Pond deaths 2011
by, 09-09-2011 at 7:54 AM (5882 Views)
Comet - comet goldfish
Donner & Biltzen - rosy & fathead minows
Approximately Sept 5/6.
Cupid is still alive. Looks lonely.
Perhaps I should add another comet or 1-2 minnows...
I'm fairly sure Cupid is the one I found that morning though. Looked nearly dead, floating on the surface. I dumped stress coat and stress zyme in there and ran an extension cord to plug in their bubbler. Did a major overhaul of the pond later that day. Thank God it was cooler out than it's been.
I'm sure the neighbors think I'm insane for doing pond maintenance in the rain lol. It was mostly just misting, but it is GA, so that's condidered rain lol.
The hornwort looks good. Oh, and the pond smells MUCH better since cleaning it out. The banana plant only has a few 'lily' pads, but the roots are many and long. I took one leaf off a while ago and it has started growing roots already. The onions are growing a bit, but the bulbs have shrunk.
Working on building filter, but job hours are totally sucking right now so financing it is not going well. :/
Dad's suppose to help me make a solar power thingy to power it (except he thinks it's just for a bubbler, I'm scared to tell him my 'grand' plans, lol. I don't look forward to being yelled at more about my d@me fish. He's been stalling too, but I can't be too mad at him since he did just recently have heart surgery. Also why I don't want him yelling at me for no reason, it's not good for him.)
Hopefully the solar power thingy will get built, and soon, I don't want to have to clear the ice like I did last year, alternately burning freezing and cutting my hands trying to get a hole in the nearly 6" thick ice. Oy!
Or get the filter built and cycled only to have him unplug it and kill all the bacteria. Apparently if lighting strikes the cord (how it's currently set up) while it's within 6' of the house, it could set the house on fire. Hmmm, I guess that would be bad. It's not like I didn't talk to him about all this first before setting up and get approval - I was even suppose to be allowed to upgrade to a bigger pond later - only to have him change his mind afterwards and say he never said those things. Grrr!
Anyway, so hopefully the solar thingy will get built soon and hopefully I'll be able to understan enough of it to document it here for others who want to solar power there ponds.