What does your pond look like ... Today?


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Ah the lovely Azolla, I love that little plant! Never, ever have I had the fortune to have any frog bit.
 

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The frogbit was a freebe with the azolla. I thought it was water lettuce. It spreads fast but not as fast as the azolla.
 
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When you say you turned it loose, did you take it out of it's pot?
In my 1000 gallon pond I turned 4 lilies loose, knowing they can cause havoc. My intention is to groom the roots back every year. The water is only around 2.5 feet deep so easy to do. Dragging the oil pans out was getting tough esp if one jumped its pot which this big bloomer was doing every summer.

The big pond, nope they are still very controlled.
 
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Pretty bad.
The UV sterilizer in my pile of crap SMARTPOND pressurized filter is out again.
But I just bought a new, larger, better filter and at long last that SMARTPOND is going into the dumpster!
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Ugg. My pond's a mess. Guess what my fishies have been up to for the past two days.... :rolleyes:
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At least the water lilies are blooming nicely!
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After I climbed in & cleared some of the lily pads & toppled lizard tail so the skimmers could do a better job of pulling some of the foam off the surface. But still.... yuk! Goofy fish!
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one thing I never see with the goldfish and they have been chasing a lot.
 
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I have two comets in the pond (they escaped capture a few years back when we drained & did a culling) both are males & they were two of the most active pursuers over the past couple days. I told them they had delusions of grandeur. One good thing -- I've been refusing to feed everyone for a couple days now, so I'm saving on food. Told them to go eat EGGS! LOL. (and they have been happily obliging me on that issue) Foam is slowly clearing, but... what a mess they made!
 

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My pond's a mess. Guess what my fishies have been up to for the past two days
Your pond is still pretty, even with the foam. I have been dealing with a lot of foam too. The baby goldfish I couldn't catch last year have decided they want a family and I think they are spawning every couple of days!
 
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Your pond is still pretty, even with the foam. I have been dealing with a lot of foam too. The baby goldfish I couldn't catch last year have decided they want a family and I think they are spawning every couple of days!
Thanks. Things seem to have settled down now. There's still a small bit of residual foam, but the pond no longer looks like a Starbuck's latte!
 

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