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Old 10-04-2020, 11:15 PM   #1
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TIny pond Dojo Loach & Heating/incoming winter.

I have a small pond on my balcony about 20 gallons not sure if its even big enough to be considered a pond.
I have a juvenile Dojo Loach and 6 white cloud minnows I've owned since early spring in the small pond. (aware its little small)
I live in oregon where my grow zone is about 8 and we have some pretty cold winters but nothing below 25 F. Still cold enough to freeze up the whole pond. I have a basic top fin cartridge filter running on it keeping a decent flow.
I've looked into outdoor/pond heaters and they're all made for 1500 gallons +and regular aquarium heaters I heard can easly break because it works so hard keeping up with the dramatic outdoor temperature change.
Obviously it's so small I can just bring it inside for those weeks but there must be a way I can just ignore doing because they're all cold resistant fish.

My Ultimate question is any advice on how to keep my small pond from not freezing into ice?

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Old 10-09-2020, 09:59 AM   #2
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Maybe find an aquarium heater that is fully submersible. There’s got to be a solution.
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