It may still be winter time, and most of our local area (Beds, Herts and Bucks) was covered in snow last week. But, Kangei members rolled up at Tim's today for our first pond visit of the year. Tim has built a 2000 gallon pond close to the house and he can watch his fish while sitting on his sofa in the lounge. Pretty impressive! We spent the afternoon enjoying Tim and Sue's hospitality and checking out their impressive pond and koi collection.
Tim covers his pond to help reduce heat loss; he made the covers with polycarbonate sheeting and has a simple and effective way of hoisting them up at feeding time.
Back outside, and the pond window makes it easy to see the fish.
And, here are some of Tim's favourite fish, seen from the more traditional angle:
Tim plans to run this protein skimmer in the summer when the air temperature is higher.
And finally, because Tim's pond is sitting at 19 degrees Celsius, he can enjoy feeding his koi even during the winter.