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     Pond Q&A - New Announcements

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In this issue:
Pond Q&A

- Pond pH & Muratic Acid
- Winter fish feeding
- New Announcements
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Question>

Hi,

I had problems with my pH when I finished building my pond as I used Belgian Blocks (man-made tumblers) and the lime was leaching. That was in September and I corrected it with muratic acid. I live in northern Indiana and have a 13,000 gallon pond....6'deep all the way around.

I use external pumps so I shut all systems down and put a pond heater to keep the ice open. Well, I just tested my water and the nitrates and ammonia are zero; however the pH is deep blue...well beyond nine. Because I have no water moving in my pond and I have 28 Koi that are 6-11" I'm afraid to add the muratic acid.

My fish are dormant and have been for about a month and a half. Should I put a sump pump in the bottom to circulate the water and go ahead and add the acid?

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.

Susan Bush

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Answer>

Hi Susan,

Yes, lime from blocks or cement will leach into the pond water and cause artificially high pH - that's why we like and recommend pond liners. Muratic acid will reduce the pH, but it will take some time for the pH to stabilize unfortunately.. Also, be careful not to alter the pH too rapidly, as fish are very sensitive to changes in pH, and changing it from a pH of 8 to a pH of 7 is actually a 10 fold change because the pH scale is logarithmic.

I don't recommend adding a pump to circulate the water because your fish will be enjoying a slightly warmer temperature at the bottom of the pond because your pond has different 'thermal layers' and by circulating the water, you will be making it colder for them at the bottom by mixing it with the colder surface water. But you are doing the right thing by using a de-icer to keep it from freezing over.

A pH of nine is not dangerouse in itself, and the fish can usually adapt to a wide range of pH as long as it's a gradual change. The biggest problem with high pH is that that any Ammonia (fish waste) in the water is much more toxic to the fish at higher pH. You may want to consider 'sealing' the pond sometime in the Spring, if that's an option. But eventually, the lime will leach out and everything will stabilize.

Hope this helps.

Question 2>

Hi Brett

I wonder if you can help me with a query.

Can you tell me when fish stop feeding in the winter. I live in the UK and winter is setting in with snow and freezing tempratures.

i stop the pond from freezing over with various gadgets but am not sure when to stop feeding. I have carp and goldfish in stock.

Thanks in advance.

Harry King

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Answer 2>

Hi Harry,

You should not be feeding your fish in the winter, or whenever the water drops below 50-55 degrees as the fish cannot digest food well in colder tempperatures. For more on this topic, see our Archive of previous pond articles here:
http://www.macarthurwatergardens.com/Articles/pond-articles-directory.shtml

There are a couple articles about this there. Here is one in particular:
https://www.macarthurwatergardens.com/Newsletters/September2004/Cool-water-feeding-

You (and everyone else) can also read through our past 'Pond Q&A' archves here:
http://www.getresponse.com/archive/macarthurwatergardens

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Happy New Year Everyone!

 
 
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