Murky water

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by aguaverde, May 24, 2011.

  1. aguaverde

    aguaverde Guest

    I have a 1,000 gal pond with a fish mate 2000uv filter and a little
    giant 1000 pump. The water got clear after couple of days after
    installation of filter. Then, algae from the sides of the pond
    started to float accumulating on the surface of the water as a slimy
    mess. I have this algae under control but can't get clear water
    again. Does anyone have an idea?
    aguaverde, May 24, 2011
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  2. aguaverde

    Jim Guest

    Which color of algae was floating up?

    Algae feeds on nutrients in the water. It can't compete with vascular
    plants. What other plants have you in the pond?

    Have you a veggie filter (small pond with lots of plants to grab
    nutrients and to filter muck out of the water).

    If you have vascular plants, they will gradually clear the water by
    grabbing nutrients.

    A UV will help as well if you have one. It comes into its own with
    the green water. The UV will screw up the DNA and the green water
    will go away.

    Good luck
    Jim, May 25, 2011
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