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Old 06-11-2001, 03:37 PM
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Hello all,
just read your thread with great interrest. I've installed a small (120gal.) preformed pond to fill a spot. I've had it for about 1 1/2 years now and even though I've had water-plants (lilies, grasses, hyathinths and salads) from day one I've had to empty and clean it about every 8 weeks.
The pond is in full sun, I planted small shrubs and flowers to accent and shade it as well. The gold-fish in it seem to be doing fine, but the nasty looking and smelling algae problem seems to recurr no matter what I do.
I've tried the 'blue stain' to reduce UV exposure, chemicals that's supposed to 'clump' algae when it forms and all sorts of other things. I like the tranquility it gives us, it has a small (~100gph) pump to circulate the water.
I'm not sure about the UV-bulb you described earlier,does this sit by the pump in the water?
I also have seen larger filtration units at the local store, would this help alleviate the problem?
Any additional input would be appreciated.
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