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      My measuring bowl is only 24"
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      Quote Originally Posted by davidjensen View Post
      This took about 3 hours to complete. This is the first time I have set up a lean to over the pond. It will be interesting to see if it can withstand a good winter storm and how much it will affect the water temp.
      Lookin' good, David. I think you'll be happy with the results. Do you have temperature data from years past to compare?

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      A couple weeks later and the fish sure are loving the winter cover. Very active and of course I'm not getting any leaves in the water. Here's how the water temp looks from the last month:

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      I'm curious what your air daytime highs have been like?
      My water temps have dropped but our high today was 36* and it hasn't been above 55* in a week.
      My shower is running and I'm sure that takes it's toll on water temps too... but I'll be interested to
      see your results when temps really start dropping.
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      Quote Originally Posted by audioenvy View Post
      A couple weeks later and the fish sure are loving the winter cover. Very active and of course I'm not getting any leaves in the water. Here's how the water temp looks from the last month:

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      Quote Originally Posted by davidjensen View Post
      My measuring bowl is only 24"
      try genki for a 30 inch bowl..it hurts my back moving it around but a larger bowl is so nice. can fit few tosai and measure the larger as well

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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      I'm curious what your air daytime highs have been like?
      My water temps have dropped but our high today was 36* and it hasn't been above 55* in a week.
      My shower is running and I'm sure that takes it's toll on water temps too... but I'll be interested to
      see your results when temps really start dropping.
      Well done on the cover.
      We've hit 60 for the high and about 35 for the low. Mostly sunny, feels great in the afternoon but frost on the ground in the mornings. This next week is going to be a lot colder (highs in the 40s) so we will see what happens. I have space heaters warming up the cavern--not sure how much that helps but they have a thermostat so it expends a lot less wattage than a bucket heater.

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      Quote Originally Posted by KoiRun View Post
      Great info right here! Koiphen members rock!!!
      Ha, thanks!

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      Well we're about to find out how well this winter cover works.

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      It was snowing for most of the day here in the PNW. It’s been cold for a few days with temps in the mid to upper 30s . The pond with the cover is at 45.6. This is above where I think it would be without the cover so it appears to be helping. I stuck my head inside and the herd is on the bottom in torpor.
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      Quote Originally Posted by davidjensen View Post
      I stuck my head inside and the herd is on the bottom in torpor.
      It seems inevitable that my water temps will get down into the high 40s but to me that's way way better than the high 30s.

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      Air temps in the very low 30s today but the water is still at 62 this morning. The fish are loving the cover!


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      Ok, after another week of decreasing air temperatures the water is right at 60 degrees for the early morning (low) temp. This weekend is supposed to be butt cold though with lows in the teens. I guess we will see what that does. In the meantime, my fish sure love playing in the skimmer. Good thing it's a Helix?


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      Is that a fish-eye lens you're using?
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      Quote Originally Posted by koiman1950 View Post
      Is that a fish-eye lens you're using?
      Haha I guess so!

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      Thatís the Arlo cam you use, same as mine? They have a 130 degree field of vision, hence the fish eye effect bending the view at the edges. Not quite fish eye at 180 degrees.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Essex Koi View Post
      Thatís the Arlo cam you use, same as mine? They have a 130 degree field of vision, hence the fish eye effect bending the view at the edges. Not quite fish eye at 180 degrees.
      I think Mike was making a joke because you can see the eye of one of the koi captured in the video. Fish-eye lens!

      You can also see my largest (28+ inch) fish trying unsuccessfully to swim into the skimmer.
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      Somewhat, but the distortion due to the lens doesn't do the fish/pond justice. Just use your phone, dude.LOL
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      Quote Originally Posted by koiman1950 View Post
      Somewhat, but the distortion due to the lens doesn't do the fish/pond justice. Just use your phone, dude.LOL
      Well, sure. Point taken. I guess the nice thing about this camera is that it's running all the time under the winter cover and I can watch from my desk. I don't have to climb under the structure to film with my phone--but I'm not averse to that if the sun is out.

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