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wcmm in outside pond ( for summer)

Discussion in 'Coldwater Aquarium Advice' started by Daruma, May 22, 2019.

  1. Daruma

    Daruma PetForums Junior

    Apr 27, 2019
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    I have some wccm both Honey and silvergreen common wcmm in a community tank ( at 20* c 70*f).
    I would like to put them in an outside pond ( circa 60litres) until the temp drops too near the 40*F minimum.
    I assume I would have to acclimatise them to this lower tempreature outside( measured at 60*f this evening).
    And ,I suppose reverse the process to return them to the community for winter.
    I have a spare tank that I could leave unheated indoors to let them acclimatise.
    The pond , At the moment , sans filter and heater, I plan to care for with regular water changes only.

    If this is do-able I would consider a filter and heater for a longer time use but would make that the subject of another thread.
  2. kittih

    kittih PetForums VIP

    Jan 19, 2014
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    I have kept wcmm in an outdoor pond. They did well but were difficult to catch when the temps dropped. So whether this is a good plan it not depends on how easy it will be to take them out. Night temps can still be low so I.would check pond temps over a few 24 hour periods to.see if OK.
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