Ok you northerners
Anyone work around the pond this weekend?
I raked up all the leftover leaves and dead grass in the yard and around the pond. Brought the filter back out added in some good bacteria and got the waterfall cleaned and back up running. My skimmer was solid with 2 layers of ice one on the surface and 1 below so I had to pour hot water and use a hammer to break that up. Tried getting some of the leaves off the bottom of the pond but will wait for more of a warm up as the fish are still lethargic. I do think they enjoyed the sound of the waterfall as they came up out of their cave and started sunning themselves. My PH turned out to be fine as someone had suggested ealier to get the test tube kit and it was spot on at 7 compared to those test strips (tahnks).
Can't wait for the ground to thaw and get some vegetation going around the perimeter. Hopefully with a week of weather in the mid to upper 50's maybe I'll start to see some more signs of life!