Here as well crystall clear a little string in the stream some fuzzy wuzzy on the rocks but all sold and I am not surprised with the string in the stream my water level is almost half what it should be i have a lot of algae and some plants dieing even though I am hosing them down every day. The wife and I almost want to keep the level this low . but then the addition would be pointless.. large dry stream maybeSigh normal clear water here...............
Other then back flow presenters there are also cheater valves they are like a back flow preventer but instead when the power goes out the pressure to the same type of flap opens but it let's in air. Thus it breaks the syphonI did a big water change on one pond as a power loss caused a filter and the bog to backflush!
I have holes drilled as air breaks but the spring algae had clogged them. Making sure now to put those on weekly list of things to check. Have had bad luck with check valves.Other then back flow presenters there are also cheater valves they are like a back flow preventer but instead when the power goes out the pressure to the same type of flap opens but it let's in air. Thus it breaks the syphon
Bacteria will thrive more in the summer months so long as there is enough oxygen in the water column. You know plants can help with the green water so why not add some plants to the equation.I have another question I realized I don't know the answer to. I have a big waterfall filter with lots of spring/tape style filter media and two matala pads inside. I'm still waiting for the water to clear up. We have had some COLD nights but I think Spring is going to be here to stay now. We're going back up into more seasonal high 80s for the highs and mid-60s for the lows. Here is the question: do the helpful bacteria that consume nitrogen/waste need the warmer temps to thrive? If so, that would make sense as to why my water is green right now. As I mentioned before, there's not much plant debris in the water and the pond is not overstocked with fish. (I'm still trying to find encouraging thoughts to keep me patient with this yucky water.)
I do have tons of plants! Just waiting for the weather to stay warm so they can take off. I have pickerel, water celery, lilies, lotus, iris, parrot's feather, water Hawthorne, marsh betony, bog bean, frog bit, and water willow. Today I told them all to hurry up and get growing. But I'm not sure they are ready to listen to me. Soon, though!!!!!! We have just had such weird weather with a cool spring. Not complaining about the temps, though! It will help a lot with this year's electric bill and the AC.Bacteria will thrive more in the summer months so long as there is enough oxygen in the water column. You know plants can help with the green water so why not add some plants to the equation.
What is the name of your hydrangea, and is it one that tolerates some direct sunlight?Yay! The water is clearing up! I can see down to the bottom again! I was noticing that my large hydrangea just now has small buds. Usually by this time, it is in full flower. I think the unusually cool weather in May made everything slow to get going.
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