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600ltre Heated Tropical Fish Pond In England
January 29, 2012
12:21 am
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lloyd
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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

January 29, 2012
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Colin
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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.

cheers

January 29, 2012
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Main issue with a tank that size in the house is checking that the floorboards will take the weight.

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January 30, 2012
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Slight aside but assuming you go ahead with this not sure Channa would be the best choice unless you're able to keep the pond tightly-covered.

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