Weird problem in my pond! Need advice asap! PLEASE!

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    Just muriatic acid?? or something else??
     
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    Muriatic acid should be sufficient.
     
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    will do that ..thanks....
    dont ya just want to slap me yet?
    Just worried about my fish...will take pics when i refill it this week after sealing...woudl you recommend that seal once stuff or something else ..? Pond armor is crap! used that once and had to rip the whole pond apart,
     
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    Although the cost may be higher, I still recommend a marine coating (epoxy, urethane or enamel). All of the major paint manufacturers offer a selection. Seal once is not a product line that I am familiar with for use in a constantly submerged environment.
     
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    Here is my issue with buying a non-tested or just "any manufacturer" made finish...WILL it work as good with a previously sealed concrete surface..they say they are marine coat...but for boats and stuff ..not a concrete pond...so i ponder this before i spend another $1000 on an epoxy that totally (pardon my french) f**ks up a $10,000 project that i may have to rip up again...we tried urethane once ...that took a backhoe to rip out....not fun and not cheap! It was ugly ...I think there is a simple fix to this ...but if there is a better sealer out there vs the diamond clear that I used before than Im open to it ..but I want to hear it from someone who used it>>>
    So if you can shove me in their direction ...please do ...Im not being an ass ..I just need to get my fish back in their pond .
     
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    Meyer ...sorry ..not trying to be a shit...Im just panicking a bit..its supposed to be 80 this weekend and I will not be home,,want the fish out of temp digs and back into pond by then
     
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    I understand, but if you want to do this right you can't rush through it.

    Clear Diamond, from what I read on their website, although a sealant for external concrete, does not mention suitable for constantly wet or submerged conditions. The use of these types of sealers/coatings invariable will lead to an earlier failure in the seal integrity than those products formulated for submerged conditions.
    Marine sealants/coatings are formulated expressly for these conditions.
    The photos below show a concrete pond renovation that I did a few years ago using just such a marine sealant (Urethane in this case).

    Susan Jason 005.JPG Jason After 002.JPG
     
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    This (y)
     
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    So...now that I've removed all the fish and started over ...i noticed that it wasn't the sealer at all...its pine pollen ..I had the fish in a 330 gal stock tank and Im getting the same yuck! Its a yellow residual crap when you drain...SO,.,,,now the million dollar question>?? add aerators/ fountains on surface like floaters ...or something else....
    before I put fish back into pond....
    Ive been doing a full water change every 4 days or so ...thats how fast this crap is clouding the water...today refilled the tank and have a shade cloth over it ...

    what to do what to do >>>amazon?? fountains ?? whaddaya think ..
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    for pollen (of any kind) you could get a surface skimmer, or upgrade your filter & increase surface and in water agitation. IMO
     
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    what kind of surface simmer would you suggest ...this pond has no edges like that for a regular intake sort...a floating one?? and my filter is overkill...i have a hayward pool filter with 300# of sand in it..
     
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    I'm on amazon right now ..trying to find an aerator or something to disturb the surface...
     
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    annndddddddddd.....this is pollen ...so will a surface skimmer even work ...I thought they were more for leaves and debris etc??
    Ordering today guys ....help!
     
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    annndddddddddd.....this is pollen ...so will a surface skimmer even work ...I thought they were more for leaves and debris etc?? It won't even clean the pollen..
    Ordering today guys ....help!
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    you can use filter floss in the skimmer and other fine medias. As well as the usual media, may as well throw some in the filter as well in your spare time.
    As for suggestions ill leave that to someone else
     
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    I thought people liked the Oase floating skimmer for issues such as pollen. I'd like to get one myself for seasonal use.
     
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    I bought a laguna aerator and been happy but if you look at all of them I found out most of the aerators are the same just different names on them and basically made by 2 companies .. 101_0915.JPG
     

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    Well. Figured it all out. Still on the fence about a surface skimmmer filter. Ordered and aerator and resealed the whole pond. Everything is good so far. Fish are happier than flies on s@@t and that is good. Their winter condo is fine but they weren't too keen on the border collies herding them so close.
     
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    Is there a finer filter for this.
     
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    Also. Have any of you ever put a current maker into a pond. I hear it's super healthy for them. Makes em tough. I know when I put the hose in. They hover around it like crazy.
     

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