I’m now starting to drop my pond temps to get down to 12 by the end of the month when I’ll stop feeding for a couple of months at least, they’ve been fed wheatgerm for the last couple of weeks twice a day as opposed to 10 feeds a day through October and November. What’s your plans for feeding and what temperatures will you be holding for the winter period?
I’ve usually kept mine around 13/14 degrees throughout the winter and fed a little. I’m undecided whether to go down to 12 or give them a full winter at 8 degrees. What are the pros and cons going down to 8 degrees?
Currently at 14.5c and feeding small amount 3 times a day, will drop temperature to 8c by end of Dec (1d a day)and keep at that for 3 months with no feeding. In April bring temp up to 14c over 10 day period with no food. Then gradually introduce small amount of food.
12,500 litres, block built and fibre glassed, bottom drain to Draco Drum in vortex and bay filters with moving K1, small bay filter from skimmer, 25w UV. Gas heated. Pond covered with pergola.
Indoor 4,000 litres, block built and fibre glassed with bottom drain to easy pod and home made Bakkie shower.