Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Jeanie master, Aug 13, 2016.
Ok...let's see, did treat water for chlorination (jic) cause we had to have it trucked in. We live out kinda in the boonies with a crap well (slow) soooo, water change is almost out of the question.We do add water from time to time due to evaporation as its been so hot here! Well water's ok.
Love the shade sail!! Thing! I believe we need that for the shallower end of our pond which we are going to try to fix....soon.
Have you seen the septic pumps. They are a bit pricey but from what I've heard they last forever, don't need any cover, made to work outside. Small one is about $100. I think one of the good brands is blue diamond but, thing is, they REALLY put out the air and what destroys them is when too small a diffuser is put on them and I have no idea how you determine that. You can bleed off some air...kind of confusing but the backflow/back pressure blows the bladder in them.
Have not put much of anything in our pond except bacteria initially and some barley....didn't help. No serious chemicals or anything.
One thing I forgot to mention is, I am lucky to have a "pond guru" just down the highway from me. I will be helping him get his ponds ready for winter (to learn) He is a healthy active 70 and has been pond in 25 yrs. His ponds (and plants) are outta this world.
Our winters are sure cold to me, I'm a Floridian! It gets down to the teens frequently.
Ty for all your help...trying to calm down...
Ty...just getting the hang of this. Didn't mean to not respond. Ordered test kit tonight!
Thankyou....you're right it bothers me. I'm freaked that the fish can't breath but they are acting fine (when I can see them lol)
We even saw some retry good sized fry feeding tonight. Being very careful with the food. I think I need a primer on the nitrogen cycle...
You have a very pretty pond.
This site gives you an idea on how many plants you need: http://www.bonniesplants.com/how_many_plants.html
KH is Carbonate hardness or Total Alkalinity. GH stands for General Hardness. Both these help keep your PH stable.
Love your pond even looks good green , ur a pro , hey ur funy why arr u in depression from green water lol anyway u shud scream once loud then relax
its nothing big ,should b clear in a month dont worry untill then see fishes on utube , as ppl suggested , test water add some plants , add more filter media , as bacteria and org grow , it shoukd control , even if nothing works , have uv filter.
They must b saying , help ! Help where are we? i cant breath i cant see anything !
Lol you are funny!! I have lots of plants plus a grove of celery growing on the filter. How much more filtration could we need??? We have 18 bags of lava rock in a 150 lb. Tub with plants growing on top?
I think I will scream now...
Are you making fun of me????
And what happens to the frogs in the winter...I'm getting quite attached to one....
no just kiding
I'm a fellow buckeye, welcome to the forum
Hello and welcome aboard! Great to have you here
They wouldn't make money that way
Me too! Well, not the retired part lol. I'm new here too and I've learned a LOT in the past few days. I really think you've come to the right place!
Hello and welcome Jeanie!
I can imagine what you're going through, I'm dealing with green water myself, for the first time after owning a pond for more than a decade! Hang in there, members here will help you through this!
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