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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pond Heater died

Dave unplugged the one pond heater with the idea that the other pond heater would work. This was done to cut back on the electric bill. When I got up this morning, the entire pond was iced over. Figures when one was unplugged it was finally cold enough to ice the pond. The pond heater was replaced. Date of new heater recorded on top of heater.

Both pond heaters are now plugged in and working.

I am wondering if part of the increase in the electric bill was because the one heater was on it's way out....
Sunday, December 11, 2011

20 Degrees

20 degrees when I got up this morning. Looks like it was definitely time to shut down the pond. I miss sitting out there so much already....

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Shut Down the Pond Today

Water temps were 38 degrees. The air temps were in the low 30's. I took a glass of coke out with me and it froze!

Dave put both heaters in the pond. Pumps, uv lights, etc all went into the cellar.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Coffee out by the pond

It was a bit on the breezy side, but very nice and warm with the sun out. The air temps topped out at 62 degrees. This is probably the last day for coffee outside until next spring.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

water temps

Water temps today 42 degrees. Seems warmer than previous years. Wonder if we will be shutting down later than in other years....
Sunday, November 13, 2011

water levels

Water levels seem to be dropping. Seems like this happened last fall and that we would wait until spring to see what happened as we thought there was a leak. Must be it is windier in the fall as there was no leaking last summer

We thought this because in 2010 I was in the bog digging out plants.

Noted for fall references.
Saturday, November 5, 2011

Salt levels

meter is now showing 0 % again. does this mean it only takes a couple of days in the pond?
Tuesday, November 1, 2011


topped out at 2.8%.

next year - add a total of 12 boxes of salt.
Sunday, October 30, 2011


Dave put in 10 boxes @ 4# each of salt today.

Water temps 42 degrees, air temps @ 35 degrees at 10:45 am. Today's temps topped out at 48 degrees.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Cut Back Bog Plants

Water temps today were 52 degrees. All bogs were cut back, waterlilies were cut back and pond was vacuumed today. We just need to salt the pond now.
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Water Temps

Water temperature today was 58 degrees. Air temps 60 and very windy. Have not had a frost yet. Yay!
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Water temps

Water temperature today - 59.5

air temp - blustery and in the 50's today.

The weather report likened today to mid November and said that early October should still be sunny and warm- 70's

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Friday, September 23, 2011

The General died

The General looked like she was at the top of the water surface, trying to get air - however, not gasping.

Dave went to check and The General died. He thinks she had internal injuries from trying to catch her, which would back up the blood tinged water.
Monday, September 19, 2011


Dave was finally able to catch The General. She is in quarantine and getting dose daily with both pimafix and melafix
Thursday, September 15, 2011

The General

Started Medikoi food.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The General

Noticed The General has a spot that has moss growing and it looks like there is an ulcer starting.

Going to try the Medikoi food and a salt bath. Dave wants to try Pima and Melafix.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Water temps

71 degrees. Today was beautiful - low 80's high 70's
Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Koi seem to be spawning. Apparently it is early to mid August for spawning.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Red Asagi

Found the Red asagi in the skimmer. He finally died - poor thing. I do feel badly, however, he did live an entire year with the tumors before he died.
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dinner by the Pond

First night we have had dinner by the pond. It was a little chilly, but it was so nice to finaly be able to eat outside. It was a gorgeous day, starting with coffee by the pond. I believe this was only the 2nd or 3rd time we were able to have coffee out.
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Monday, April 11, 2011


First morning we could have coffee out on the pond.
Monday, April 11, 2011

split and fertilized waterlilies

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Start up

Dave started up the main falls. The fish were all swimming around and kept coming to the edge of the pond to see me.

I was pleasantly surprised the Hi Asagi was still swimming about. We will see how the summer goes with him.
Saturday, March 12, 2011


The fish are definitely moving around. I am hoping that we can get things started up in the next week or so. We will see what the weather brings.

I saw most of the fish. What I saw, all looked healthy. Need to see the rest. Wondering about the red asagi.
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Monday, March 7, 2011

Ugghhhh! 15 " of snow

When are we going to be finished with this?
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Monday, March 7, 2011

Pond Start Up

I think it is going to be awhile.
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Seems like we will never start up...

Calling for 5-10" of snow. I am so tired of snow......I am hoping this is it for the snow and we can finally get the pond opened and start some Spring like weather....

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Monday, February 28, 2011

Fish seem to be awakening

The fish are moving around. Looks like they are waking up. I thought I saw the Hi Asagi.....

Too cold to start up yet.

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