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|Pond: Ways to prevent algae...?|
Hello everyone! I just wanted to get your ideas about how to keep our pond clean; its about 800 gal. The fish did wonderful during our short cold snap, but we developed some wicked algae blooms all over...
We've kept the falls flowing except during freezing temps and we are about to introduce barley pads to aid in removal of this nasty gunk.
It's a slimy, bright green and grows in thick tendrils, if that helps. I assume its just plain 'ole algae, heh. We are looking into put a different falls feature with a bit more spread/force to circulate the water a bit more if that would help. But I wanted to get opinions before we go spending even more money/time on this. If i ever get a camera or something I'll try and post some pics.
|Posted 28-Feb-2006 00:17|
Hi Tartar Sauce,
How long has your pond been running, do you hve a bio-filter box on it?
From previous experience I have found that ponds take quite a few weeks to go through the cycle, we made the major mistake of taking all the water out, scrubbing the pond clean and starting from scratch which of course never helped.
Good luck with your algae problem.
|Posted 28-Feb-2006 02:07|
Well, we've been running the pond since last summer, heh. It might be due to the freaky weather we're having lately. (Oklahoma) with constant temp changes.
We have just scraped it out, but it grows right back in 2 days, heh. I personally don't think its as thick as it was now. The water is clear which is a good sign.
As for our filter, yes we are using a massive filter with pads and bio-balls for filtration. I've watched the current and it does circulate around thoroughly.
Of course our plants haven't 'revived' from winter yet which might be why the algae bloom is so bad, heh.
|Posted 28-Feb-2006 17:15|
Gee we are at the other extreme here in "Oz" we are at the end of a hot summer, and sometimes the pond water can tend to go green during that time.
Whatever you do, dont empty it ... just perservere and it should right itself. The water being clear is the main thing.
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