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Hello fellow fishies,

I'm curious to know how do you take good care of your pond this season. Do you use countless products and dozen chemicals?
 
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Meyer hit the nail on the head. If you have proper filtration, you should not need dozens of products and countless chemicals. Filtration means mechanical and/or biological. If you are using chemicals, you are going down a slippery slope, and so is your pond.
 

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air ,plants and shade and not overfeeding your fish and checking the temps of your pond water
 

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Hello and welcome to the group -- I see you just joined..... Do you have a pond? Tell us about your pond, and we love to see pictures!

No chemicals, except dechloinator. Shade is the best solution to summer-time algae. That, plants, and not overfeeding.
 

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Welcome to our group! No chemicals, no additives of any sort, just plants.
 

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Dechlor is the only chemical I use. Filters need cleaned often in the spring but then only every 6-8 weeks.
 
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Ditto to what has already been said with one exception and that is a good uv light. There are some situations where no matter how much you try you still have algae. So you can either live with a green pond or wait a few years for it to clear, if it ever does.
 
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Hello fellow fishies,

I'm curious to know how do you take good care of your pond this season. Do you use countless products and dozen chemicals?
Not if your pond is designed properly. I have a screen filter for my pump which I clean as needed, a bog which keeps the pond crystal clear all year long and plenty of plants like irises and grasses that eat up the bad nitrates. The only chemical I use is a chlorine remover for when I need to top off the pond. Hope this helps.
 
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Ditto to what has already been said with one exception and that is a good uv light. There are some situations where no matter how much you try you still have algae. So you can either live with a green pond or wait a few years for it to clear, if it ever does.
I used to have algae until I built my bog. The algae grows there on top sometimes as thick as a rug but the algae never grows anymore in the pond. Also, the algae in the bog is really easy to clean.
 
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