brownish water

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by corey smalley, May 25, 2008.

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    corey smalley

    May 25, 2008
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    hi i got a 2900 gallon pond made out of an old pool liner and for 2 years have been doing everything i could under the sun to get it up and going. i got a 3000gph pump with a bucket filter using quilt batting, ive use alot of the store bought bacteria and i control the agle with aglicide but the water just stay brown or brownish.i got 3 koi and 7 goldfish that started as feeders and are about all 3 inch now.the nitrate and nitrite are at zero its soft water,the alkalinity is 80 or moderate and my ph is 7.2 so all of it is fine ive tried the chemicals that bind the particles and all that stuff plz help if u can.
    corey smalley, May 25, 2008
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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

    Aug 29, 2007
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    Fallbrook, Ca USA
    I didn't see this post before my last reply. A bucket filter is not sufficient in my opinion. I have a 55 gallon drum made into a biological filter and my water is so clear, you can see grains of sand on the bottom. You might want to consider searching biological filters on this forum and look at the pictures so you can build one. My water went from pea soup to clear in several days after I put mine into service.
    DrDave, May 26, 2008
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