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Read up on bog filtration, it would be a bigger project, but solve the problem of filters getting clogged. Addy has a good thread on how to.
 
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You can use it to move water, but you’ll have to devise a filter. For example, I have a power head used to airate water or combined with an under gravel filter. I then attached a bottle with holes cut in the side that I filled with polyester stuffing. This pulls water through the filling, and the stuffing filters out the gunk.this size works ok for my tank, I’m working on trying to find a better container that I can clean when it gets full.
I dont think that will work on my pond
I have dead debris from those floating plants

And now i have a bigger problem
I have ick ich on my guppies
Looks like a fungus white stuff o. Ther fins eyes

Please help me save them
What am i doing wrong
 
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Filter the water, treat for ick, and remove any dead plant debris. Go buy a big aquarium filter to get you through this for now, and standard ick treatment. Research online how to decontaminate the tank and plants, but I think treating the water might do it. There is a chance your fish came with the ick already, but something about your water/ situation has allowed it to take a firm hold. You’ll want to fully treat them, and do a quarantine before adding any others. Filtration is key to healthy environments in such small containers. A couple of the power heads with a diy filter like I have will do to get you by until you can get better. YouTube Rachel O’Leary and King of DIY, Rachel covers small fish, keeping them, issues she has had, Joey covers how to make filters and tanks, plus his bigger fish. They can give good pointers and better advice.
 
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I dont think that will work on my pond
I have dead debris from those floating plants

And now i have a bigger problem
I have ick ich on my guppies
Looks like a fungus white stuff o. Ther fins eyes

Please help me save them
What am i doing wrong
I didn't see in this thread where you mentioned water quality tests..
Poor water quality will stress the fish and make them susceptible to infection and disease.
There should be somewhere on the Island that can sell you some water test kits.
These are the ones that are most popular:

https://www.apifishcare.com/product.php?id=580#.W__t3mhKhhE
https://www.apifishcare.com/product.php?id=587#.W__t-GhKhhE

Once we know your water quality based on the above test kits (get both), we can help you improve your water quality and treat from there.

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Filter the water, treat for ick, and remove any dead plant debris. Go buy a big aquarium filter to get you through this for now, and standard ick treatment. Research online how to decontaminate the tank and plants, but I think treating the water might do it. There is a chance your fish came with the ick already, but something about your water/ situation has allowed it to take a firm hold. You’ll want to fully treat them, and do a quarantine before adding any others. Filtration is key to healthy environments in such small containers. A couple of the power heads with a diy filter like I have will do to get you by until you can get better. YouTube Rachel O’Leary and King of DIY, Rachel covers small fish, keeping them, issues she has had, Joey covers how to make filters and tanks, plus his bigger fish. They can give good pointers and better advice.

Ill get my self one of those solar power pumps
With battery back up

I just changed the water morethan half of the water amd put those ich treatment aftwr i filled it bqck up with water and also the water treatment
 
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I didn't see in this thread where you mentioned water quality tests..
Poor water quality will stress the fish and make them susceptible to infection and disease.
There should be somewhere on the Island that can sell you some water test kits.
These are the ones that are most popular:

https://www.apifishcare.com/product.php?id=580#.W__t3mhKhhE
https://www.apifishcare.com/product.php?id=587#.W__t-GhKhhE

Once we know your water quality based on the above test kits (get both), we can help you improve your water quality and treat from there.

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Thanx i will buy the test tomorrow
 
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Ok i noticed these bug on my pond they look like a tiny shrimps
But its not
What are those things?
 
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The only bugs I worry about are ones eating my fish- dragonfly nymph and I had a spider that would catch small fry. Little bugs are just part of the ecosystem. Treat for ich, get some filtration, and test the water.
 
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Fuzzy white spots are not ich, they may be fungus.
Ich will produce white lumps that resemble rice grains.
Ich is not fuzzy.
Be sure of the diagnosis before treatment.
 
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The only bugs I worry about are ones eating my fish- dragonfly nymph and I had a spider that would catch small fry. Little bugs are just part of the ecosystem. Treat for ich, get some filtration, and test the water.
Yeah i will need a filtration can you recommend a good filtration
As i have only plants in there
I also thrown out the water lily
Now i only have water lettuce and duckweed and thta other plant hyancinth
 
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Fuzzy white spots are not ich, they may be fungus.
Ich will produce white lumps that resemble rice grains.
Ich is not fuzzy.
Be sure of the diagnosis before treatment.
Yes youre soo right its a fungus
Looks like a soft white cotton growing on their body eyes tails etc.
I jlhave bought a meds for ich and fungus

I changed the water on tje pond removed most of the plants washed them all off
I removed like 90% of the water
Treat the water and with the fungus meds
Hopefuly theyll get better soon
 
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Any filter that will move the water 1 1/2 times an hour. So multiply how many gallons your pond holds by 1.5 or 2, and look for a filter that will move that much water. Micro pond, I think the 200-300 gph might do it.
 

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