Aug 30, 2007, 11:35 PM
Post #60 of 63
We are having a huge problem with green water. The pond is 2 yrs old, never green water before. I know I caused the problem, by introducing a plant from a garden center onto my ledge of the pond. When I put it into the water without removing the soil, all kinds of debris came loose, perlite, vermiculite, etc. I'm sure there was fertilizer as well. In addition, our local pond place told me to plant my water forget me nots, and we used some soil, and added time release fertilizer. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Now to correct it.
Re: [ginkon] green water problem
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Our pond is 12 x 10, 2 1/2' deep. We have one koi, about 12" long, several gold fish, and it appears (although we can't see clearly) that we have many goldfish babies. (We lost our other large koi to a heron, and two smaller comets as well, probably due to spawning behavior.) We have just added three baby koi, about 3'' long. These are the water test #'s. ph 7.6 high range ph 7.4 nitrite, nitrate, and ammonia are 0ppm. The pond is filtered by a biofilter with a waterfall. (Savio). the pump pushes 5500 gph.