July 27, 2005

Today's Pond Q&A

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Today's Pond Q&A

In this issue:

- Pea Soup in Ponds?

- More UV Questions
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Question #1>

Hi,

I have just purchased a bio filter. This filter also has a
ultaviolet let in it.

It is reccomended for ponds up to 2,000 gallons.

Do these filters work well in ridding my water of pea soup algae?

Thanks, Jim
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Answer>

Congratulations on taking corrective action, Jim! The UV should
take care of the pea soup algae.

That is the type algae that a UV light will be able to remove.

Give it a couple of days and you should see a big improvement.

- Carolyn Weise

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Question #2>

I'm a beginner here with a rectangular pond size is 10 x 6 x 18
inches.

The pump I have is circulating the water around quite fast and I
also have the fountain shooting the water about 3 ft. high.

I also have 6 gold fish.

The flter they sold me is a Laguna Power Flo , but I can't get my
water to clear.

Hope to hear from you

Phyllis

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Answer>

Hi, Phyllis.

I don't know if you have plants in the pond or just the goldfish,
but it sounds like the filter should be adequate.

However, I would add a UV light if it is an algae bloom that is
making the water "not clear" at this point. This is the heat of
the season so any water in the sun will tend to grow algae and
other plants.

If the water color is NOT GREEN, then perhaps the pond needs to
be vacuumed out, water changed, or simply the pond time to become
established. In time the sides and bottom of the pond become
"slime-coated" which in fact make the pond itself part of the
bio-filtration.

Let me know if the UV doesn't clear up the problem.

- Carolyn Weise

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Posted by bfogle at July 27, 2005 03:02 AM
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