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Old 07-14-2019, 08:16 AM
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In the spring when it is cool, , water clear as a bell....in the summer ( now) water is very green.....filter doesn't clear it.....can only see fish when 2 or 3 inches beneath the surface when feeding........anybody have a solution that will clear up the water.

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Old 07-14-2019, 08:44 AM
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No. I have two ponds, the larger one doesn't have that much of a problem but the small one does. I just decided to live with it.
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Algee in outdoor fish pond
Quite the dilemma. Ponds around here only suffer from occasional algae. Was he invited and just didn't leave?

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Mine used to get these little slugs that kept it clean, but they would kill fish. Now I have plants in there and they keep it pretty clean.
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Farm ponds here they throw in barley.
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Do you periodically replace any of the water? If so, increase the amount or frequency. You should see improvement.
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Why not install a reasonable filter medium and be done with the problem?
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same problem with our 2500 gallon pond . put in ''pondcare accu-clear'' couple days ago and have seen a significant difference .. . .peace....edit: we also use quilt batting in our ''savio'' filter , it really works well .

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thanks for the responses....777
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Chlorine. Tons of it. Will be sparkling
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Chlorine. Tons of it. Will be sparkling
Yup, that, pool shock, and bleach. Clean that **** right up.
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More algae, just get more fish!!!!!
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tilapia, those pos fish eat all kinds of ****, literally (or chlorine)
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Consider a bog filter. Virtually maintenance free.

**** the mechanical/biological filter crap! Get clear water, no chemicals. No noise except the water falling (unlike mechanical filters). No weekly cleaning/backwashing of the filter. This is a pic of mine through over three feet of water


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P.S. I've never had an algae bloom in the half-dozen+ years I've had this.

2500 gallons, plus 350 gallon bog filter. Other than roses, it's the only gardening I like to do.
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I have a UV light on mine and it seems to help.
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The best way is shade. Another way is an integrated bio waterfall filter. My pump runs to a 2 step waterfall and upper pond. Over the liner I let roots and plants grow. They filter and clean the water using the algae, turtle and fish poop for fertilizer. My waterfall feeds a bamboo grove that shades the pond. It's been there over 30 years and no problem. Every year or so I cut out the root mass and let it regrow.

If you'd like to know how to build one, pm me.

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