Water clarity

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    P & T

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    I have a 5X14 pond about 4 feet deep with a pond master pressurized uv filter. I have replaced my uv bulb but my
    water is still murky. Can't see bottom or fish until they come to top. Any advise?
     
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    It takes time it does not clear overnight .Pressurized filters need to be back flushed often .
     
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    Hello and welcome! How long has your pond been up and running? What kind of pump do you have?
     
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    Murky! Murky green? Murky brown? Murky White?
     
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    @P & T Also, why not introduce yourself and tell us more about your pond, where you live, what kind of fish do you have, etc?
     
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    murky comes in colors now .Never thought to ask what color murky is
     
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    LOL! But I think you know what he means!
     
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    Thing is never thought of it and have to remember for the future when people say murky . I automatically would think brown
     
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    When I think "murky," I think thick and hard to see through. Like milk, pea soup, dilute mud, heavy fog.

    So, according to this definition, it's open to interpretation, LOL!

    murky

    or mirky
    [mur-kee]
    See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
    adjective, murkier, murkiest.
    1.
    dark, gloomy, and cheerless.
    2.
    obscure or thick with mist, haze, etc., as the air.
    3.
    vague; unclear; confused:
    a murky statement.
     
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    Murky green = algae bloom
    Murky brown = tannins or general soil run-off
    Murky white = bacterial bloom
    Murky tan/orange = run-off containing clay
    and others.
     
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    Pond has been up since 2007. Have a Laguna Max Flo 2000.
     
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    Pressurized filters just don't work as great as a home made filter .All I can think of is putting a crate of quilt batting with a hose from the pump in it set in a waterfall area
     
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    @P & T Is there anything different THIS year vs past years..... More fish, less plants, yard run-off?
     
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    i saw ppl complaining , it can b that the capacity written on box is over exaggerated and needs frequent cleaning to maintain ...
     
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    I have a 3000 gallon pond with a high flow rate.... So I installed a Ultima 6000 pressurized bead filter..... I will have to say it is an absolutely awesome debris catching machine, it captures everything..... But as a biological filter I have my doubts..... I struggled with getting my pond to cycle.... What I think turned the corner for me was changing the filter material in my skimmer
     
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