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    Thread: Early fall in the Northwest

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      Early fall in the Northwest

      We have had a very quick drop in temperatures in the Northwest. The temps were 10 degrees below average in September and October is
      no better. Trying to feed regular food as long as I could because we have new fry this year the water temp went from
      62 to 47 degrees in just a week. I did switch to fall food about two weeks ago.

      With the temps low, it may get to about 50 for awhile, I usually stop feeding below 50.
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      Fellow PDX member here. Yes, I noticed the unusual temperatures too. Such a warm spring and mild summer. At our house we had more days in the 90s in spring then summer. Strange weather for sure. I'm sad the koi season was cut so short.

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      Quote Originally Posted by pdxkoikeeper View Post
      We have had a very quick drop in temperatures in the Northwest. The temps were 10 degrees below average in September and October is
      no better. Trying to feed regular food as long as I could because we have new fry this year the water temp went from
      62 to 47 degrees in just a week. I did switch to fall food about two weeks ago.

      With the temps low, it may get to about 50 for awhile, I usually stop feeding below 50.
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      Beautiful pond and property!

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      Well that just proves that your fourth pond is the best one....
      I still learn something new every season and this is such a great format and group to share with.

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      Beautiful pond and landscaping!

      I've never used "muck reducers" so not sure what, if any, their value is.
      As I'm sure you know, the PNW doesn't usually get dangerous temps for long periods of time so I've never
      had to do anything other than cover my ponds with 6 mil plastic... but yours looks wide enough where that
      might not be possible either.
      I think I'd just try and keep the filtration clean and debris out of the pond and hope for mild weather.

      Curious what filtration you have? I'd love to see more pictures with details.
      Thanks for sharing!
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      Very beautiful!
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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      Beautiful pond and landscaping!

      I've never used "muck reducers" so not sure what, if any, their value is.
      As I'm sure you know, the PNW doesn't usually get dangerous temps for long periods of time so I've never
      had to do anything other than cover my ponds with 6 mil plastic... but yours looks wide enough where that
      might not be possible either.
      I think I'd just try and keep the filtration clean and debris out of the pond and hope for mild weather.

      Curious what filtration you have? I'd love to see more pictures with details.
      Thanks for sharing!

      We installed a very large undergravel filter, skimmer, 5 uv lamps, and there are 5 returns with waterfalls.
      Some of the koi I have had for about 30 years and they had to wait this summer during construction.
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      Beautiful place



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