Pond temps— fish sustainable?

CJ W

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501AEBE4-E743-4716-B96B-8A883A5B99D6.jpeg Ok so I live in Yuma Az and the temps here can get well up to 118 in the summer and i was wondering if a 300+ Gallon pond would stay cool for fish, (unless someone knows what the water temps would be in that heat)
Is there anyway I can keep it cool if it does get too warm? I am going to do a pond like the one pictured above
 

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Youd have to keep it shaded. No more than 4-5 hrs of direct sun light a day. You'd also want to maintain good areation and circulation.

The deeper your pond the more stable and easy it is to maintain temps
 
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Hello from a fellow Arizonan!

Here are tips to keeping ponds cooler in summer:
Dig pond deep,allowing for a cooler zone for fish to enjoy.

Add some shade to protect fish from heat.

Place pond in a cooler area of the yard

Add a chiller (optional)

With that being said , do you plan to keep tropical or temperate fish?
 
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CJ W

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Hello from a fellow Arizonan!

Here are tips to keeping ponds cooler in summer:
Dig pond deep,allowing for a cooler zone for fish to enjoy.

Add some shade to protect fish from heat.

Place pond in a cooler area of the yard

Add a chiller (optional)

With that being said , do you plan to keep tropical or temperate fish?
I plan to keep bluegill bass and baby flathead catfish, but I’m only keeping the catfish till he’s too big to be in my pond
 
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CJ W

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Hello from a fellow Arizonan!

Here are tips to keeping ponds cooler in summer:
Dig pond deep,allowing for a cooler zone for fish to enjoy.

Add some shade to protect fish from heat.

Place pond in a cooler area of the yard

Add a chiller (optional)

With that being said , do you plan to keep tropical or temperate fish?
Also, how deep do you recommend it be?
 
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Like other have said, dig it deep and keep it shaded. I’d say completely shaded from direct sunlight.

I’m a northerner with a 4 1/2ft pond in direct sunlight. I do extra water changes in the summer to combat rising water temps. Next year I’ll be adding shade to the pond to help.

If I were you I’d be looking at 5-6ft deep if you can swing it.
Ponds are great and it’s true what they say; You’ll never regret going bigger, but you’ll always regret starting small. Haha
 

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View attachment 1347743 Ok so I live in Yuma Az and the temps here can get well up to 118 in the summer and i was wondering if a 300+ Gallon pond would stay cool for fish, (unless someone knows what the water temps would be in that heat)
Is there anyway I can keep it cool if it does get too warm? I am going to do a pond like the one pictured above
Fellow AZ dude here, just keep your pond topped off and make sure you have as much surface agitation and shade as possible
 
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