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How to keep plants and fish in the pond in the winter?

The conservation of pond fish in the winter.

During the construction of pond is necessary to provide in the pond wintering pit with a total depth of 2 m, 2.5 m is better (for Moscow and Moscow region). This hole should easily fit all pond fish. Keep in mind that koi can grow up to 60-70 cm. the Second condition is that the pond never completely covered with ice . Must always be a hole for air exchange. Toxic gases generated by rotting organic matter needs to go outside, the water must be oxygenated. Even two days the concentration of marsh gas can reach concentrations that are dangerous to fish. Constantly punching a hole in the ice is not recommended – you can stun or scare the fish, forcing them to move actively, which is not very good during the rest period. To maintain ice-free polynyas are of special devices . Their main principle of operation is to raise the warmer water layers at the surface, not allowing the ice to freeze. Even better would be to feel the fish, if you equip a small reservoir with an air compressor . His pipes and nozzles should be located near the wells warm – not cold. To install all the equipment, of course, in the fall, before the first ice.

If for some reason, to install electrical equipment should not be necessary for solicitante. However, drilling they need more often that the pond was completely covered with ice. This ice can break up a hammer – the fish can suffer from shock. Emergency the easiest way to make a hole in the ice – put a pan of hot water and wait until it melts. Continue reading

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