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I’ve had nothing but trouble this whole year with a small 130 gallon liner pond. So I’ve decided to drain it once again. And I saw these. They are everywhere. They are worms of some sort
 

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And my entire pond sides and plants are covered with the same stuff that is in the pic
 
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My perimeters ph, ammonia and phos. Have been in the acceptable range every time I check using and API pond liquid test kit. The only thing that is very low is my KH.
 
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I introduced a bacteria somehow either from plants or gravel used in a Lilly grow tank or a neighbors fish so I want to start at the beginning. Everything from fin rot to popeye. Lesson learned
 

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Sorry to hear about your troubles. Not sure from your pic on what type of worm. The stuff on the side I get also, assuming algae too. Part of the good algae growing on the sides of the pond. Typically get lots of worms, larvae in such in a pond, especially if lots of organic matter.

How was the sludge in the pond when your broke it down? Fin rot and bacterial infections rarely spread or cause problems in a pond with good water quality. Did the fish die? Usually they will chow down on worms.
 
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Sorry to hear about your troubles. Not sure from your pic on what type of worm. The stuff on the side I get also, assuming algae too. Part of the good algae growing on the sides of the pond. Typically get lots of worms, larvae in such in a pond, especially if lots of organic matter.

How was the sludge in the pond when your broke it down? Fin rot and bacterial infections rarely spread or cause problems in a pond with good water quality. Did the fish die? Usually they will chow down on worms.
Little to no sludge and honestly my parameters where acceptable every time I tested
 
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Worms are not a problem in my eyes they eat decaying matter and turn it into fertile soil . perfect for the garden
 
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I would just run it without fish for a few months, then add one or two goldfish, using the liquid test kit to check water parameters.
 

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