Help needed please There


Joined
May 16, 2021
Messages
3
Reaction score
1
Country
United Kingdom
Hi everyone, we bought a house in January that had a large (5000 litre) pond already in the garden. There are lots of fish, many types of goldfish - all beautiful. It has been there for some time as the person we bought it off didn't build it. The water was impossibly green you couldn't see your hand even 2" under the water. I have managed to get the filter working and done a full service with new everything. I have sought some advice and the filter is big enough to handle the pond - it is for an 8000 litre pond. It has been going now for 3 weeks and the water itself is clear I can now see the bottom of the pond. But this then showed me a plastic box and a large plant pot that had been left in there. This is now my problem. As I dragged them to get them out of the pond, it threw up a large "cloud" of small particles/dust which then clouded the water again. 1. Do I clean the sides? 2. How do I clean the "dust cloud" ? 3. Should I clean the pump? Any other help please because we really want to get this sorted as the fish are beautiful to watch as we can see them when they come up to feed.
 
Ad

Advertisements

addy1

water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins
Moderator
Donor
Joined
Jun 23, 2010
Messages
43,212
Reaction score
27,727
Location
Frederick, Maryland
Showcase(s):
1
Hardiness Zone
6b
Country
United States
Welcome to the forum!

Give it some time the particles will settle back out or go into the filter. Or you can run the water through quilt batting to remove some of the particles.
 
Joined
May 16, 2021
Messages
3
Reaction score
2
Country
United States
I too agree with the other two posts. But, during my filter and pump cleanings I also scrub the sides of the plant containers and boxes to remove the build up of excess green algea. I use a stainless scrubber and no chemicals.
 

j.w

I Love my Goldies
Joined
Feb 1, 2010
Messages
31,272
Reaction score
19,006
Location
Arlington, Washington
Showcase(s):
1
Hardiness Zone
USDA 8a
Country
United States
1662654218204.gif
@chandlpj
 
Joined
Dec 16, 2017
Messages
10,028
Reaction score
7,930
Location
Ct
Showcase(s):
1
Hardiness Zone
6b
Country
United States
When we clean filters we never want to make them look new . the bacteria that takes time to grow is liquid gold. Even the algae has its place. rinsing filters is generally the best course of action and never do so with city water.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Joined
Oct 28, 2013
Messages
12,250
Reaction score
12,463
Location
Northern IL
Showcase(s):
1
You may want to stir that cloud up from time to time to get it into the water column. The filter will then have a chance to filter it out. You’ll never get rid of it completely - nor should that be the goal - but you can reduce it so it clears faster when you stir it up.
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top