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    wintering koi

    Could someone please explain the propper way to keep koi in my garage over winter? I keep my garage around 40 all winter. i have a extra 150 gallon tank. DO i need a filter or just a air stone at that temp. with water this temp do i still need to test the water. i have never wintered fish like this and i am afraid to kill them. does the benifical bacteria still work at that temp i was told that it doesn't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300wby View Post
    Could someone please explain the propper way to keep koi in my garage over winter? I keep my garage around 40 all winter. i have a extra 150 gallon tank. DO i need a filter or just a air stone at that temp.
    YES to a filter

    with water this temp do i still need to test the water.
    YES, and do small weekly water changes 15-20%

    i have never wintered fish like this and i am afraid to kill them. does the benifical bacteria still work at that temp i was told that it doesn't?
    YES, but like the koi it slows down also, stop feeding the fish also below 50`-55`
    Grant has a nice winter indoor set up perhaps he will post a link for you

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    Anyone please

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    did you not notice I put answers in your quote in my above post?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meg View Post
    did you not notice I put answers in your quote in my above post?
    Sorry never seen that. THANKS

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