Water turning green!!! Help????

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    spidolover

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    its been a few days since my family and me noticed that our pond had been turning green...


    not only that but it has been smelling a little weird too...


    if anybody has answers or any help/info on how to better this problem
    please respond


    by the way these are some piks of the pond and water



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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    I edited a spelling error and approved your post. However, please add your location in the UserCP and post in the INTRODUCTIONS thread.
    You will get a lot of help here.
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    sissy sissy

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    mine got cloudy not green and I just put the batting in the filter cleaned it right up maybe you can try that for green too .It should work others use it on here .I got mine at walmart 6.95 for a big roll .
     
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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    With foul smelling water, you might look for something dead in it and do a partial water change.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    How big is the pond and what do you use to filter it and is there a waterfall and is it in full sunlight and what part of the world do you live in and how many fish are in it? And welcome to the site. If you go to the welcome thread and tell us a bit about you and your pond we can give you a very meaningful greeting :nananananana:
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    if it smells of sulfur (rotten eggs) its due to an over abundance of anaerobic bacteria.. this could mean excessive crud / gunk on the bottom and/or low oxygen levels in the water. this is the conditions in whuich anaerobic bacteria thrives. the odor is caused by the bacteria processing organics. its byproduct (source of odor) is hydrogen sulfide.
    you may want to reference this thread:
    https://www.gardenpondforum.com/basic-water-quality-problems-t5332.html
     
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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    This might be a hit and run poster. Once they get what they want, they disappear. We seem to be getting a few of these lately.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Tell us the size type of filter etc that you have, it will help
     
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    could be problems with there puter too . you never know
     
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    Let us know what your doing with the pond as far as filtering and fish load we can help
    Welcome to the forum !!!
     
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    We've put the water Clarifying liquid......the algae control liquid and the bacteria from when we first made the pond
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Hydrogen peroxide also works well, but you need to make sure the pond is aerated when using. My pond guy in arizona uses hydrogen peroxide granular called cleangreen, but not cheap lol
     
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    Get rid of all those chemicals, all you are doing is creating a coctail.
     
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    then DrDave what do i do???.....i must say the fish are koi fish too
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I have heard that koi don't like peroxide being used, i have goldies.

    Try some water changes and a clean filter.

    What kind of filter do you have?
     
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    I still have the quilt batting in mine to get rid of the cloudiness and then of all things my neighbor decided to bush hog his property and of all things the strong winds are blowing my way and with that comes dist and just about everything else .I had to get the big tarp out even with the wind and try to cover the pond and thought I was going to become a kite .The quilt batting really helps pick up alot of fine stuff and the all natural stuff actually holds up really well to wring it out and use it again so maybe you can try that .It seems to pick up some of the green stuff .It is fine enough to really pick up a lot and it may help you also rather than all those chemicals .
     
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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    Clean the pond of any debries, use the matted batting as suggessted to filter the fines out, do water changes after cleaning your filter. You problem is due to neglect. You can't fix that with stuff out of a bottle.
     
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    sissy sissy

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    never understood the hype behind all the chemicals cost money and never work .But so many quick fixes out there it amazes me .I use liquid barley but when I can get barley I make my own and out here in farm country it would seem simple to get but not always
     
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    Hmmm. After reading he OPs other post and now this one about the cloudy water, water smell, number of fish and dying fish, I definitely see a real water condition issue. I know I am stuck on thinking in the other thread that it could be related to spawning, if there is spawning going on, the water can be fouled very quickly.
     
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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    I didn't see fish in the picture and when mine spawn, I have never smelled anything because my ponds are very clean to start with. The last spawn was an 8 hour orgy and the water never got cloudy. There was a lot of debries where they tore up everything.
    But I degress, this has nothing to do with green water.
     
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