Pond Boss Magazine
http://www.pondboss.com/images/userfiles/image/20130301193901_6_150by50orangewhyshouldsubscribejpeg.jpg
Advertisment
Newest Members
VitalinA23, Farmpond5343, Audrey, John P., UGAGARDENER25
15683 Registered Users
Forum Stats
15684 Members
36 Forums
36094 Topics
491253 Posts

Max Online: 1210 @ 08/23/18 11:01 PM
Top Posters
esshup 24029
Cecil Baird1 20043
ewest 19590
Dave Davidson1 13595
Bill Cody 12511
Who's Online
7 registered (Snipe, wbuffetjr, bigpullerman, Zep, dreams of ponds, anthropic, Shorty), 91 Guests and 462 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Topic Options
#493278 - 07/05/18 12:46 PM When it's too hot.
azteca Offline


Registered: 07/08/16
Posts: 144
Loc: QUEBEC
Hello.

What do you do when it's to hot.

Here in Québec since a week it is very hot 36-38c.

Although the pond is 16 feet deep, I cut the daylight aeration and put water from the well.

Pond water at 1foot 30c.
Well water 16c.

I put water from the well where I feed the fish.

A+

Top
#493306 - 07/05/18 04:18 PM Re: When it's too hot. [Re: azteca]
Quarter Acre Offline


Registered: 06/10/16
Posts: 842
Loc: West Central Missouri
A little conversion for those of us still stuck on the imperial system...

36c = 96.8 F
38c = 100.4 F
30c = 86 F
16c = 60.8

I am taking temperatures from my pond that are very similar...

High ambient temps at my place are in the 90's (F)[32c +]

Low ambient temps at night are mid 70's (F) [21c +]

Pond surface = 90-95 F [32c - 35c]
18" below surface = 85 F [29]
At the bottom at the 7 foot [2.1 m] depth = 76 F [24c]

I don't "feel" like the pond is too hot just yet, but, like you, I only run aeration at night and I monitor my temps most days. I have a small hand dug well near the pond that I could pump water from, but I think the well supply is too small to do any good.

Are you seeing a drop in pond water temperature from using your well?

IF not, I suggest you rethink putting cooler water in the pond at the feed site. You might be risking temperature shock to the fish. This is probably not a big concern, but I would put the well hose somewhere that the fish do not normally hang out at.

If I get to the point that my pond gets HOT, I would try to move my diffusers to the very bottom of the pond. My deepest diffuser is set at 7-8 foot deep where my pond maxes out at 10 foot. This would utilize the cooler waters below the thermocline. I would also monitor for the effect. Other than that, I wouldn't know what more to do...pray a little I suspect!
_________________________
Fish on!,
Noel

Top
#493308 - 07/05/18 04:33 PM Re: When it's too hot. [Re: azteca]
azteca Offline


Registered: 07/08/16
Posts: 144
Loc: QUEBEC
Hello.

You might be risking temperature shock to the fish.

Quarter Acre, I thing you are right, I will change that.

A+

Top

Today's Birthdays
Beaver Boy, Pondrookie, wwmont
Recent Posts
Why not Walleye?
by Snipe
1 second ago
American pond weed
by Snipe
16 minutes 50 seconds ago
Observation on Feed Fed Largemouth Bass
by bassmaster61
Today at 12:50 PM
Alum Kicks Clay Butt!
by Snipe
Today at 12:46 PM
Predictions for this stocking scenario?
by bassmaster61
Today at 12:35 PM
BCP MANAGEMENT IDEAS
by ewest
Today at 11:46 AM
What to feed Crappie
by Pat Williamson
Today at 11:32 AM
My best buck
by Bill D.
Today at 08:24 AM
Carp problem help
by Snipe
Today at 01:25 AM
Fish scale for figuring out relative weight ratio
by Snipe
Today at 01:20 AM
Newly Uploaded Images
My recent haul
Hello From Lufkin Texas!
Cant seem to Identify what this is.  Any thoughts?
Evaluating and adjusting Fish populations and ID
Vegetation ID
Our new pond

© 2014 POND BOSS INC. all rights reserved USA and Worldwide