November 20, 2011
im just about toi buy my own house and unfortunatly the garden isnt as big as i woulod like to be able to afford so it looks like i wont be having my dream monster pond, so im going to settle on a smaller more managable sized pond ideally with a glass side. i have done alot of research into the glass side and i am confident i can achieve that free of leaks, but im not to sure if i can keep it warm enough to keep subtropical species like certain snakeheads. has anybody got a heated pond or no how to keep a pond heated. all i can find are big koi heaters but i would like to keep mine warmer and ideally to be entirelly electrical.
any advice would be appreciated
I overwintered my Channa auratimaculata at temperatures down to about 10C last year but more often at 14C. This was done in a shed.
In the UK - in the middle of winter (especially last two winters, not this one) - I wouldnt like to be paying the electricity bill to heat a pond to 10C!
600l isnt that big, its bascially a 6x2x2 tank, could you not fit one in the house?
You could keep sub-trops in that and not need any heater at all.
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