First off I would like to thank all the great people on this forum with all of their knowledge.\n\nAbout me, I the past month I decided to put in a deck pond on my raised front porch for my wife. The pond dimensions are a tad over two cubic yards and holds roughly 370 gallons. \nThis is my second pond after caring for a small garden pond in my yard that gets full Florida sun and has been a nice frog, snail and hornwort breeder. I put some goldfish in it a few years ago but it just turned out to be a buffet for the birds so I never replaced livestock. \nAs for my new deck pond it is under a roof that only gets direct sun in the morning but I do have a shade I can roll down at night to combat full exposure in the mornings.\nI've added five fantail goldfish and a pleco bottom feeder. Since this pond is fairly new it is becoming cloudy and I have have been adding pond zyme sludge destroyer to help with the algea bloom and start building up beneficial bacteria. After reading numerous posts on here I really learned a lot about how the ponds ecosystem goes through cycles as it is a new Pond and certain things have to take course to help even itself out to create a healthy environment. I'm greatly appreciated to have found this forum and gain more knowledge before I started doing things that would cause a devastating effect because it is unnerving to watch a pond go from crystal clear to very cloudy with algea even though the water is being filtered, which I have come to learn filtration is only a part to a healthy pond.\n\n The filtration I'm using is a tetra pond filter box inline with a pump that is feeding my secondary 4 layer pressure filter to removed the fine algae particles which is then fed to my waterfall that returns the water back in the pond. I've alee set up an air diffuser at the opposite end. \n\n As of right now I only have planted hornwort some floating fleely and some planted on the bottom. I do plan on adding more surface plants In the coming days before I add anymore livestock. Even though the fish in the pond are doing well right now, I rather not take that risk.\n\nThank you for taking the time to read my long drawn out introduction. \nNick G.