Please help I can’t see my fish


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My pond is so murky I cannot see any fish I have a fountain in the middle with filter and i clean every week any ideas?
 
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This is my pond please help me clear it
 

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Please give us some information about your pond.

  • You say you clean it every week — how do you “clean it”?
  • how big is it — dimensions, and gallons?
  • how old is the pond?
  • what kind, how many fish and how big are they?
  • have you recently made any changes?
  • do you have any plants?
  • do you have any run-off (water that gets in the pond from the yard)?
Oh, I see you posted about the same thing 5 months ago, but it looks like you never got back with us at that time. Keep in mind that we can’t help you unless you can give us more information about your pond. There are just too many factors involved with clean water.

 

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Please give us some information about your pond.

  • You say you clean it every week — how do you “clean it”?
  • how big is it — dimensions, and gallons?
  • how old is the pond?
  • what kind, how many fish and how big are they?
  • have you recently made any changes?
  • do you have any plants?
  • do you have any run-off (water that gets in the pond from the yard)?
Oh, I see you posted about the same thing 5 months ago, but it looks like you never got back with us at that time. Keep in mind that we can’t help you unless you can give us more information about your pond. There are just too many factors involved with clean water.

It looks like a nice pond. Murky water isn’t going to hurt the fish so at least they are ok. Lots of good advice on getting cleaner water the natural way here.
 

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@Vikki Can you get back with us, give some information about your pond, and tell us what you have done so far to fix it. As others have stated, murky water isn’t going to hurt the fish (well, depending on WHY it’s murky). You were here 5 months ago with the same problem, but never got back with us, so we don’t know if it eventually got better, or it’s the same as it was.
 
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Very nice pond and surrounding decks!

The green water is an algae bloom.

Your filtration may not be adequate.
We need more information.
Answer the questions given and we should be able to help you.

Basically what happens in layman's terms... the fish waste turns into nutrients that the algae feed on. If you have an overpopulation of fish they will excrete a lot of waste, especially if you are feeding them a lot.

If you have a lot of plants, they will compete with the algae and starve it out.

If you have adequate filtration, that will help too.
 
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I didn't read your earlier thread so I only know the advice given in this thread. But I know that my pond is about 1,000 gallons and I bought a pump and filter from Lowes that says "up to 1500 gallons". Yeah, it's nowhere NEAR enough! My goal this year is to either buy a second one, or build a much better filter.
 
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I added a bog to my pond this Spring and sold both my pressure filters which had internal UV lights. Strictly bog filtration has cleared my water like never before. It's so nice to see all my fish.
 

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Bog only, always have crystal clear water!
 
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Slight diversion, but @Vikki, what are the orange flowers in your pond?

And I love how you did your deck, that looks great.
 
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My bog is a bit small for my pond, but it has allways done well when supplemented with floating plants such as WH. Well this year I can find no pond plants of any kind locally. (WH needs to be replaced every year they don't survive the winter) I got an algae bloom after a thunderstorm a couple days ago. Today I found WH, and promptly installed them. :D
 
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My bog is a bit small for my pond, but it has allways done well when supplemented with floating plants such as WH. Well this year I can find no pond plants of any kind locally. (WH needs to be replaced every year they don't survive the winter) I got an algae bloom after a thunderstorm a couple days ago. Today I found WH, and promptly installed them. :D
Do you have plants growing in your bog?
 
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We’re getting off track here. @Vikki are you still out there?
This is a very interesting thread and I can relate to Vikki. Going through a similar issue with my pond. Water looked like her picture then it went to crystal clear for a week or two. It was amazing to see all the way to the bottom I f the pond. Be glad to answer any questions to get any advice. :) I have been enjoying thus forum and very glad I stumbled on it. Attached are photos of my pond. It is about 11 years old. Gets cleaned yearly by Premier Ponds in MD. Really great bunch of people.
 

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Ok it looks like everyone chimed in but the poster
 
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after 11 years i would think just about any pond should find some sort of balance and not need constant cleaning but if it is working why stop
 

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