Summer pond care

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    JesusBrunson

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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 Jordan Tadpole

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    A pond should take care of itself.
     
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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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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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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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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome to our group! No chemicals, no additives of any sort, just plants.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    In ANY ecosystem that you attempt to mimic, you do not need chemicals. Ever. Countless ways to avoid using them.
     
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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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    chemicals are only made to make companies rich
     
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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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    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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    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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    I'm beginning to think that this OP is some type of troll or "robot," or something.
     
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    I'm thinking the same thing.
    Just waiting for the advertising link.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Same, why so many lately?
     
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    The sophistication of internet bots is only going to increase.
    (now watch the op come back and say he/she was away for a bit...:rolleyes:)
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    hmm..
    StRaNgE
     
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    A zen mantra that should be posted on top of every forum.
     
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