Get Your MonsterFishKeepers Cap

Welcome to MonsterFishKeepers.com

The members of this forum have come together to share our knowledge and experiences of fish keeping. We want to answer your questions, offer advice and fill the galleries with pictures of the fish we have all grown to love.

We are a unique community of Fish Keepers who seriously take our hobby to extremes and the NEXT level. The majority of our fish collections include RARE & EXOTIC Species of all sizes, BIG FISH with BIG APPETITES and BIG TANKS. It's not easy for most people or other "regular" fish keepers to understand why we maintain this type of collection and spare no expense on this fascinating hobby.

Hopefully, through this site and discussion forums we can encourage the next generation of Monster Fish Keepers to have the same passion and love we have for the hobby and our Monster Fish .

As one of the founding members, I personally invite you to register and join us today. Currently you are viewing this site as our guest which only gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and photo galleries.

Registration is FREE and very easy! When you register, you'll have instant access to....

  • • Post and participate in discussions about your passion for fish keeping
  • • Have your own Photo Gallery and the ability to upload your images
  • • View and comment on the gallery
  • • Participate in MFK contests, promotions, and discounts
  • • Use of private messaging to communicate with other community members


  • We're constantly striving to improve our community to help make your Monster Fish Keeping hobby fulfilling and interesting. Comments are welcome.


    WE ARE MONSTER FISH KEEPERS!

    -MFK STAFF



    sos pond advice

    Discussion in 'Indoor Ponds' started by candidpets, Mar 12, 2018.

    1. candidpets

      candidpets MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      May 24, 2015
      Messages:
      721
      Likes Received:
      84
      Trophy Points:
      31
      Location:
      Toronto
      Last Seen:
      Jun 9, 2018
      sos i have a 300 gallon pond here in ontario, it has been cold recent like -5 there is a deicer in it, but still some fish arent doing well i added to 200 watt aqarium heaters is this safe?

      I have been a bit out of it recently from real life personal issues so kinda dont know what im doing, Will sand help the pond also? there is feeder fish in there now. A friend put his weather loach in i think i might take it out. There are cray in there also. Nothing expensive but i wanted to try and make the pond right.
       
    2. Bonytang

      Bonytang MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Feb 21, 2018
      Messages:
      151
      Likes Received:
      75
      Trophy Points:
      31
      Gender:
      Male
      Last Seen:
      Sunday at 11:03 PM
      maybe increase oxygen too.
       
    3. candidpets

      candidpets MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      May 24, 2015
      Messages:
      721
      Likes Received:
      84
      Trophy Points:
      31
      Location:
      Toronto
      Last Seen:
      Jun 9, 2018
      yeah added a few things
       
    4. Bonytang

      Bonytang MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Joined:
      Feb 21, 2018
      Messages:
      151
      Likes Received:
      75
      Trophy Points:
      31
      Gender:
      Male
      Last Seen:
      Sunday at 11:03 PM
      send pics / updates man !
       
    5. MrsE88

      MrsE88 MFK Members

      Real Name:
      Kathryn
      Joined:
      Mar 9, 2017
      Messages:
      1,331
      Likes Received:
      1,218
      Trophy Points:
      429
      Last Seen:
      Yesterday at 11:48 PM
      Insulate the outside of the pond. Sand bags, hay bails, foam, whatever you can. And then cover it. Plywood, tarp, heavy duty plastic, ect. It will keep the heat in.
      I don’t know what you mean by will sand help? As substrate? No. I would not add that.
      I’m afraid this is why I said to wait. Fish that haven’t been slowly conditioned to survive outside don’t do well being tossed out in my experience.

      Example: My koi that nearly died a couple of weeks after I got them when temps dropped below freezing are currently swimming around doing great nearing the end of their first winter outside.
      I’m currently holding three koi inside because I know tossing them out right now could kill them because they didn’t have the advantage of being outside as the temps slowly decreased in the fall.

      Do what you can to insulate the pond. Then you have two options. Bring the fish in till the outside temps stay above freezing. Water temps at or above 50F would be more ideal for adding fish.
      Or hunker down doing what you can to keep them out and what happens, happens.
       
    6. Deadliestviper7

      Deadliestviper7 The Necromancer

      Real Name:
      Jason m
      Joined:
      Aug 6, 2016
      Messages:
      5,429
      Likes Received:
      2,342
      Trophy Points:
      178
      Gender:
      Male
      Last Seen:
      Yesterday at 5:44 PM
      Just make sure your pond doesn't completely ice over,there should always be a hole in the ice for gases to escape and oxygen to enter
       

    Share This Page

    zoomed.com
    hikariusa.com
    aqaimports.com
    Store