Carolyn22's blog: Pond Journal 2012

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Shut down the pond today

Shut down the pond today. Brought in the pressure filters and put in the de icers.

Water temps - 36 degrees
Air Temp - 41 degrees.

March seems like a long way off.

Photo from 11/11/12.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Salt levels

Double checked and the meter did max out.

I thought when we added the salt, a fish jumped. Wondering if it was too much or if salt should have been mixed with water before adding.
Sunday, November 11, 2012

Bog Plants

Happy Veteran's Day Uncle David!

Cut back bog plants today - water temps at 44 degrees. Air temps 66 degrees. A gorgeous day. Funny thing - even though the fish were at the bottom and somewhat dormant, they were still watching me cut the bog plants back.

So much for dormency!
Sunday, November 11, 2012

Coffee out by the pond

Probably the last day of the year.
Saturday, November 10, 2012

Salt levels

Dont know if I missed the reading or if it really is at the top. I know the tester will max out after it has done the reading and then drop to the bottom. Will check again.
Friday, November 9, 2012

Adding water

Need to add water today. Depth is down about 3"

Water temp today - 39 degrees.

Friday, November 9, 2012


Dave put in 13 boxes @ 4# each of pickling salt. Waiting for the water to warm up to get a reading.
Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cut back Waterlilies

Gorgeous day today. Got to 74 degrees. We cut back all the waterlilies and vacuumed out the pond. Water temps 52 degrees.

Divided 2 waterlilies for Mike the furnace guy. I think I have a Black Princess, but not positive. I do know there was a Peach waterlily for him.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hard Frost

Came home from the casino to 29 degrees. This was about 12:30 last night -

Had our first hard frost last night. We need to get the pond vacuumed and the waterlilies cut back. Still need to buy more salt - I only have 2 - 4# boxes.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Spring/Fall Food

Started Spring/Fall food.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Water temps

Water temps at 60 degrees
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Water temps

Water temps were 63 degrees tonight at 7 pm. It is early. I am thinking about starting the Spring/Fall food. Typically we start it in October.
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Monday, June 18, 2012


Fish are spawning. It is so very early.
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Saturday, March 17, 2012


Fertilized waterlilies today. Only divided the special ones so Mike can have the divisions.

Couldnt' tell the Peach from the Black Princess.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ate Dinner at the Back Deck

This has to be the earliest. The water temperature was 53 degrees.
Sunday, March 11, 2012

Started up the Pond today!

Started up the pond today - water temps at 44 degrees. So far, so good. Need to be able to check out all the fish.

Start up was not bad - put in 2 packages of microbelift spring start up.

Cooked out today - first day!
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Sunday, March 4, 2012


Fish definitely moving around. I saw them from out the back door when I was feeding the cats. Start up will be soon. Uv light bulbs ordered on 3/3. Will start up when bulbs arrive.
Thursday, February 23, 2012


when i left for work this morning, i saw some fish moving around. i would like the opportunity to check the water temperature.
Sunday, February 19, 2012

Water temps

Water temp this morning - 39 degrees. I would love to start the pond early this year - still shooting for the first week in March.

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