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Rossco
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PostPosted: 2005.03.23(Wed)20:13    Post subject: How cold can it get? Reply with quote

I have heard of people keeping goldfish in an outdoor pond through the winter. In canada we have cold winters. Like -30 for a month so I was wondering if this was possible?
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PostPosted: 2005.03.23(Wed)20:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's possible as long as the filter keeps running and you put some type of wooden board over it. Also, make sure it goes down below the level of frozen ground. I'm from Montreal and I've seen several ponds like this.
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PostPosted: 2005.03.24(Thu)12:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

As long as the water does not freeze solid, you should be OK. The top of the ice should not stay frozen over completely for long periods, either, as no gas exchanges can happen if it is completely frozen over the top.
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PostPosted: 2005.03.24(Thu)21:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

float a tennis ball at the surface during winter. If the top layer freezes then their will be oxegen for the fish to breath
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PostPosted: 2005.03.29(Tue)23:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi rossco,
We have goldfish and koi survive our winters here. As stated above, the pond needs to be deep enough so the fish don't freeze solid. At least 24" here-probably a little deeper for you (36"?). A bigger problem for me has always been detritis and organic matter (cedar needles mostly) that fall in and acidify the water. I occasionally flush the pond to correct this but this year I am going to build a small roof over it.
Good luck!
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