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 What do I do about algae or green water or string algae?
Green water is caused by the presence of phytoplankton or algae. There are many species of algae, some are suspended, single-cell organisms while others are filamentous or form 'strings'. Neither type is noted for directly creating health problems
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 I got my fish tower done.
       • Posted by: adriennemb z3/4 on Sun, Jul 1, 12 at 22:01
              • 16 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Aug 1, 12 at 18:51
Thanks to all who helped me earlier. I've experimented with different containers and stands that I have around the house and this combination pictured below is what I'll stick with for now. The big fish will only scoot in and out briefly but there
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 Fish Tower Pics
       • Posted by: pashta_2006 Z4 ADK NY on Sun, Jun 15, 08 at 8:07
              • 6 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Jun 16, 08 at 17:15
I remembered a small plastic octagon fish tank I had and dug it out, cleaned it and put it in the small fish pond. Unfortunately I stirred up the dirt on the bottom that seeped out of the lily when I put it in, so the water is a bit brownish, but
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 my decision
       • Posted by: cicadidae on Tue, Jun 24, 14 at 13:00
              • 53 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Jul 4, 14 at 17:09
This is really hard but I have decided to transform my koi pond into a water garden with goldfish. Its a big pond and I did not know that the guy who built it for me did things that were not fish safe. Not enough filtration by any means and a pond
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 Fish Bones and Morning Glory Tower
       • Posted by: pashta_2006 Z4 ADK NY on Tue, Sep 2, 08 at 14:54
              • 3 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Sep 4, 08 at 22:17
Here are a couple of pictures I'd promised a while ago: This is the Morning Glory Tower. They have grown over 20 feet and would grow higher if the pole were higher. We've had fun watching them: Return to the Ponds & Aquatic Plants Foru
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 pond fish problems
       • Posted by: denise_p PA on Mon, Jun 23, 14 at 23:48
              • 12 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Jun 28, 14 at 22:56
I'm new to having a pond. It was installed in early May. I'm learning as I go, which has been bumpy. A week or so after the pond was up and running, I bought 2 shubunkin fish and some water hyacynths. The fish and plants were doing well. The wate
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 Particulates in pond
I have a 3 year old 500 gallon pond with plenty of plants (anacharis, hornswort, hyacinth, lilly) and 14 goldfish (3
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 Pond Needs Work! Where to start...?
       • Posted by: kashka_kat z4 WI on Thu, Jun 14, 12 at 12:26
              • 6 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Jun 16, 12 at 12:30
Well, its time to get this pond working better. Theres other things I need to be doing with my life and Ive been struggling with this several months now. This new one is about 800 gallons. Ranges from 12-42 inches deep about 6-7 f
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 How do I filter a small pump in a 45 gallon fish pond?
       • Posted by: Heidittttttt TN on Mon, Sep 1, 14 at 23:35
              • 2 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Sep 2, 14 at 16:59
Hi all, I just built my first pond with a very simple pond kit. It turned out SO nice but I had an algae bloom within 3 weeks. I pulled out the pump and attempted to pull that green hairy algae out of the intake vents of the pump and guess wha
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 Our Pond Maintenance and Set-up
       • Posted by: cliff_and_joann z7 L.I.,NY on Wed, Jul 2, 14 at 9:18
              • 18 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Jul 3, 14 at 21:17
Not to hijack the other thread, here is our pond set-up and maintenance. It's a total inexpensive DIY system. Nothing is fancy ...it's Rubbermaid type filter tubs, regular PVC tubing, toilet flanges, etc...purchased at Home Depot. It would m
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 A Group Participation Story anyone?
       • Posted by: Chickadeedeedee z 6-7 ish Ohio on Tue, Oct 4, 05 at 23:19
              • 158 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Dec 17, 05 at 18:42
I know it has been done before but it might be fun to make another story. One person adds a maximum of 1 paragraph of the tale and the next person has to carry it on and add to it and the next and so on and so on for example: Poster 1: I
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 DIY Artifical Pond Spring
       • Posted by: CountAnjou none on Tue, Aug 12, 14 at 15:26
              • 14 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Aug 19, 14 at 13:26
I intend to install a Helix 8200 gph pump to transfer water from my Helix Skimmer through a 2-inch diameter pipe to my upper tier waterfall basin. 8000 gph flowing through a 2-inch pipe will be exiting at 817 FEET PER SECOND! That is a freaking
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 New Pond...Green Water!?!
       • Posted by: fShake 7 on Wed, May 9, 12 at 14:18
              • 29 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Jun 13, 12 at 12:59
My new pond (2300G)is up and running with may be 3 to 4 Sarassa (a few inches long). When the pond was a few weeks old the water was crystal clear and then all of a sudden it turned green. PH level is 7.5 and I have a home made bio-filter.
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 Question regarding bio filter and bubbling
       • Posted by: cwjudd Kentucky on Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 18:52
              • 3 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Jul 21, 14 at 22:28
I just installed a new bio filter on my koi pond and since installing it (8 hours), the pond keeps bubbling. Should I be concerned about this? Will the bubbling subside as the filter is worn in? The man at the pond shop sold me the bio
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 Excitement and OHMYWORD
       • Posted by: ademink z5 IN on Fri, Jun 16, 06 at 23:27
              • 87 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Jun 25, 07 at 23:56
There's a big magazine in Indy called the Indianapolis Monthly (www.indianapolismonthly.com). I guess they are interested in doing a story on gardens of Irvington - the area where I live. This area is slated to become the largest historic distri
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 just a quick newbie question about goldfish
       • Posted by: AshlieNeevel Euro Zone 8 Amsterda on Fri, Aug 8, 14 at 1:48
              • 7 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Aug 12, 14 at 18:42
Hey everyone, I'm sure you have all answered this a thousand times already and I have in fact looked at other posts but I havent really found the answer I was looking for so here it goes..... What is the general rule regarding stocking gol
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 Pond rebuild pics
       • Posted by: calamity_j z7bc on Mon, Jul 16, 12 at 15:52
              • 12 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Jul 26, 12 at 7:10
Soooo Happy with pond rebuild, restocked fish and planted up waterlilies, I think that the otter, if/when it comes back will have a harder time catching the fish with the pondlily baskets back in place! Return to the Ponds & Aquatic
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 How to secure a retaining wall around a pond?
       • Posted by: capkaren Nova Scotia on Sun, May 4, 14 at 23:31
              • 74 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Aug 20, 14 at 15:32
Hello! And thank you for reading my post. First let me say, I have NO IDEA what I am doing. Secondly, I need to explain that I am doing this without spending any money, if possible. I have wanted a garden pond for years ~ have been daydr
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 My first 'pond' is finished!
       • Posted by: aggierose on Sat, Aug 28, 10 at 21:09
              • 7 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Sep 9, 10 at 17:48
Ok, so it's not really a pond, but it will do for now! My whisky barrell project is finished. I bought a whisky barrell at Lowes ($25), a plastic liner fron Lowes ($26), 3 plants that supposedly do well in shade, a frog spitter that I found at Hom
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 Need some input
       • Posted by: frankielynn 7b on Fri, Sep 7, 12 at 20:23
              • 7 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Sep 10, 12 at 22:26
I need some input for my pond in the winter. I have a buried 300 gal round water trough for my goldfish and plants and a 150 gal above ground water trough for my koi. For the winter should I put the plant pots in the above ground trough and move t
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