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Green away is just going to make dead algae that will still need to be filtered out. I seriously would start filtering the water manually with cotton batting. Find some way (even if it has to be a temporary line from the filer to the pond) to run the pond water through a small basket or something that can hold the cotton fill batting in place while the hose from the filter runs the pond water through it. I know it sounds crazy but it works VERY well! In 24 hours you will see a dramatic difference and in just days you'll see the bottom :)
After the pond is clear, use the fountain to put batting in, less likely to be seen, to keep the pond clear of single cell algae. Unfortunately because your pond is in the sun most the day, this will be a never ending battle. The good thing is, Batting is a very cheap, and I have even been known to buy stuffed animals at the thrift store and use the stuffing out if these, that way I can just throw away what gets nasty and its even cheaper :)
Lillies and floating plants will help shade a bit but the fish like to eat them so there is that problem lol

oh and welcome! :)
LOL that's a little disturbing....do you....do you enjoy tearing them apart;):p......

Hi,

Right, i have just checked the water coming out of the filter and its basically just the same as the pond water i think. There does not seem to be any clear difference, so in other words I am not sure the filter is the problem.

THIS MAY BE A STUPID QUESTION, showing me up for my lack of pond knowledge, but is the water coming out of the pump/filter system supposed to be crystal clear?

Or does it clean in small bits at a time?

Thanks! Just about to go and get an aerator for the pond talal101 and sissy
Sounds good, make sure its one made for ponds because the others are made for indoor use and may not be able to handle water on them. Im sure it will make a huge difference as will filtering with quilt batting.
 
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I would add plants. My first pond was a little preformed one which spent the first summer green like yours is. The second spring I put a willow branch that had broken off the tree in for the frogs to have a way out of the pond. Pretty soon that branch sprouted roots and small green shoots. The greener the branch got, the cleaner the pond got. I got to see the fish and my little pond had its first plant. My current pond is 25x35 foot and 30 to 36 inches deep. The pond bug bites hard.
 

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Just over a month on from when i started this forum and my pond has changed dramatically!
Instead of the awful pea green colour water that made it almost impossible to see my fish it has changed to beautiful clear water!!
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Thanks to Sissy and Talal101 for the very helpful initial help! Also thanks to Tula, shakaho, snoozer, addy1, nepen and fishylove for the useful suggestions.

As you can probably tell, i am very pleased with the outcome of the pond after just a month.

You will probably want to know what i did..
The problem was that the pond itself had too much algae in it and was way too dirty for the pump and filter to completely clean itself. There was no way the filter was going to clean the pond completely, so i completely cleaned out the pond and took extra care this time... i've added some plants and the different position of the pump feedback hose has given the pond more 'movement'. I will admit i had a little help with this, i hired someone who knew what they were doing to clean the pond!

It's great though, as i can see all my fish and i can actually see the sturgeons for the first time since putting them in the pond!

Thanks for all the help!
 
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wow congrats to all members :D success! good team work , i was reading all the posts very good advises , learnt alot , i was also thinking technically its the dimension of pond that can make things difficult to maintain if its too shalow compared to its width it will catch more sun and heat , since in deeper ponds light wil reduce as it goes deeper so maintains good ratio and easy for filters too , accurate amount of Potassium permanganate. a type of salth that can kill all green stuff in one day , u just need to maintain light pink water for 8 hours without leting it become yellow , then it will kill all green stuff without even need to scrub it away after that replace 60% water .... natural cheaper ways ... u cud have added some shelter or trees runners to have some shade , but iv read for fish growth , the green water is energy drink! it has spirulina algae high protein but things get bad when lack of oxygen or it gets too dense , u can also add one thing which helps alot in ponds every one shud have is continues water inlet outlet even if its drop by drop , wil continuesly remove green water or nitrates and bring fresh water full of minerals , fishes love it ! , now im waiting when wil uremove the grill may b can start new forum for its replacements , is it bcz of birds ? if for kids u can have small fence or for birds? may b u can elevate it a bit till eye level and leave some space for viewing fish .
 
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