ jan JJsPond.us" wrote in message
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What is the current status of your pond?

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My fish are looking for food. This is the first year they're not "asleep"
at the bottom in January.
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"~ jan JJsPond.us" wrote in message
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What is the current status of your pond?

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My fish are looking for food. This is the first year they're not "asleep"
at the bottom in January.
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Carol.... the frugal ponder...
Completely FREE softwa
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~ jan JJsPond.us wrote:

What is the current status of your pond?


Cold and wet.

I am getting some duck weed, but I think I like it since there is
something bright green growing on the bottom, and I fear it is string
algae. I haven't brought any up to look at yet. I figure the duck weed
will help filter nutrients and provide shade to help check any algae.
Then in the spring I can screen out most of the duck weed.

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