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    Increasing Aeration during cold months??

    Winter is coming ... a lot of rainning around the SF Bay Area since last couple days and weather is chilly as well....

    Q is, shall we increase the aeration during cold months?

    Also, used to live in Upstate NY and seem many ponds covered by ice/snow during winter time. Just wonder how you guys take care of your koi/pond when ice/snow covered your koi ponds? Pond heating; increasing aeration, or leave them as normal since koi are cold-blood animals anyway?

    --Dinh

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinh
    Winter is coming ... a lot of ranning around the SF Bay Area since last couple days and weather is chilly as well....

    Q is, shall we increase the aeration during cold months?

    Also, used to live in Upstate NY and seem many ponds covered by ice/snow during winter time. Just wonder how you guys take care of your koi/pond when ice/snow covered your koi ponds? Pond heating; increasing aeration, or leave them as normal since koi are cold-blood animals anyway?

    --Dinh
    Dinh, you can reduce your aeration in your pond by 50% or more...oxygen levels in the pond tend to be at it's most when the temps are low...

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    the cooler the temps the more capable the H2o is of holding it's oxygen. So cutting back is ok...

    for outside ponds it's best to keep a hole open in the ice for gas exchange by running a strong air column.

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    Dinh,

    comparing to winter in upstate new york, winter in bay area is like living in hawaii.

    Steve

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    Save the airpump and some electricity. Just Turn it off. They don't need is as much. 02 levels will be very high at lower temps..

    Joe

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