Here in the Midwest we are having a very hot and dry summer. Triple digits for 2 weeks straight and not a drop of rain in sight.
We finally got some relief this week with cooler temps and a small bit of rain....not enough but we'll take every drop we can get :0)
I spend a great part of my home time dragging the water hose around trying to keep my plants alive.
Even my little fish pond has been getting too warm.
So I froze a big bowl if water and tossed the ice into the pond. At first they just swam around it..checking it out. It didn't take long for them to figure out it was cool...
And there he stayed until the ice melted .
I also bought an bubbler for the water to add more oxygen to it and added fresh cold well water. You have to be careful adding the well water because it doesn't have enough oxygen in it to support the fish . By adding the bubbler I was able to add more well water than I normally do.
So now I have happy fish again and they still get their big chunk of ice every day.
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