Green Pond water--yuck!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ro.netcmarie, May 14, 2009.

  1. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    we have been having a problem with this in the koi ponds etc at work since mid April. [​IMG]
     
  2. ro.netcmarie

    ro.netcmarie Songster

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    bought one of those water lillies from Lowes a couple of weeks ago, I checked it and it started to grow a little, then the next week i checked it again and the little leaves that started were gone! I think the fish ate them!! So I took it out and put it into a container until I can get it to grow back.Hopefully it will. also got some parrot feathers in there and some kind of 4 leaf clover things like a lilly pad, really cant tell the name it was given to me:)
     
  3. addiedunn

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    If you added algaecide or any kind of algae killer, your lilies will die. They don't tolerate it very well.
     
  4. ro.netcmarie

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    hey yall, I thought I would give and update on my green pond water situation. well went down to a water nursery and a very helpful guy told me to add mor plants to the pond. something about the plants and algea fight for the same food ( fish poo and such). so got a few more plants and good sister in law gave me some too, so now it has been a couple of weeks and its no longer green!!! YEAH! going back somewhat clear, i can see my beautiful fish!!! Will get one of those UV lights real soon so I want have to go thru that again. Just thought ya might want an update!!!!!! oh yeah still working on a that water fall, just cant get it right! [​IMG]
     

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