New house, new pond

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    MikeB

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    So my wife and I bought a new beautiful house and it came with a pond. I come from a saltwater aquarium background and never had anything freshwater so this is a bit of a learning curve. The pond seems to be going through a algae bloom which im guessing is from either a high phosphate level or an overabundance of dead organics in the water column. For fun i put 4 goldfish in there just to see movement. There is also about 6-8 frogs in there (had to save 1 already).

    So is there any good reading material? How-to's?


    Should be a fun adventure. One more question. Since its late Sept what should I be prepping for in the upcoming days/weeks?
     

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    Meyer Jordan Tadpole

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    Pond actually looks to be in good shape biologically.
    Exactly where are you located?
     
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    Southeast Wisconsin
     
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    Hello and welcome! Congratulations on your new home & pond! You'll have to post more pictures!

    As to "learning materials," you could just search in this forum and/or ask questions whenever you think of something. At one time or another, almost everything has been brought up and discussed here. There are a lot of good sources on the Internet, but beware that you need to always keep an open mind whenever you read stuff. There is a lot of good information, but also a lot of not-so-good information out there. And a lot of it's opinion rather than scientific. Most of the time there's not a wrong or right way to do something, just a DIFFERENT way. With your background in marine fish, you probably have a good grasp of what makes sense and what doesn't.
     
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    Welcome and least it does not look to badly neglected and you got a big bonus .So congrats on your new house and pond
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome to our group! Nice looking pond.
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    Yea that's real nice, someone worked hard on that waterfall. Do you still do saltwater? About a year after setting up my pond I yearned to make it a tide pool. But then I came to my financial senses about that idea.
     
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    Beautiful pond! Did the previous owners leave any instructions or guidance for winter prep?
     
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    Welcome! Pretty pond. I am also in southeast wisconsin.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum! :)
     
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    I got out of saltwater about 2 years ago. I got to the point of propagating coral and selling it. The system got to a point that it was a parttime job to maintain the system ~1000 gallons. So I gave a lot of stuff away and still have some of my prized coral at a good friends house.
     
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    Nice and close. I just moved from Oak Creek to the mequon area.
     
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    Very little. The previous owner did leave a heater for the winter that I guess floats on top of the water. Other than that its been a bunch of reading.
     
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    Yeh but once you get all that info you will find it is much easier to maintain it and enjoy it .
     
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