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honey
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PONDS
« on: July 13, 2010, 12:40:30 AM »

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO KEEP MY POND WATER CLEAR DURRING THE HOT SUNNY WEATHER I HAVE TRIED BARLEY STRAW AND SLUDGE BUSTER TO REMOVE ALGE BUT MY POND IS STILL A HORRID GREEN COULOUR THE FISH SEEM HAPPY ENOUGH BUT I ONLY SEE THEM AT FEEDING TIMES Embarrassed
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Hanna
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Re: PONDS
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010, 04:51:40 AM »

Honey,

I don't know about ponds, but you may post the same question in "Ponds and Garden" rather than in "Aquarium".
More chance there to get more help.
Sure you will find some replies here too, later on from people who do have ponds AND aquariums.

So sorry I cannot help you with this.
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nabi
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Re: PONDS
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010, 03:51:54 PM »

You can try adding more floating plants to help shade the water and to compete with the algae for nutrients.  Also remember not to overfeed the fish.

Is there a filtration system in the pond? How big is the pond?
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Nossie
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Re: PONDS
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2010, 03:55:19 PM »

How is the pond situated? If it's in the sun the bigger part of the day, it WILL be hard to avoid the algae. But there are a few things you could do Smiley

x Buy/build some sort of cover for the pond that would keep it in the shade during the hottest and sunniest hours of the day.
x Get yourself more pond plants! Plants are wonderful because they are consuming nitrates and other nutrition from the water, which will starve the algae Smiley Besides, it looks wonderful with a nicely planted pond Wink You could borrow some books about ponds and pond-keeping from the library, they should have lots of good info about suitable plants!

For optimum results, do both of these things d:
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creamkiller
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Re: PONDS
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2010, 09:02:02 AM »

more shade use umbrellas over the pond that way u can take them down if u want to
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Mindemae
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Re: PONDS
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2010, 11:11:02 PM »

There is a liquid shade for ponds.  It helps keep algae down and also if your pond is in alot of sun it acts as a sun reflective as it turns the water a blue color.  You can also buy algae treatments for ponds.  API makes a great product to reduce algae. Smiley
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Andrea
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Re: PONDS
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2010, 02:45:01 AM »

Liquid shade???  Shocked The things we have today are mind blowing!!
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