In this issue:
Today's Pond Q&A
In this issue:
- Spring is coming (along with algae)
- How many gallons is your pond?
- Website Search Feature Down
- Orlando Koi Show
THIS IS THE FIRST SPRING THAT I HAVE HAD MY POND AND I NEED HELP
ON HOW AND WHAT TO DO TO CLEAN MY POND IS SMALL ABOUT 200 GALLON
MY FISH HAS SURVIVED THE WINTER MY POND STAYED CLEAR ALL THROUGH
THE WINTER UNTIL THE LAST FEW WEEKS AND IT HAS TURNED GREEN IN
THE BOTTOM .
I HAVE NOT PUT MY PUMPS AND FILTERS IN MY POND YET BECAUSE IN
THIS AREA THE WEATHER IS NOT WARM ENOUGH I WOULD REALLY LIKE SOME
ADVICE ON HOW AND WHAT TO DO TO CLEAN MY POND.
THANK YOU FANNIE DICK
Spring is normally time when algae does appear, and the water
will begin to turn green or mucky brown.
This is because all the organic waste in the pond from the fall
(leaves, etc) and the fish waste from over the winter, is now
starting to decay more rapidly, as the water begins to warm up.
This is an ideal combination for algae to grow, so Spring-time is
always a challenging time for pondkeepers.
Here are a couple of products that we recommend for helping with
this problem. Microbe-Lift makes a family of biologically
friendly microbial additives that will aid and enhance the ponds'
ability to break down these decaying organics, and remove them
from the pond before the algae can take over.
I particularly like the Microbe-Lift PL and the Spring / Summer
cleaner. Try these every Spring, and you'll have much less
trouble with Spring algae.
However, we do recommend that you use a pump and filter - and UV
sterilizers are great. They're very effective in preventing green
water, or suspended algae from taking over.
Tetra Pond makes a very affordable and effective unit for small
I was trying to build a new pond bigger then the one I have ,and
keep the same amount of water. but I don't know how to figure out
the math. please email me back the example .
ps. My new pound will be 32' x 20'. My old pond is 10' x 22' and
three feet deep.
Many people are confused as to how many gallons their pond is.
Fortunately, here's a simple calculation that will tell you.
Just measure the Length x Width x average depth (L x W x D) which
will give your cubic volume of the pond, then just multiply that
number by 7.5, or 7 and a half gallons per cubic foot, and there
you have your pond size in gallons.
For example, your old pond mentioned above would be (10 x 22 x 3)
x 7.5 or 4950 gallons.
So, to keep your new pond at the same volume of water, the
formula would be D = 4950 / (L x W x 7.5) to figure out the depth
of your new pond.
Your new pond would have to be 4950/(32 x 20 x 7.5) or 4950/4800
which equals 1.031 or just about one foot deep.
Depending on where you are, I wouldn't necessarily recommend that
your new pond be this shallow, because it will be more prone to
algae outbreaks in the summer, and in may freeze completely in
Hope this helps,
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** ORLANDO KOI SHOW **
We just returned from the South Florida Koi Show in Orlando,
which was great!
We'll be posting a bunch of great pictures, and some new videos
in the next few days. Everybody loved the pictures from the last
show, so we're sure you'll love to see these as well!
<< Including pictures of when Jenna locked our keys in the van,
and we had to call AAA to get home >>
Look for those in a couple of days...