- Mar 8, 2018
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I really need to clean my pond completely empty it and put clean water in when is the best time to do this as I am not sure if my fish have spawned yet can any one advise please
Don't clean it that way, it is really hard on the fish. Scoop stuff off the bottom with a net, do a partial water change if you want, but don't drain and scrub.I really need to clean my pond completely empty it and put clean water in when is the best time to do this as I am not sure if my fish have spawned yet can any one advise please
My pond is filthy and I can't see my fish the linen is also very dirtyI agree with @addy1 and most ponders as a matter of fact - you don't want to completely drain and scrub a pond unless you absolutely have to, like maybe chemical contamination or something like that. Your pond has worked hard to build up the eco-system. If you break it down and scrub it out, you'll be starting all over again. Hard on your fish, your plants and you!
I'll echo @bettasngoldfish - what makes you feel you need to deep clean it?
Bravo for keeping a realistic fish load and not trying to keep too manyIf I could please add to Deniseho question, I need to do mine so I can add lights and rearrange rocks and plants for better placement. If I don't take down the water how can I do such maintenance? I planned to take and save most of the water with the fish then get the pond how I want it then add the water and fish maybe days later. Any suggestions?
About 350 gal, at deepest part 3 feet down with 6/8 foot stream, 3 Shubunkins, zone 5, Detroit area , the beginning 2nd year with this pond View attachment 127660
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